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Xoloitzcuintle - God Of Death by AngelicusCadere Xoloitzcuintle - God Of Death by AngelicusCadere
My entry for the Mythical Creatures Challenge, with the Mexican god of death, Xoloitzcuintle or Xolotl, twin brother of Quetzacoatl, the feathered Serpent.

Xolotl's incarnation is a mexican hairless dog who reaps the souls of the dead to bring them to the afterworld.

So here is Xolotl jumping into the Afterworld holding in between his jaws a cloud of two souls.


The five color law really killed me on that one. I had done the whole design in acrylics but couldn't bring it to the right number of colors after the scan so... I drew it all back on the computer!
Still, it was pretty fun. Around 16 hours.
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antonegro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Esta genial!!!!
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mligans Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Hi i wounder if this shirt is for sale anythere and if so there
can i buy?? Best regard Caroline
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, it's not... I did this design for a dA context and I did not win, so you can't buy it anywhere.
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Akany89 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
A little like anubis :) They might be some kind of brothers or something :XD: I like the design of it and the 2 dimension look. Kinf of inca style. I particularly like the smoke getting out of his mouth and the concept of the skulls meaning that it's bringing the souls of the death (the good ones and the bad ones). Good idea and great interpretation of the story of the creature! well done ;P
Please check out my medusa shirt [link] and my other entries if you liked it [link]
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah right? Why are both those reapers dogs? From two nations who could build pyramids? That sounds suspicious...

Actually, the smoke part is the precise idea that made me choose this mythical creature for the contest.
Thank you for the compliments!

By the wy, your shirts are really nice C:
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Akany89 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Aliens dude =P Aliens...

Thanks for checking my shirts by the way ^^ even if the voting has ended.
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VeRStie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Nice work, and beautiful color scheme. i like it :)
It's nice to see people inspired by latin american culture :)
I've made a quetzalcoatl shirt for the contest, i invite you to visit the link and vote if you like it. [link]
Miguel Angel Alvarez...
...i want this
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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VeRStie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
You're welcome! :)
Miguel Angel Alvarez...
...=)
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The subject is nice, and I love the ethnic-likeness in this work. Would absolutely wear <3
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I worked pretty hard to make it look like actual aztec/maya/mexican art, even if there where few good references. It's nice to be told it actually worked :)
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs ^^D I can see you've worked hard! It would be one really cool shirt, I tell you ;D<3
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DrKolour Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nice
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks C:
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Ilikefluffyanimals Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
has got to be my favorite.
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^///^ Thank you!
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Ilikefluffyanimals Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! ;9
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PennaAter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with the person before me :)
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :P
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aeon-snowdragon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely worth the effort :)
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
I'm really satsified with the results but it's nice to see that other people like it to ^^
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you C:
I'm really satisfied with the results, but it's nice to see that other people like it to :)
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