For the 13 Goddesses Challenge this week I would like to introduce Durga.
She is the Hindu Warrior Goddess who's purpose is to bring justice to the world, and protect mankind from evil forces, such as; Selfishness,jealousy,prejudice,hatred, anger and ego.
She is usually depicted with 8 arms, but actual has 18 arms, each bearing a weapon given her by a God.These include; Sword, lariot,trident,mace,bow and arrow,shield,spear,discus and thunderbolt. Except one, in which hand she carries a Lotus flower.
Don't know if you've tried drawing multiple arms....I stuck with two :S
She is the wife of the Lord Shiva, and is always shown to be wearing red clothing. Sometimes she is depicted with a Fort like structure on her helmet.
Durga didn't want wishy washy colours on her page, so I used colours to show off her vibrant energy.
And then her Tiger companion(which she rides into battle) appeared behind her.
Trying to show the shine on her chainmail Breast cover and Helmet. and I also added a conch shell, which is another of her symbols.
My Hindu Goddess DURGA who's many titles include;
The inaccessible one
The Divine Mother
Protector of Mankind