Unlike the other anthropomorphic heroes of the world, the ones that are associated with Indian Mythology are not very popular. They are the least noticed and spoken about. That is what inspires us to bring the animals back into our character line through an entirely a new concept (Now this is so over-the-top awesome that I can’t wait to share it with you).
From warriors to mythological warriors, we now have moved forward towards a new character line of “anthropomorphic mythological warriors” (which is seriously hardcore). Coming to think of an anthropomorphic character in the Indian mythology, all that comes to my mind is Narasimha ( the great lion-human avatar “incarnation” of lord Vishnu). But hang on, there has to be some other characters as well that has both human and animal features. Pulling out a few from the pages of Mahabharata and Ramayana, we finally decided to work on the characters of Garuda, Jatayu, Vasuki, Jambavan, Bali and Varaha, beginning with the first three right now.
As of now, we have tried to sketch out each of these characters and explore the standards for emotional expressions across the characters. We’re also reading up on them and trying to include symbols for each.
Garuda is a large mythical bird that is depicted as having a golden body of a strong man with a white face, red wings and an eagle’s beak and with a crown (a killer detail that can’t be overlooked under any circumstances) on his head. He is cool with gladiatorial combat above ground.
Jatayu is again a bird which is depicted as a demi-god who has the form of a vulture. Surprisingly it is supposed to be the nephew of Garuda. He is known for his aerial combat skills.
Vasuki is the great king of serpents. It belongs to the Naga species in Hindu mythology and has the power to exhale Halahala (the most potent venom in the Universe), which is quite impressive actually.
And these are the digital drawings for Garuda, Vasuki and Jatayu:
More fantastic stories coming soon!