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Thesis : The Sun Disk by kpelto-illustration Thesis : The Sun Disk by kpelto-illustration
For my senior illustration Thesis project, I looked at Egyptian pictograms of dieties and interpreted them literally. 5 of the 10 images were character concepts, and 5 were illustrations.

This one is my version of Horus, shaped like one of my classic Burdburd aliens. I wanted to play with the idea that the Sun Disk was a literal object, something to be held and passed around, and in this case as a gift from Isis after Horus nearly collapsed from dehydration in the desert.


::: all pieces from my Thesis project were done in graphite and photoshop, textures from CGtextures.com :::
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Given 2013-05-17
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samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great character design!
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I never though Horus could be at all cute... but now he is. You also did an amazing job on his birdy-face and the hands; they almost look like owl feet, but somewhat human-like. I really like Egyptian mythology, and you interpretations are beautiful. The background is awesome, too!
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cantescapethefate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
im sorry to be soo... weird but that is the cutest penguin ever...i love it.
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Dandeliesque Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this!
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love the somewhat lost feeling I get from this. Great idea with the Sun Disk!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Awesome. ;3
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Monsoni Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Cool!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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ProphetStorm Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Writer
I love this! It's amazing! Well-deserved DD.
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Oops, sorry for that last comment, I have so many tabs open I lost track on my comments, I was going to say.. Thank you for sharing this with us, it is an excellent feature :dummy:
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HelenQuarter Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. I love your interpretatation! Congrats on your DD. You definitely deserve to be recognized.
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R0B0T-R04DKlLL Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a HUGE lover of Egyptian mythology, and this totally gave me a new perspective of Horus. And I LOVE it. Especially with the idea of the sun disk.

Wonderful work! Congrats on the DD by the way! You earned it. :)
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DarkAcey Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I loved this piece even before it earned a Daily Deviation. It's great to see your work get recognized.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Stunning! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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death-by-penguins Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cute!
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CocoTehRiolu Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
this reminds me of the legend of zelda : twilight princess and congrats on DD
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely - love the concept and the details
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agorandy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nicely done !!
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yodaman293 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love all your Egyptian stuff. Very inspiring.
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Todd-TheFox Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
must have an interesting story behind this! its so.. mysterious and cool
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AnnaLena250199 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD :la::squee:
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful ! :heart:
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Emiljart Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Looking good, be careful with the pure blacks though.
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Demonlemon Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Fantastic
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FLYBAT Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Why is he fat?..
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:iconkpelto-illustration:
kpelto-illustration Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because I wanted him to be stumpy and fat. :love:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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ELK64 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well deserverd DD ! This is really impressive and interesting *v* I used to reintepret also egyptian deities, it's super interesting to se other people working also in need. I really like the design and the concept in it !
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :lol: :clap:
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kpelto-illustration Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I never expected this at all. @_@
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Concora Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Writer
God damn I love seeing art inspired by Ancient Egyptian mythology. This is adorable, and I love your concept of the Sun Disk. Congratulations on the DLD! :clap: :heart:
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I have a huge weakness for fat little birds. I also have a weakness for mythology. This is wonderful.
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kpelto-illustration Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like him! I love my fat little Horus. He makes it easier to comprehend egyptian mythology somehow.
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I am 100% behind a chubby little pantheon of Egyptian gods. (might not work for the cobra one...but everyone else? Yes.) Yours is my favorite Horus of all time. :)
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Tatercat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Mrow ....luv dis...mrow
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PaintedKing Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love your version of Horus!
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PaintedKing Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love your version of Horus!
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
I like the glowyness of the sun :aww:
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