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This is the final series of images. I am cross posting here so folks
can see the final result.

The image of Serqet which is included is this grouping is an unusual one because if shows her third and rarest form: that of a lion
headed woman from which two 3rds of a crocodile emerges from the
back of her skull to sit on her shoulder. The cobra in Serqet's solar disk is Nesret, Lady of Primordial fires, showing that Serqet's
energy is electrical in nature. Since Serqet is sometimes called 'the Sekhmet' of "Aset" showing her as a lion headed lady only stresses this fact. The form you see first appeared in Kemet's
XXI dynasty and continued from then on. Of her three known forms,
this is the most rare.

Serqet with a REAL cobra  (9Ha)
Serqet with cobra (9Ha)
turned the statue cobra into a live one.
Added an the element of electrical fire to its belly
to show its the fire of Serqet and not Sekhmet.
Sekhmet, fire element on statue of cobra.
Sekhmet, with fire element to the statue's cobra
Look at the statue version of the cobra (that some think looks like a dick.)
Added a fire element to it.
Sekhmet,  with real cobra  and element of fire-solar fire
Sekhmet. The statue version of a cobra has been replaced with a live one. Solar
fire has been added to the cobra to show it is the fire associated with
Sekhmet, not Serqet.

Original endeaver and concept
Original endeavour and concept
This is the original head (sculpture.)

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Which version is better? The bottom one is the original alterations. I built up her arms from nothing. I built them up px by px. The strong colours shows you the hues with which I did work.

The top image is the same work which I further modified to tone done the orange hues with the addition of cyan and to soften/blend the stark contrasts for a more uniform skin tone.

So which version do you like? Responses sought and requested

Thanks,

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Sekhmet Awakened (8I)
Sekhmet Awakened (8I)


Sekhmet Awakened (8I)
Arms beefed up. I ammended the image to give shape,form and definition to the upper arms with Photo Impact (not the latest edition). Before I make the color more uniform, I need to know how the upper arms appear to you (the viewer). Are the arms realistic? I built up these arms px by px because frankly there were no images that I really liked well enough to use. It's times like this I really wish I could have Poser. Than again maybe not. If Photoshop freaks me out, imagine what Poser would do. Grin. meteru are my graphics so horrid that you won't comment? Come on, bro, say something! Thanks, Nemtetsemnewty

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 Sekhmet-corrections made to her upper arms
Sekhmet with well toned arms
attemped to fill out and tone the biceps and triceps. Not sure how I did.

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Sekhmet awakened
Sekhmet awakened



I started this project years ago and although I worked hard at it, nothing quite jelled. Finally I put it away to return and work on it over the years. Recently, I returned to it again at her request. Instead of making it better I felt I made it much worse...so I wanted to give up entirely and scrap the project. She (mother) would not let me rest. She let me know, it looked worse because I had not gone far enough with it and urged me to press on - continue dispite my doubts and misgivings.

I did. The result is what you see.

Please do take a moment and post a comment if you are looking at this picture.

Please. I have been working on it -on and off for several years and think I have become too close to it to be objective. What aspect of it is good and what needs improving?

Thanks for all comments before hand.

I would appreciate hearing from you to. Come on people, I am not that boring, am I?

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Click ont the picture of Sekhmet and it will become larger. Click on
"Full Size" and you will see it as it actually is.



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(click on image to enlarge)

Ritual of awakening-Rite of Healing
Ritual of awakening-Rite of Healing
Sekhmet awakens to perform rite of healing





This is another update on that portraiture of Sekhmet. I fixed the Solar Disk.
Specifically, I cleaned defined the area around her ears. Her ears are more
defined then they were.

In addition, I enlarged the abdominal sheath plate under her breasts. It is made
of electrum over which is fused a guard of solid Carnelian. It is a stone that
has been attributed to her and is in fact mentioned in the lyrics of a well known
hymn to her. The stone looks rather transparent because I originally inlaid the
image onto the image of an actual abdominal sheath plate at 60% transparency.
The carnelian in this picture comes from the image of an engagement ring.
Originally diamond shape and very short in length, I elongated it and created
the shape you see in this image.


I have been told that the ancient Egyptian surgical scalpel and the blue lotus
(in her left hand) are quite impressionistic. It may appear to be the case in the
eye of the behold but in actual fact, they are images of the actual items themselves
and not my 'renditions' of them.

I extracted these from their original images using a free-hand lasso and lots
of determination, persistence and forced patience.

Under the lotus,you will see the image of a staff. This too is an actual image of a
staff attributed to Sekhmet. It can be found among the many items at the
British Museum-Department of Antiquities in London.
(http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/world/egypt/egypt.html)

The staff has hieroglyphic writing on it in the original image. The actual metal from which it was made has
not been given.

In making the staff fit the image, I had to alter the viewer's perspective of it by giving it a slant. and fusing
the top of it (where the lotus is) under the actual image of a blue lotus. This, I hoped would
give the viewer the impression that a real lotus was miraculously growing out
of a staff made of electrum. The only regret I have with regards to the staff is that
the writings in hieroglyphs have become distorted and therefore lost.

Actually the only thing that is truly impressionistic is the background with its surreal imagery and shadowy
obsurity.

I wanted to give an impression that Sekhmet was awakening during ritual. She finds herself in a very old,
sacred and cavern like enclosure...(not dissimilar from a lair). She looks with love upon those gathered
to pay homage to her. I attempted to 'paint' her at the moment she is morphing from a statue, to a living being.

Realizing where she is and among who she finds herself, Sekhmet raises her staff of life
and her very, very ancient surgical scalpel to begin a rite.

I leave it to each viewer of this image to determine what that 'rite' is.


Hope you like it.

Senebty.

Nemtetsemnewty



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It’s been a while since I’ve done an icons post. It’s been even long since I’ve made a post with Buffy characters. But here it is! This is fairly graphics heavy with 86 icons (74 of them Buffy related). If you like the character Spike I think you’ll like this post.

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You can find the rest of my icons by following this link to the newest icon post.

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One from The Crow. The rest, Icon Gruffudd.

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