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Wild God

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If you've been wondering what i've been up to these past several months and why i haven't posted nearly anything, well, here ya go. I've been working on this big fuzzball on and off for a little over a year. Thank gawd it's finally finished. For a while there i wasn't sure i would survive, let alone see it completed.

For those of you wondering wtf this is, this illustration was inspired by the Celtic deity, Cernunnos. Inspired meaning it's not a totally authentic portrayal. As a mythology-buff I feel the need to emphasize that. The one major embellishment is his being a wolfish looking thing-a-ma-bob. Cernunnos is often shown in the company of wolves and other animals, i just took that association to a new level.

And snow! Yes, lots of snow. It's official, I really do love snow. I've always associated snow with beauty and mystery of untamed wilderness. This was instilled on me at a very young age thanks to one WOLVERINE of the X-Men. >_>;;

And BTW: LOOK AT THE DAMN SNAKE! I WORKED HARD ON THAT THING SO YOU COULD AT LEAST NOTICE IT'S THERE!
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YourPersonalSuccubus's avatar
This is amazing. And yes, I noticed the snake ;) Lovely job all around.
WoodWose's avatar
What strikes me the most about this image is the god's face, it's expression looks so serene, wonderfuly juxtaposes the 'savgery' of it's body.
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usagi23Student Digital Artist
I love your draw *-*,
and also believe that what you represent has some similarity with the spirit of the forests of "Princess Mononoke", as dragonmatt5 said.
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That is really awesome....
And I noticed the snake right away, interesting.

Probably going to get this, but there is a similarity between this creature and the forest spirit from Princess Mononoke...though this looks the more bad ass of the two, hands down.
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Yeah, actually. I can't say i wasn't influenced by Princess Mononoke. That whole film really struck a cord for me.
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Well can't see why it wouldn't, it was a really well done movie and had a pretty good story. Though the feel of the picture isn't something based off the spirit but more so influenced. The markings, the leafs, the background and the more beast-like nature of it (compared to the more majestic tone of the spirit) fit very well with a celtic creature. Good job with it regardless.
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