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Celtic Dragon

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The long awaited Celtic Dragon. I sat down with a book of knots and invented it using the pictures in the book to show me the different ways the celtic creatures tie themselves in knots.

Its a bit hard to do as none of the celtic dragons in the books had wings and most of the knots involve 2 creatures tied together.

Also when done I decided it looked naked and needed scales.

This was the 1st prize request for :iconaljas: from my Halloween contest in 2008.

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steelersmedicHobbyist General Artist
It appears to me that dragon is in a bit of a pickle!
Love ya
~Medic
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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nice knot work, i love it.
I myself am trying other ways of celtic drawings.
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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I am in love with your dragons! If I were to want a dragon tattoo, I would definately commission you to draw it!
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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You're welcome! :w00t:
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DreadfulJAMProfessional Artist
That is really neat.
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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copperreinProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow....this is a new take on knots....beautiful!
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Took ages, had to buy a book and learn knots specially for it. Really hard to do.
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oops - thought the first comment didnt go thru -sorry!
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Awesome piece! The details look very time-consuming!
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Awesome piece! Love the details in your other works as well - obvious you spend alot of time on them!
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
BeardedRick's avatar
this would look amazing as a stain glass window.
great job
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ZaatharenStudent General Artist
Outstanding! Im impressed by the lines and style. ^^ I also like celtic jewelery, there are some dig sites in my country with it :P
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ZaatharenStudent General Artist
My pleasure ^^
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NyffetyffStudent General Artist
well done! :clap:
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ScellanisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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AaronMillerProfessional General Artist
great knot work. really impressed.
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