Yet even more concept work for my Lord of Light project, this time, a depiction of Shiva and a helmet-less Kali in the midground. Shiva's ship, called the "Thunder Chariot", is in the background.
Shiva is a minor character in the book, but I figured that it would be cool to have a Boba-Fett-type character, at least the kind that was in the original Star Wars trilogy. You know, quiet and mysterious, but packs a wallop. He sports 2 independently functioning shoulder mounted weapons, 1 is a sonic weapon and 1 is a flame weapon. Shiva, in Hindu myth, usually has 4 arms and usually carries a trident and a drum, among other things, such as fire. I used these details as cues for his weapons. Like Vishnu, he has a third eye on his forehead. Together with Brahma and Vishnu, they form the Trimurti.
"Trimurti, composed of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, rule in Heaven. However, Brahma is weak-spirited, mostly concerned with "his" manliness, since "he" is a reincarnated lesbian woman. Shiva is an "old warhorse" whose main power is a trident made by Yama, which can kill or disintegrate. Shiva also uses the "Thunder Chariot" a nuclear powered aircraft. Vishnu, the Preserver, was the architect of the place called Heaven, but is a passive god who goes along with Brahma's machinations, which in turn seem to be driven by the influence of Kali and Ganesha."