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Pagan Holiday 3: Samhain by LadyEru Pagan Holiday 3: Samhain by LadyEru
Hello dear watchers!

Part 3 of an 8 piece project highlighting the major Pagan holidays of the year, and matching them up with characters from my book series Tales of the Fatherless.

Samhain is October 31-Nov1 (sunset to sunrise), and is also traditionally known as Halloween. 

On or around the 31st October in the northern hemisphere, 1st May in the southern, Samhain is the festival of the dead, a festival of remembrance and honouring of our dear departed friends and relations. It is said that at Samhain the veil that separates the worlds is at its thinnest. So our world, the world of Faerie, and that of the dead, blend as one. It is no wonder then that this night has become so wrapped in superstition. It is a night of wonder and magic.

Who better to play this part than DAEMRE? 

The main antagonist of the series Tales of the Fatherless, Daemre is (self-assigned) lord of both of the physical realms, the artist of the gap between, and the baddest, meanest dude to ever exist in either. x_x. 

He's also beautiful. Why not? 

The four characters rendered in stained glass on the bottom are : someone he fears, someone he desires, someone he admires, and someone he hates. ;) You can make your guesses. 


Linework in pen, Color and shading done in Photoshop. :) 

****It has brought to my attention I should state that not ALL pagan groups practice this, but many do! My bad everyone! <3
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Other pieces in this series: 

Pagan Holiday 2: Mabon by LadyEruPagan Holiday 1: Beltane by LadyEruPagan Holiday 4: Yule by LadyEru
MORE PICTURES OF DAEMRE <3 Wild Dancing Irish Man - Jacksepticeye GIF 

Am I Beautiful Now? by LadyEruThe Madman by LadyEruDaemre by LadyEru
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bironicheroine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Professional Artist
Gorgeous!!
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous series of illustrations for the Pagan holidays with your characters!
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neoromantico Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, I wish it was a poster in my rooom. Stunning work! 
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Cannelle-TSOA Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
La la la la This serie is beautiful, congrats !  
Are you pagan or are you only interested in it ? Wizard Hat, complete with Wizard Fire! Poof! 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah those lovely deep reds and blues.  I love how you've used very strong colors, but have given it a watercolor-like texture.  If you hadn't said you'd done the coloring in photoshop, I would have thought the piece was entirely done traditionally.  Beautiful work.
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh holy shit your colour choices are delectable!
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2CUTEMADHATTER Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy Crow! *_*
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I like crows :D
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Divine-Nataku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Wow, the color and details - this is gorgeous!
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you!!!! 
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Divine-Nataku Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
You're welcome!
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Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So intricate and beautiful. Rustic and breathtaking. Bravo.
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
love power thanks so much! 
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Jace-Aeden-Acastes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure why I like this but I do. Maybe because it is Witch related :) But I do have to correct you on one thing and that Samhain is not Pagan. To say that would mean all pagan faiths celebrate Samhain, which they do not. Samhain and thos holidays much like Samhain come from only a handful of European cultures. Being born in raised in a Bowynn Traditional pagan family I would know this. I am not being critical, just observant. Anyway, I have no idea who Daemere is but I really do like this. :) Love the curly hair on him. Well done.
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
My mistake! I made the broader term pagan because there are lots of pagan faiths which DO celebrate it, and it's easier to blanket-term than to list every one. I will edit the post though, thanks! 
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Jace-Aeden-Acastes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you do not have to edit it on my account. Still love the art. The characters you have are all attractive. They are your own creation?
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm writing a book series, and they're all from it, yes. :) 
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Jace-Aeden-Acastes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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KanahaniART Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Love the detail! ^^
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
It took me forever! Thanks so much! <3
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KanahaniART Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think so. Congrats for your patience! <3
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phy-be Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know nothing of these tales, but this looks simply amazing! Love your style, the colors and the composition!
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
it's the series I'm writing! :D 
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Galenarie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work. The colours work really well together, and the intricate designs look great. ^_^
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LadyEru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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