I had a lot of fun drawing this, although it was still a ton of work and got to be tiring at times. But hey, it was worth it. Now for some general info about this picture (I'll try not to give any spoilers ).
Anyone who knows of the upcoming fanfic will know that the Rovers, along with an archeologist named Walter Vincent, are searching for the statue of Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god of death.
According to legend, Anubis would weigh the hearts of the dead on the "Scales of Justice" against an ostrich feather, which is supposed to depict Ma'at, the Egyptian goddess of truth. If the heart proved lighter than the feather, the person whom the heart belonged to would be brought into the next life. But if the heart was heavier than the feather, it would be devoured by Ammit, a creature who is half crocodile, half lion, and half hippo.
Now, concerning the pose of Anubis and Ammit in this picture, I was very much inspired by this picture of them: fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201… Only I made a few obvious changes, such as Anubis' wardrobe (at first I considered putting him in a traditional Egyptian skirt of sorts, but then I thought, "What am I doing? I want him in a speedo!" And so, without resisting any further, I drew him how I wanted to draw him, lol), having Ammit be a croc/lion/hippo instead of a croc/lion, and changing up how the scales work.
In this picture, the Scales of Justice are merely two golden scales that appear below Anubis' raised arms. Even though they hover and aren't attached to anything, they still behave like real scales, and can be summoned at a moment's notice by Anubis.
As you can see, Anubis is currently weighing a heart on his scales... and you may also notice that the kneeling, crying Blitz has his hands over the place where his own heart should be. ^^
Also, Colleen's outfit is supposed to be reminscent of Laura Croft. The idea is that, as soon as the Collie found out that they were going to be searching through an Egyptian temple looking for "buried treasure", she immediately created a makeshift Laura Croft outfit for herself, before gleefully telling her comrades, "Let's do this!" (You can bet the male Rovers gave their approval on this decision, heh-heh.)
You can also see MDT's OC, Walter Vincent, is in this pic too, and that he's got a hold of the statue of Anubis (no, I won't tell you how he gets it or what happens when he does). I didn't quite like how he came out in this pic, though I think that mostly has to do with his pose. It just doesn't seem dynamic enough compared to everybody else's. But oh well. I just hope MDT thinks this pic of him looks good enough at least.
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That is Ammit, a creature/god of sorts.
Ammit is female, but she was never worshipped by the Egyptians, because she devoured the hearts deemed impure by Anubis, and was therefore associated with all things death.
In my and MDT's fanfic, however, Ammit is going to be portrayed as Anubis' pet.
Thank you very much! But no, Colleen doesn't want to be Angelina Jolie, she wants to be Laura Croft (personally, I disagree that Angelina made the role; after all, the character was created long before the movie was made). You pretty much guessed it with Hunter and Exile, although you're wrong about what Blitz is doing. You'll have to read the description box again to get a better idea of what's really going on with him.
Thanks again, and yes, I hope the fanfic gets done soon!
Dude, this is incredible! I love it! Man, so jealous of your incredible artistic talent here. This definitely got my attention and want to know more about it. The Rovers look great. I wonder what they are concern about? Looks like Hunter and Exile had some problem (look at their shirts). Also looks like Blitz is begging for his heart back. Reminds me of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. But Blitz looks great in that outfit. He could be another Anubis. Also your version of the Ammit looks creepy, but excellent. Last, ANUBIS!!! Man, he looks so sexy there. If you recall Anubis is one of my top sexy favorites. He looks incredible! Great choice to change his fashion. Honestly, I never really cared for his skirt either, but I never would've thought of a speedo instead. Dude, I love that figure, his muscles, and... something else.
Incredible work! I love it! Can't wait to see and read more!
Heh, wow, thank you! THank you very much!
As for what the Rovers are concerned about, well, you kind've already answered that yourself: Blitz's heart has been taken out to be weighed by Anubis (and the fact that Blitz is dressed up the way he is has something to do with it - though I refuse to give any more details, mwahahah!).
Thanks, I'm glad you think Ammit looks "creepy but excellent." I'm so glad I found that one picture of her, it really helped me figure out just how to draw her.
And yes, Anubis was a lot of fun to draw, and I'm glad I decided to just give in and put him in a speedo. I figured, what the hell? ROfl... Oh yeah, you listed Anubis as one of your favorite anthros, I had forgotten about that! Awesome! But I was thinking of you as I drew his belly button.
Thanks again, I appreciate it, and I hope to have more soon (and that MDT and I will finish the fic soon! )!
Anubis is one of the anthros that got me interested in anthros. He's cool look looking.
Haha, I guess I gave myself a bellybutton reputation here. But I can't help it, they are so cool looking. Thanks for thinking of me.