Monday, August 25, 2008
Buddha and Shiva
Another drawing from work. This is part of a storyboard for a course. Why so complex you ask? I want to be able to print them in nonphoto blue and trace them for a specific look. I have a fun job where I get to draw aliens and religious icons all day.
The reference is an 80 foot tall statue in Bodhgaya, India. If you think the original Buddha was fat, do a Google search. He was described as being extremely emaciated (self inflicted as an ascetist) to extremely fit and having a body like unto Michael Phelps. The "fat Buddha" came about when Buddhism gained popularity in China. Some think he was a Buddhist monk, and others think that having great girth symbolized Wealth and Prosperity and was therefore applied to their main religious iconography.
This is a drawing of Shiva, a Hindu god. He has four arms, which is cool. I spent a bit less time on him than the Buddha, but I thought it was kinda fun so I'm throwing it up there.