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Kali, Goddess of Destruction by jubjubjedi Kali, Goddess of Destruction by jubjubjedi
Finished art for the Kali character in a series of designs for class based on Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light book.

"Kali, Goddess of Destruction, also known as Durga, consort of Kalkin, and Candi the Fierce, is another of the First. Over the centuries, she has been Sam's lover, companion, wife, comrade-in-arms, and finally enemy. She yearns for the days when the planet was still wild and unconquered. As Sam warns Yama, who loves her, she loves only "those who bring her gifts of chaos". Like Yama, she has the death-gaze power, along with many others only hinted at. She also carries a weapon, the skull-wheel, which is some kind of ultrasonic emitter that causes confusion and oblivion, even to the demons."

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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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Akash-tripathy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Could anyone explain the meaning of " her current consort Yama "? Is it a joke going arround here?
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
That is just how it is in the book this image was inspired by.
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:iconakash-tripathy:
Akash-tripathy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
ohh...i m sry.i had no idea about the book. But originally it never agrees to the myth. :innocent:
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:iconlilmissdead:
LilMissDead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Kuroshitsuji. And Relic Hunter XD
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Eh? What's the relation, I'm curious???
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SJD04 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Not The description we Hindus will appreciate.Remember Wikipedia is your friend.
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Huh? Read the description before commenting, please.
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:iconvincentaparker:
VincentAParker Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SJD04's comment was based on how people generally take a mythology and massively tweak/butcher it to fit their needs. Implying they are Hindu, they are seeing their Goddess depicted as some weird game character with mecha arms. It would be like someone non-Christian, depicted the Christian God with mech arms and robo-brains. When Kali Ma is already so misrepresented ("Temple of Doom" anyone?) and not really known about in the Western world, whenever anyone sees an image such as this, it gives the wrong opinion. Not saying you are intentionally being misleading or pushing misrepresentation, merely stating how this person must have felt. I will say your image is very interesting, and very creative. If it was of something other than Kali Ma, I would champion this image as a great character. As it is not, and is someone's misrepresentation of a much revered Goddess, I have to chalk this up to another butchering of a beautiful series of mythologies for a writer to make something "work" for his series (thus furthering misunderstanding). Great piece and have a good day Jub. Jai Ma Kali!
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Kelleonadus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSSS!!! i came across the same problem today when i was researching greek mythology. My lover and I denounced such implications and notions to be Nu-Mythology. hopefully those with Real eyes Realize real lies.
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zx-5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
EPIC!!!! Do you do requests? PLEASE?!?!?!!?
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thanks! Wish I could, but I'm super busy with work and stuff... what did you have in mind anyway?
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ForTheLoveofSatire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Amazingly bad ass! Now that is a Goddess you'd want on your side!
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
xlnt
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ArtemisFowl14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i think what is sad about hindu religeons is that most see the swastika as a symbol of hatred thanks to the Nazi's. people should learn to not be ignorant. good depiction. loved the Sanskrit style text.



adeo mori servus imperator fictus. AVE DOMINUS NOX
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Thanks! Yes, I agree, it's actually common among other cultures as well, Native Americans I believe.
I found the font the Sanskrit font somewhere on the internet... it spells out nothing legible, I just put a bunch of characters together...
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Kali Maaa......^_^
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
:D
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:iconhakkyou-no-yami:
Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
wow....truly the goddess of destruction.
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:iconkapunua:
kapunua Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Wow, the beautiful details! And the arm from her belt, fabulous.
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
LOL, crap, I guess it's not clear, but all those arms are suppose to come from her backpack :P...
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:iconkapunua:
kapunua Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
No no, that's perfectly clear and I love that idea! I meant the one hanging down in front. The hand, I mean.
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Oh I see, LOL. Yeah, that's something I saw in some depictions of Kali in some traditional Indian paintings. Not quite sure what it represents...
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:iconkapunua:
kapunua Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I couldn't even venture a guess. (Or maybe I could and don't want to. ;D ) But it does look really cool. Think you might ever do a Kali / Lord Kalkin one? That might be fun.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Oh, a prequel/flashback version? Lol, that might be cool, I never thought of it. Maybe Mara next after Ganesh though, so I can go crazy with the color palette!
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kapunua Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Yeah, right?

Looking forward to Mara. :D
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iancjw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
stunning!
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witchdochaven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
i loved the book, in fact most of roger zelazny's works. i thin k you did great justice to the charecter. you certainly got the right mix of high tech and mythology in there,
do i sense some warhammer 40k motifs in there too? ^^
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Hey, thanks for the comments! I just read Creatures of Light and Darkness an might do a Steel General one of these days, though I doubt any time soon since I still have ideas for Lord of Light. The Warhammer 40K thing might indeed be there somewhere since I am a big fan, LOL...
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witchdochaven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
there is defintly something catching about warhammer 40k although i have never played the board game a friend of mine is a fan(atic) and i have burrowed some of his books to go over the stories and conceptart attached. they have something going there alright!

hmmm, kinda derailed the subject
anyhow its a great peice of work :+fav: and i will be watching for your next one
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Tenebrian Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love that book. He's a great author. Wonderful art. :)
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Thanks for the kind words!!!
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:iconpslayer90:
PSlayer90 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool. is that blue arm pit fire? :D
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
LOL... um... sure!!!
:fork:
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:iconpslayer90:
PSlayer90 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
love it!!!!!!
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:iconrenethpallian:
renethpallian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Ummm... are you sure she isn't Khorne's wife? I think those two would get along rather nicely...
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Hmmm... the idea of Khorne having a wife is scary in itself, LOL...
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:iconrenethpallian:
renethpallian Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Well, he can always summon a demonette if he ever gets... 'lonely'. Hey, even Chaos Gods have needs.
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BakuNoHakkyou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
nice^^
looks like a warhammer character ^^
and....
OMGZ!!! Armpit laser :D
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
LOL. Yeah, it's not totally clear, but all those arms are coming from a funky backpack contraption.
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LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Powerful and lovely! Come see my Kali's plox! I <3 Kali...
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. I think you would have killed my death god with her.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
LOL... sorry :P
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's okay, He's immortal. Given that you would have if he were mortal. S'ok, I think I'm going to twist the fates around on him anyway, create a new death god-just because you bested me :)
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DaggertailDragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Nice pice. Sfastica kills me... XD
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Account-Hijacker Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Neat, a cyber-punk Kali. What next? a steam-punk Susano'o?
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roktolalosha Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Beautiful

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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Excellent character concept and design, absolutely stunning work. Nice attention to detail and use of colors and lighting. Very well done
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Thank you for the kind words!
One of these days I might redesign this character... this was for a class project and I felt a bit rushed, but it still turned out pretty good.
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
It came out great, I really dig it. Definitely looking forward to more.
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