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Yama confronts the "Buddha" by jubjubjedi Yama confronts the "Buddha" by jubjubjedi
In this scene, Yama, also called the Death God, confronts Sam/Buddha. Sam/Buddha is seated under what amounts to the famous "Bodhi Tree" in Buddhism, but of course, this being an alien planet, I had my own take on it.

"The Buddha appears, preaching a philosophy that undermines the doctrine of Karma and the need for rebirth, and instead promises Nirvana to those who can release themselves from the illusion of the world. The goddess Kali, realizing that this is Sam's work, sends her own executioner, Rild to kill Sam, but Rild falls ill and is tended to by Sam's acolytes. Recovering, Rild cannot carry out his mission and instead becomes one of Sam's pupils, eventually equalling his teacher's wisdom. He takes the name Sugata, preaching in earnest what Sam had done only calculatingly. Yama descends to finish Sam for once and for all. Sugata faces Yama on a treetrunk bridge over a river, knowing he cannot defeat the God of Death, but fights him anyway. Yama kills Rild and proceeds to find Sam. However, Sam tricks him and escapes, promising to return with some 'new weapons'."

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Stankich Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
i like the clouds... :) and the whole picture too :P very nice... zelazny rulz
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Thanks man! I'm sure you saw the colored version too?
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Stankich Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
awsome.. great talent... do ghostwheel from zelazny's book of amber.. xD
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Haven't read it yet! On my list...
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YamiOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....I just finished Lord of Light....and between that and this picture....all I can say is OMG AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!!!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Awesome! Loved that book. Not sure if you are aware, but Jack Kirby did some designs for a possible movie back in the day... just do a search and you'll find it.
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YamiOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sniffles* I don't like his designs, though...I mean, the rooms are pretty and all, but Lord Yama looks scary...and I don't think I like it. Yama was my favorite character. I want him to look like YOUR Yama, not Jack Kirby's...>_>
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
LOL... well, those were the seventies...
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EDsketch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
(Going backwards through my watch list again) Now I see why the painting looked like traditional media. I should have known ;) Good pencil work. Any chance we'll see a sculpture of Yama?
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
LOL, maybe a character page or a turnaround in the future, but no modeling for me at the moment...
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toonrama Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
you should check out my gallery... i do similar stuff...
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Just did, awesome stuff man!! I just read the Ramayana (in cheesy Indian comic book form), and that story is just off the hook... put's the old testament to shame, LOL.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Thank you very much... check out Ramayana Reloaded from Virgin comics... I think it wont disappoint you... If you live in the US they are available all over... or visit this virgincomics.com for the gallery and concept sketches... i work there as a penciler
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I've been planning on picking these up, as well as the original Ramayana series that Virgin released. I've been getting all the titles about the various gods. Which issues do you pencil?
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toonrama Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
i joined recently... i am most likely to work on Sadhu, and done a few of cover pages, which are still under way.... I will let you know when things confirm....
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dustsplat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
awsome! luv the rending! i see a giant skull!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
You know how Joko was saying that you needed to put some detail in the sky/horizon area in that marketplace drawing? I saw put a weird looking airship with a big-ass skull on it's side. Or do a big-ass skull-shaped airship. Or a big-ass floating skull with airships coming out of it's eyes. You get my drift.
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Settzer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Another great picture, jub.
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mickeyrem Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
yow "jub" sure do love your pencil work!!!!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Thanks again! Now if I can only be as confident with my colors...
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Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like what you are going for here but I wonder if it would have looked better if Yama was more perpendicular to Buddha. I just think that it would be a little more dramatic plus help balance out this tipping over feeling I am getting. I do love Buddha's pose and the environment is pretty awesome.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I tried that out, but this way I manage to get more detail into the drawing. He stepping over tree roots and what not, so he is in fact climbing over a slope of sorts.
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ArtisticChaos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
wow im glad im the first to comment on that great pic and story. great job.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Thanks!!
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dark-innocence22 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
shite that mustve taken a lot of patience..fucking awesome tho.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Thanks! Not too long, about a day and a half. I already had the characters designed before I placed them into this scenario. Original size is 11"X17" on vellum.
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