Back to pad ‘n pencil…

Your job is the worst possible excuse, I think, that you can give when you are asked why you haven’t been at your pens and pencils. Worst in the sense, it stares at you in the face giving you ‘that look’, making you think why are you doing that job in the first place! Anyway, rants aside I have been sparing a few moments for myself and the crazy creations for some time now, and I am having a few interesting ideas on the board to take up as I FORCE myself to have time set aside for them. That being said, I thought of posting a couple of new quickies that I managed to jot down during the past few days.

The first one is a quick sketch done while i was waiting for a concert to start; the idea of a summoned great serpent rising out of the sea just flashed through my head, which I put down then and there, to be filled in with watercolours later. This one i have set aside to be detailed later using some digital media. The other is the result of a lazy afternoon spent thinking of Africa and all its lost wonder, a character that I would like to title as an ‘Afro-amazon’, presently I am fleshing that character out in more detail, along with a fantastic ‘pseudo-african’ setting; as I like to put it, so await to see how it will grow out. 🙂


The Avenger of Sekhmet

Here is something that I put together using some odds and ends that I doodled here and there; The Avenger of Sekhmet. For those of you who are not myth-savvy, I will give a little outline of who in the hells Sekhmet is.

Sekhmet was the lion-headed goddess of war and warriors in the ancient Egyptian religion. Born of the fire in the eye of Ra, the Sun God, she was his tool of vengeance upon the upstart humans, and she did her job well till the Nile ran red. Worried that mankind would be annihilated, Ra and the fellow gods tricked her to drink 7000 jugs of beer coloured red as blood, and the hangover cured her rage! 😀

That being said, the illustration here is that of an Avenger of Sekhmet; a warrior woman imbued with the divine fury of the lion goddess, ready to cut a swath through the enemies of the Nile. Historically incorrect but  fun idea, methinks.


Odds and ends…

Here are some old works that were lying about, mostly they were put up in my Facebook profile and I thought I’d add them here as well. More anon!