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Avian Species in Bas-relief
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Published: October 19, 2007
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Wow, time to post on DA. Been very busy lately, and DA's fallen through the cracks.

But here's a carving of a bird monster. Some sort of bizarre love child of Garuda and Tash. In bas-relief.


Prismacolor pencils on black textured paper.
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serialzero's avatar
serialzero|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always loved how intricate your weapons and armor were.  X3
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devils-courtesan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic...beautifully drawn and wonderfully seen.
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DarkJimbo's avatar
I found Tash utterly terrifying when I read The Last Battle, he's an infinitely more frightening villian than the Ice Witch ever was (although in the first book, as Jadis, she was pretty impressive.)

Love to see someone make a decent job of a film or dramatisation of that book one day rather than another 'Lion, Witch and Wardrobe' outing - but I gather it's regarded as too racist these days.
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Somehow, Tash was an incredibly impressive character, who got himself deeply ingrained in my psyche due to childhood readings of those books. He was legitimately scary as a kid, but at the same time, fascinating.

I'd heard that the makers of the recent film version of the Lion, witch and the Wardrobe were going to carry on with the other stories, but, if they do, I'm curious how they'll handle the whole Calormene topic.
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selfregion|Professional Traditional Artist
:clap:
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Tar-Vanimelde's avatar
fantastic as always. i love the wrist bands
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tekelili's avatar
Thanks for the comment =) I always enjoy an excuse for a lot of ornamental details.
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leo-solo's avatar
ooops, just read the description :P
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tekelili's avatar
Tash got into my brain at some point, and he doesn't want to leave. XD
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leo-solo's avatar
It feels a little like Tash, from the Narnia Chronicles :D
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squizzlenut| Traditional Artist
I was just thinking it reminded me of Tash before I read the description. It's very intimidating!
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tekelili's avatar
I'm not sure why, but Tash is an all-time favorite literary being. XD

One of these days I need to try my hand at drawing a "Tashlan".
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squizzlenut| Traditional Artist
I would love to see that! I think Tash's appearance taps into some primordial well of the human psyche. I'm pretty sure it's the same one as the Skeksis, some kind of fear of carrion birds combined with a deep-seated attraction to powerful beings.

Hmm... On second thought, perhaps I just have too much time on my hands. Ignore me. ^^;
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creeps2002's avatar
Wow - this is amazing!! :D :D
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tekelili's avatar
Thanks much for the comment! =)
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You're welcome!!
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