Shiva the Destroyer Picture

The Holy Trinity of Hindu mythology consists of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Keeper, and Shiva the Destroyer. I have tried to put a slight twist on the familiar elements in depicting Shiva: he has long hair (usually tied up, but I think flowing hair looks better), ash rubbed all over his body (hence the grey skin), a garland of snakes (reduced to one here), the crescent moon on his head (here turned into a headgear), and a loincloth of tiger or leopard skin. The surroundings correspond with his abode in Kailash, one of the most remote regions of the Himalayas.

Medium: Gouache on paper.
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