Bast Picture

ink, marker and digital
c. 2012 BeorcRadNyd (Brenda Nickerson)

she's a cat-goddess-warrior-princess-thingy.
Bast was the cat goddess of egypt, and her role changed much over the centuries of the Egyptian civilization. At one point, she took over the role of her father Re's protection from the Devourer, Apep the Serpent. This version of Bast is a dream animal that appears to humans. I wanted a creature that at first would appear strange and frightening, but eventually the audience would find she was like a guardian angel.
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