the Art of Nirvana

This is some artwork from my epic fantasy “Nirvana Saga” (the sequel story to “Demon Savior.” a decade older (unreleased) work from my years growing up.) Nirvana Saga is more reflective as a metaphor for my current life. The story has been this unintended spinoff, starting as a “bonus” Novel about the afterlife, it has turned into a full fledged series about a mad angel who harvests the suffering of countless souls. this sequel story about Nirvana, bubbling in my head for years. now more fleshed out. it has mostly been ideas and writing, and not visual. where Demon Savior began with Art. Video games. Animations. it was all visual. Nirvana saga has only existed in writing for years. but little by little. here and there… I made a sketch. gave a face to the characters that i saw so clearly in my head.   finally so others could see them. i started this story, and got the inspiration for it during a difficult time, that is the reason the art for it was not available till years later. now can we start to see the world fleshed out in visual detail.

Sivlith Lumentiah. the mad scientist. He prefers a gothic aesthetic. Former right hand man of Zysheomist, the Demon Lord. Sivlith returns now, unexpectedly, as an unlikely hero in this new War for Nirvana. the War against Armas, the tyrannical angle. Sivlith is a force to reckon with. Praised by many to be the “smartest man” in all the universes. his mind is a weapon to be feared. in his mind, he has deduced and deconstruct the possible truths behind the enigmatic Armas. he has put his incredible intelligence to this task of knowing Armas, and ending the invincible angel once and for all. He has already begun his hidden assault against the supposed “God” all mighty Armas. Sivlith is the brains of the operation. the formulator of plan Zeathean and his warriors will follow, and eventually Lyra herself, becomes the muscle who acts according to his direction. But Sivlith doesn’t want Lyra to suffer. he has a secret plan to end Armas all on his own. He doesn’t believe that the war can be ended just with physical strength. he has applied his mind to get to the real truth of how Armas can steal the energy of others.

Armas. the tyrannical angel. the man himself. Handsome. Angelic. yet a monster hides behind his smiling face.

Sivlith close up. A man who always has a plan. Dark truths weigh on his mind.

Lyra Summerstrom. the heroin of our brave new world. An ordinary, quarky, yet highly charismatic girl with an unexpected hidden power that will shake Nirvana to its core. in this scene she is “powering up” for her epic face off against Armas towards the end of the series. she is fully awakened. now pushing the spectrum of “God power” further then it has ever been taken. countless souls lending their power to her. in a telepathic network. so she can be the natural antidote to the unnatural monstrosity of Armas. A “glamor shot”. as my friend called it. Really captures the best of her.

 

Origins of Armas. who is the boy in the mask?

Cute Lyra. Lyra chews on fruit.

 

Golden Pyramid of Goddess Helexia. Helexia is  a legendary guardian of Nirvana who once fought Armas 3 trillion years ago, and almost won. The pyramid is very large, miles wide, so large that a city is built on top of it. All these people have gathered here… said to have been drawn in by the energy of the Goddess who apparently still lives today.

Vira’s Tower. Fortress of Evil. aka Nirvana’s Thorn. Reaching 9 kilometers into the sky. designed by the greatest dark architects from across Nirvana. freshly commissioned by the new queen of evil.

Vira Hellstar. the apprentice of Armas. and now successor to Armas. the new dark lord. She is the star of those who warship pain. she was wronged by those of the mortal world. and now seeks her revenge, here in the afterlife. Said to be the strongest  individual person in Nirvana. a power said to be beyond God level 9. Trained by the legendary Armas. unexpectedly, she betrayed him. She is now the one to fear. the real terror of Nirvana. She is the one Armas hoped to produce. A fresh young soul to carry and renew his vision of revenge. She is .. the destiny of evil.   They come from all around Nirvana. They bow before her. her power. her beauty. it is a gift just to be near it. She is a chosen one. Who will take revenge.. for all those who are cursed and broken. Vira is the nemesis, the shadow of Lyra Summerstrom.

I have this image of “Lyra in Exile”. A Lyra with a heavy, “energy dampening” cloak over her. to mask her power. she is now a battle hardened ‘high tier’ God level fighter at this point. yet still losing against the undefeatable Armas. she must go into hiding. this is a “later in the series” image. a later stage in the war with Armas. A fully awakened Lyra is frustrated.. still unable to win.. and must go into hiding.

