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Ammit - Alphabestiary by CharlottaBavholm Ammit - Alphabestiary by CharlottaBavholm
I found an old art challenge blog about a month back called "Alphabestiary" (Here: alphabeastiary.blogspot.se/ ). Bascially the idea was that the community got 1 mythical monster every 2 weeks to make an interpretation and artwork of. The art blog hasn't been updated since 2011, but it seemed like a fun creature design challenge to me, so I decided to go ahead and pick my own mythical beasts to draw. ^^

I was going to make the artworks simple and quick.. but it became nothing of the sort xD I'm only hoping that I'll get faster at making them the more I paint.

Anyway, this is Ammit, a demon in ancient egyptian mythology. A dead person's heart was weighed on a scale, and if the darkness outweighed the light in the person's heart it was eaten by Ammit. People couldn't move on to the next life without a heart, which means that if a heart got eaten that person would be dead forever. That's why Ammit was called the "Devourer of Hearts".

I took some liberties with the design. Instead of a lion's mane, my Ammit has feathers (because then I could include more colours). The lower body was supposed to look like a hippo's, but I'm more into swirly tails, so it's more like a lion/crocodile/dragon hybrid.

Other pictures in the Alphabestiary series:
Basilisk - Alphabestiary by Xeikkeiu Cockatrice - Alphabestiary by Xeikkeiu
 
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zyanitevp Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Unique take- really enjoyed!
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CharlottaBavholm Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^ I wanted to redesign it a bit instead of using the same old look
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gehenna-angel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I understand why it took some time to finish. ^^ I like the red fur on the back and tail. 
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CharlottaBavholm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks~ ^^ Hopefully they all won't take this much time xD (10-15h~ish) or I've gotten into one heeeell of a project
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passghost Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Tight
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