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Whoa, today i was playing castlevania Harmony of disonance. Love the enemy design over castlevania games. I think is one of my biggest influences. That give me a bit of nostalgia to check my older works. Here goes a 2006 pic done as a test for a posible inuit related myth serie... Sedna, the big bad woman.
hope you like it :)

PSCS/graphire2/6 hours/Music: Aldebaran - Enya
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In Inuit mythology, Sedna (Inuktitut Sanna, ᓴᓐᓇ) is the goddess of the sea and marine animals such as the seals. A creation myth, the story of Sedna shows how she came to rule over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld. Sedna is also known as Arnakuagsak or Arnarquagssaq (Greenland) and Nerrivik (northern Greenland) or Nuliajuk (District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories). she is sometimes known by other names by different Inuit groups such as Arnapkapfaaluk (big bad woman) of the Copper Inuit from the Coronation Gulf area and Takannaaluk (Igloolik).

A number of versions of the Sedna legend exist. In one, Sedna, similar to a mermaid, is the daughter of the creator-god Anguta, so huge and hungry that she eats everything in her parents' home, and even gnawed off one of her father's arms as he slept. According to some versions of the legend, she took a dog for her husband. Anguta was angered and threw her over the side of his kayak. As she clung to the sides, he chopped off her fingers and she sank to the underworld, becoming the ruler of the monsters of the deep, where her huge fingers became the seals, walrus and whales hunted by the Inuit.

Other versions of the legend depict Sedna as a beautiful maiden who would not marry the hunters who visited her father, although she and her father had no food. One day a hunter came and said he was looking for a wife. If he could have Sedna he would give her father fish. Sedna's father agreed and he gave the hunter his daughter and in return the hunter gave Sedna's father rotten fish. Sedna's father put Sedna to sleep using a sleeping potion before the hunter took Sedna. The hunter took Sedna to a big nest on a cliff, and here he revealed to her his true form, a great evil raven. When she woke up she found birds everywhere looking at her. Her father had an instinct telling him to go take his daughter back. When her father tried to rescue her, the evil bird creature became angry and caused a terrible storm which threatened the very survival of her people. In desperation, Sedna's father threw her into the raging sea. She tried to hold on to the boat but her hands got so cold her fingers fell off one by one and became sea creatures. She fell to the bottom of the sea and grew a fish tail.

One popular variation is of of Sedna being kidnapped by a Storm- or Thunderbird from her human father. Her father then leaves in his kayak to rescue her from the floating ice-island where she is imprisoned while the Thunderbird is away. The Thunderbird, enraged by her disappearance, calls to a spirit of the sea to help him. The Seaspirit locates the Kayak with the two humans aboard and creates huge waves to kill. Sedna's father then throws Sedna overboard in the vain hope that this will appease the angry sea god. Sedna tries to reenter the kayak but her father grabs a little axe and chops three of her fingers off before striking her to the head. The three fingers each becoming a different type of seal. The stroke to her head sends Sedna to the oceanfloor where she resides today commanding all the animals of the sea. Her father exhausted from the fight reaches land and crawls into his igloo where he falls asleep. However, before he wakes the waters rises and claim the igloo and all that is in it.

Also, 90377 Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object discovered by Michael Brown (Caltech), Chad Trujillo (Gemini Observatory) and David Rabinowitz (Yale University) on November 14, 2003, is named for her.
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Jonup Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice
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SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
i just hope i don't catch her by a fishing pole.
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PROGamesIT Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Man your art is .... not only amazing but your inspiration is from different mythologies .... epic work .
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Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So majestic!
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inuitart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Beautiful!
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EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Que triste historia y desconocia por completo la mitologia Inuit. Por otro lado Ústa es una de mis cartas preferidas, recuerdo que me salvo en una partida de Mitos y Leyendas, me gusta mucho como dibujas a las sirenas y deidades marinas, son mis preferidas.
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pabloacosta3d Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent like all of your works!
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Draaky Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiheartitplz:
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Riku-Takano Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your art is awesome :squee:
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Vampir3Fr3ak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^ her middle finger became the polar-bear
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raigakurosawa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
she's gorgeous !!!!!!!!



especially her breast........





too bad ...... she's a mermaid or some sort of
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TeamMagmaGirl25 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
there's many stories about her but they all end the same thing in the end
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Princess Yue...
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Fantastic-Raiko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
poor goddess )': she's one of my favorites but it's too bad she's evil. At least she isn't all evil :D *Hugs Sedna*
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Barrelex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
oh wow! Sedna! Shes my favourite inuit legend! the third varient of the tale is the one i'm accustomed to, but i heard the end differently: instead of being hacked at, she's bitten and clawed at by the thunderbird (or raven as im used to) and is prevented from entering the boat. As she drifts down, she eventually drowns and her blood becomes all the creatures of the sea.
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
no way, hey Itachi! Find Kisame! I just found his dream girl!!!
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Yahtzeemaybe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wha? oh, sorry I was just being dstracted by her.
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Catgoesglomp Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how somebody else knows about Sedna, I had to make up an oral story using her myth for reading class... I haven't drawn her in forever. Thank you so much for drawing this! C:
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twincastX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
cool
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twincastX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
superb!!!
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Wasitora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Awesome :)
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saishadow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
thats some wird yet cool stories
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DRCAlbion Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Your goddesses rock!
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haihailittlebunny Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Very nice. Her story is so sad. No wonder she's evil.
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ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
ooooooh. thats cooooool.
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Un nuevo darkstalker!
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baronessofblades Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always felt sorry for Sedna...She looks intimidating and powerful in this picture...

The Inuits actually had a shaman whose duty was to comb her hair ( since she had no fingers), and if it was done well, she would reward the people with a bountiful harvest from the sea.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I like Sedna, its an interesting character; she is used as a sort of vilain in a cute canadian CG cartoon.
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jesusgamayon Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Thanks!
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saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
she looks great
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silver-sun Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
That is such a different concept of Senda that i've ever seed ^_^
Awesome work
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agwesh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Digital Artist
beautifull !!
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HybridNightmar3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love the wiki attack haha. pic came out great. she looks so cool haha
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1andonlycrazist Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Am I the only one who sees Midna from Twilight Princess in a outfit change here?
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three-forces Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she's all wet :iconimpervyplz: lol sorry
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HybridNightmar3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LMAO
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
finally something from me culture. Love the work you put in it and all the wikiattack, keep on with that ^^
I like the cold tones you used for forming the water around her, it really shows that she's in the bottom of the seas. Great pic
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Luco990 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Oh amigo!, es sexy & hermosa!, definitvamente ah favoritos!
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dr-mcness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I am in awe of your skill
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freeflier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
i love the colors you can use, they're stunning!
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TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the design
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velendor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
copadooooo
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Rastifan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done:)
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ghostaziz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
beautiful..
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geo-ol-00 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
amazing work and very informative comment :)
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mdragonheartlove Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
beautifull 1000/100 the colours perception positioning harmony character desighn...love it!
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Asclepios91 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Didn't you inspired for the design by Mutio from "Blue Submarine 6"
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telestria Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Nice water effects ^.=.^
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vegapimpz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool character!!!

The colours and the light are too good!

Congrats!!!
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FallenNecro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
It's Beautiful!
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