I don’t draw much but sometimes I like to hone my pencil skills and like to draw things from history, like the Jackal-headed God of Egypts Underworld.
Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm. The jackal was strongly associated with cemeteries in ancient Egypt, since it was a scavenger which threatened to uncover human bodies and eat their flesh. The distinctive black color of Anubis “did not have to do with the jackal [per se] but with the color of rotting flesh and with the black soil of the Nile valley, symbolizing rebirth.”
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This is free-hand drawing from a true ancient Egypt image of Anubis. I coloured it in with pencils and also added colour and background in PSE7, trying to achieve the old painted look of the original Anubis artwork.
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