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Hi! My new work is inspired by hindu gods and I wanted to paint Kali.

"Kali, also known as Kalika is a Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction. The name Kali means "black", but has by folk etymology come to mean "force of time (kala)". Despite her negative connotations, she is today considered the goddess of time and change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation still has some influence."

I didn't want to paint her exactly as at hindu paintings.

I painted it about a week in Photoshop on Wacom Bamboo Fun A5.

Comments and critics are most welcome because I really want to make this painting look good. Hope you like it :)
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:icongrowyourownfood:
growyourownfood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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:iconormred:
Ormred Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely... as a fan (not a devotee) of Indian mythology I find the image striking and true to the spirit... congrats
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ;) 
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:iconkalaratridasa:
Kalaratridasa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Beautiful! I love this.
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:icondollydecember:
dollydecember Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i LOVE this.
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:iconaeryael:
aeryael Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I really like the colors on her skin, it is dark but with a supernatural touch. I like how it glows, and how all the golden in the picture shine through.
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:iconanime0991:
Anime0991 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I thought tongue stuck out all the time. But anyway nice image!
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're right! :/ but thanks ;)
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:iconsanjay14:
sanjay14 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
beutiful
i am hindu
jai kali maa
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconsanjay14:
sanjay14 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
YOUR WELCOME,
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:iconkalibhakt:
kalibhakt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
OOOOhhhhh @@@!!!!
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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:iconblakskull:
BlakSkull Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
this is the most powerful depiction of Kali that i have EVER seen, And I have been searching!
I love this!
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! These are really nice words! :)
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:iconblakskull:
BlakSkull Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
no prob, i love this picture so much that i want this on my phone, on my desktop, as a poster in my room, on my windshield...
i wish my drawing of kali could be half as awesome as this!
sorry if i drown you with compliments.
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:iconcurtsibling:
curtsibling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work on this! She seems both ghastly and beautiful somehow.
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconkalibhakt:
kalibhakt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
She's dressed.
Technically Kali is stark naked and atmost wears an underwear which is skimpier than a hanky around your loins.
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
to me she's only a little bit dressed ;) it's my vision - it don't have to be right... :) thanks for comment and fave...
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:iconkalibhakt:
kalibhakt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Wld appreciate if U draw more of Kali preferably in skimpy clothes !!
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:iconshivananda:
Shivananda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Jay Ma!
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:icontheothersarshi:
TheOtherSarshi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Wow. Simply beautiful. *loves*
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconblazinstarr101:
BlazinStarr101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
so realistic
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Superb work , impressive ! :clap:
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:iconsvet-svet:
svet-svet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my journal [link]
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!! <hug>
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:iconukiyox3:
Ukiyox3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Lał, fantastyczna praca!!
i bardzo pomysłowa - chodzi mi o te 2 pary rąk :D
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
dzięki :)
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:iconjameli:
jameli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks guys :) I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconsaraswathi:
saraswathi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my god!! i love this..
nice details
thumbs up!!

Jai Kali ma..
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:iconvegashiva:
Vegashiva Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
This is the best Kali on DA. Great work.
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:iconmulletmanalive:
Mulletmanalive Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, but from a purely Religious studies POV, this character looks more like Durga-Devi...

If you wanted a more distinctly Kali flavour without making her hideous, a belt of multiple chains of gold coins, adding a stack of three heads going from freshish, to withered to skull somewhere, possibly on the trident and adding fangs would help.

The one thing i can point out as an improvement is that the sword hand is larger than the trident one, despite the perspective lighting on the arms saying that the lower hand is nearer. Shrinking the former and bloating the latter [i think that's what the tool's called...] may well improve the visual no end...
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:iconbluenephelim:
BlueNephelim Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done! Kali is one of my favorite goddesses (as disturbing as that is O_o)
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:iconcrazy-vincent:
Crazy-Vincent Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
oh wow i love it! :D i love the coulers on the severd head XD and the way she dosen't look like she was any malice in her expresshion ^¬^
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