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Anubis by Phostex Anubis by Phostex
I was feeding someone's cats this weekend, which put me on an Egyptian bent. But, since I actually prefer dogs, I decided to paint anubis instead of Bast.

11 x 14"
Watercolor and gouache and digital
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acla13 Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a cool style! :clap:
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:iconphostex:
Thanks! This is from when I was really taking cues from Scott Morse.
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MistahPete Sep 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Heh, upside down pyramids, underworld. I get it.
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:iconmeggyc:
I think that the purples and the golds/yellow/orange go together very well. And art inspired by Egyptian mythology is always interesting
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Thank you. When people think egypt, the yalways think "yellow, orange, and sapphire blue." But since this is the underworld, I used the negatives of those colors.
According to the legend, Anubis weighs your soul against a feather. If your soul is lighter than a feather, you go to heaven. If not, you get devoured by the eater of souls. I wonder how his digestive system works?
Did you dig the upside-down pyramids?
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Oh yeah, I know about the Anubis legend. I studied that in World Mythology.

If you didn't say anything, I don't think I would have noticed the pyramids. But they make for a nice, more subliminal element. That shape helps move the eye around the picture.
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