Nüwa Repairing the Firmaments

2D Mythology posted on Feb 06, 2016
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Nüwa (女媧) was a goddess from ancient Chinese mythology who appeared sometime after Pangu opened up and created Heaven and Earth (check out 'WorldMaker', one of my earlier renders [https://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/worldmaker/2493516/] ). She was said to have created humankind out of clay. After she had peopled Earth with humans, a war broke out between two lesser deities which severely damaged the Cosmos; terrible fissures tore through the blue vault of the Sky, through which the waters of chaos thundered down to Earth, causing widespread death and destruction. Anxious to save her children, Nüwa melted down large stones and with the liquid rock proceeded to patch up the rifts in the firmaments. Eventually her work was done and humanity saved, but the Sky was permanently tilted in certain ways that set the heavenly bodies in their current courses. This work was originally a sketch I did but I presented it to a paper cut master of incredible skill from Beijing and, as with the WorldMaker, he had this made into a paper cut, which I then scanned with certain colors being added to the scanned image. The coming Monday is Chinese New Year Day, by the way. This year is the Year of the Monkey. Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! ;)

Comments (12)


Cyve 11:35AM | Sat, 06 February 2016

What a fabulous painting my friend... Fantastic work once again... Fantastic scene and composition also !!!


Diemamker 2:17PM | Sat, 06 February 2016

Great work!


giulband 4:16PM | Sat, 06 February 2016

Beautiful graphid illustration !!


Richardphotos Online Now! 6:52PM | Sat, 06 February 2016

outstanding and beautiful art work. I am impressed


UteBigSmile 1:54AM | Sun, 07 February 2016

Nicely done image! 💝


hilmarion 2:52AM | Sun, 07 February 2016

Wonderful drawing. You know that I specially love your stile of drawing


Arrogathor 4:05AM | Sun, 07 February 2016



ontar1 8:55AM | Sun, 07 February 2016

A fantastic and beautiful image!


starship64 1:34AM | Mon, 08 February 2016

There's a lot of wonderful movement and energy in this picture. Very nicely done.


GrandmaT Online Now! 4:40PM | Tue, 09 February 2016

This is awesome! Fabulous job!


Hendesse 7:26AM | Tue, 15 March 2016

You have a great talent for drawing. This image looks fantastic!


A_Sunbeam 3:37AM | Mon, 26 December 2016

It's an interesting technique; I had a book about Monkey in which all the illustrations were in this style. Very nice!

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