Today’s character, I’m probably just going to keep leaving them rough.
This was a warm up painting that I ended up spending about an hour and a half on, which is longer then I usually spend on warm ups, but I like the results.
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In May 2013, I posted this short comic on Tumblr and it quickly became one of my most reblogged pieces of work.
It was crudely drawn in a single night but it seemed to catch on with people. I had read the story of how Set had tricked Osiris into trapping himself in a box and it made me laugh and I wanted more people to know.
However, when I came to continue reading the story, I found so much good content that I wanted to draw and it suddenly dawned on me - why wasn’t I told about the Egyptian Gods sooner?
If you want to learn about Egyptian mythology, you have two options; children’s books which censor all the most interest bits or dry academic tomes which reference every contradicting version.
Pantheon exists because I want to read it - a simple but accurate version of the stories with all the humour, excitement and emotional beats they were originally supposed to have.
Pantheon focusses on “the most important” myth - the battle between Set and Horus for the throne of Egypt. However, no single version of this story exists and there are many additions and contradictions between the versions. Where necessary, I will use my artistic license to make sense of it all but I won’t make anything up. This is a faithful adaptation in terms of story.
I was in Maui over Christmas and didn’t a chance to paint, so now I’m trying to get back into the swing of my daily speed stuff.
I felt bad not doing any drawing today (it was my birthday!) so here’s a quick little sketch from a while ago that I liked.