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Offering: Autumn 145 B.C.E
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Published: May 27, 2007
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It's Autumn in what will be known as the year 145 B.C.E. The location is somewhere in Central Europe. After a long and arduous journey, the chieftain of a village has managed to find the last water spirit remaining in his land and gives her an offering to add to her watery sanctuary.
The original is 3 feet by 1.5 feet, so it was a pain to scan in. I apologize for any minor inconsistencies that I couldn't fix from the scanning.
I'm glad I finally managed to create this picture, it was inside of me for a LONG time.
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chuckjay's avatar
Wow, Theres some real Celtae Gaels as they would have been. Awesome sourcing. You must be a serious historian.
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, see? This picture needs more love. Thanks for the keen eye, I appreciate it!
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"Look, I `organized´ something from Greece for you." :giggle:
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asa-bryndis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how I've always missed checking this beautiful piece out! It's one of your best, the composition, the expressions, the inkwork, everything. And even though it's amazing in your intricate linework, I can see it look good in colour as well. (I'm putting this one on my little mental list of colouring jobs, if that's alright! I enjoyed the last collaboration so much.)
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
I would LOVE it if you wanted to color this someday. It would be incredible! I'm glad you like it, it's a favorite of mine. I guess it's a little buried in my gallery.
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asa-bryndis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, glad to have the thumbs up from you! Hopefully I'll get the time soon enough, it'd be so much fun. And I don't know how I didn't see this one before! Perhaps you could make use of the new gallery system, by dividing your art into folders for easier browsing? One mythology, one history or whatnot.
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tip on the new gallery system, that's cool. I just reorganized my gallery. I hope you get some free time soon so that I can once again see one of my pictures come to life.
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LalaAdanwenB| Traditional Artist
Wonderful! It reminds me of my La Tène-report I had to hold at the uni recently...:D Love the idea! <3
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciated. La Tene is the BEST.
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LalaAdanwenB| Traditional Artist
Yeah, it´s really fascinating...I hope I can repress the association to that damn report one day, it stressed me so. :D
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Nelleke's avatar
Absolutely amazing!! As I proably said before, I love all the patterns... beautiful ^-^
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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iamthebloodyearth|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great details as always. tattoos on her feet, her sword half-immersed in water, the fetish by the tree on the left, the flora on the backgroud... not even mentioning the details on characters. nice work and story, congratulations again.
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome comment, thanks for taking the time to get a good look at it. I love detail, for me it is the part of drawing that I enjoy the most.
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Archaia| General Artist
Awesome. I love it. The last water spirit, meaning you must be saying that they are vanishing maybe cause the onset of Christianity?
And wow, thats huge size for a drawing.
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, this one took a while. As for the meaning of the story, I'll leave that up to you guys. 145 BCE is a little early for Christianity, but then again you could argue that the stage was being set...
As for the size, it was nice to be able to work on such a large piece of board but things like the border take three tiimes as long!
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HeavensChaos|Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful! But yeah the horse's mane, cracks me up...sorry!! ^^; But really this is very nicely done!
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plt25|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! As for the mane, in my defense, that is a historically accurate representation...but I can see why it cracks you up.
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HeavensChaos|Hobbyist General Artist
As long as it's historically accurate...nothing we can do about that is there? :D
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