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Of Upper and Under Worlds by RedWolfmoon Of Upper and Under Worlds by RedWolfmoon
In Mayan art on wall and cave murals, and on vases, the jaguar is sometimes shown in its naturally occurring color phases of black (The Jaguar God of the Underworld) or light (The Jaguar God of the Upper World). Both jaguar gods were regarded as necessary beings, without as much value judgment or labeling as to their aspects of good or evil. Both were associated with the Creator as his helpers in forming the world, and they helped promote the changes necessary for continuation of the world.

This is something I started working on a long while back, using some very beautiful photographs as Major reference. Had it not been for them to look from I would have been screwed. I'd give links, but I think the images have been taken down.

:iconsooper-deviant: Photographer of reference images.
:iconredwolfmoon: Who spent about collective hours of about 2weeks doing this one pic. My eyes are still bleeding and I'm still sleep deprived ^^;
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lolobild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice your drawing! I love it! :)
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Luka1395 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Awesome! did you use illustrator? Or what program did u use?
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
For this I used Photoshop 7, it's not a program I have anymore and I miss it.
Thank you btw
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Luka1395 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Oh. yeah, I'm just learning how to use illustrator in college and your pic reminded me of some of the techniques I was being taught. And you're welcome :D
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Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is totally gorgeous.
Amazing work with the facial anatomy and colors. You really got the subjects of the image down quite well. ^^ Beautifully simple.
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Why thank you, took me forever to get it just right. My eyes bled.

I was glad I did a sort of impressionism sort of thing with the base coloring. Best idea I ever used.
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Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
.w. Your eyes bled?

Lul. I can tell :3 It's quite an interesting and beautiful way to color :3
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Well... the bleeding feeling turned out to be tears from straining my eyes, but it felt like bleeding >.>
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Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
lol xD
Man, seems like a lot of work indeed .w.

TOO MUCH STRESS ON THE EYES
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shiverz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really awesome idea. I love any ancient mythologies, so naturally, this piece pulled me right in!
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