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Sianach

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In Scottish Gaelic oral tradition, a large, malevolent, predatory deer. It is also said this could be a faint memory of the gigantic Irish Elk, so this one is more based on an elk than a deer.

After I did the Delgeth, I realized that predatory Herbavores are way too fun to pass up.
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Auua-YtjomlHobbyist General Artist
predatory deer could possibly exist. Predatory herbivore is a contradiction in terms. But I like your art.
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WOW
kingofgasp's avatar
I absolutely adore it, I myself am interested in the Celtic myths an legends. Great job.
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gwenromeStudent Writer
I love it. It's so cool especially since it's an Irish Elk. Try doing Therizinosaurus, it's also a herbavores but with three claws
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I just love these myth creatures that you have done. Impending fav-bomb on them... brace yourself :p
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Wonderful job! I kinda like the humorous aspect the mouth has on the otherwise so epic piece.
ecardina's avatar
This is great! I love the Sianach... they certainly pack a punch when you compare 'em to Bambi. Funny how many hooved creatures in Scottish folklore have some very nasty traits.
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PrepareForImpactHobbyist General Artist
omg this is the scariest thing ive seen all day O_O

looks great though! i love the green, how it stands out so well!
rimpala's avatar
vivid use of color
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wikiwiseman Interface Designer
i love the green positive aura on the elk,

what editing program did you use and what effects?
i really like this
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Flying-FoxProfessional General Artist
It is painted in a program called Photoshop :)
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wikiwiseman Interface Designer
haha, i use cs2
what effects did you use?

btw- i love all your art, it sort of reminds me of like world of warcraft character art, just not as evil or whatever

i want to learn ^-^
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Flying-FoxProfessional General Artist
Didn't use any 'effects', just some layer blending modes and textures for the background :)
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wikiwiseman Interface Designer
thanks :)
my buddy knows how, im going to ask him to teach me
do you have a myspace?
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Flying-FoxProfessional General Artist
I do not, sorry! Good luck with the learnin :)
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wikiwiseman Interface Designer
thank you,
i love your art btw
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Flying-FoxProfessional General Artist
Aww thanks! <3
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zeraliaHobbyist General Artist
I am loving these predatory herbivores! Plus a lot of work you have in your galleries. XD But this one caught my eye for sure. Looove the antlers and the rather menacing stare. :3
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It might had a good stomach...
Cool pose, it doesnt have the same impact as the other creatures you made, still looks good.
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BraveBabysitterHobbyist Traditional Artist
real nice :)
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HexabeastProfessional Digital Artist
Those glowing runes and curving antlers are awesome! O:
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Incredible work with the design and portrayal of fearful characteristics. The color scheme fits the theme very well (deep, earthy colors accented by lime green, with a frightening hint of crimson). Beautiful work. If I were to bring anything up, it'd be the shaky perception of the thin legs; it gives it a ghostly visage, but could be looked at as a weak feature. Other than that, however, it's a great piece, and the information was nice to have learned :P

Just my two cents :D
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clockworkgh0st Traditional Artist
gorgeous work with this! i love the antlers & the green glowy markings. <3
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QarrezelProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oi, it's been a long day. I totally saw the title and read "Spinach".
Anyhow, this is excellent! I'm really enjoying this whole series.

Speaking of predatory herbivores, there was some cool South American anthopomorphic horse monster that I can't remember the name of... you'd probably dig it, though.
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