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    Teen Challenge 70: [[Quetzalcoatl]]

    TEEN CHALLENGE 70


    The Rules:
    Anyone ages 13-19 may submit an entry at any time before the deadline. Please host your image on a remote image-hosting site instead of uploading it to the CA server. This makes it much easier to transfer it to the poll thread.

    The Topic:
    "Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec Serpent God of the Wind". The legendary serpent headed god is yours to draw and bring it to life!

    For more information about Quetzalcoatl and what legend is associated to it, look here: More info ->

    - You can represent Quetzalcoatl any way you like, as long as it is somehow connected as a mythical being/deity.

    Simply express your idea right away!

    (Any media is allowed)

    IMPORTANT
    1. Add a border around your image with your name and the topic, like they do with the other of the week challenges.
    2. Please do not use attachment manager, but outside host your image.
    3. Mark your final as final.


    The Deadline:
    Thursday 27th of August, 2 weeks.

    P.S. Sorry for me being late. Since I wasn't able to start this topic any earlier I've done it right now. Hope you guys can forgive me - I will not let it happen anytime soon again.
    However, if it does happen again please do send me a Private Message!!
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    Question:
    Can we simply paint Hernán Cortés? After all there's the myth that the indios revered Cortés as the god Quetzalcoatl who finally returned from the eastern waters to his people, making it one of the mayor reasons for their downfall. Especially since his "human form" is that of a bearded white guy

    (actually I don't want to do that myself, just asking out of curiosity)

    Nice topic, anyway :>
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    Hernán Cortez was seen as Quetzalcoatl by Montezuma. You can picture Hernan as Quetzalcoatl. But you should portrait Quetzalcoatl the way you see him if you read the myth. It's the god of wind, sometimes seen as the god of death and resurrection, one day bound to return to earth and this would mean the end of the Aztec civilization.

    It's the way you pretend this, if you see Hernán Cortez in this as well, then by any means draw him!

    Oh, and for those who like a little source to use:

    The "Quetzal" bird is a beautiful bird, the feathers of this bird is said to be the same as on Quetzalcoatl.So maybe you can use it as a nice reference.\?
    Images can be seen here->
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    probably not gonna join this one..
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    Hurrah, first WIP!

    Teen Challenge 70: [[Quetzalcoatl]]

    Is kinda unoriginal. Yeah.
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    Here's a site with some nice pics for ref. Link

    And some sketchies. I'm thinking the dude could be albino to account for the whiteness.

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    Quetzalcoatl - WIP & Final

    "You have graciously come on earth, you have graciously approached your water, your high place of Mexico, you have come down to your mat, your throne, which I have briefly kept for you, I who used to keep it for you.
    You have graciously arrived, you have known pain, you have known weariness, now come on earth, take your rest, enter into your palace, rest your limbs; may our lords come on earth."
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    Here's an idea. Don't have the wacom or even a mouse at the moment so this was done with the touch pad on my mac. Who needs a mouse anyway...

    so the colour needs work... any ideas?

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    Neat style you're working with there! And wow, a touch pad!?!?!? The only thing I can think of is that there doesn't seem to be a uniform light source. On the torso, it looks like it's coming from the left, but other than that, it's a bit confusing.
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    an excuse to draw a fantasy god status being ... i think that i will!

    because i am me and love to update my portfolio... i'm happy to join in!
    now to get my aztec aesthetics correct ^^
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    FINAL:

    went for that nifty "END OF THE AZTEC EMPIRE UPON RETURN" molarchy... and decided that B&W was the swift way forth...
    and the wings are black because of that end-time's the sky is dark idea.... and i got tired after having to do them again after my comp fell over itself and toook photoshop with it...
    my photobucket is gimping... so maybe this will work... DA hosted xD

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    good work everyone , i tried to make him look more like the old runes.
    really like STeen Challenge 70: [[Quetzalcoatl]]sh's
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    Wip. The birds esp the bottom right need work, and he needs his hands.

    Attachment 756605

    Auncer: I really like the style you did yours in. I really does make me thing of the runes. The way the trees follow the line of the wings bothers me a bit.

    Jerik: Looks good! Only thing I would do would be to make all the fonts match, and move the bar down to the bottom. Not only will the white show up more on the darker area there, but it'll detract less from the creature.
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