Ouroboros Infinity Snake Art Design is a dark surrealist rendition of the classic mythological symbol, where life arises out of death. My version lies somewhere between the juxtaposed worlds of destruction (bones) and creation (flowers). The piece was created with pen and ink, graphite and a touch of digital coloring.
This Wolf illustration is inspired by the magick and folklore of Wiccans and Native Americans, where wolves represent strength and courage. I went back to basics with this almost-monotone illustration, but included highlight colors for the eyes (silver blue for the “spirit wolf”) and the crescent moon.
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The piece was inspired by the famed goddess in old folklore, where feminine beauty and power reign free. Lilith is the goddess of freedom, courage, and passion. I created this piece with pen/ink, graphite, photography for the background and a tiny bit of digital coloring. The tones are kept minimal, to highlight her otherworldly qualities. Lilith seduces her subjects with her hands of branches as she is one with the earth. Skulls reside in her headdress, which were based upon the exquisite ornaments of old Chinese royalty, suggesting her royal status.
“Evil & Good Mermaids” celebrates the magical realm of the supernatural and the dangerous lure of temptation. The original illustration was created from pen/ink and I combined the background with Photoshop and added digital coloring.
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“Vanitas Veins” is a mixed media piece of a mysterious angelic creature, drawing breath from the bloody veins of life, perfect for the Halloween holiday. The illustration speaks to the mysteriousness of life. The blood veins reach outwards like wings, similar to how magic can call upon us in the quiet moments of the dawn 🙂
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Bastet, the cat goddess of protection found in Ancient Egyptian mythology, is immortalized in this illustration of pen/ink and digital coloring. Cats are often seen roaming about Egypt freely and revered, as they probably were in ancient times. I placed one of my photos from the historic Temple of Karnak in the background.
The Temple of Horus is a classically designed Egyptian structure, located in Edfu, Egypt. Quite fittingly, I was able to visit the location in the early morning hours, with the god of sun blessing the walls with beautiful yellow light. The temple walls are carved with the scenes of the great mythical battle between Horus and his uncle, Seth. It’s also home to winged creatures, singing Horus’ praises for all who pass through.
I really enjoyed creating this Egyptian Series, exploring the mighty Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut and the gods of Egypt, Anubis and Horus. These pieces were created via pen/ink and digital coloring, while incorporating my photography into the background. It’s now AVAILABLE AS A PRINT HERE at my Etsy Shop.
Queen Hatshepsut is regarded as one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Aside from being one of the first solo female rulers of the Old World, she established trade while keeping peace between regions. I wanted to create an elegant and powerful queen, with a nod to the mysticism of magic and mythology of her time period. Atop her head is the rising sun and cow’s horns, which were elements of beauty and fertility, associated with the goddesses Hathor and Isis. Cobras were protectors to the ancient Egyptians, so I added a couple of extra ones 🙂 Towards the bottom of the piece is a subtly placed photograph of Hatshepsut’s Temple, taken while I was in the Valley of the Kings.
Anubis and Horus are presented with an architectural facade with a scarab beetle at the top, a symbol of renewal in the Ancient World. The coloring of the background is kept monochromatic, while the inner circle resembles the tones of a rising sun, a continuous theme throughout traditional Egyptian art. My goal with these pieces were to keep with the traditional aspect of Ancient Egyptian papyrus paintings, but with a variant in composition and a bit more realistic shading.
Egypt is full of wonderful mythologies and mysteries. Kom Ombo is a fascinating temple in Aswan, Upper Egypt dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility and world creator with Hathor. He is a diety of protection. The Ancient Egyptians feared and revered crocodiles. The priests of Kom Ombo captured hundreds of crocodiles in deep underground wells, and supposedly adorned them with jewels to be placed within the temple pits. After the crocodiles died, they were mummified and are now on display at the Crocodile Museum. Such fascinating and amazing taxidermy exhibits!
“Ancient Egyptian Art Pins” is a 3-piece pinback button set that was created and produced from my own photographic images taken during my recent trip to Egypt. This is a must-have for anyone interested in the mythology and art of Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Abu Simbel (Ramses II), and Nefertari. GET IT NOW ON ETSY.