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Epona by Selfish-Eden Epona by Selfish-Eden
Many thanks to *Driven-Crazy for being my muse for this piece. I never would have finished it without you, dude! :glomp:

For those who don't know, Epona is the Celtic goddess of horses. :D

Credits: SXC
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A friend recently got me to do some research on Epona... and I have to say that this is one of the best, most beautiful pieces out there I've seen of her. It's fantastic.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thank you very much! :hug:
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Very gothic and mysterious..and really impressive :)
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thanks very much!
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Vampyre333 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the concept and brought a smile to my face :thumbsup:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
:w00t: I'm glad. Thanks!
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Vampyre333 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Pleasure's mine ;)
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Lniannon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I love it:D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Thanks! :hug:
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TheArcher777 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really gorgeous! You're quite talented with the mist and the fog! ^.^ I think you did a beautiful job of setting the mood for this image, and I love how the white horse just seems to glow the power of its own majesty...wow...that was deep...and I'm on vacation. O.o Beautiful picture!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
:rofl: That is deep, much better than my initial reaction to the picture. I said, "Awwww! Pretty horsie!" :D Thank you for the great feedback.
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
You achieved a great effect of motion here. Even though her feet stay still, everything's moving. Gates, fog, horse, cloak and a girl herself. It's too realistic, seriously. Flawless photomanipulation and thanks for another mythologic lectury for me. :boogie: How're you feeling, btw?
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Thanks so much! :glomp: I was trying to achieve a lot of motion around her while she stays grounded. I'm glad it worked.

I'm feeling... icky. I'm not as sick as I felt yesterday, but still icky. Thanks for asking!
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
This really is an awesome peice of work .. I think you captured the ales of the old country perfectly .. the mist and everything is just perfect for this .. the hair too really goes well with the spirit feel to this :) ... I can just hear the stories around the campfires and the shiver down your spine ....

Awesom dev really like this one :) thanks so much for the stock usage :)
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
Thank you so much for the encouraging feedback! :glomp:

I might do more myth-based arts. They're fun!
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
OOoooo if you do them like this I'd love to se some (or at least b part of the scenary LOL)

I always had this idea od Morgana or The Morrigan using =Elandria but I'm not too good with photo shop and have way to many other distractions :(
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
That would be cool. She has so many gorgeous pics to choose from. I'll definitely note you (and credit you for the idea) if I use Morgana or the Morrigan. :nod: :D
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
LOL I just think with her red hair she's the epitome of some Celtic warrior princess .. and would fit the Morrighan perfectly .. Morganna would probably have black hair but hell heres to artistic lisence
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Red hair! :headbang: As a fellow redhead, I have a bit of a complex about how redheads should control the universe. ;) Morgana would probably have black hair, but Elandria has shots where her hair is dark brown. It's easy to darken it a bit more. :nod: :D
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
lol yeah her hair is awesom I love the darker crimson she has :) ... and no red heads will never inherit the world ... its mine you hear ALL MINE :D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
:rofl: Okay, okay, you can keep the world as long as you give redheads their own country. :D
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Lady-Dementia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Oh my! :faint: This is mindblowing! I love the Theme that inspired You to this, though I must say, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this was "The Sleepy Hollow" Does it remind You a bit of that movie? Or maybe I'm just hallucinating again... :hmm: However, You did a fantastic job on this.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
Actually... now that you mention it, I started working on this just after watching a preview for Sleepy Hollow on TNT. I think part of it is that the model looks like Christina Ricci. :D Thank you! :hug:
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Buffie-Buffster Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
O_o! I can't beleive you don't like this! There's a lot going on. . .and it's still not too busy. That hair is fabuluous!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Thanks, dude! I'm starting to like it more now. :D
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Buffie-Buffster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Good! Welcome! :)
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karinma Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
ok... Fog :thumbsup: Hair :thumbsup: Horse :thumbsup: Moon :#1: And the fact that the branch and gate is on the left side, so it doesn't look unbalanced because of the eyepulling(is that a word) horse..

ooo.. You are a goddess??:D I'm spying on a Goddess? Cool:D *does silly dance*
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
:D :boogie: Thank you for such awesome feedback! Hehehe, I'm a goddess according to Raine, which is cool by me. :headbang:
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karinma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
:worship:

but I'm not sure if I can worship you.. I already have two gods. Unless you want to be the goddess of navelfluff? Neither one of my gods wants to be the god of navelfluff:D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
:rofl: Sure, I'll be the goddess of navelfluff! :D
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karinma Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
:worship:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
:rofl: :petting:
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StudioVision Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Digital Artist
Excellent fantasy-dark scene. very stark. Wonderfully composed. :sun::+fav:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you! :glomp:
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EmptySpiral89 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......................cooooooooooooool
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you!
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Lareth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Digital Artist
Oh my! This is amazing! I love it :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you very much. :D
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Raine-de-Mer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Trés magnifique!
For those who don't know, you are the Celtic goddess of photomanipulations.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Squee! Thank you! I'm a goddess. I shall go do the Genius Dance now. :boogie:
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neflet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
wow.good work. :clap:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you! :glomp:
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Yoda-Ganny Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I'm known as "the cool uncle"? :)

If this is your "crap-tastic" piece you've been talking about, I'll beat you in the head with a banana! It's not crap. I've always liked Epona. She's one of my favorite mythological characters and I think she looks great. So there.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Yes, you are the cool uncle. :D :rofl: Okay, okay, I'll stop insulting it! Thanks, dude!
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This is awesome! I love her hair, and the mist really adds to the etheral effect, very kewl :clap:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Stunning.. the mist.. the way she come.. Makes me creepy but the piece is just so powerful :D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you! :hug:
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Serkenil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:omg: This is perfect...I feel like the girl is coming out of the painting! I like the horse that faints behind the fog...Also the branch really adds to the whole piece...:clap:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thank you very much for such wonderful feedback! :hug: And thank you for the :+fav:!
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