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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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Yami-noTenshi 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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AlphaFrequency Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sick!
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Puyo0702 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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jazewel Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
what about Ammut? ;P
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Anahiperez Jul 27, 2013  Student Artist
Nice art is so cool , LOVE IT !!!!!!!! Epic La 
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rainbowdashlover32 Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember reading about anubis in school
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Karinta 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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ARTheARTdog 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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