I thought up the Guardian at a very early age. Whenever I was afraid or embarrassed or alone, I would draw a Guardian. Usually a figure in armor with an item or weapon, and a mask. The mask was the essential part of the drawing. They were all different. It became such that I would draw a particular Guardian for a certain reason that they were "made" for:
A Protector or Guardian (Where I got the name for them all), a friend, a source of inner knowledge (if you practice yoga, you know what I'm talking about), and the Elemental or Galaxy Holder (a deity if you will). None have names, other than their title. Over the years, they have become more varied and more visually complex. I am now revisiting them in a series. One series of the Dark and one of the Light. There might be 5-13 in each series, haven't decided yet. Anyway, here is the first sketch!
Guardian of the Deep Forest final sketch
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