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BeccyBex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lately I've been reading up a lot about the Biblical, Egyptian and Sumerian tales of the Nephilim or Giants, and then I stumble across your artwork here that (coincidentally I assume) captures the mythology I'm researching quite nicely. Without a doubt the ancients would have believed that these blood thirsty offspring of "fallen angels" abominations (a few of those demon angels hanging about in the background I see ^^) would be more than capable of devouring the sun along with everything else.

Powerful and thought provoking piece, love it!! :)
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for commenting. I have an interest in ancient cultures, although I wish I knew more and read more about it. I guess this one was more inspired by Fenrir from Nordic Mythology. The piece was more about this hunger for life and you becoming a bigger demon than the demons that live within you. so in the drawing you see them fleeing =P
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BeccyBex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah cool, I forgot to ask what was your inspiration behind the piece. The wolf Fenrir, another tale of the abominable offspring of the Gods (Loki and a Giantess) being a threat to the order of things and life itself, a recurring theme in mythology... Same with cannibalistic giants, especially in Norse Mythology :D
Btw, if you haven't seen it already, check out the Norwegian film Troll Hunter for some Norse Mythology fun.
Your description also reminded me of the film Ravenous, based on American Indian legend of Windigo, a cannibalistic demon that possesses you with an ever growing and insatiable hunger for human flesh that can't be satisfied, and eventually consumes you.
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah I wanted to see that film, its just the idea sounded kinda ridiculous at first and I completely forgot about it. But for sure ill check both those films :thumbsup:
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BeccyBex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Groovy!! :D
Troll Hunter is heaps fun, reckon you'll enjoy it!
Ravenous is intense. It was ahead of its time and therefore very underrated.
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah I never heard of Ravenous. Thanks for the recomendations :)
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BeccyBex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome! :salute:
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ronalisa Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
scary...the way he devoured the sun is really scary...thought of a lot of "what ifs"
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FractalCrackhead Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is excellent, if there was more vicious rage in the eyes itd be perfect
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