View Full Version : Shinto Deity: Daikoku

06-23-2013, 02:30 AM
Daikoku is better known as his Hindu representation, Shiva. His name translates as 'The Great Black Deva' (a deva is a Hindu male diety).

In Shinto Buddhism, Daikoku is often a stout little man who carries a Miracle Mallet (capable of granting wishes), and a sack containing wealth which he often sprinkles on people. As He has six different forms, excluding incarnations in other religions.

I created the head in a separate Artrage file then imported it to a layer. I'm a bit intimidated by large paintings, so I've been trying to do it piecemeal. For the head I referenced a chubby Japanese kid.


06-23-2013, 10:02 AM
What a great face Chagrin! Looking forward to seeing the rest. :cool:

06-25-2013, 12:49 AM
Hello and thanks.

I don't care much for the painting, but I learned a lot in the process.


06-25-2013, 01:23 AM
Excelent! very original style and lovely painted guy. :)

06-25-2013, 04:39 AM
Excelent! very original style and lovely painted guy. :)

Thank you. :)

I've attempted him several times using a number of styles. This is the most successful, but I'm not quite there.