For some reason i think that this and your old Azazell drawing are the best ones you've made. even though your new ones look great these two had something about them i liked a lot better.
sry for my lack of explanation, i just can't put my finger on it :<
Needless to say; your art is amazing, brilliant, ingenious, etc( add as many of these words as you like).
About the nature of the word, it comes from the ancient Persian religion Zoroastrianism( the main religion of the Persian empire, this religion still lives and is practiced mainly in central parts of Iran namely the city of Yazd) . In their holy book of Avesta Hurmazd or Ahura-mazda is the sorce of all light , the great god, creator of all goodness, and Ahriman is the source of all evil(closely interpreted as the devil but it has a more general meaning, it's evil in all forms and the creator of all evil.)
The word is still used in Farsi( Irainian language to describe Devil and has extensive use in Iranian literature referring mainly to Devil).
By the way I finished viewing your gallery and I kinda wanted to say that your art SUCKs big time ( not cause it is bad or anything, mainly because you had all sorts of comments from Awesome, cool, Amazing, kick ass, masterpiece, etc; so I was a bit tempted to say something new. It was kinda how stuck up your chest and all ^_^' )
Great work and keep up the good work and by the way you are getting closer and closer to heise's level even though I'm not sure if it's OK to compare two completely different styles with each other. All I know is a freind of mine checked her gallery and was depressed for a whole week and I had to cheer him up( I myself needed a bit of cheering, I mean if there is somebody better than her out there, please stay away cause I'm kinda scared of even imagining someone better than her in CG and all )
All in all your art ROCKs, I really love to see heise's characters and your monsters fight it all out in a single joint project or something but hey.... I just can't wait to see your art in the Anima RPG game. If you ever need any Mythological/History information please let me know, I'd be more than happy to help. >.<
Don't worry, I had this infamous and repulsive obsession for Anima sometime too, but it's just Anima's is a great desgin! But that was some years ago when i couldn't draw, not that i can now, but i've gotten a bit better Anyways it's a very nice and well done job, the bandages look very real and detailed. How much time did you spend on this?
O_O MUMMY!!!! and feathers and evil sharp thingies o_O and who is this Anima person everyone seems to be talking about? should I know.... Wen how is it that you can manage to draw the pretty demons and the scary scary mummy-demons too? *hides in corner*
Crap on the Final Fantasy similarities. Uber-kudos to the Zoroastrianism reference. Don't see many people doing that for their art. I haven't browsed through your gallery in awhile, so I'm not sure if you have an interpretation of Ahura Mazda/Ohrmazd; I'd stab people to see one from you.
I think my only problem with this picture (if you could even call it a problem) is the sickles. As a fan of the sickle, I'm a stickler for the sharpened edge being on the inner curve. I guess this could fall under artistic license, though. I'm still unable to decide if I like him one-eyed or not.