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Lighter Than a Feather by taemanaku Lighter Than a Feather by taemanaku
EDIT: THIS GOT A DAILY DEVIATION HOLY SHIT

Thank you so much to ^Lyricanna for featuring this and to whoever suggested it. (Please speak up if you did!) I'm in shock and awe right now. This is seriously too amazing for words, and I can't be more grateful to you guys. Creating art is a wonderful and beautiful thing, but having someone to view it makes it even more rewarding. So thank you.

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I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do some Marik fanart for his birthday, December 23rd! 8D

You're probably staring at this with an expression like :iconwthplz: so let me explain. XD

I think a lot of people associate Marik with Ra because of his god card, but I actually think that as a tombkeeper, he's similar to Anubis, the Egyptian god who's quite literally also a tombkeeper. Anubis judges the hearts of the dead with a scale to see if they are lighter than a feather, so that's why I represented him with the Millennium Scale and not the more familiar Rod.

EDIT: I uploaded it as 1024x768 in case you'd like to download to use as wallpaper. I have the original at 2048x1536 though, so I can resize it for anyone that needs a different resolution. <3

Kit and Vi from the account ~The-Cursed-Daughter wrote a Thiefshipping fanfic based on this! Check it out here~


Design Ref: Anubis
Textures: Papyrus, Hieroglyphics

BG Music

Art Taemanaku
Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-07-26
:iconkounya:
kounya Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Oh dang D: I love the detail work in this! Very nice <3
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:icongraveguard-of-anubis:
Graveguard-of-Anubis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it okay for you when i take this for a tattoo? that is so amazing!!!
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:iconyami-notenshi:
Yami-noTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy-
This is really awesome! And I like the new perspective you took on it. It's really original, and really well done :)
Congrats on the DD 
XD
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:iconalphafrequency:
AlphaFrequency Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sick!
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:iconchys:
Chys Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
cool
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:iconpuyo0702:
Puyo0702 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Egyptian art always fascinate me.
Very good job. Your skill amazes me so much.
The color and the black-white focus go together very well
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:iconjazewel:
jazewel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
what about Ammut? ;P
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:iconanahiperez:
Anahiperez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artist
Nice art is so cool , LOVE IT !!!!!!!! Epic La 
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:iconrainbowdashlover32:
rainbowdashlover32 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember reading about anubis in school
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, when I first saw this, I thought, ANUBIS! Because he's the one with the jackal head that holds the scales. It's beautifully drawn nonetheless.
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:iconartheartdog:
ARTheARTdog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have to say, I've always associated him with Anubis rather than Ra, too.
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:iconex0ticks:
Ex0ticks Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Awesome ! I love the details on this one :D 
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:iconberendes:
Berendes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!! :)
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:iconruinlight:
RuinLight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice.
Love the details.
I'm a big fan of Egyptian based material.
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:iconask-thefantasyfilled:
:iconinuclapplz: this looks amazing! I live how detailed it is!))
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:iconforeverdarkhopes:
ForeverDarkHopes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconwhitewingsiii:
WhiteWingsIII Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*crying* its so beautiful!
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
How lovely! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
:heart:
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:iconthedeathdayz:
TheDeathDayz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING <3
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:iconyami200:
yami200 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
First though when I saw this: Yami-yugi???? then when I read the artist comment...couldn't believe it was Marik I really like how you drew him :love:
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha you really can't see much of his face so I could see how you'd think it was Yami. ;)
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:iconyami200:
yami200 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
hahaha yeah ^^
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:iconoctoberspirited:
octoberspirited Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey! Congrats on the dd! :D
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconkimi-no-tame-ni:
Kimi-No-Tame-Ni Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the daily deviation. :heart:
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconanimeloverofdoom:
AnimeLoverofDoom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
I just scrolled through the Daily Deviations and I saw this and instantly recognized him, loving this picture of him!
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! Ahh it's such a crazy feeling to see the DD attached to it.
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:iconanimeloverofdoom:
AnimeLoverofDoom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Writer
It shows that you have great skill ._." I, on the other hand, don't have mad drawing skillz ._." I just write....some what ^^"
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love writing just as much as drawing, and I'm sure you're great! And the only way to get better is to keep writing (or drawing, or whatever you're into).
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:iconanimeloverofdoom:
AnimeLoverofDoom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
I'll always keep writing.
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! You should.
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:iconanimeloverofdoom:
AnimeLoverofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Writer
I shall!
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:iconbelovedshadow:
BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it wrong that I am WORSHIPPING the fact that you drew the Anubis outfit so damn nicely? I like Marik but this is gorgeous!! Would you be offering this as a print? A friend of a mine would LOVE this as a nice sized poster! :D
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure about the print because I've never tried it before. Is it just as simple as changing something in the image settings?
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:iconbelovedshadow:
BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I... am not sure to be honest, perhaps? ^^ I never tried to sell my stuff as a print but maybe. :)  wish you success in it though :D
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Is very nice! all the Egiptian mithology and symbols you use.
great work!
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:iconlara0xm:
Lara0XM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Wow. This is great, I love the light contrasting with the cape like a big black shadow. Until I saw the bigger picture I thought it was a picture of Anubis not Malik. And I commend your knowledge of Egyptian Gods. Most people only know Anubis as the demonic God of the Dead.
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you! I love Ancient Egyptian mythology so I had to do a bit of research to make sure I wasn't lying to you all about who Anubis was. ;]
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:iconlara0xm:
Lara0XM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconsilverlunawolf6:
silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! you have amazing technique! 
Even if it may not be accurate. Jeez it's gorgeous! 
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconwhitefawn789:
whitefawn789 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Are they wearing a mask of some sort? I can see a human face. And hair.
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:icontaemanaku:
taemanaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! The mask was mainly to show the resemblance to Anubis.
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:iconwhitefawn789:
whitefawn789 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, I see. ^.^
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:iconprissguerrero:
prissguerrero Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I dunno who is Marik, but I know who is Anubis, and your art is just amazing. ;)
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