Zo. Zoklasha. “the one”. aka “mom”. a dark force behind Armas. is she his alternate personality? a voice in his mind? a voice Armas speaks to when he feels trapped in a corner. maybe a manifestation of child trauma? a clue to his past.   or is she a separate being entirely? the one behind the curtain, a puppet master behind the figure head Armas?!   Perhaps she is the mind that controls the Nethertwine itself. Armas’s soul sucking source of power, now self aware. it’s own person come to life.    who is this person? who is “mom”? what is she? and is she stronger then Armas himself?

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/zack-zwiebel I am using this page to post art going forward.

 

 

Chapter 4 – So Cool

an excerpt from “Nirvana Saga”

from “Book 2 – the Mad Profit”

Chapter 4

So Cool

     Zeathean and Lyra go for many hikes out in the endless magnificent landscapes of New Nirvana. Lyra is leaning against a tree eating a large pink fruit, taking a break from the hike. Zeathean is just watching her. In truth, every time he looks at her, he gets chills running through his entire body. ‘I can’t believe it, it’s like I can’t believe that she is even real.’ Zeathean thinks to himself. She is unreal. This girl is too cool to be real. For decades, I thought that Lyra Summerstrom was just a fiction, I thought she was a daydream, a fantasy, I had concocted in my lonely mind. She came to me in dreams, yet never in the real. I thought I was going crazy, to believe that this girl could really exist.

I believed she was not real. But the truth is, she is here, and she has been real, all this time, and now I can see it. The feeling is overwhelming and beyond explanation. The way I feel… every single time I look at her. I waited 1000 years to meet this girl, and I feel like a could wait 1000 more just to get one step closer to her. Just to be on her level. There is something about her that is just so …. cool.

She is always proving to be even more than I imagined. Everything I have ever done has been for a chance to get closer to this girl. Even my quest to destroy Armas, it has all been for her.

Lyra is a paradox, I can never understand her… yet she is here, she is gentle, and she is good. Every soul is a paradox… “free will” is a paradox. It is ironic, to try and understand free will. To know the will of a soul through logic. because a soul’s freedom is a paradox. A paradox is the absence of logic; it can never be understood through logic. Lyra is like a hurricane of love, she is a storm of joyful enthusiasm. She is wild compassion. She is overflowing with abundant affection. She is a ‘summer storm’. Lyra Summerstrom.

I feel that right now, I could transform into the ‘dark vortex’ the monster inside me that I used to battle Armas those years ago. God level 3. I could summon God level 3 right here right now, and this girl wouldn’t be afraid. She isn’t afraid of anything. She can face all the darkness in my heart, and she wants it. She wants to know the deepest part of me. I could turn into the dark vortex, and this girl, she would chew me up and spit me back out like no big deal. And that is exactly what I would want her to do. She is a total badass. There is something about this girl, that is just, so, … cool.

So expressive and emotive and alive in every moment. She has some kind of mastery over love and light itself. The truth is… many people confuse what we call ‘God energy’ (a powerful energy of soul) with love itself, yet they are not quite the same thing, and sometimes love and God energy can be very different. In a way, Lyra goes beyond the God energy spectrum, there is some quality about her. Like love itself. She emanates this pure feeling of love. Her power can be measured at God level 2.3, my power is God level 3, yet God energy is a measure of power and past life suffering, it is not a measure of love. Lyra has some kind of strange connection with people, with nature and with love itself. Lyra is always teaching me, I am always learning.

Lyra catches him gazing at her. “What!?” She says.

“I was just thinking about something really important.” Zeathean says coyly.
“Oh really?” Lyra teases emphatically.
“I want you to know the truth…” Zeathean begins with a slightly ominous tone. “I want you to know my deepest truth I have hidden for too long.”
“And what might that be?” She grins. Playing along. only half sure he is joking.

“The truth is… I like your face.” Zeathean says.

Lyra laughs. he is joking around of course.

“Oh, I see. What will i do with this information?” she says with this big goofy smile “How should i proceed?”

“Maybe you should take a closer look…” She says, leaning closer “just to help you decide if you really like what you see.”
Zeathean feels himself getting hot and his heart racing.
Zeathean moved closer to her.
Lyra grabbed Zeathean and pulled him in for a kiss.

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