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A Lamassu is celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology, similar to the Sphinx. It is usually portrayed as a male in art, but originally the name is derived from a female being.
They are protective and evil repelling deities, frightening away the forces of chaos.

The wings were a pain to do, cause I drew the feathers in the wrong direction at first. I should have looked for references BEFORE I started painting, not after, hehe.

Actually she is more like a sphinx, cause Lamassus usually have 5 legs among other things, hehe. But I just wanted to call it Lamassu.

Oh, and I'd like to dedicate this to :iconrhynn:, cause she paints the most beautiful and cool sphinxes I've ever seen!
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
gc-roku Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
what a beautiful creature!
strawberry-wolf-girl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
i love the colors in her wings!
Lufisipico Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Fantabuloso trabalho.
Você é muito habilidosa e talentosa.
Esta pintura está de se lhe tirar o chapéu. Toda ela. Pouco importa se é uma Lamassu ou uma Esfinge. De qualquer das formas é uma bela obra de arte.
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aeryael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Não conhecia este blog que me passou, adorei, e vou tentar mandar alguns trabalhos pra lá! =) Muito obrigada!
Lufisipico Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Na boa.
Espero ver lá trabalhos seus.
Sucesso pra você!
SP85 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! :heart:
LuisdeBurg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
nice work, congratulation
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
Bruno-Sensei Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
trabalho linda, amei as cores! Ta incrível =D
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yanikaRed Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
those eyes are everything
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
This is incredible! I can't stop staring at her wings- the color of the feathers is beautiful. :nod:
CursedOnez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
delicious job!
MyTubedArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
zednaked Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Muito bom !
Knight-of-Ishtar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
wow this is amazing and beautiful,great job on the the feathers and good transition going from the human to the loin half.
Rhynn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful... I have always loved your colours and rendering techniques. That background echoes beautifully with the wings, and that face is as graceful as it is intriguing. I also really dig those ears and the hands.

I always greatly enjoyed your work and if I was able to inspire you a little, I'm truly glad!
aeryael Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh yes, you truly do inspire me hehe! And I really love your sphinxes, they are so colorful and wild, I wish you would do more of them =) And thank you for commenting ♥
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
When i first glanced at the thumbnail i thought 'cool, Rhynn painted something colorful'...:rofl:
Pretty pretty work, as always.
nekoninja7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Her wings are gorgeous!
MidnyteCatGoddess Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
awesome pics as always. but What you mean by you drew the fathers the wrong way?
aeryael Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh, the feathers of the wings, as seen from this angle, should be superposed in that direction - the ones that are closer to the body are under the next ones. I made the opposite at first, and it looked a little awkward. Or maybe I'm just perfectionist =p
Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
well better attitude i seem to have obtain with my art.
allytha Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautifully painted, I love the details in the feathers!
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