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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  Hobbyist General 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  Hobbyist General 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  Hobbyist General 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  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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VeRStie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
You're welcome! :)
Miguel Angel Alvarez...
...=)
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