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Brazilian Mythology October: Iara

Iara (from Old Tupi yîara, meaning “Water Lady”) is a beautiful mermaid-like creature living in a river in Amazonas. The legend comes from different beliefs, including the European mermaid, ancient local myths about water snake spirits and, possibly, African goddesses like Mami Wata and Yemanja. Originally, Iara was the best warrior of her tribe, living somewhere in the Amazon rainforest. She was the daughter of the pajé (the spiritual leader or shaman of a tribe), and the constant compliments from her father regarding her incredible skill made her brothers so envious they planned to murder her during the night. Iara had a particularly good hearing, and was able to prevent their attempt, but ended up killing them to defend herself. The father, unaware of what truly happened, tried to catch her as she fled. Her body was trown in the meeting of the rivers Negro and Solimões, but the fish brought it back to the surface, and she turned into a mermaid. Iara is described as having dark hair and skin, and her beauty is so irresistible she has the power to lure any men she intends to marry to the bottom of the river with her singing voice. Like in many legends, Iara has an ambiguous motivation: some say she seeks for victims, enchanting men to their death, either to eat them or to watch them kill themselves, while others see her as a lonely figure, keeping her lovers underwater until their mortal end.People associate her to the deaths of many people, and it is said that even today natives of Amazonia avoid travelling near water at night.Sources: Wikipedia | Brasil Escola | Arte e Educação | Purple Cottage

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Brazilian Mythology October: Iara

Iara (from Old Tupi yîara, meaning “Water Lady”) is a beautiful mermaid-like creature living in a river in Amazonas. The legend comes from different beliefs, including the European mermaid, ancient local myths about water snake spirits and, possibly, African goddesses like Mami Wata and Yemanja.

Originally, Iara was the best warrior of her tribe, living somewhere in the Amazon rainforest. She was the daughter of the pajé (the spiritual leader or shaman of a tribe), and the constant compliments from her father regarding her incredible skill made her brothers so envious they planned to murder her during the night. Iara had a particularly good hearing, and was able to prevent their attempt, but ended up killing them to defend herself. The father, unaware of what truly happened, tried to catch her as she fled. Her body was trown in the meeting of the rivers Negro and Solimões, but the fish brought it back to the surface, and she turned into a mermaid.

Iara is described as having dark hair and skin, and her beauty is so irresistible she has the power to lure any men she intends to marry to the bottom of the river with her singing voice. Like in many legends, Iara has an ambiguous motivation: some say she seeks for victims, enchanting men to their death, either to eat them or to watch them kill themselves, while others see her as a lonely figure, keeping her lovers underwater until their mortal end.

People associate her to the deaths of many people, and it is said that even today natives of Amazonia avoid travelling near water at night.

Sources: Wikipedia | Brasil Escola | Arte e Educação | Purple Cottage

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hi! ehm... are the bycicle seats in your amis drawings supposed to look like erect penises? :)
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hi there anon, i’m still thinking about that one!

like its prettty hilarious but it’s also a very busy composition, so we’ll see if any of them make the final cut. I think honestly most them get cropped out by other characters so its going to be a non-issue any ways.

i guess final answer is enjoy the seat penises while they last

some cleaner wips of my mega amis pic

im just

this drawing makes me so happy

a quick wip update
it’s still really loose but you know rome wasn’t built in a day

a quick wip update

it’s still really loose but you know rome wasn’t built in a day

sathinfection:

nisiedrawsstuff and I went to the Grand Canyon over the weekend, so have some buttes and canyons and A M E R I C A.

onorobo:

simmkox:

Kieren and Simon. Again.

This fandom is so lucky to have an amazing artist like you draw for it! <3
Your Kieren and Simon are so utterly gorgeous!

onorobo:

simmkox:

Kieren and Simon. Again.

This fandom is so lucky to have an amazing artist like you draw for it! <3

Your Kieren and Simon are so utterly gorgeous!

i know this is SUPER SLOPPY and GROSS but i&#8217;m so excited i had to share!
I&#8217;m making a MASTERPOST of chicagoverse, all the art, all the fic, all the headcanons EVERYTHING and to commemorate i am drawing ALL THE AMIS and then some and in the most RIDICULOUS SCENE I COULD IMAGINE
i might add mayor valjean and chief javert in the background, depending on how much i want to make myself suffer 

i know this is SUPER SLOPPY and GROSS but i’m so excited i had to share!

I’m making a MASTERPOST of chicagoverse, all the art, all the fic, all the headcanons EVERYTHING and to commemorate i am drawing ALL THE AMIS and then some and in the most RIDICULOUS SCENE I COULD IMAGINE

i might add mayor valjean and chief javert in the background, depending on how much i want to make myself suffer 

sathinfection:

clenster:

If you havent yet read this goatspiring fic by @sathinfection, please do.

What a great way to wake upUnless you’re Joly

sathinfection:

clenster:

If you havent yet read this goatspiring fic by @sathinfection, please do.

What a great way to wake up

Unless you’re Joly

lucerei:

I decided to finish the Princess Hyacinth which turned into Grantaire sketch I did quite some time ago
god, I love art nouveau

lucerei:

I decided to finish the Princess Hyacinth which turned into Grantaire sketch I did quite some time ago

god, I love art nouveau

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alisongeorge:

I just wrapped this piece up for the Zaftig Zine run by Jacob Sanders. The 11th edition just came out online with the theme “Breakfast”, and you can check out the whole thing here! There’s some stellar work to be seen!
It’s been a while since I tried constructing a structured environment with perspective and all, and I forgot how hard it is. Took me forever to figure it all out, but it pulled together in the end. 

alisongeorge:

I just wrapped this piece up for the Zaftig Zine run by Jacob Sanders. The 11th edition just came out online with the theme “Breakfast”, and you can check out the whole thing here! There’s some stellar work to be seen!

It’s been a while since I tried constructing a structured environment with perspective and all, and I forgot how hard it is. Took me forever to figure it all out, but it pulled together in the end. 

still poking around grans-verse. Here&#8217;s Manfred looking dashing and ready for a duel.
In other news, I finally figured out how to draw comfortably so i&#8217;m able to draw a lot faster, freer and have more fun!

still poking around grans-verse. Here’s Manfred looking dashing and ready for a duel.

In other news, I finally figured out how to draw comfortably so i’m able to draw a lot faster, freer and have more fun!