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Shiva and Kali on the hunt by jubjubjedi Shiva and Kali on the hunt by jubjubjedi
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."

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Pratyasha Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
From where did you get the above description of Trimurti in Hindu mythology? Because it is absolutely non-sense. :crash:
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
This is not based on Hindu mythology, it is based on a science-fiction novel.
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Pratyasha Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ok, no problem. Then it means, the novel itself has twisted the meaning and symbolism present in the mythology in a idiotic way. :)
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persaud13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
You Should Read The Novel....(Lord Of Lights)
You Might Like It!!!
I Did!!!
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persaud13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
You Should Do This In Colour
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Hey! I actually have a colored version of this character in my gallery, thanks for looking!
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LoneWolf69sg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
LOL!!! WHOA!! I love how you made them look so sci-fi, its really well done, let me know when you done making the story, would love to read it as well.

If you don't mind a friendly opinion, the changes made onto the characters making them look more sci-fi might be slightly overdone as its hard to see any of the original images of whom they are really suppose to be.

But if thats the way you want them to be, then go with it mate, its still cool looking, its just that I would never have known that it was Shiva by the looks of it :P
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Glad you like it!

It's not my story, it's a sci-fi novel written in the 60's called Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny.

But yeah, they look sci-fi because because, well, it's a sci-fi novel. Though I admit that I felt the need to update their looks rather that base it off of the old fashioned descriptions in the novel.

Shiva has the third eye, trident weapon, and snake motiff (among other things) that are common details seen in popular Indian art of that particular deity, though I didn't feel the need to overtly make it look like those images.
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ZidanielRaziel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Very cool picture, thx for the favourite.
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AznCru Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
i love how you rendered the character Shiva!! nice
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ArtisticChaos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
i like the way you draw your charecters i read through them all and love what you did with them.
im doing something like that for the 4 hourse men of apocalypse. an entire story about them and the events that led up to their arrival.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Interesting! Apocalyptical fiction is always fascinating.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Nicely detailed and shaded. I really like the form and structure. Well illustrated.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Thanks! I will paint this eventually...
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
You're welcome.
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dustsplat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
siiiiiiick. colors!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
LOL... if I only had more time...
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
great job! love the shoulder pad and the helmet gear on the first guy
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Thanks man!
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venedicto24 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student
sweeeet! this is the best of your concepts without doubt!!! really good man, ill try to come up with something....too much partising
take care
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Gracias! How the hell is Wales? How are the women in Wales?
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Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Whats the background on these works?
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Here ya go:
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Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
An epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny.. hmm sounds intresting =)
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I recommend it, especially if you can appreciate old-school sci-fi novels.
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Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I'll look into it thankies =)
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Mueslistopheles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Just wow. The sense of distance and the costume design really stand out in this one. I love it.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Thanks! Looks pretty good printed out on regular (not very white) paper as I just found out, LOL.
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mickeyrem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
yow "jub" you've done it again!!! nice very nice bro
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Thanks! Hopefully, I will time to paint this.
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mickeyrem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
looking forward to it
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IMAGINeye Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
I just love going through the new artwork that is being posted and yours caught my eye! :o I think you did an absolutely amazing job on this!...the shading is freaking awesome!!! :clap: And for all your hard work I give you my highest praise...the rating of TWO sumo's!!! :sumo:

(Just make sure they are kept well fed...they can get kinda cranky;P) hehe...but I really do love your style and this is just to cool!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
BTW, that's a snow-covered ground, hence the strange double-lighting...
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IMAGINeye Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well it looks amazing! :o
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I am honored! Your two sumo's will get me through finals, LOL.
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IMAGINeye Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well then I'm honored!...get through those finals!!! :#1:
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Masterhaven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
very cool! i love it!:D
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Thanks!!
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