Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Mekhane, the Broken God by Zhange000 Mekhane, the Broken God by Zhange000
Mekhane, the god of machines and knowledge, with his devoted followers. He created humanity in collaboration with Yaldabaoth, the god of flesh and instinct. Yaldabaoth became enraged at the advancement of human technology, and wanted to make us mindless animals once more. After a long battle, Mekhane shattered himself in order to build a cage to contain her. Now, his body is scattered across dimensions, and the cage grows weaker by the day. The Church of the Broken God must reassemble him before the next War of the Flesh, or Yaldabaoth and her Sarkists will wreck destruction upon the world.

First attempt at some kind of concept art. 
Holy 343 this took ages and was one of the hardest things I'd painted so far. :o (Eek) What with the skewed angle, the weird perspective, and the light bouncing off everywhere. The result isn't as disastrous as I expected though. The symbols on his chest means 'destroy life' in Ancient Sumerian because I like doing a bit of research.
...the floating stuff in the foreground are not flower petals, I swear.

Mekhane belongs to the awesome SCP Foundation.
Add a Comment:
 
:icongaler-x:
Galer-X Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
is there any way to Murder the fuck out Yaldabaoth?
Reply
:iconcoolblackeagle10:
coolblackeagle10 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
I wonder...when he returns, what will become of human evolution?
Reply
:iconthegrandman:
Thegrandman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
He might serve as a protector.
Reply
:iconcoolblackeagle10:
coolblackeagle10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Perhaps, but then humans would become even MORE complex! With higher tech, will they become more corrupt?
Reply
:iconthegrandman:
Thegrandman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Maybe with yaldabaoth. But maybe yaldabaoth could become an ally possibly.
Reply
:iconcoolblackeagle10:
coolblackeagle10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Yaldabaoth just wants them to remain animals like back then.

But yeah, they should join against the Scarlet King.
Reply
:iconthegrandman:
Thegrandman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
What scp do you think the 8th seal could be???
Reply
:iconcoolblackeagle10:
coolblackeagle10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
I think it's yet to come actually. Each seal is one of his children. I figured out most of them, but the 7th might stop him from rising...
Reply
:iconthegrandman:
Thegrandman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Yeah because SCP 999 Is a good demon. In fact. It's pure good nature could kill SCP 682. So perhaps it is the key to destroying the Scarlet king. Which by the way is actually named Khahrakk.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconlord-blaze:
Lord-Blaze Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
His Holiness 
Reply
:iconnetheris-queen:
Netheris-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks incredible!
Reply
:iconthekingofmemes:
TheKingOfMemes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
I just recently found out that ”the broken god” actually is an SCP and i love it
Reply
:iconpsionicsknight:
PsionicsKnight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Student Writer
Awesome! This is one of the best depictions of Mekhane ever!

Personally, though, I don't think Yaldabaoth has ever been considered a "female" in the mythos of the Mehanites and the Sarkic Cults. From my understanding, Mekhane has in more recent times sometimes been referred to as a female, while Yaldabaoth was always male. But, I could be wrong about that.

In any case, wonderful picture! I hope you do more with these characters!
Reply
:iconinmyarmsinmyarms:
Inmyarmsinmyarms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Writer
Melhane is equated with the male god Fuxi and Yaldabaoth with Nuwa here:

www.scp-wiki.net/about-the-ser…
Reply
:iconkrumpgrump:
KrumpGrump Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist
Actually, Yaldabaoth was referred to as female in the tale The Maker and The Beast which you can read here: www.scp-wiki.net/the-maker-and…

In other words, it depends on author and most works involving Sarkics don't often mention Yaldabaoth as far as I seen.
Reply
:iconjupiter514:
Jupiter514 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
I myself consider Them both male (but they thats just my interpretation)
Reply
:iconpsionicsknight:
PsionicsKnight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Student Writer
Ohhh, interesting! :) Sadly, like I said, I haven't read much about the Sarkic Cults from the source (or many SCPs in general); to be honest, I actually learned more about the Church and the Cults from TV Tropes, and they didn't mention that so I didn't know.

I can see that, and I think it'll be interesting to check out since I want to do some SCP (fan) fiction as well, and I'd like to see different interpretations of the characters. :)
Reply
:iconzhevraqueen:
Zhevraqueen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
This is beautiful as well as creepy!
Reply
:icondarkkari:
darkkari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Wow! I really like this, and I gotta say I love the rampant love for the SCP's here on DA.
Reply
:iconzhevraqueen:
Zhevraqueen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
I know, right? I could and will be browsing the SCP tag for hours.
Reply
:iconnightshade1208:
nightshade1208 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
he dont look to broken in this one... he just looks COMPLETEly badass
Reply
:iconpeachpot:
PeachPot Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
I really think your time and effort payed off. I think this looks amazing! Comparing Mekhane to the people really shows off just how big it really is. Wonderful job~! Clap 
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Uuu thank you. ^^
Reply
:iconlizarachnophilia:
LizArachnophilia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
I love this! Really nice Job! You're very talented :3
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ And I'm honoured by the watch. I'll do my best.
Reply
:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
I like this God, all praise the mechanical one! 
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks. ^^
Reply
:iconsuki42deathlake:
suki42deathlake Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   General Artist
They are looking fierce! loving the texture of the background ^^ 
Reply
:iconyogfingers:
YogFingers Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
awesome character and design! 
Reply
:iconcyatus:
Cyatus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Artist
Amazing !! The dark sky is so beautiful !! And i like the little people down there !! Cool !!
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Uuu thank you! ^^
Reply
:iconcyatus:
Cyatus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Artist
No prob !!!!!
707 emote 1
Reply
:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
I can see the effort you've made here !!! It's really impressive. Keep going :D
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Reply
:iconaw-sam-1:
aw-sam-1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detailing is of the scale :clap:. Love the shading, it make Mekhane cold and lifeless even with the warmer sunset/sunrise at the background.
Reply
:iconzhange000:
Zhange000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! That's exactly what I was going for.
Reply
:iconaw-sam-1:
aw-sam-1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sure nailed it with the shading :worship:.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
February 23, 2017
Image Size
404 KB
Resolution
2480×1748
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
6,348 (5 today)
Favourites
328 (who?)
Comments
52
Downloads
100

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.