Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tezcatlipoca


Tezcatlipoca - aztec god of Moon and death. His name in the Nahuatl language is often translated as "Smoking Mirror" and alludes to his connection to obsidian, the material from which mirrors were made in Mesoamerica and which was used for shamanic rituals. But this illustration is little fusion between mayan An Puch god - (god of decay and death, without eyes) and aztec god Tezcatlipoca. Photoshop.

1 comment:

Conor M. O'Brien said...

This is fantastic.

I'm working on a short horror script, based on Aztec god myths brought into the 21st century, and this image is almost exactly how I saw my monster.

May I use this as an art reference? I'm plowing through the script; in the meantime I could send you the synopsis.

I would love to see what you could create with this image as a starter and my script as the frame.

Best regards,
Conor M. O'Brien

www.ConorMOBrien.com