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Spirit of Yule

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By Ironshod   |   
Published: December 2, 2008
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Today we have snow here in Leeds, UK! Very cold but looks wonderful. I love all the blue tones in the shadows on the snow. So it seems an appropriate day to post this picture that I painted this for set of Fantasy themed Yule cards. It is kind of a cross between the green man and Santa, to make a spirit of winter character.

I'll post more off this set here soon.
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ClayTonneHobbyist General Artist
reminds me more of father winter than "Santa,"although like all art interpretation is in the eye of the beholder.
x-AuroraTheCat-x's avatar
The true spirit of the mischievous Holly King in all his winter glory.... absolutely stunning!!!!
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RedVioletPanda Traditional Artist
Whoa, awesome job on this
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gigi50Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhholidays1plz::iconhholidays2plz::iconhholidays3plz::iconhholidays4plz: :iconcelebrationplz: :iconsantalaplz:Fabulous work :clap:
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Featured [link] :) Happy Holidays :santa:
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dkpalmerHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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Meadowstar01Hobbyist Writer
OMG I love this picture! <3 XD
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hobbitpeddlerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! He's absolutely incredible... I especially love his laughing eyes :)
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Aranel86Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Holly king!
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Yarrow7Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link]
:)
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KarinClaessonArtProfessional Digital Artist
:santa:Featured [link] Merry Christmas :santa:
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ravenaudronHobbyist General Artist
I see this pic EVERYWHERE. A friend and I are actually using it as our Facebook profile pictures, lol. Great to finally see where it came from!
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Brenna1976Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal! Merry Xmas to u :iconcelebrationplz:
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MistressVampyHobbyist Photographer
Featured this in my journal [link]
TomWilcox's avatar
A fantastic piece.
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This gorgeous piece of art is featured in my Yule journal :holly:
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ShewolffeHobbyist General Artist
The Holly King... I've sent these cards in previous years lol
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imoartProfessional General Artist
I am very happy I found you - impressiv work!
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Rose-BHobbyist General Artist
I would love to see how you would portray the rest of this character's figure. This is awesome!
Gareann's avatar
It's the Holly Christmas Man ! Haha.
Moonkissed-Wolf's avatar
Oh wow, I'd seen this picture all over the internet! I take it you're pagan?
Forestkeeper100's avatar
Incredible! I love the detail and the gentile face
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