1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Don't have enough monsters? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering the Monster Mash! - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

Mayan Art Megathread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Warden, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    6abc76a6b4e5b25efb446165e0b2a645.jpg

    I finished this book a while back when on the way back from a flight (though the version I read was by Michael Coe). I included the picture because of the pretty cover (part of a throne found at Copan).

    Great book, learned a ton about how long it took to decipher Mayan phonetic script. Worth the read!
     
    Aginor and Crowsfoot like this.
  2. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Some colorful Mayan and Aztec costumes in artwork.

    Mostly Aztec on the first two:

    44f1b548c28363e4c9cbc1ef687841c6.jpg

    d7d4a3c89f0e987e28b70f9a59d7c717.jpg

    Mayan:

    d847cac88ae4ce67f79f6911bb2da0da.jpg

    Also some Incan on the left side of this one:

    44649426dd17202858ca872c7b4b104c.jpg
     
    Aginor likes this.
  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    8,251
    Likes Received:
    11,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That one guy with the bird costume (second to last picture, left side, next to the jaguar dude) reminds me of these guys:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It does kinda. If all the armor wasn't so spiky it would make for an easy conversion; you would just have to go overboard with extra feathers!
     
  5. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    8,251
    Likes Received:
    11,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yeah, the armor isn't _that_ similar, but bare chest + bird head helmet is interesting. :)
     
  6. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Found this picture, I think it is somewhere in Mexico City?

    mSaCalm01'Compr.jpg

    I can't read Spanish so I couldn't translate, but if I am looking at this right this building was built right over some ancient Aztec ruins!
     
  7. pendrake
    Skar-Veteran

    pendrake Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,556
    Likes Received:
    2,915
    Trophy Points:
    113
    There is Spanish masonry [?] underneath the jaws of the Aztec or Maya beasty.

    The blue sign on the right says. “Republic of El Salvador”. Did the Aztec Empire get that far South?

    Edit: further google-fu.....

    The blue sign on the left is the name of the last Vice-President of Mexico, assassinated in 1913.

    Those are both street names in Mexico City. So location confirmed. The next bit was translated from Spanish by google:

    So Aztec confirmed. But it looks more like a chunk of Aztec carving was re-used as a corner stone for the later Spanish building. I expect the snake was relocated from its original setting.

    Anyhow, that is the corner of the Museum of Mexico City.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018
    Warden likes this.
  8. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Awesome thanks for the translation, hope I can go see it for real someday.
     
  9. Karak Norn Clansman
    Chameleon Skink

    Karak Norn Clansman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    332
    Trophy Points:
    63
    This is a treasure trove beyond doubt. Thanks for continually pulling all this reference material together, Warden! This is how forum resources should aspire to look like. :)
     
    Warden and Aginor like this.
  10. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    8,251
    Likes Received:
    11,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Have y'all seen the new teaser/WIP videos about the new Tomb Raider game?
    A lot of nice stuff there. In one of the videos I've seen there were some native people talking in Yucatan Maya.
    Pretty cool!
     
    Warden likes this.
  11. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have seen some teaser pics and posted a few a while ago but never saw a video, I will have to find it! I am not really a fan of Tomb Raider (I like Assassins Creed though) but the game inspiration looks neat.


    High praise from a master of lore tutorials :bookworm::shy::couchpotato:, many thanks! :vulcan:
     
  12. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Saw these pics on chive, cool redrawing of some super smash characters!

    IMG_0406.JPG

    IMG_0411.JPG

    IMG_0412.JPG

    IMG_0407.JPG

    @Bowser

    IMG_0408.JPG

    IMG_0410.JPG
     
    Bowser, Aginor and NIGHTBRINGER like this.
  13. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Would make a great terrain project.

    IMG_0419.JPG IMG_0420.JPG IMG_0421.JPG IMG_0422.JPG
    (Link)
     
  14. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    19,647
    Likes Received:
    37,881
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Your next project?
     
    Bowser and Warden like this.
  15. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thinking about it; I have an archway modelled after the lizard-face-arch in the back of these pics.

    For today, an amazingly painted vase:

    beautiful vase.jpg

    :artist:
     
    Bowser, Aginor and NIGHTBRINGER like this.
  16. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Another amazing plate, so much detail!:

    50ba527b877df99ec3385fda651a2260.jpg
     
    Paradoxical Pacifism likes this.
  17. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I recently learned that some murals were discovered at Calakmul.

    activity_685-680--20160118182222.jpg

    They are quite different from the murals discovered at Bonampak and San Bartolo because instead of showing scenes depicting warfare/ceremony/religious topics, these seem to depict everyday life!

    Calakmul-5.jpg

    (link) Chii`k Naab Mural of Calakmul.

    F3.large.jpg

    Modern drawing:

    lady_in_blue_by_kamazotz-d9i73z9.jpg
     
    Aginor and Paradoxical Pacifism like this.
  18. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Bonampak Murals Panorama (large file)
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Modern artwork showing depictions from Mayan myths!

    Hero Twins:

    genesisGamingHeroTwins422.jpg

    Giant Caiman:

    de64ef1c8b210e45df6f97c0bc38374b--brown-pride-caiman.jpg

    Artwork from a game called Smite:

    my_mayan_family_by_behindtheveil-d7bgfje.jpg

    Not sure what is going on here, but it was called "Popol Vuh, King of the Giants":

    popol-vuh--the-king-of-the-giants-roberto-melo.jpg
     
  20. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Cool pic:

    mayas.jpg
     

Share This Page