Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust Picture

Water vs. Fire
Memories, are all we retain...
Characters from my APKALLU Story, on a much advanced point of the mythos where the expected battle of elementals do happen.
Am I finished with this? No Way! It was done in part as college activity, so it had schedules and directories to follow. I finished it around a week, so I didn't explore all the character's power nor personality. But I guess that too much effort has ben spent for just a few battle scenes, so hope you enjoy it.
This is the Last Part of a comic book of mine made with mixed media, from ink outlines to basic color pencils and water color and finally digital treatment to amend a thing or two.
The Fifth and final page has the apex of the battle between Hualallo-Khepri-Lapolakh and the Five Pariacacas-Hydros, with a philosophical invitation of the Huarochiri shaman to the problems dealt with along the battle.

Far from having a Huarochiri inspired design, but just imagining a perspective of narrative, I depicted the gods into raw elemental forms.
The Elemental Gods from Apkallu are universal: Pariacaca isn't just "a spectre", and the title of elemental isn' a title or position that can be earned. They are the elements and only being them can be possible to master them. But not all water is Pariacaca as all fire can't be Hualallo.
We don't know how they began, but like nature, evolution, and men we didn't came from a single point of origin, or of conception. We came from the suppression of the alien into the breast of the common. Pariacaca and all others that are water have developed a fluid nature on which this process of becoming common has been facilitated. As such, Hydros as he's originally known, has a multiverse in his hands, and that is something the proud Hualallo-Khepri didn't count. Hualallo discovers that Pariacaca has been many known faces acros his billions of years of existance, and he, too, has lived across "mightiest empires" in godly shapes, too.

In this scene they return to his main body. Last time, we made a difference between the Chaos that dwells in his subconscious and the Chaos brought forth from his adversary. How can he detain Chaos is explicit in his giant form. Made of crystalline insipid water, he's the Tripurantaka, the only capale of destroying the Nuclear Chaos of the cities, of the masses, yet he needs Chaos itself to do the job.
And then, we see a god that was worshipped as the Sun (Eye of Sky, source of Reason) becoming no better than dust.


These times, and we still fear the unknown and adore the illusion.

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