Nyaminyami | VX Art Tournament 2021

Nyaminyami by Roxane Lapa

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Art Specifications:

Artwork Type:

Digital Painting

Art Completed:


Illustration Tools:

Paintstorm Studio on Huion Inspiroy 1060P graphics tablet

Art Description

This was a painting I did as an entry for the VX Art Tournament in 2021 hosted by Comic Con and Vortex Comics. I made it through to the semi finals, and I had to paint something with the theme “African Mythology” so I painted Nyaminyami.

Nyaminyami is a mythological serpent from my country of birth (Zimbabwe), which is said to live in Lake Kariba. He is said to have a snake body and fish head. and is always portrayed in curios as coiled with large fangs. Alleged eye witnesses say the water flows unnaturally whenever he appears, hence the whirlpool.

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