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Bedd Gelert by Illahie Bedd Gelert by Illahie
Available on apparel items here; [link]

I've always wanted to do a illustration of for this story, and when a recent commission pulled the question I was waiting for I couldn't hold myself to get started!

Image featuring Gelert fighting the wolf. Interested in the story behind Bedd Gelert? Go here; [link]
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:iconlisemily:
lisemily Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Tá sé iontach álainn. :)
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:iconthewafflefox:
TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I've always adored that story. I've got a wolfound mix of my own at home, and his eyes tell me he'd be there for me anyday.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know, aren't they just the best?! I just adore their shaggy look, and their loyal expression. Fabulous breed!
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gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thanks!
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:iconalmeruve:
Almeruve Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
I really love this design. And the story is so moving and beautiful. I have allways loved it, though it makes me sad every time I think of it.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tell me about it. It's a incredibly depressing story
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:iconalmeruve:
Almeruve Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Indeed. What Gellert did for his master is so great! Just not the 'reward' :(
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional
set the mind a whirl with possablitys
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconhiaja:
Hiaja Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I really likr the colors you used
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Beautiful art, and a perfect complement to the story.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you kindly!
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:iconwoodwose:
WoodWose Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Dear old Bedd Gelert "Loyal until death".
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed :)
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:iconstormyzoonoc:
StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
A sad story, but a nice one. This is a wonderful knot to go with it too!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredibly sad story, which will never stop to move me
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:iconsiobhan68:
Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful again!!!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly!
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome... I just read the story... like in many irish tales it is tragic and sad, yet intense, with a deep meaning. I love stories like that!
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arcanumpanthera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Aww. I remember this story from a while back. It was such a sad ending. I felt so sorry for Gelert and his master. This is a really nice picu and its so intricate too. I'm faving this!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I can´t imagine how one must feel killing the thing that meant most to them, and then realising it was all done in mistake and hasty judgement
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eirinn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love knotworks and this is an awesome one! They remind me the hounds on my left arm tattoo, so I have to add that to my faves :worship:
:+fav:
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
*blush* thank you so much :D
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Have u ever been to Bed Gellert? Its an amazing place :D I live in North wales and I know allot about it. Sadleh the story isn't true :( it's reli just a tourist myth :O, but still a gud one :D
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It doesn't matter wheter stories are true or not, it's the power behind the story, the fact it can make people emotional, that really counts :)

Haven't been there, but some day I will probably visit
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yer that is true ^^, it has a very powerfull message. U should come in the summer it is reli beauitiffll, there is a rivver comin down from the mountains and people put their feets in it ^^ it soo cool :D and there are oodels of tunnels and caves and woods to run around in :P lol
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Maybe I will :)
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EleriDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Wow this would be a beautiful broch :) Very intricate and great symmetry, I like the colours as well. The story always makes me sad :( BeddGelert is a wonderful place to visit ^_^ Been there plenty of times in my youth xD Great work :)
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD I LOVE your icon!

And thanks for the lovely comment!
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EleriDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
:lol: Thanks x3 And you're very welcome ^_^
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LadyWolfHeart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! as always :D
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconbeauw:
BeauW Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Wow, really great work.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ^.^
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007   Writer
Neat!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent! I particularly like the way that the layers of knots look almost metallic - steel and bronze, perhaps. What a beautiful effect!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like the looks of it as well :)
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:iconpure-blood-wolf:
Pure-blood-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Wow, you did so well on entwining them...where do you find the time?
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
In little nooks and crannies around the house ;)

Nah, I make time for commissions
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Pure-blood-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Lol, nice....nooks and cranies

Thats good
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love the complicated interwoven pattern in this illustration. @w@ That kind of thing must be really hard to do, but also really rewarding when it's done. xD
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I find working on something with celtic knots to be pretty soothing ;)

But yes, in the end I usually have a "wow" feeling
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
As I thought. :'D Well, it's great you enjoy it so much~! <3
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:iconfontenar:
Fontenar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Beautiful artwork, and beautiful inspiration ^_^ I've loved that story since I discovered Celtic mythology 7 years ago.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is one of those stories that will always stick with you
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:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome job!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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