Category Archives: Mayan

Quetzal

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This is one of the center pieces on the body paint I’m working on. It’s a “quetzal”, Guatemalan national bird and Maya sacred bird.

Legend says that during Spain’s invasion to Iximché, the Qui’che fortress city, the brave young prince Tecún Uman was mortally wounded by Spaniard vile general Don Pedro de Alvarado.

When the young prince fell, a beautiful quetzal went to rest over his chest, both died there and since that day, quetzals have their chest painted in bright red. Tainted by the Qui’che Prince’s blood.

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life

warning: this post is annoyingly personal and contains a lot of the usual lovelylollipop’s drama lol

*sigh*  I’m kind’a back, not really but I feel the need to speak/write something, I have been avoiding it on purpose, mostly out of a huge sentiment of guilt, spiced up with some shame and more guilt 😛

where were we last time?  I think it was when I traveled to Mexico City (I’m from Guatemala) when things started to mix and mess in my real life. Coming back was hard and mostly complex but the change was done and aside of long work hours things were looking okay the first month (october). I came here to fix Zara’s legal status as her dad is mexican and needed to resign custody for me to have the freedom to move around and travel with her… which basically meant she left my country ilegally (dad needed to sign her out of Guatemala but he couldn’t)… we cross the river 😛

anyway, that’s not why I stopped writting/drawing, at first the pause was due to lack of means, I mean, either I had no laptop, or internet acces, then I had no time (two shifts at work) and the lilk time I had, I used to be with family and talk to Leny (text via phone)… but the reason I stopped writting was cuz Leny and I ended up our relationship, and about that, I just have to say that it was all on me and I’m still not over it.

So, I’m sorry about the long pause and I’m even more sorry cuz I’m selfish enough to come back the minute I feel the imperius need to share and write, so feel free to give me the finger and pass over this 😛 seriously I understand and there no harsh feelings 🙂

Zara is great, happy as ever and Lily ended up being a male cat instead of a girl cat as formerly thought, so the cat is huge and he is still named Lily… I’m happy and missing yall as hell.

Lots of hugs to all 🙂

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this model will be performed in bodypaint the next May 30 at the 7mo Encuentro de Maquillaje Corporal Fonanbules en el Centro de Mexico Contemporaneo by yours trully. It’s possibly one of the few things I’ve done this past 6 months.  Represents a kite, the theme of the show is “Language ann tongues” and my concept is about the giant kites that are elevated to the sky on Novemeber first in Guatemala, it’s called “Words to the Gods” cuz our kites are used to send “telegrams” either to deities or ancestors in the sky.

 

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Tradition Original Ink

Tradition Original Ink

As you know I really like playing a lot with my drawings and photo editor software, so the image of tradition I posted a few days ago, came out of this very normal and traditional ink.

A4 120 grms white paper, black ink.

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Original Inks

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I draw for the joy of it, the fun of it and part of the fun of it, for me, is looking how things can look after twisting and played with them on a digital editor… but all my drawings are basically black ink over plain paper (like the one above) . So I thought it’d be nice to share the originals here 😀 (links to finals below)

hawk 001

https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/hawk-girl/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/inkfell/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/masked-man-with-fedora-foliagedecay/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/black-dragon-prompt/

 

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/cliche-image/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/moon-escape/

 

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/miserere-clergy-prompt/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/moon-watching-the-muses/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/reaper/

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https://inkfell.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/reaper/

So this are the original drawings without the shiny effects and all the smudges on display 😛

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Vucub Camé

Vucub Camé

Hun Came and Vucub Came (One Death and Seven Death) are the principle death gods of the Mayan underworld, Xibalba.

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Ixquic

Ixquic

Ixquic, sometimes glossed as “Blood Moon” or “Blood Girl/Maiden”, was the daughter of one of the lords of Xibalba, called Cuchumaquic, Xibalba being the Maya Underworld.

In the account told by the Popol Vuh, Ixquic went to investigate a calabash tree where the Lords of Xibalba had displayed the severed head of Hun Hunahpu, whom they had sacrificed. Upon arriving she was curious as to the strange fruit that it bore, in the shape of a skull, and the head of Hun Hunahpu instructed the maiden to reach out and take one. As she did so the skull spat upon her hand, and through this act she became pregnant with Hun Hunahpu’s twin sons.

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Suicide Goddess

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Ixtab was the Mayan Goddess of suicide.  For mayans, suicide was a honorable way to die, to clean up your sins or mistakes in life, to purify your soul of all regrets, a clean passage to eternal rest. Ixtab was the guide to the suicidal souls, she was also the guide to warriors dead in battle or women dead during labor (giving birth), this souls were taken by Ixtab directly to Yaxchá, the mayan tree of life.

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