#5 Quetzalcoatl

| November 5, 2010 | 11 Comments

Quetzalcoatl is the feathered serpent deity that featured prominently in the belief systems of Mesoamerican pre-Colombian cultures such as the Maya, Aztec, and the civilization of Teotihuacan. The deity was important to several cultures, and therefore has various associations.  Among other things, and depending on the culture, the feathered serpent deity has been associated with the morning star, the dawn, knowledge, the arts, fertility, maize, warfare, culture and civilization.

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I am a graduate student in forensic anthropology at Michigan State University, and illustration has always been something I enjoy. This is year #2 for me with the 30 Characters Challenge and I'm pretty darn excited about it!

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  1. I’ve always been a fan of this deity. The pose works really well, and the detail work is just gorgeous. Great job!

  2. Gensanova says:

    I want a print of this. This rocks.

  3. King AdBeck says:


  4. Jane Wankmiller says:

    Thanks, everyone! Quetzalcoatl has always been fascinating to me…It means a lot to get such a positive response!!

  5. saulone says:

    Gorgeous! The coiling movement is perfect and the feathers streaming…Dig it. Keep em coming, Jane!

  6. Jason Week says:

    Yeah, it really is a beauty. Any chance for color eventually?

  7. Really diggin’ the detail here. Nice work.

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