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Yay I did it!! This is a picture I've been waiting to paint for two years. The sketch is from 2010 but the color version had to wait until now since I didn't really have the skills to paint something so complicated. Now I have them and it turned out exactly the way I wanted. It is my first proper oil painting too (all the previous paintings were acrylics).

See the sketch's description for a full explaination of the symbolysm I borrowed from Hindu icons and why I modified it:
[link]

Oh, and she has an important message for all humans: "*Purrrr!*"
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Given 2012-03-28
Fourier Age Avatar by ~Rangifer ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by KovoWolf )
:iconlunaeevee13:
Lunaeevee13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing...congrats on finishing it
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:icondraconisnigri:
DraconisNigri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
...I'm speechless. What a suberb painting! And such symbolism! Magnificent. Congrats. =3
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:iconneko3hiki:
Neko3hiki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice tie. :) [link]
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:iconalessio-scalerandi:
Alessio-Scalerandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
All cats should wear ties <3
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:iconweasselk:
weasselK Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Flaming iPhone…want!!!!!!!
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:iconblackethouse:
Blackethouse Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such fascinating symbolism. I love it!
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:iconkanasatthu:
kanasatthu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wait is that a tie
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:iconkanasatthu:
kanasatthu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
interesting hindu reference , you did the style very well
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:iconmayalysette:
mayalysette Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
bellissimo!!!
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:iconstormyhotwolf88:
StormyHotWolf88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The fact your proud of it (and I completely agree) deserves a fav.
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:iconluciusappaloosius:
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Fantastic! The iconography and execution are perfect: a Goddess for our time... 7@=e
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:iconearthsshadow:
EarthsShadow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is awesome. The bird is my favorite part, I don't know why.
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:icontesla51:
Tesla51 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL ART WORK!


"Purr"; an important message indeed. :)
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful =D
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:iconlaki-ilong:
Laki-Ilong Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WoooW <3
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:iconjohnfboslet2001:
johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW geezus, Beautiful!
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:iconmsilvestre:
msilvestre Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done, thanks for the explanation too!
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:iconacrylicdragon:
acrylicdragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well done! Stunning!
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:iconlynn-stardragon:
Lynn-StarDragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I can't stop staring at this picture. Also, the attention to detail, and the rational behind each icon, and your reasons for adding/changing them between the sketch, and the final, well . . . Yeah, I love this too much.

It also helps that my personal totem is the SnowLeopard.

But I think the most powerful thing of all IS that the iconography is a mix of the good and the bad, and the 'goddess' is neither happy nor sad about the situation, simply here in the present, and just watching how we mortal creatures are dealing with all that's happening. Maybe with a hint of amusement on how silly humans are, even if we tend to work things out in the end.
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:icongothidgaf:
gothidgaf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I worship at your altar. All hail Rangifer!
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:iconrefinedjester:
refinedjester Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
i wish i had six arms (sigh) but this is really nice, i love oil paintings.
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:iconmaydarkness:
maydarkness Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the detail in this is mind blowing!
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:iconhoua-vang:
Houa-Vang Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Simply amazing, well worth the two years before you painted it. Im in awe! Also loved how you discribed all the details on the sketch.
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:iconiwontforgetyouever:
Iwontforgetyouever Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this....the detail on it is outstanding... is is perfect... :D <3
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:iconlavos4life:
lavos4life Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
whoa this is really cool. looks very much like it was indeed inspired by hindu mythology :D
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:iconrinaldi-pin-up:
Rinaldi-Pin-Up Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
'Love the necktie!
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:iconindramjha:
IndraMJha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I can see lots of God's in this single pic.
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:icontheshinytreecko:
TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Was it painted on the computer or by hand?
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:iconroborobotnik:
RoboRobotnik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
it's under the traditional media category, meaning by hand
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:icontheshinytreecko:
TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Oops i did not see that. Silly me.
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:iconbillies-basketcase:
Billies-Basketcase Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
this is SO awesome! i love the fat happy lil parakeet :D
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:iconmieyth-wolftear:
Mieyth-Wolftear Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omfg, I just noticed the mendlebrot set in the background. You are now offically epic. I love you. :P
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:iconmieyth-wolftear:
Mieyth-Wolftear Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kackapoo! Aww, one of the cutest birds evar.

Over all, this picture is awesome, and congrats on the Daily Deviation.
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:iconecmajor:
ecmajor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, congrats on the DD :3 I saw it on the bottom bar and was like "that looks familiar..."
Looks great, of course!
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:iconalessio-scalerandi:
Alessio-Scalerandi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was quite unexpected, I though the image was way too cryptic to aspire to that. I'm happy to see that the style doesn't put off people either. I often wonder whether I'm using the old school furry style too blatantly, but that's how anthro characters are in my head, rounded and fluffy. :-)
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:iconecmajor:
ecmajor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's nothing wrong with rounded fluffiness! I love your furry style.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, is that a cell phone or iPod in one of the hands?
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:iconalessio-scalerandi:
Alessio-Scalerandi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
A smartphone of unspecified brand. I think the photo I used for reference was actually of an Android phone but I don't remember.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What was the purpose of it?
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:iconalessio-scalerandi:
Alessio-Scalerandi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
All the symbolism is explained in the sketch notes:
[link]
The burning smartphone stands for the large consumption of rare earths and metals which are required to produce consumer electronics, they are "burned" at a very fast rate since the devices become obsolete after a very short time and often get thrown away.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true, and rather sad. If they slowed down the new stuff next to come out would be a BIGGER improvement over the last, but there are some made from recycled materials.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Indian goddess theme!
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:icontheropes:
theRopes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Purrittt!
(translation..SO very, very cool!)
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:iconskyjaguar:
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Karma cat!
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:icongogo-ghosty:
GoGo-Ghosty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
this is awesome!~♥
I love the details~~
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:iconcjaneway:
CJaneway Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mrrrrr~! <3
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:iconbetweentheteardrops:
BetweenTheTeardrops Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
meow

A Moment's Rest: [link]
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:iconnemetzzz:
NemetZzZ Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Writer
That fancy tie... I want it!
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:iconhardvaro:
Hardvaro Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Dat kapapo at her feet >w<
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:iconaimee-valentine-art:
Aimee-Valentine-Art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW amazing work!!!!
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