Vishnu and Garud Picture


The year is 2120. We are looking at having the characters set in India, a futuristic India. There is progress, but at the same time, there isn’t. There is a giant rift between the privileged and the poor. Some people have just accepted their fate. They live and die without questioning anything at all. But there are some that are fighting against the injustice. They are the ones desperately trying to mend the rift. The privileged, have them completely overpowered though. They have the means to easily neutralize the rebel groups. But the tiny outbreaks of the rebels are kind of a source of entertainment for them. Their struggle and desperation fuels the devilish joy of the privileged. They have decided to let them play the game. A bit more color in the otherwise dull world.

Mankind is at the brink of chaos.

The characters:

So in this challenge we will be drawing Vishnu and Garuda. Our approach to the art will not be in the typical mythological form. We will take the idea and transform it into a futuristic setting with a sci-fi feel.

Vishnu: the preserver and protector
Vishnu is reincarnated in the year 2120, to restore peace and order in the chaotic world. He is a young man of 24, who seems to have lost his memories. But as time passes, he understands what his purpose in this world is. He is here to restore peace. And ultimately people call him Vishnu, relating him to the long forgotten god from the Myths of India.

He is a young man in his early twenties, with a lean but well built body and average height. His face is longish with Sharp features and calm, kind but compelling eyes. He has a scar running up the left side of his face that kind of looks like a lotus blooming. His overall personality dictates grace, humility but also power.

Vishnu, Appears to be just another human being. His attire is nothing fancy - a simple shirt with a long navy blue coat (travelers coat, not too long but not too short either) and black pants. His clothes are clean but have an old worn out look about them. He has a pendent that looks like a shell (Shankha) hanging around his neck from a thick thread.

Vishnu could never be called Vishnu if he is not carrying the Sudarshan Chakra. This is fulfilled when the inventor, Vishva, creates a gadget that simulated the Chakra. This gadget, Vishnu wears on his right wrist. The weapon, when activated, kind of looks like a hologram but it can be quite a bit destructive. The gadget can be controlled by voice command and it recognizes the voice of only the person who owns it (Vishnu). This gadget in turn controls what the disc can do.
At his waist he has a golden rod – this is a weapon, when it is powered on, it turns into a mace.

Garud is, in the original myth, Vishnu’s Vahan. Here he will be his accomplice, someone who has complete and utter faith in Vishnu. Garud, is the leader of a rebel organization who finds Vishnu and takes him under his wing. Slowly he understands the real power this wanderer has.

Garud is a tallish, heavily built man in his late thirties. He has tanned skin that is cut and torn in various places, thanks to the war for justice the rebels are fighting. His face has very prominent features with calculating deep set eyes. His hair is a deep shade of brown and is cut short.
As the leader of the rebels, he is slightly fancily dressed. He wears a shirt with some golden pattern running down its front. A black jacket (more like a short coat). And grey pants. This man is ready for any kind of a war situation, so he has at all times lots of weapons that he carries on him. Garud prefers to use weapons that are more traditional, he says they are more reliable. He always has a scarf around his neck. Both ends of this scarf fall behind him and sometimes they kind of look like wings.

He always wears a gauntlet with spiky ends.

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