Shadowness - xeoncat http://shadowness.com Digital Artist en Mythical Beauty - Dakini http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/mythical-beauty--dakini <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/mythical-beauty--dakini"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/347002/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Of all the beings I came across, the Dakini is probably one of the hardest to describe because they have their own versions in Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism and Hinduism and they're not exactly supernatural beings. Enlightened meditation practicioners can be called dakini, but Dakini is also a philosophical concept of the enlightened feminine form. "As the Western nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo comments, “Many lamas have said that women make superior practitioners because they are able to dive into meditation much more easily than males. This is because many males are afraid of dropping the intellect, especially monks who have been studying for a long time. To suddenly just let that go and be naked in the meditation experience is frightening for them, whereas women seem to be able to manage it naturally.” from http://www.dakinipower.com/what-is-a-dakini/ Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:59:51 -0400 Granny Rags http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/granny-rags <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/granny-rags"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/345239/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Granny Rags from Dishonored as if painted by Delilah Copperspoon. Granny Rags was once a beautiful and noble woman called Vera Moray, but after her expedition to Pandyssia she turned to black magic, costing her sanity and sight. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:38:00 -0400 Mythical Beauty - Tennyo http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/mythical-beauty--tennyo <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/mythical-beauty--tennyo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/341061/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The Tennyo are beautiful spirits from the Japanese Buddhism mythology, they can be easily compared to the Western Angels or the Asian Apsaras. They usually carry around lots of long garments that give them the ability to fly. For the purpose of sexiness I’ve placed most of these garments around her, not on her =D Also, her tattoo means Enmusubi no Tennyo, which is a special type of Tennyo that oversee matters of love and matchmaking, very much like Cupids. <a href="http://www.triplehexart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mb_tennyo_wp.jpg">And the juicy 2560px wallpaper</a> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:57:08 -0400 Apsaras http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/apsaras <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/apsaras"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/339064/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The Apsaras are beautiful supernatural spirits in the Hindu and Buddhist mythologies. Their natural element is the Air and are great dancers. They usually perform to the gods or seduce men (sometimes to disrupt their meditation) or take care of fallen heroes. Read the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apsara">Wikipedia</a> entry to get a better overview. What I find most interesting about the Apsaras is that you can see them sculpted everywhere in some Hindu temples, often with incredible details. Get the <a href="http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.triplehexart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mb_apsaras_wp.jpg">2560*1440 wallpaper</a> Sat, 18 May 2013 09:54:50 -0400 Cherubim http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/cherubim <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/cherubim"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/324339/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The third piece of the Mythical Beauty series ending the jewish/christian myth part. The Cherubim (singular: Cherub) are a type of angel many times mentioned in the Bible. the first occurrence is when the Garden of Eden is closed to humans, Cherubim guard the Tree of Life with flaming swords. They are also somewhat present whenever God speaks. Don’t forget to download the <a href="http://triplehex.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/mb_cherubim_wp1.jpg ">2560×1440 wallpaper</a> I won’t reveal what the next mythic being is, but I can say that we’re going eastward => Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:39:41 -0400 Vernal Equinox http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/vernal-equinox <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/vernal-equinox"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/321963/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />an 1h30m study (with photoshop crash and everything). Referenced from an evenly lit face, default photoshop brushes. Happy Vernal Equinox Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:21:12 -0400 Habemus Papam http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/habemus-papam <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/habemus-papam"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/318987/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />You dun goofed monotheists! Ishtar has come to take her rightful place as Queen of Heaven and Earth! Not really a serious work, just a speedpaint that turned out to be a little more detailed. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:36:09 -0400 Seraphim http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/seraphim <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/seraphim"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/317727/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />MYTHICAL BEAUTY – Seraphim A literally hot piece, the second Commissioned artwork for this series. Had a lot of fun doing the design and painting on this one! I hope it can easily transmit the fanning of flames as I hear them. From Wikipedia: Seraph (pl: Seraphim) Literally “burning ones”, the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible. A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (6.1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around God’s throne singing “holy, holy, holy”. This throne scene, with its triple invocation of holiness (a formula that came to be known as the Trisagion), profoundly influenced subsequent theology, literature and art. <h3 style="text-align: left;"><strong>Don't forget to download the <a href="http://triplehex.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/mb_seraph_wp.jpg" target="_blank">2560x1440</a> wallpaper, because it has sweet details.</strong></h3> <p style="text-align: left;"> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:10:56 -0500 The Mecha with the Pearl Reactor Core http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/the-mecha-with-the-pearl-reactor-core <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/the-mecha-with-the-pearl-reactor-core"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/312474/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I had an old lineart I did for a collaboration, but the other artist chickened out of he painting, so today I set myself to paint this. A mashup of literal boobs of steel, traditional japanese mecha designs and a pint of Classical painting and Johannes Vermeer (that was the idea of a friend ^^ thanks) Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:43:13 -0500 Chayot Hakodesh http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/chayot-hakodesh <a href="http://shadowness.com/xeoncat/chayot-hakodesh"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/311753/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I'm proud to announce a new commissioned series by the mighty Tweek86. This series will focus on feminine beauty and will not feature nudity or porn. So, I'm posting it with my mainstream nickname, xeoncat, and will also be posted on my deviantart profile. The first piece is of the beings referred in the Bible as the Chayot. Ezekiel saw them as a composite of 4 beings, later called the tetramorph. Since most resources about the Chayot come from hebrew mysticism, I added some flavor in that direction. It is very difficult to envision a concept for an angel because there are so many depictions of angels and winged beings throughout the history of art and throughout many cultures, that it was really difficult to come up with something fresh and sexy and at the same time still drawing from the source material. Hope you like it! <h3 style="text-align: left;"><strong>Don't forget to download the <a href="http://triplehex.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mb_wp_test1080.jpg" target="_blank">1920x1080 </a>or <a href="http://triplehex.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mb_wp_chayot_1440.jpg" target="_blank">2560x1440</a> wallpapers, because they have sweet details.</strong></h3> <p style="text-align: left;"> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:04:42 -0500