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Anubis and Bastet by tiakaneko Anubis and Bastet by tiakaneko
Oftentimes Anubis, Egyptian God of the Afterlife, and Bastet, Egyptian Goddess of Protection are paired together due to their contradicting qualities.

Bast is said to have been a good mother, thus the connection of pregnancy, or the giving of life. Anubis, on the other hand, deals with the dead; the opposite of life-giving. One is female, one is male. One is a goddess with a feline head, and the other a god with a canine head. They complete each other so fittingly, and it is even said that they were probably husband and wife, anyway. I am very interested in Egyptian mythology (or any kind of myth, for that matter. XP) and have even decided to give my future children Egyptian names.

Last year, in Graphic Design class, we were tasked with designing a conceptual tattoo for our final project. I initially came out with this idea, two contrasting Egyptian gods, but it was gently rejected by my lecturer. She said that while my design was exceptionally good (pardon me, but heck yeah. XD), it did not meet the requirements of the project.

First of all, it needs to be done in Illustrator, as a vector, and secondly... well, I forgot. Something about it being a 'design', rather than an 'illustration'. So, oh well, I had to scrap this one and start on a new idea, which is this one: The Fox and the Rabbit

So, yeah, I recently found this old, unfinished work again somewhere in my laptop, and decided to freakin' finish it. There. C:

Artwork 2012 Tiakaneko
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
I love seeing these too together! Will you do more?
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks, I'll think about it! XD
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Also, what do you think of Anubis with Bast's half-sister Sekhmet?
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta say, I love lionesses.
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Anubis must feel blessed to have both as his lovers, doesn't he? ;)
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, Egyptian god ancestry and relations were weird! XD
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Perhaps? :XD:

Even so, I bet the sisters would enjoy being at the lead of Lord Anubis's harem, do you? ;)
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Tempo613 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always was fascinated by Anpu (Anubis' original name). Don't know why.

You did this so well... I just love it.
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Reaper1998 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Good couple.
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NevaTsumori Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
anubis is the god of mummification. osiris is the god of the dead.
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SilverfurExpress001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
That Q is supposed to be a !
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SilverfurExpress001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
I like myths tooQ
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bottle-bunny38 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
House of anubis! hoho -rin (:
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VulpineSnow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Hm... Gargoyles tricked me, on that note, saying Anubis was Lord of the Dead when he was really their guide, their body-guard through the afterlife... Osiris, on the other hand...

Bastet... I just find cats adorable, and know some of her old role.
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NishaBird Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Smexy Omg <3
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HO YEA. 8D
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice.
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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KbCookie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow!!:)
Ive studied ancient egypt for many years and this is an excellent presentation of them!!!!
I also quite like the pairing of 'cat and dog' ;)
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! :D
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KbCookie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah no problem!!! I love your work by the way, you really do have a talent! :)
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyouthankyouthankyou. C:

I'm hoping I could make some money or at least gain dA points with this talent my parents called useless in life.
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KbCookie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I want to let you know that the talent you possess is in no way useless!!!!
But as far as gaining dA points goes, I can see you have done commisions but you have no Points in your donation pool!! :(((((((( SO MUCH SADNESSSSS!!!
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I knoooooooow. :iconsobplz:
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KbCookie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DID THEY LIKE... SCAM YOU ORR????? WHERE YOU MONEY FOR YOUR AMAZING ARTTT :(
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :iconidunnololplz:
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YamatanoKaguya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Love the Anubis and Bastet design. I'm an Anubis fanatic (ever since I was little). XD There is a power and a tenderness in the two contradicting gods. I love the dual characteristics, but I also sense the strength from Bastet and an almost peaceful feeling from Anubis. This is really well done. :3
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eeek, thank you so much for that wonderful comment! 8D
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ohhh! I like them a lot! *.*
Didn't know they were thought to be a coupple - they are my fav gods amongst the Egyptian ones! X3
Anubis looks so adorable somehow - I didn't know it was possible with this type of eye! *__*
Anyway - like it a lot and gives me ideas ^o^
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know! I'm in love with them, too! Heh, glad to be a source of inspiration to someone else. Been wanting to do that all my life. Thanks a lot! QwQ
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
We may inspire others more than we know about. :3
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, I suppose so. :3
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic!

Incredible work.
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are absolutely welcome! Do you have any plans to do more work in this style?
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why, yes! I'm thinking, more mythical and legendary beings. I will incorporate designs from various cultures. Intricate and mystifying, they are. I also had fun playing with positive and negative spaces here, so yes, I think there will be more in this style. It's something new to me, too, and I find it quite exhilarating! Thanks again for your support!
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

Keep up the great work!
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