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November 15, 2011
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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.
Não sei se você sabe da existencia deste blog "[link]", que está relacionado com o Deviantart. Seria muito bom ver os seus trabalhos de Alphabestiários. Vou ficar como Watch, a ver se você alinha.
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
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