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strong bodhisattva by stigmatattoo strong bodhisattva by stigmatattoo
+ the bodhisattva strives to help sentient beings attain maturity, and does not become emotionally involved when such beings respond negatively.

i intended this to illustrate the archetype of "Strength" for a Tarot Handbook, but i hit a bump: the tiger seems to be biting the character, and while this goes well with the dhyāna virtue, higher Strength or perseverance should succeed in appeasing the primal beast. so, the new version will look much like this but with a tame tiger (and i'll fix the mudras, the Pantocrator one is a hang-up i have but looks out of place here :P )

the top half of the tiger was referenced from a tattoo by brazilian artist Mauricio Teodoro.
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kachicache Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Eres un genio! practicas meditación?
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely feel to this, thought it might be a tattoo design at first. Hope you get a version you're happy with for the tarot handbook :D
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this is awesome...I literally just finished writing a paper on Eastern philosophy and I've been studying Buddhism for the past several years and finally starting to get further into it...
this pic is great. :+fav:
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sfm Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
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mahlukat Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
taming the tiger. nice
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graemeb Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Hi Daniel, nicely executed little drawing, it dose look like it's biting and it would make a good tattoo.
If I was to say one thing that I wasn't so fussed with it would be the series of bumps that run down the spine onto the front of the leg then under the foot. I know what they all are but feel they are a little obvious and repetitive, almost like Homer Simpson after he fell down the canyon.
This is just a feeling I have, please don't take it the wrong way.
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stigmatattoo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
+lol i saw that (again) a few days ago :lmao:
and yes, as i wrote in the description, i had a ref for the top part of the tiger, but from the left arm down i had to wing it... didn't do half-bad imo, but yes, there are those ridges that probably shouldn't go there :P good tip for the next version, wouldn't take it wrong so don't worry :)+
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yulii Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
I think it will also look hot tattoo onto someone's back :P it is a pretty neat and very well detail drawing!
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prbardin Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Digital Artist
This matches your avatar, somehow :D

Anyway, nice concept and conclusion there in your description, i'll wait for it :)

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