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In the Claws of the Jaguar : RARE 2013 by Katmomma In the Claws of the Jaguar : RARE 2013 by Katmomma
Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of medicine, midwifery, and war clutches a fragile newborn in her fierce but protective paws. She is present for every beginning of a Mayan life...

So, here's my contribution to this year's Anthro Calendar =D. Holy crap this took me forever. It feels nice to do at least one really in-depth illustration per year which is why I love the opportunity to be part of this project.
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Pre-order this calendar! It's seriously too awesome to pass up!
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:iconbadkitty44:
BadKitty44 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Wonderful, I love the expressions, colours and the whole feeling of this art 😺
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AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very nice work.
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:iconshembre:
Shembre Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Writer
This is gorgeous! :la: :heart:
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xXCougarXx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Wow Awesome! o.O
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FearFurr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
What's happening in the picture exactly? Why does she have a bunny? Anyways, love it!
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artist
The rabbit mother had a baby. The spirit of Ixchel is swaddling the newborn
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:iconfearfurr:
FearFurr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
Cute! I love it!
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:iconxifis:
Xifis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
AMAZING
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Lovely work.
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:iconnahual4004:
nahual4004 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Great image!!!!
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:iconleodarking:
leodarking Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
looooooooooooooooool
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Awww, I want to hug her...may I?
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
This is amazing, and beautiful.
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:iconsanctuary-meadow:
sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. .this is pretty incredible use of your stylization, anthropology and culture.

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:iconsunnydesposition:
sunnydesposition Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
fantastic detail and lighting and nice research as well I had no idea of this goddess
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:iconkokiteno:
kokiteno Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
beautiful
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tselea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love your depiction of Ixchel's strength and tenderness. Nobody mess with the babies!
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:iconlightingtiger:
LightingTiger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amaze! It Awesome Texture and Light!
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:iconkahlia-diane:
Kahlia-Diane Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous and very well done. She seems so powerful and protective. Amazing work, and I'm sure this is going to look gorgeous in the calendar. :D
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you, Venus :heart:
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are quite welcome :heart:
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job with the diffuse lighting on the fronds in the background. I think it's a great entry. I feel the same - just one hardcore illustration for me a year....
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Part of it is I'm lazy lol. But it does feel awesome to complete a really detailed one every year. Thank ya! <3
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring! I especially love the jaguar goddess in the front!
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Filmographer
I love the beautiful lighting, it really adds to the mood. Also the stark contrast of Ixchel's powerful appearance to her also holding the newborn rabbit is precious.
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AleTails Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
AMAZING PIC!!! =D
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reiu-shanra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I especially like in this piece is the combination of an animal that we consider deadly with the idea of it being the protector of a new life. A really interesting contrast.
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BlueFireVixon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
such beautiful details love the colours and the story for this picture is amazing :meow:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconbluefirevixon:
BlueFireVixon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
you're welcome :)
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928 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Great work, well done
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:iconotterbane:
Otterbane Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I love this more than anything else ever.

Seriously, the use of colours and the soft lines... It's so beautiful! And the backstory!

I think the Anthro Calendar will double its profits this year!
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
I hope so! That would be super awesome! :D
Thanks so much!
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful work! And the backstory on this is great!
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful illustration! I really love your use of lighting. <3
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thankies! <33
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bkatt500 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's lovely and very well done! It has enough detail to bring the scene to life, and I love the texture!
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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Soul-Cake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Guh :heart:
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sdkfz171 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
sweet
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Hurricane-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Completely awesome! :D
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um, holy crap this is amazing. You can really feel this piece! :D
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BombshellBoy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!~ <3
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank youuu <3
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