this page went out of control. First I just wanted to add a little color to the spirit relm since I've been trying to use color on things that relate to it in the comic. Things went downhill from there. On the plus side I'm considering making a wallpaper out of the spirits.
Notes on the "gods." I could say that they were drawn from different concepts like the hindu multi armed gods and "wild hunt" like traditions. The reality is that I just like drawing thigns with too many limbs and canines. The humanoid is a sort of universal god or earth god while the wolfish things rule specific elements...I am aware that a few bear an unfortunate resemblace to pokemon, but you know what, I like how they look and am not going to change it because of some passe game. The humanoid is grey because I didn't think skin tones would fit the color scheme well.
The idea of another world existing inside of an animal is not new. Often hell is described as the inside of some being. The real Bahamoot slory mentions a serpent with hell in its belly. The idea of a spirit world exists in all mythologies.
I have created a new religious system for the comic, but it will not play an important role in the story. Christianity and other major religions fell out of popular favor after the apocalyptic Shadows War although the system I am describing here does not go against any religion. I honestly don't want to make any religious stetments or offend anyone. I have simply done what makes sense to me in this world setting.
*whew* long comment
I'm gonna try to update wendsday, but doing this page kinda killed me >_<
Quote of the day:
"Finaly, all mythology speaks of another plane that exists alongside our own world, and that in some sense supports it. Beleif in this invisible but more powerful reality, sometimes called the world of the gods, is a basic theme of mythology...according to [this], everything that happens in this world, everything that we can hear and see here below has its counterpart in the divine realm, which is richer, stronger and more enduring than our own."
-Karen Armstrong, A Short History of Myth
It's good, because it makes sense for a post apocolyptic society to return to an almost mythic mind religion, to fertility cults and what not. The belly thing was a nice touch, as world wide, the ancient beliefs have always held that the spirit realm always is entered through a sort of womb like setting, mirrored in birth and death.