Horus was often the ancient Egyptians’ national patron god. He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the pschent, or a red and white crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom of Egypt.
In Ancient Egypt, the gods were believed to have “bones of silver” “skin of gold” and lapis lazuli for eyes and brows. This is because of their rarity in Ancient Egypt with the exception of gold which was abundant throughout Egypt.This is Silver Hours
WELP– TIME FOR ANOTHER UPDATE WITH DEITIES this time in their animal forms /o/
So yes, the deities in my project have the ability to transform into various forms and states – much like in the mythology – and one of their most commonly used forms is of their sacred animal. These animals forms will be relevant to the story, so it gave me a reason to do another round of color tests, to mirror the ones I did of their human-like deity forms from last time.
There are some places where I took liberties with their colors, markings, and features, but I used photo and wall art references to help make those choices. Everything’s still open for adjustment and I’ll continue practicing them as I progress, but this helps me visualize how they’ll appear in the story, and how they compare to their corresponding deity forms. I think most of them are self explanatory, but the captions include some details regarding their animal forms
And if you’re wondering about the others (Osiris, Isis, Nephthys), they have animal forms too! But as they mostly appear “human” in story, their animal forms aren’t planned to be featured as much, so I’ll get to them another day.
Also little heads up! I’m planning on doing a DEITIES themed #Inktober next month, to introduce more deity designs. So if you’re interested in following along feel free to check out my twitter!
In the meantime here’s my tag for my DEITIES Project if you want to find more art progress o)/ the devART version of these tests with additional sketches is also posted above and HERE!