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Ra - Sun God by Erebus-art Ra - Sun God by Erebus-art
"Ra, Egyptian God of Sun, originator of the Ennead, consisting of Shu and Tefnut, Geb and Nut, Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys.
Supreme creator of life."

This is a reworking of one of my old paintings.
I tweaked the composition and added a little more symbols of his heritage.
When I created the old piece, I wanted to make it very "bright", since he is the God of Sun, and this time I tried to show-off all the power of the Sun, while keeping the original design of the dress and his colors.

You can see the old piece here, tell me what you think about the new design:


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AntiochIV Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  New Deviant
I want this skin in Smite) Nice
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, ask the developers, I would gladly give them the skin :D
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killerninja123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Student Artist
Wow, this is really good! I love how you did the lighting on the sun. Just one question, what is the staff Ra was holding called?
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your appreciation!
The staff is a "Was" scepter, a symbol of power and dominion for the ancient egyptians, usually associated with Gods and Pharaohs.
Since Ra was one of the main Gods of egyptian pantheon, he is often depicted carrying a Was Scepter, an Ankh (symbol of life) and sometime a Djed (pillar of life).

By searching "Was-scepter" you can find even more interesting informations on the subject. :)
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blindwillow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the color choices in this image. I think I preferred the composition of the original, though, it was more evocative of Ancient Egypt, with the architectural and hieroglyphic elements. It feels here like there's too much empty space. I do love the element in this one of the sun's crowning glory and the golden serpent, I have to say. Very nice touch. +fav regardless. :)
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks,
after finishing the piece I too have the same sensations, the original one had something that makes it still interesting. In redoing the piece some years ago I concentrated on technique and general realism because of a stylistic choice, but the composition suffered a bit.

Often, the less you think a piece the better it comes out (if you have basic understanding of what you are doing of course).
It's like zen :D
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Lara0XM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I like this version more than the original. It gives a stronger impression of Ra as the God of the Sun since it doesn't seem as heavy.
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THanks :)
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
sharp work
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Woflhowl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The drawing is nicely detailed, and the style of drawing matches perfectly with the atmosphere, but something is missing: If the Eye or Ra was there, and Ra was stroking it, everything would be on ten. :D
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eh eh I put the eye of Ra on his eye :P

There were already much elements and didn't wanted to "overdue" it ^_^
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Woflhowl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know what is the Eye or Ra? :XD:
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If I don't go wrong, it's the feminine manifestation of the power of Ra, that was called "The Eye of Ra", and was symbolized by his "Solar Disc". This one you can see both on his head, with the cobra passing in it and symbolizing his power, and in the Sun above his head.
Often the "eye of Horus", wich is the symbol I put on his face around his eye, was also called "the Eye of Ra", and it also symbolized the Goddesses and feminine counterparts of Horus and Ra.

From what I know, the myths mixed and interwined in the millennia, and now they are not so clear in several points.
So I usually assume that Ra, as the "Father" and "Creator", assumes on him all the symbols of the divinity.

If you know more, you are wellcome to tell me, I'm always curious about knowledge! :)
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Woflhowl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am 13 so I am not a historical genius, nor my english on a very high level, but when Ra grew old (yes, a god to grow old), the other gods began laughing at him for his weakness. He was so angry, that he released the power of The eye of Ra:
a fierce gigantic feminine lion was released upon Egypt, killing hundreds of men and filling whole rivers with their blood. I do not remember how, but the egyptians were able to make the lion fall asleep. I think they made it drink human blood or something like that. But anyway, the gods were afraid to look at Ra in the eyes, so they don't get hurt. ^^
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you refer to Sekhmet, the lioness, daughter of Ra wich he released on the earth to unleash destruction on the humankind. Is a myth similar to the biblical diluge.
The mans made her drink wine and she felt asleep. In Egypt the priests of Sekhmet got heavily drunk to remember that happening :D

Her symbols are the lion, the solar disc like Ra, and the ureus (the cobra crown).
I will paint her too sooner or later.
I'm always fascinated by strong feminine figures in history and myths, but I've little experience in female figure drawing, so I don't have done nothing serious for now.
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Woflhowl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes indeed, it's Sekhmet! :D And it was wine indeed, now I remember. :D
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GulJarol Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely fantastic! I love the concept and the detail work :clap:
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment :)
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, especially the idea with a snake...
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Erebus-art Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. The Snake is part of Ra symbols. It symbolizes the Kingdom of "Lower Egypt" in the pharao's times :)

It seemed appropriate to symbolize also the power of the sun, the idea of life...the serpent is often associated with the DNA and life...as you can see in the "medical symbol" of the Asclepius Club.
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, cool I did not know this thanks
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