This is a painting I've had in the works for a while. Some of you may have noticed at some point earlier this year I changed my Twitter/deviantART/whatever else usernames to "Amaruuk." This is where that name came from - a creation deity I had come up with a year ago along with the now-abandoned Starslayer project. Based rather loosely on Microraptor and/or just a vague dromaeosaurid-type form, her name means "Great Mother Bird" in the old tongue. She was born from the first light, which became the sun that she carries on her head, and she created the cosmos and all life within. Her opposite is Vusuuk (whose name means "Dark Crocodile King"), born of the first shadow, who seeks to consume all light and return the universe to darkness.
o.o This is amazing! The lighting is spectacular and I love how you drew the galaxy. The detail is amazing here.
This is so amazingly beautiful!
Very unique looking creature, interesting story behind it too!
Such original and interesting creatures you make! I love the idea behind it and the texture of the feathers. Very well done~
Yeah, you don't usually see fantasy creatures based on more scientifically updated dinos. Personally I think the stark, full-feathered birdyness that we now know most theropods to have had gives them a sort of grace and feel that I strive for in my imaginary stuff, only they were real! Like nature had mixed dragons and phoenixes up in a blender (my favorite mythological critters) the result was a world full of these cool, yet ordinary (sometimes) little animals.
Awesomenesss!!!! The texture looks amazing and the threading is awesome. Love the concept. ^___^
this is gorgeous