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Aztec Halloween by TheArtfulMegalodon Aztec Halloween by TheArtfulMegalodon
Look, a Halloween pic, with Aztecs from Godlings! Please click the DOWNLOAD button to see it nice and big and pretty.

Note that Huitzilopochtli's flaming snake is inside his pumpkin, Tezcatlipoca's green headdress stuff remains stubbornly unclassified, and Quetzalcoatl, the one they all make fun of, is in fact frowning in distress inside the smiling pumpkin that's been jammed onto his head.

Used a new(ish) technique to color it. Took a while. They look a bit like they're molded from clay.

Those are fireflies, not stars. Yes, I cheated on the grass. And the monarch butterfly on Quetz's "head" is an homage to the Aztecs being the original Mexicans, and in Mexico they celebrate the Days of the Dead, which are associated with food, marigolds, and monarchs butterflies.

Enjoy! And Happy Halloween!
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firmepixels Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, and the story with it makes it more interesting, awesome work.
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micowolf30000 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
they kinda remind me of the big three, you know, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Like, Hades is tezcatlipoca, Quetzacolatl is Poseidon, and Huitzilopochli is Zeus. Love them!!!!!!!!
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Thanks.  I wish I could say they were that similar, but Aztec mythology is wild and inconsistent and a little less straightforward than the Greek.  They actually have an underworld god (Mictlantecuhtli) and a rain/water/storm god (Tlaloc) and they've had several who were called leaders at some point.  Tez is definitely evil all the way through, though.  He and Quetzalcoatl had adventures and myths built around them a bit more like Thor and Loki (who were not actual brothers).  They had some cool stories.
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waddler68 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Yes indeed!
That Aztecs had gods and goddesses for every imaginable situation known to man.
And they demanded tribute and had to be placated!
For minor issues like a happy marriage, or your children making good grades,
the sacrifice of a chicken or pig was adequate.

But for major issues, like victory in battle, or rain for crops, at least oner human
heart had to be donated!

Check out my gallery and favorites sometime!
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micowolf30000 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well ,I don't mean like because of the mythology... Is more because...I don't know... ^^
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micowolf30000 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG they're so cute!!! specially this little Tezcatlipoca with his evil grin!!!!!SO CUTEE
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gwenrome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Writer
Lol, Poor Quetzalcoatl
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Mytforskare Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hahaha ohhhh Tezca! Very nicely done and I adore the shading, not to mention how you cleverly included the day of the dead into this piece!
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DouDouKun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
daww, I love this. :la:
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CrossedLinked Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
defenetily lovely
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MasteroftheDamned17 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I think Tezcatlipoca is taking...a bit too much pleasure in carving that jack'o lantern
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o0blind0o Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Artist
awesome Mexica deities
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I have featured ur work in my blog :) :)
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TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats just adorable XD
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I4beauty Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
the lighting is great and its really cute
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MissMuser Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
haha, very nice
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RossoDH Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
They're cuteeeeeeeeee :love:
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Magolobo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I noticed in this great image how much you learn about details on the Prehispanic Gods.
Xiucoatl the flaming snake, the bone leg of Tezcatlipoca, the smoking mirror and more and more.
This is an unusual image to me and I love it so much. (I also sometimes draw those themes too)
Fav+!
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Well thanks. They're mostly being borrowed from my Godlings project, but I did put a good bit of research into them. Glad you like it. Thanks.
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TorsakerWitch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I like the fact you tied Day of the Dead in this. Scratch that, I love it.
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corvus-luna Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
GAH!! cuteness overload!! brain....exploding...(spew!)

gorram thats adorable...happy all hallows!!
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:iconaisaku:
aiSAKU Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
hehee fun ^^
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PockyPuck Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Tez is having way too much fun with that knife. XD

Wow, this is cute. ^.^ Happy Hallowe'en!
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marmoki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
LOVE LOVE LOVE them, they're adorable!

BTW, I like your new style :D

MUST FAV!
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:icontheartfulmegalodon:
TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Thanks! I'm not sure I have the time or energy to use that coloring technique on much else, but we'll see. I'm glad it was a success.
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mirta08 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I love this! It's sooo adorable :heart:
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
*squees*! Ahhhh that's so CUTE!!
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prep-executioner Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
i love it i just have one small critique
the knife is backwards -_-
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:icontheartfulmegalodon:
TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Not if he's taken it out a few times and put it back in that way.

Yeah, I know. I saw it too late. *hides face* I'm more embarrassed about the lame grass.
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prep-executioner Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
lol, the grass looks fine hun, most people use that brush and most people make brushes for repetitive backgrounds or objects, like feathers on a wing

I still love it hun, especially the new way you colored it =D
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PhantomThiefVier Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
That's amazingly cute. Love it!
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Wow. This is beautiful. I'm very impressed.
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TorsakerWitch Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I LOVE IT!
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Koizumiko Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
This is *amazing*! I'd already sort of expected because of your lj post about it, but this blows my expectations out of the water. I'd have to say that Tez is my favourite part. :3
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Thanks! Glad it still impressed!
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SheCow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha... they are SCARY but CUTE at the same time XD
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TheArtfulMegalodon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Aww, thanks!
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