Tupilak 3 Picture

2006

Here's one of our latest creations with the extra durability of a tortoise shell, not recommended for small children due to a strong grip. Should last you a long time if given it's weekly formaldehyde bath.
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Now the tupilak birthday cards for my former boyfriend started to be a joke in itself so of course I made a third one. I heard about the tupilak from the swedish roleplaying game Drakar & Demoner but actually it's a creation from Greenland Inuit mythology. The tupilaq was an avenger stitched together from different animal and human parts by a shaman and given life by allowing it to suck energy from the creator's sexual organs. It was then put in the sea to find the enemy, but you had to watch out; if he was more powerful he could turn your own tupilaq back at you.

felt-tipped pens, watercolour, gouache
Fenrir
Tree of life
Tupilak 3
Decent Tattoo pic
Commish: Balance of the World