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Water Cerberus Cerbero Acuatico by susanavillegas Water Cerberus Cerbero Acuatico by susanavillegas
Grafito
Inspirado en la nutria gigante
¿Podría ser el infierno un paraje acuático?
Este trabajo está actualmente expuesto en la Casa de las Culturas de La Paz, dentro del VII Salón Internacional de Arte Fantástico, que es parte del Festival Viñetas con Altura

Cerbero Acuático

Esta imagen está inspirada en la nutria gigante (Pteronura Brasiliensis), conocida como “lobo de río”, precisamente se la puede encontrar en el río Orinoco, en el Amazonas y hasta en el río de la Plata. Es un carnívoro anfibio que generalmente come peces, pero en ciertas ocasiones es capaz de comer caimanes y anacondas. Si bien es torpe cuando sale a tierra, muestra mucha velocidad y fiereza en el agua, es esta característica y su gran tamaño (puede alcanzar una longitud de 1,80 m.) la que me sugirió esta versión del mito griego del Can Cerbero, el perro fabuloso de tres cabezas que cuida las puertas del reino de Hades, el inframundo. Y la pregunta: ¿Podría ser ese mundo imaginario un hábitat acuoso?

Según Arkive.org, esta especie está en peligro de extinción por la excesiva caza que ha sufrido debido a su valiosa piel, además muchas crías son tomadas como mascotas, pero estas mueren pronto por el trato inadecuado que reciben. Afortunadamente se han creado leyes de protección en el último tiempo, pero la caza furtiva aún continúa.


Graphite drawing
Inspired on giant otter
Could be Hell a water place?

Water Cerberus

This image was inspired by the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), South America otter, well known as “wolf from river”,  indeed it can be found in the Orinoco River, in the Amazon and the River Plate. It is a carnivorous amphibian that usually eats fish, but occasionally can eat alligators and anacondas. While it is clumsy when it stays on earth, showing great speed and ferocity in the water, this feature and its large size (can reach a length of 6 feet.) suggested me an alternative version of the Greek myth of Cerberus, fabulous three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades, the underworld.The question: Could it be that imaginary world a watery habitat?

According Arkive.org, this species is endangered by overhunting has suffered for their valuable skin, and many cubs are taken as pets, but they die soon by improper treatment they receive. Fortunately protection laws have created in recent times, but furtive hunting continues. 

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Aiosus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:judge: Excelente!
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VaniaParada Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hermoso!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Te agradezco :)
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behindsilence Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Increíble!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
¡Muchas gracias! :D
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love the idea and design!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Infernorum-Canis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
im-press-ive
This is really unusual and super-original as Cerberus representation, I would say terrifying for my personal humble opinion (I have a phobia of water depths xD)
As otters are called in some countries "sea dogs"

The idea is great, and this magnificent work as worthy of you
it was long since I do not see any work from you, Suzan ' I'm really overwhelmed here :thumbsup: :heart: :+fav:
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend!:D

I could say I share that phobia and I think drowning must be one of the worst ways of dying.
Otters are fascinating animals , sometimes look very cute, almost like a plushie, but other times they seem so fearsome.
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cosmicplasm Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!:)
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SullenSquid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thats one absolutely stunning piece of art ... great idea!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
If you crossed the river otter with Cerberus, this would come out. Excellent. :nod:
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, my dear friend!
Jajjaajajaj! I can imagine! :D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
You are most welceom, Ma'am. :D
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mattimus2009 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Super cool concept. I am a HUGE fan! I would love to see you explore this thought further.
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I like this concept, I'll developed it for sure :)
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mattimus2009 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see what comes of it!
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arielcordoba Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
q buena!!!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
¡Muchas gracias! :D
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WarpedPurity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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5antiago Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Es increible Susana!!!.
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
¡Muchas gracias, querido Junior! :hug:
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:icon5antiago:
5antiago Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
De nada Susana, eres la mejor!!!!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Excellent!
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susanavillegas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!! :)
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