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the Morrigan by Tsabo6 the Morrigan by Tsabo6
* quick overpaint :)

CHOW#182 the Morrigan
character of the week @

photoshop, wacom, custom brushes and textures

partial pose ref:

(c) Alexander Nanitchkov
Inca - Artofinca

check out my sketchbook @ [link]
coment and critique :)

The Morrigan is ‘The Phantom Queen’ of Irish Celtic legend. Associated with death, prophecy, sovereignty she would appear to heroes when their life was in mortal danger. She appeared to Cú Chulainn ( from last week’s CHOW ) as an apparition of three crones, and her symbol, a black crow or raven appeared at his death. But she is more commonly seen as a beautiful and terrible woman with long wild hair. As a shape shifter she could also take on other animal forms. In mythology she is often seen as what is known as a ‘triple goddess’, incorporating ‘the crone, the mother and the maiden’, common across many cultures.

The Morrigan was once mistaken to be a banshee, the female spirit of ill omen and death, but she is more complicated than that. She is not a spirit but a goddess. Your task is to provide your personal interpretation of The Morrigan. Keep her in the mythical past, so no updating, but feel free to portray her as either terrible goddess, crone, mother or maiden. However, because of her associations with ‘battle and death’, you might do well to keep these aspects in mind when designing her.
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I wish to say, that this looks absolutely amazing. I am someone who gives praise where it is due, and this is due praise! It reminds me of Rhaine, the character created by AurianaValoria1.
I honestly have no more words to say other than I have already stated, but i am apparently confined to a 100 word minimum, so now I have to go on about the way I like the dress, and how it looks to be fading to stars at the bottom, and that it looks like it was painted, yet wasn't, I want to say that it is bloody brilliant, and that's all I have to say about that.
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Ravenheart1309 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This hits home for me !... <3
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hi Alexander :wave:

I'm part of a free esoteric webzine (Lune Bleue - it's french). I've writed an article on the Morrigu and I wonder if you would allow me I use this deviation. If you agree, can you tell me what copyright and link you want I put below the illustration.
Have a nice day.

Xael, admin of #Chamanics-Pathways
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Use it only if you can add my name and links to my sites
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Of course :) Thanks for your agreement :aww:
Kingkahn222 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
love it!
tarrytriadisscarybf Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artist
The hair really makes you focus on her not any thing else in the painting but her nice job
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Well, I already made a "Ghostbusters" joke, so:


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Archangel-Urza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
nice work
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