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

CHOW#182 the Morrigan
character of the week @ conceptart.org

photoshop, wacom, custom brushes and textures

partial pose ref:
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(c) Alexander Nanitchkov
Inca - Artofinca

check out my sketchbook @ conceptart.org [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
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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.
Regards,

Xael, admin of #Chamanics-Pathways
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Use it only if you can add my name and links to my sites
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XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Of course :) Thanks for your agreement :aww:
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Kingkahn222 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
love it!
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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
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Well, I already made a "Ghostbusters" joke, so:

[link]

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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Archangel-Urza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
nice work
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oldish but not bad, yes
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:icongrey-79:
Grey-79 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
woah so beautiful, love the contrast of colors :P
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsacredclay24:
Sacredclay24 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to understand what exactly is digital art and how do one do additional painting and airbrushing on it. Can you tell me?
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
im quite sure you can do tons of research using google
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautyful work!:heart:

It would be my honor to feature your work in:iconhigh-vision:

Regards,

Claudia
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SCHIMPANSEN Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
like dem wings a lot
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job ♥
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob ♥
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Leelah1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Beautiful game of colours.
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NessaSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful ! <3
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Aylissan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Beautiful depiction of my favorite Goddess of all times, wish I had half your talent.
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondamantha:
Damantha Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's stunning!
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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LaCreaturaa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Fantastic work!
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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WEsmut Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
really amazing... Oo
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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WEsmut Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
not therfore! :)
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DeludedAesthetic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Photographer
absolutely AMAZING piece, the red hair in contrast with her black, feathery aesthetic give it a great edge :). it has to be one of the finest depictions of the morrigan i've seen :O
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for this great compliment
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fuxxinsomnia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! You've captured the legends in this image
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
:bow:
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Ciaphas-Cain Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Horrifyingly evil bitch is the best way to describe the Morrigan. Good art though.
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heh thanks!
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RavynCrescent Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so hauntingly enchanting!
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student General Artist
So the Morrigan is a Celtic mythical character? Cool... I love your depiction of her; now I'm tempted to look into Celtic legends sometime soon. ^^
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) yeah i didnt know either
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like it removed. You can find it here--> [link]
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:icontsabo6:
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hun!
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your artwork has been featured here:

:xmas: [link]
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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solo-designer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
nice work
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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