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An old pic of the last year, done for Myth Pantheons game :) I ts bassed on Quan yin/kuan yin/Quan yin Bodhisattva, the "goddess of Mercy" , hope you like it. :)

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Guanyin (Chinese: 觀音; pinyin: Guānyīn; Wade-Giles: kuan-yin, Japanese: Kannon, Korean: Gwan-eum, Vietnamese: Quan Âm), also know as Quan yin o Kuan yin, is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin (觀世音, pinyin: Guānsh́yīn, Wade-Giles: kuan-shih yin) which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World".

It is generally accepted (in the Chinese community) that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर), which is her male form. Commonly known in English as the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Daoists (Taoists) as an Immortal. However, in Daoist mythology, Guanyin has other origination stories which are not directly related to Avalokiteśvara.

Guanyin is the Chinese name for the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. Folk traditions in China and other East Asian countries have added many distinctive characteristics and legends. Avalokiteśvara was originally depicted as the Buddha, Guanyin is usually depicted as a woman. Additionally, some people believe that Guanyin is both man and woman (or perhaps neither)

In China, Guanyin is usually shown in a white flowing robe and usually wears necklaces of Indian/Chinese royalty. In the right hand is a water jar containing pure water, and the left holds a willow branch. The crown usually depicts the image of Amitabha Buddha, Guanyin's spiritual teacher before she became a Bodhisattva.

There is a lot of stories arround Guanyin, for example, the story of Guanyin and Shan Tsai: Legend has it that Shan Tsai was a disabled boy from India who was very interested in studying the Buddha Dharma. When he heard that there was a Buddhist teacher on the rocky island of Putuo he quickly journeyed there to learn. Upon arriving at the island, he managed to find Bodhisattva Guanyin despite his severe disability.

Guanyin, after having a discussion with Shan Tsai, decided to test the boy's resolve to fully study the Buddhist teachings. She conjured the illusion of three sword-wielding pirates running up the hill to attack her. Guanyin took off and dashed to the edge of a cliff, the three illusions still chasing her.

Shan Tsai, seeing that his teacher was in danger, hobbled uphill. Guanyin then jumped over the edge of the cliff, and soon after this the three bandits followed. Shan Tsai, still wanting to save his teacher, managed to crawl his way over the cliff edge.

Shan Tsai fell down the cliff but was halted in midair by Guanyin, who now asked him to walk. Shan Tsai found that he could walk normally and that he was no longer crippled. When he looked into a pool of water he also discovered that he now had a very handsome face. From that day forth, Guanyin taught Shan Tsai the entire Buddha Dharma.
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thorman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
cool que buen dibujo de quan yin ella es hermosa y sexy me encanta te felicito mucho genzoman:D
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HAYASHIELVEN Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
" ..a refreshing take on the goddess..cool!.."
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demondeagonking Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
beautiful
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yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
yummy
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BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
she looks really cute, good work but isnt the costume a bit archetypical?
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BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
good work, nonetheless
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SilverDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I love the colours too! You're amazing how you can draw! Such a pretty woman! Like
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leopardcloud Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely. c:

But you're missing a letter 'g'. It's actually GuangYin. The guang character means light in Chinese. The ping yin spelling is guang instead of guan.
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JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
hello :faint:
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Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Writer
Very cool, and I am blown away by your beautiful art. :D
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Aturia0987 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Wow
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AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Great picture! :) :+fav:
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moeflyer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
You made Guan Yin looks so cool!

I'm the believer of his/her!
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
A Buddhist goddess, I see...

I guess this is one of the goddesses that Buddhists pray to.

Personally, while I'm Catholic, I have a high respect for Buddhists. Buddhists harm nobody, wish harm on nobody, keep their bodies healthy and they strive to achieve peace and happiness.

They are wonderful, wonderful people.
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dreamlife23 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice i love it
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nichy10 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job, very pretty
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Fuzzimus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Most people will never catch up to this..
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MommaMeowth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
ishared on facebook ihope you dont mind imusingthe laptop ouchpad and im still getting used to it.
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MommaMeowth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
thats arealy wonderfull pic of quan yin can i use it
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MommaMeowth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
thats alovly pic of quan yin im abuddiest can i use your oic please
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ryonchan Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
lol.. guan yin is actually a male, in chinese god myth. and he turn to female after he dead. and she doens't have big boobs.. but i like Guan yin in big Boobs, it's look fascinate
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starspawn07 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
please do more Chinese myth figures :D

not the Buddhist ones or those based on medieval fantasy novels,
but the really primordial ones.

Monsters are fine too :)
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ShiroRyu927 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Your artwork is so sensational and vivid. I'd love to see your take on some other mythic figures, like Pazuzu or Sun Wukong. You're a DeviantART legend, man. Always happy to see your work!
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angelkitten5679012 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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Megadee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
the figure is very disproportionate. and i dont mean the exaggerated bust, waist and hips, which are more to likely intentional. but her head looks way too small compared to the length of her body. her rib cage also a little too wide for her sholders.
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timetodie54 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
dear is milady does thou honer me with a dance
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dr-mcness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
U R SUPER AWESOME
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Isoru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"and what will you have?"
"ill have the cleavage, HA HA HA!!!"
ALL JOKING ASIDE, YOU ARE AN EXCELENT ARTIST!!!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Beautifully Done!!!
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful! :heart: I have (or had, haven't heard from him in a long while!) a Japanese friend dedicated to Her.
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HalfEatenFry Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
SOo awesome!!
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Lotus-Memoirs Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Whoa! That is one young, stylish Guan Yin!

xD
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WilsonHoyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omg!
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AngelicRedConquerer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I love Guan Yin, and you really made her very pure and beautiful. <3
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RosePrincess6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
she's beautiful!

:floating::rose:
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cloud2181 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Awesome art
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Grayle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
finally, a not-so-bland depiction of my patron.
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Sharingan-Zero Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
She's so beautiful and so is the work, i love the colours and lighting!
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kairibrooks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Beautiful!!
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CervezainBlood Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
ke hermosa
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RaymonT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Nice work.
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Uon-Kou Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's something different from the Original... Nicely done!
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BillyColin8 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
cool, didn't know about this god
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Sol-blaze Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I cant say what's already been said....well yes i can: Fantastic work as usual.
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sebo3e Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
wow
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Megadarren Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. :dance:
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Haney-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Nice work.
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saishadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
cool
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willancer84 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
una ilustracin hermosa, los tonos, brillos de fabula, la chica o personaje con atuendo y pose de diosa!!
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