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.

11 comments:

Jake Wyatt said...

Wait- you've got it all wrong. Shiva is materia that summons a totally hot blue babe with ICE POWERS. Look it up.

Jake Wyatt said...

Wait- you've got it all wrong. Shiva is materia that summons a totally hot blue babe with ICE POWERS. And Buddha is an action figure. Look it up.

M.R. Weaver said...

These are TIGHT.

Mack the Knife said...

don't get me wrong... i mean... i love my religion but everybody else seems to have way cooler looking Gods... man I'm going to hell for sure!

duke said...

wow. i wish i had 4 arms then i could probably climb mountains like crazy//great,i wish i could do that

Tyson Murphy said...

Jake hijacked my comment. I too hereby testify that Shiva is, in fact, a hot materia lady wearing nothing but dishrags with amazing ice powers.

Mack the Knife said...

Oh almighty and powerful Budha and Shiva we pray that you might give us a freakin' update on this blog!

duke said...

whydont u make/draw somthing else...,i added bout 6 things

Tarun Weekly! said...

Wow, loved ur work.
I m a Hindu so i understand the personification of the Shiva Energy into a human being. And Buddha is like an incarnation of Vishnu (I wonder how come u didn't attend him- he is worth the hard work). So both to me are Worshipable, Respectable and a awesome subject of art.
But wht i liked the most in ur work tht u kp the serenity on their face intact juz the way it is.
So gr8 job bro! :-)

lostinarc said...

these are awesome...love the angel n the rendering...very much energetic drawings like the energy of shiva aura ...

lostinarc said...

and one more thing.. right hand should be riseed not left...thats the way but my be you wanted in dif way...but very beautiful art..