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Lugh's fury by CinTheBarbarian Lugh's fury by CinTheBarbarian
Finished the 21th April, 2014 | 

This is an experiment in which I tried to achieve a 'looser' way of painting.
I first scanned a drawing from my sketchbook and colored it digitally with 'multiply'. Then I painted all over it using it as a base. This is the final result! I worked fast on this one and I'm very happy with the final artwork. I believe it was a sucessful experiment.

Lugh is an Irish deity, a hero and High King of the ancient past. He is known forhaving a spear of fire, but the flames only fade if they touch human blood. Lugh doesn't really have a function as god, because he's got all of them, that's why he's known as Samhildánach (meaning "equally skilled in many arts") His Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llaw Gyffes, "The Bright One with the Strong Hand".

I hope you like it!

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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CinTheBarbarian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice work, successful indeed. In some of the legends he is also Cúchullain's father. And he does have a function, he is Danú's bitch and also the Sun God 
CinTheBarbarian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"Lugh is also Danú's bitch" :rofl: Oh, I'm totally adding that to the description.
Thank you!
i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
She was a mighty Goddess
CinTheBarbarian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 and an Irish traditional music band, for what I've found in Google.
But I haven't found anything about the relationship between Danu and Lugh :I 
i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well I only know reference of it from reading so much Irish mythology, to my knowledge, after Lugh died and ascended to God hood (Irish heroes mostly dont die, they just stop being alive at some point and start being Gods) he became the sun God, second to Danú, the mother of everything and boss of all her bitches :)
But perhaps I am entirely wrong
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