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Our Lord the Flayed One by DougDougmann Our Lord the Flayed One by DougDougmann
Xipe Totec: Aztec god of Spring, vegetation, and disease, among other things. He flays himself daily to give food to humanity, and is said to have been the god who invented war.

During his yearly festival, the corpses of human sacrifices were carefully flayed, and the skins were worn by his priests for the entirety of the 20 day celebration, after which they were removed and carefully stored to symbolize rebirth and the arrival of spring.

Art trade with :iconladycat17:
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coricancha Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
You have a great style!
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sagittairehope Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Ay mama!
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El-Guapachoso Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student
Rifado loco
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NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow! I love the kind of feeling I get from this.....it's so hard to describe but it's like a eerie/spiritual type feeling! I love it! 
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KARLOJULIO Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

Very nice work.

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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Finally, some art of Xipe Totec!! I could barely find any here on DA. Very good art.
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
A very impressive view on him. i liked the shadows.
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SaintArgus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice!
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Thanks! I see your gallery is mostly cryptids: awesome.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome. Yes, I draw a lot of cryptids. :)
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
whoa... thats incredible! wow!
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Tillinghast23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job! I did a drawing of him once... gave it to the folks for a Christmas present...
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Very very beautiful :D
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Thanks! :) I checked out your gallery and liked your work a lot!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
You're welcome, I'm pleased you do :hug:
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AWRozee Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Nuestro seņor despellejado.

Great work!
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
This a really great piece! I love how graphic the shadows are and the thick, uneven boarder. They really go well with the macabre subject. I also love the overall color palate. They're really sophisticated. The details in this are great too. I love the headdress and costume!

I don't know much about Aztec culture, so the little back story really helps to make me more interested in the topic.
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lazylazy Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
здорово , красота . мечта . сказка .... тебе нет равных ............................................Fine, beauty. Dream. A fairy tale.... You do not have the equal............................................
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aintn0body Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Actually, if memory serves, during the festival of Tlacaxipehualitzli the flayed skins were worn by a multitude of warriors (and of course, the Aztec emperor at one point), as the various warriors engaged in a series of mock battles across Tenochtitlan and Tlacopan. The skins would be worn until they had completely rotted off of the wearers.

That aside, this is a beautiful rendering of the Red Tezcatlipoca.
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ManuelaSoriani Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very good!
^__^

I like the inks!
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Haha the inks- I suppose with enough time even that one wretched brush in flash can look good.

I really like your gallery btw, especially the fact that you don't shy away from backgrounds. Excellent work!
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ManuelaSoriani Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When I have time, I love doing backgrounds!

Expecially in comic pages.
^___^
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Sighter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Ah. The Aztec gods. Is there any sort of human flesh they'd say no to?

I like how you use colors. Your style and colors seem to go well together. Plus your lines and shapes have a good flow and energy to them. (they remind me of that one animation thingy, Afro Samurai in a way).

Nice and kewl in a way I don't mind. Obscure mythology- well, obscure in that most people learn about classical greek gods before hearing about the Aztec ones- is always kewl to see reference in a new, different style.

:thumbsup:
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Yeah, mythology has to be one of my favorite things ever. Even the Greek gods pretty much rock, but I despise the way they're taught in schools. Great stories are overanalyzed to the point of being extremely dry and boring.
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Sighter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
When they are taught. I studied them on my own way before any class I had ever bothered to get around to them.

The Greek Myths are important for their importance to western culture. They do get overanalyzed, but at least somebody is reading it. Of course, discovering new mythologies are fun cuz they can add to one's understanding and even inspire new ideas.

One of the many reasons I like the bloody mesoamerican mythologies.
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RebelVampire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
It's beautiful! I really just love all the wonderful detail you've captured in this piece!
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step-into-darkness Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
this is awesome dude... your gallery is sick... i see you have a comic your working on too, im gonna check it out in a minute...really cool pic..and that Diablo 2...
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Haha thanks! I'm probably going to be fixing a lot of the Diablo 2 over the weekend, it ended up a bit too dark and it's hard to see a lot of the detail. After spending all that time putting the detail in, I kinda have to show it :)
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Blackbombs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
awesome man!!! I really like your inks
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thanks! After years of using that ONE TERRIBLE BRUSH in Flash, you kind of learn to make it work. Haha
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LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh ho hoho

This is AWESOMEEE!! :)

Sorry for bein' late, boy : I'm working on your art trade,(just.. wait, please :blushes:)

Excellent work, your style is simply amazing!!

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

:hug:

Gooosh! It's so stunning!! :faint:

:)
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Glad you like it! I'm using it as a portfolio piece as well, so maybe it'll help me get some jobs :)

I can't wait to see yours! (no rush though- take your time!)
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LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
:blush: Ohhhhh!!

Thanks for the time... :)

I was kinda busy at uni, but I have a bit of time this weekend, so, I'll be doing "stupid things" hurr hurr :D

Awesome artwork of yours, ya'll see, Xipe Totec is an awesome charm for jobs ;)

:D

:hug:
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Hah, I know how that is. Have fun doing stupid things- whatever those happen to be!
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LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yeeeahh! :)

;)
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el-roacho Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
This came out so badass, Doug! The highlights are all really clear on this one! If you want, next time around try adding another darker value into your shadows to make that stuff pop too. If not, I still dig the lighting either way. :)

Man, the Aztecs were brutal. XD
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Metal.
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the-art-junky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an awesome crazy style you have.
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Hey thanks! Glad you like it!
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the-art-junky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem! :)
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