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Ganesha by GENZOMAN Ganesha by GENZOMAN
A draw for Myth Pantheons game from Alderac group :)
I done this pic at the beginning of the year, when I was spending a time on the hospital :D was a bit uncomfortable to draw and paint with all the needles on my right arm and hand (the arm I use to paint) I asked to the doctors to use my left arm, but was used for arround a month and a half, so they decided to use my right arm XD was waaaay uncomfortable but was fun in the end.
PSCS/bamboo/6hours/ Music: Wire the drum - Porcupine tree

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Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; IAST: Gaṇeśa; About this sound listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara), patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.

Ganesha emerged a distinct deity in clearly recognizable form in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. His popularity rose quickly, and he was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century.

According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesha resides in the first chakra, called Muladhara (mūlādhāra). Mula means "original, main"; adhara means "base, foundation". The muladhara chakra is the principle on which the manifestation or outward expansion of primordial Divine Force rests.
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dhawaljainguitar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the legs should be of human
He's a human body and elephant faced god......
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shiva once burned off his human head using his thrid eye which was replaced with his infamous Pachyderm Profile
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Manly Ele-MAN
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IndiePopek339 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I love it.
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Didn't know he was associated with wisdom. 
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zortharg Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
See, now this is one of the reasons why Hinduism is the only religion I kind of like. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think Shiva or Kali or Krishna or Ganesh are any more real than Superman (hell, Marvel actually made Thor INTO a comic book character so maybe I should have used that as an example), but basically it's like a 3000 year old comic book. Also, they're the only religion that got the approximate age of the universe correct, not thousands, not millions, not even trillions, but billions, so definitely points for that. One of the litmus tests for a religion that outspoken atheists put forward is if they made any claims that are truly prophetic, and not cheating, and that one kind of passes there. And who needs to read about stinky old Jesus or Noah or Moses or Muhammad when you've got THIS guy, am I right? Heh heh. You know, he actually kind of reminds me of the alternate version of Strong Sad on the "Xeriously Forxe" title page for homestarrunner.com (www.homestarrunner.com/main26.… when you move the cursor over "e-mail". "I'm MAD but I'm flying!!!!"

I like his elephant feet. At first I thought his left lower fist was an elephant foot too but no, it's just a fist seen at an awkward angle that makes it look like it could be an elephant foot at first. But where are the lower arms coming from? They don't appear to be attached to any part of his body.
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Celandinewhyte Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting take on shree ganesh
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME!! You captured the image of Lord Ganesh in a warrior aspect really well!! Still like his sweet kind, nature, though. :) (Smile) 
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DJP15 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
he's never looked so badass XD
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Kitty2624 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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zorkalorp Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorites,
but Oh, Oh... WIKI CRITISCISM!!!!

In Hinduism, he's supposed to be the fat one that sits eating sweets on his pet rat ( I know, it's ridiculous but it's the truth...)

Anyway, I really love it! Why don't you do more from Hinduism? It's perfect for you because thee are loads of epic battles and monsters and gods and heroes!!!!
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Sirenkihmera Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ganesha!!! He is my Favorite Deity
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aMazeANink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BAM! :)
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hitesh7k Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Brilliant... Awsome ..
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Neil1304 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
badass.... one word..
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guelpacq Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student
I thought he had a big belly, but this version of Ganesha just looks more badass in my opinion!
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another GJ.
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Never....never....ever mess with the god of wisdom.
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fbmstar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Artist
wow! this is amazing!
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Rudrax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Yeah man,those guys are right about the body.You should do Ganesha's father i.e. Lord Shiva...would love to see your interpretation on that one.keep up the good work!
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amitom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Great
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DRAGNOUX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
dude as a person who worship ganesha everyday The only I have to say is he is not a hunk.He has a big belly becoz he eats sweet a.k.a "Mo_THE_ak"(say it fast with a "the") alot and he is the keeper of intellengce and knowledge AND the man thing missing IS his loyal servant Mush'k-Raj the black mice.I respect your legengdary vision but he already a god so hes normally drawn as resting with pile of modaks.Oh and one more thing ONLY HIS HEAD IS ELEPHANT NOT THE WHOLE BODY
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Hi there Dragnoux, I understand, but the image was commissioned in this way :)
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RazielOO7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
The only thing elephant about Lord Ganesha is his elephant-head. The legs are human, not elephant like. Would have been nice if you took notice of that.
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Hi there Raziel007, the image was commissioned in this way :)
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
"¡Soy el dios Moncholo! ¡Esta boda produce my ira!"

"¡No le ofrezca cacahuates a mi dios!"
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moony1357 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic! Nicely done! Just one tiny thing, Ganesha just has the elephant head and not the elephant feet.
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Pumaram Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Artist
he is half human half elephant.
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vishwas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good painting. We generally see the images in a calm mood but here it is different. You have studied the mythology alongwith art, it's good. Only the thing is that the body of Ganesha is not of elephant. Please try other dieties also. There is lot more in Hindu culture and we want to see it in different perspective. Ganesha may bless you !
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kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
very cool, hes the bigger brother of melvin
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kjcharmedfreak Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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DrawerKray Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Excelente anatomia, excelente Dios!
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neophyt31 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Great pic, but isn't Ganesha supposed to have a pot belly?
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WolfgangMax Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! xD
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d3cline Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genzo, you never cease to amaze me,
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komsa1987 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
great!
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BboySanji Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Love him..
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XxxPERSIANxxX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Great Job Man
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rinneganmaster555 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Artist
pure awesomeness! great work man. :headbang:
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SensusNiteo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Putting aside completely ruined image of Ganesha, the artwork is nice =D
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Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
¡Magnífico!
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heavyneos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
its homer as ganesha again
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spike360 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Beautiful to behold! I like Ganesh, along with Hanuman and Garuda. I know that Ganesh is the son of Shiva and Parvati, and his elephant head is courtesy of his jealous father Shiva, the destroyer god.
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wilsonKONG Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
How do you know when you're a beastly elephant??? When you rip off your own tusk and shank someone with it.
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pierreframboise Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I'm not sure I like how you portrayed him as somewhat violent, by the style is fantastic!
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EnlightenedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
My fave among the india gods.
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noquedanmasnombres Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
have you ever seen supernatural serie?
has visto alguna ves la serie supernatural?
eri de chile cierto?
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Any plans to make more Hindu deities, like the hindu version of their god of creation. The Creator of the Universe.
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someguywithnoname Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
brilliant stuff!!!
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