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The Morrigan
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Published: June 4, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 Nambroth
My piece for the Corvid Portfolio ([link]); upon being contacted to join in on this great project, I knew I wanted to do something with The Morrigan. Several of the resources I looked up cited her as appearing as a hooded crow in particular, so I chose to depict her as a shape-shifted hooded crow.
A note about the celtic knotwork- I am by no means good at drawing knotwork, and there are people out there that do it well, much better than I! I did my best to make it original- that is I didn't outright copy any existing designs, allthough I did use a large number of images to help draw the patterning and figure the stuff out. I could not have done it with out the help of dozens of images of well done knotwork.

The original file is really large (you can see the design clearly in her belt buckle for example). And, it corrupted on me once. I hit 'crtl-S' to save it at one point earlier today, and Painter CLOSED. Without warning, just POP! CLOSED! And when it did that it corrupted the file. BUGGAR. So I lost a good 6+ hours of work on it, and all of my layers, because I had saved my backup in a bitmap format. Buuuuhhh. But overall, not counting the 6 hours lost, I probably droppd a good 25-30 hours in this piece.

Painted in Painter, mainly the oil pastel tool.

Would anyone be interested in a large format print if I am able to get some made?
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lemagnificent's avatar
waaaaaath??? this looks like a dream... that atmosphere... 
amazed
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GaleHollowsStudent Traditional Artist
Beautiful
astercrow's avatar
astercrow General Artist
Featured here: [link] :7
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
Thank you!!
nosda's avatar
Brilliant. Love celtic mythology. Great job
xcjxedge's avatar
xcjxedgeStudent Traditional Artist
this is sick!
MissAlice2's avatar
Delightful, especially the mist and knotwork. You did a good job blending human and crow.
ataraxicbelle's avatar
this is so beautiful. I think it captures something akin to the calm before the storm.
dudewhocantboard's avatar
this is uh...basically awe inspiring!
astercrow's avatar
astercrow General Artist
wow... this is a really beautiful piece. the lighting and grey tones are so soft, i can tell you spent all that time on it. amazing <3
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
Huh?? I looked at your gallery just now and didn't see anything remotely like this. I'm very confused.
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likeshineProfessional General Artist
wow you think your purple 4 winged avian thing looks like an anthro hooded crow? o_o

don't look in my gallery then. i'm apparently stealing from you too.

and so is jim henson:
[link]

FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE D:
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likeshineProfessional General Artist
You might want to think about how you phrase things in the future, then :3
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kwsapphireHobbyist General Artist
So basically you think Nam ripped you off because you happen to have an anthro bird? So, no one else can have an anthro bird? I mean, these two characters share nothing else in common, the colors, markings, everything else is different. That's like saying "Anyone who draws anthro cats must be ripping off (X) artist" which I'm sure you can agree is pretty silly. I can't even imagine why you think she's copying you. (Not to mention as someone else said, Nam's pic was submitted two years before you even became a deviant.)
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kwsapphireHobbyist General Artist
I am not trying to start a fight, but what you wrote sounded very much like you thought Nam had drawn *your* character. Here is a copy/paste of what you said:

"WTF, that looks pretty much like MY characters! [...] Exept some small differences [...] Who would NOT think it was a bit suspect if they randomly saw their own copyright'ed characters in someone else's gallery?"

So it very much sounded like you thought you were seeing "one of [your] own copyright'ed characters in someone else's gallery". I have to disagree that there are "small" differences, since the two characters share absolutely nothing except the fact that they're both anthro birds. There is literally not one other feature that is common between the two.

So if you don't think she copied you, please understand that it very much sounded like that's *exactly* what you thought in your original reply.
munebunny's avatar
are you retarded or something?
vantid's avatar
vantidProfessional Digital Artist
This piece was submitted in 2005.

Plus the two look nothing alike. At all. In the slightest.
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