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artemis

This is a WIP creature design. The background is based on the view from my kitchen window (though I've added in the buildings and removed some trees). I don't know why I felt compelled to give her several breasts, but when I did some research the motivation was revealed (as it often is).
In Roman mythology this many-breasted fertility goddess of the woodlands, wild animals and hunting is known as Diana. In Greek mythology she is Artemis.Artists often portray her as a virgin hunter with bow and quiver, accompanied by maidens, hunting dogs, or deer.
Although she is a 'goddess of light' who represents the moon, Diana is also associated with Hecate - the Greek goddess of darkness and witchcraft who reigns over the kingdom of the dead. In mediaeval times this goddess was denounced as 'queen of the witches' or 'goddess of the heathen'. Religious leaders often referred to her as the 'devil' - a fairly predictable patriarchal response.
This is the second…

'Yaroma' - WIP update

Life is a bit hectic at the moment. I am working on several pieces at once for my folio submission due at the end of June, for which I will need a minimum of 15. Only 2 are actually finished.....Eeeek!!
This is my interpretation of an Eastern Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime character known as Yaroma.
‘The Yaroma is a creature closely resembling a man, but of greater stature, and having hair all over the body. Its mouth is large, which enables it to swallow a blackfellow whole, without mastication. There are generally two of these monsters together, and they stand back to back, so that they can see in every direction. Their method of locomotion is by a series of long jumps, and at every jump their feet strike the ground with a loud sudden noise, like the report of a gun or the cracking of a stockwhip.
Yaromas have large, long feet, of a different shape to the feet of a human being. When one of these monsters is heard in the vicinity of a native camp during the evening, the people keep…

'make America great' WIP update

Made some lighting & compositional changes. Much happier with it now. Still lots to do.

waalitja & nemesis

waalitja

I've named my warrior-girl Waalitja. Waalitj is Noongar for 'eagle'.

I wanted her not to be a white Caucasian - kind of 'international' I suppose - because she represents all the wild women, and the warrior deep within all women, who are being oppressed and destroyed by neo-Liberalism, consumerism and the alpha-males who are blindly dragging us all over the cliff of extinction.
The eagle is a special creature - it represents all that soars in human spirit. It is one of my spirit animals. It's cousin, the sea-eagle, often watches over me when I surf.

hero concept design

This is a work-in-progress for a character concept design based on this amazing young woman.

truth

'In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. 
For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.'

~Adyashanti