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Phaya Naga ( King Naga ) by Lilaccu Phaya Naga ( King Naga ) by Lilaccu
Phaya Naga ( King Naga )
Nagas are the being from Asian legend that taking a form of great serpent. Sometimes they can have more than one head ( maximum has 7 heads ). They are different from dragons or other kind of mythical serpents. In Buddism, they classify as deity and guardian. Sometimes they are able to transform to human form.
(If you are interested, read more about Naga here : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaya_Na… )


This one is absolutely my original work. : )
I've got inspiring from Nagas and adapted it.

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I painted this to dedicate to Nagas.
I always admire Nagas since I was very young and also there are many circumstances which somehow related to my life.

This the real story that happened.
When I was very young and my family moved to new house. The place which has many historical stories and a big area of garden. There is a huge "Bodhi Tree" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Tr…) in the middle and an old house that probably older than 100 years ago. However, my parents renovated the house and entire location.
But something that was so strange, almost everyone in the family as well as some cousins had dreams of a Great Naga, with onyx black colour wrapped around the Bodhi Tree. The first day we moved in, my parents dreamed of it in the same night.
Even the guests like friends of my family who visited us, without telling them about this before. They told us that they had very scary dream about a big black snake.
I remembered that I was very scared of this strange thing at that time, but another reason that made me confused the most was only me who had never dreamed about it. Then it took about 12 years later that I finally dreamed of Naga, at the day that no one cares about it anymore. I was so stressed about my final painting for thesis project. Though it might be just my memory or imagination within my head but in that dream I heard from it that " ....the colours are everywhere, even in the brightest light or darkest shadow. "
Then I got ideas from this sentence, until at the present some of my work usually have influence from this idea.

You don't have to believe in this but it's true story that actually happened to me. ^^ Though myself don't believe about this kind of story, but I do respect everything. That's why I decided to paint this work, specially to thank you.


At least the stories and appearance of Nagas are inspiring like other gorgeous mythical creatures, such as Dragons or Phoenixes.

: )


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AvinashTyagi Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Actually maximum has thousands of heads (Anata-Shesha who resides with Vishnu and Lakshmi outside time and space)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Whoa
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:iconlarose1007:
Larose1007 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wow!
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UncleTerry Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing Story! You are so fortunate to be able to illustrate your dream. Beautiful Works! Love the depth and color!
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! T T <3
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:iconansent:
ansent Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome! 
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tangovirtud Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
MAy the sage Elapattra bless you and your work. It's a great painting you've done here.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 
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009-1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Very great =D
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:iconblakblitz:
Blakblitz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
"I'M GONNA EAT YUR LITTLE LEGS BITCH"
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TheSsssFactor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Beautiful. :iconhappygrinneplz:
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Besutiful, and I love the story. Thank You
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In an infinite Multiverse all things are possible.
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sidetrakt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
you are amazing!. sorry to hear about your tablet. what kind of tablet was it ?
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Sole-Reverie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I enjoyed reading your inspiration for this piece! Really intriguing and mystifying. Adds a nice touch to the already intense piece of artwork.
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Yoko-tan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
For some reason this made me think of the jabberwalky (or however you spell it) :iconsweatplz:
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:icontumtist:
TumTist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Work!! I love it
I paint The Naga too !!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing colors! Great composition!
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dragonzfang Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
If I could favorite this multiple times, I would.
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BradGomics Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow good job! Can I ask how long this took? This is one of my favourites from you =D The story behind this makes it even more enjoyable to look at =D
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AllPacheco Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work. Very good technique, just in case I see the position of the girl as a little stiff, could be well continue the curve that marks the serpent
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The painting is really fabulous, so expressive and vivid and the story behind it is magnificient, dear :hug:
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:iconninvus:
Ninvus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
This reminds me of the Jabberwocky.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Samouel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN....MOTHER OF ART!!!!!!!! :iconmotherofgod2plz:
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JudgementPanda Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice yo
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ksn-art Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome art
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful design for the serpent, the mixture of hair,scale and horns are very interesting. Also love the lighting effects and the faint iridescence to the scales.
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me encanta!!
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hydroxigen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Another awesome piece of art from you... im happy that i found someone as talented as you .. so i can just stop and freeze in the moment .. cause everytime i look at your new work my fantasy is turned on in an isntant and after a while i will find myself daydreaming somekind of crazy adventure in my head

For that i'm really thankfull
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Zalieth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome :) I didn't know that the Naga were an actual mythological creature. I'd only ever heard of them from World of Warcraft before this.
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near000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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Allen-Henderson Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its very well done, seems there are a lot of strange creature sightings these days, it could be due to the times we live in. But your story is very inspirational for your art. The broken trees, as well as the way you have split the colours: the bottom left triangle is reds and warm, the top right is blue and cold. The Naga's is very well done, as well as all the detail surrounding it. Perhaps you should do a piece on a Siren as well, it would also work in this same style very well. This is a great piece.
In the western world the Naga is not viewed in a good light, but rarely are such beasts. There look is menacing and frightening.
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berryjang Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!!!
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Saeng-Renadavi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool piece and interesting story of your past :) My dad tells me about Naga sometimes, but I've always grown up in America without experiencing anything... no dreams. Nothing. My dad claimed to have seen and been saved by a Naga as a kid when he was drowning in the Mekong while crossing to Thailand during the time of the Pathet Lao. He tells me that our people are decedents from Nagas. I don't know if you believe that or not. And I always go to the Wat and admire the statues... Just fascinating.
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DaxLegacy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
awesome!
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designnrg Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great! I'd like to see more use of cast shadows or shadows in generally but very nice.
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vamphire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
love de lights and the efects of ambient.... congratulations
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POSEIdOON Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Loved this piece
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Very awesome
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:iconnobodystudios:
NobodyStudios Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
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:iconcordiaboli:
CorDiaboli Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
pretty cool O____O
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InvaderViv Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I utterly believe that you had the Naga dream.
Because those things happen. ;D
Love the art dear.
And so glad the dream helped you. :>
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AberrantKitty Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, as always!
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ScruffMuhGruff Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work! i wish i could do drawing, with colouring that detailed :P
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SweetArtist101 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Such amazing inspiration!
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
opps.. sorry, I know Naga is not a dragon.. sorry - serpent. ^_^
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh wow! This is so interesting! Thanks for providing the info links, too!! The Naga one doesn't work but I think this is the right one here -> [link]

Anyway, wow... what a fascinating story.. so interesting. This piece is very well done, too. The texture and the dragon's face... the girl.. wow.... how very unique. Thank you so much for sharing this interesting and powerful story!!!
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