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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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:iconstankich:
i like the clouds... :) and the whole picture too :P very nice... zelazny rulz
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:iconjubjubjedi:
Thanks man! I'm sure you saw the colored version too?
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:iconstankich:
awsome.. great talent... do ghostwheel from zelazny's book of amber.. xD
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:iconjubjubjedi:
Haven't read it yet! On my list...
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YamiOfFire 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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:iconjubjubjedi:
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 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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:iconjubjubjedi:
LOL... well, those were the seventies...
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EDsketch 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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:iconjubjubjedi:
LOL, maybe a character page or a turnaround in the future, but no modeling for me at the moment...
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