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Sobek Sketch Card - Mel Uran by Pernastudios Sobek Sketch Card - Mel Uran by Pernastudios
:iconpernastudios: Perna Studios is very excited to announce our very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Set scheduled to be released in early Spring 2012.


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PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME. THESE ARE ARTISTS INTREPRETATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.



This awesome sketch art card of Sobek from Egyptian Mythology is drawn by the lovely artist Mel Uran :iconmeluran: for our Classic Mythology trading card set.


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.


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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! :) They eye position kind of startled me, but for a croc, that would be where they would be. :)
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Pernastudios Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Lost-last-username Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This is mine. I love it.
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Pernastudios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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Pernastudios Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's very cool!!!!
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Pernastudios Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome! :P
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing! :love:
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