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Sobek - Classic Mythology by tonyperna Sobek - Classic Mythology by tonyperna
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Here is a sketch art card of Sobek from Egyptian Mythology that I drew for the Classic Mythology trading card set produced by me & my wife Elaine (Perna Studios) - Sketch card measures 2.5" x 3.5".

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Sobek – Egyptian Mythology – Sobek was the deification of crocodiles, as crocodiles were deeply feared in the nation so dependent on the Nile River. Egyptians who worked or travelled on the Nile hoped that if they prayed to Sobek, the crocodile/Nile god, he would protect them from being attacked by crocodiles. In some Egyptian creation myths, it was Sobek who first came out of the waters of chaos to create the world. As a creator god, he was occasionally linked with the sun god Ra. Gradually, Sobek also came to symbolize the produce of the Nile and the fertility that it brought to the land; its status thus became more ambiguous. Sometimes the ferocity of a crocodiles was seen in a positive light, Sobek in these circumstances was considered the army's patron, as a representation of strength and power. In Egyptian art, Sobek was depicted as an ordinary crocodile, or as a man with the head of a crocodile. When considered a patron of the pharaoh's army, he was shown with the symbol of royal authority - the uraeus. He was also shown with an ankh, representing his ability to undo evil and so cure ills. Once he had become Sobek-Ra, he was also shown with a sun-disc over his head, as Ra was a sun god.


PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME AND WILL BE DELETED. THESE ARE MY INTREPRETATIONS OF THESE CHARACTERS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.


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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. I watch Pernastudios but this one actually caught my eye in "More Like This" on the side of another picture. I really love the cropped and up-close composition. Nice colors too. Very cool. :)
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tonyperna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words. :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, the gods & deities of ancient times are fascinating indeed :) thanks for the background info aswell.
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tonyperna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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nyrf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! Sobek is one of my favorite egyptian gods :)
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tonyperna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! He was fun to draw. :)
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nyrf Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome x3 He came out great!!
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JadeGiant Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
very cool Tony!
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tonyperna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Dave! :)
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