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To Mark my Skin in Ink - WIP - v3 v4 v5 and v6 by TheSonOfLilitu To Mark my Skin in Ink - WIP - v3 v4 v5 and v6 by TheSonOfLilitu
Aye, now to explain...
I love two things. Scotland (and celtic, which I am aware referse to other cultures as well) and the mythological being Lilith (or Lilitu).
Desigining a symbol that incorporates these two aspects of myself, and basically, represents meus animus.

Here are a few doodles, trying out different shapes of moon, and different celtic designs for its center.

V3 and V4
have an altered shape of moon, further from the original Dark moon symbol, but I actually like them best. V3 has an altered swirling design from V2. V4 has another design entirely, inspired by a an actual celtic moon that is quite known.

V5 is the other end from V2, and takes most of its shape and design from celtic art, in particular a specific celtic moon design that is quite known (same as V4).

V6 is just the basic shape, slight altered and more stylised than the others, getting further from circular and into a more elliptical form.
It's pretty meh, but alas.
Didn't bother with the designs, because they take a lot of time to alter to fit a new shape, and because I don't really like this one much, I probabbly won't bother with the design. Neverhteless, it's different.

Anyhow, any suggestions are always much appreciated, albeit that does not mean I will even consider them, of course.

art belonds to Trystan Murray Warnock-Juteau (myself).

Anyhow, enjoy!
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:iconladyvengenz:
LadyVengenz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! However, the cross does seem a tad small?
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
You're quite right, now that I look back at it I see that it could easily be extended to make it look nicer. I'll have to doodle some more, and hopefully finalize soon enough.
Thanks for the input, it's much appreciated :)
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Lime19 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I was thinking about getting this inked and was wondering if I could use your design?
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
My apologies,
I would prefer not.
This symbol, and design, is my own process for finding my own ink, and it holds a lot of personal symbolism.
I am flattered, very much so, but this design is very close to my heart, and it represents me in a way nothing else can.
So, alas, I would prefer to hold on to them for this time.
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Lime19 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I see. That makes sense. Thank you though, for the beautiful pictures.
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
No, thank you, for your understanding, and your kindness in saying such things about my pictures. :)
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SearingLlama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy V5 I like the fullness of the moon, how it commands attention, it just says "Hey fucker look at me, I am cool down here!" Probably less vulgar, but I enjoy using my vulgar words sometimes xD, that's my opinion :)
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ee :3
And no problems there, vulgar is sometimes necessary to bring forth a point in the right intensity and emotional state.
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
hmm...i still like v3, but v6 looks more like a moon now XD
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
More like a moon, aye,
but less like a scar.
A scar across the night sky.
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
you could add designs?
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Designs?
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:icongreenpanda75:
greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
yknow, the swirly stuff xD
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah...
but I don't like the base to begin with XD
So It's quite a chore to bother with the centerpiece.
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
ahhhhh i see ;p
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I like version 3 ;p

v2 = don't like the dots sorry xD
v4 = the details are nice, but a bit much :S
v5 = kinda looks like a creepy eye o.0
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ya XD

Don't diss my dots! XD

True, I'm thinking of cutting down on segments, to see what that'd do.

I know, it does XD
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
lol xD i see you're taking my comments to heart here XD
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Aye XD
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
xD
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FoolishCaptainKia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really like version 5 c:
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ya,
too bulky for my tastes though, not slender 'nough.
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FoolishCaptainKia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
well I like the fact it curls around the dot which adds more meaning to it but your choice~!
you can always make it thinner and not as bulky and still have it wrapped around the circle like that c:
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
What is this meaning of which you speak?
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FoolishCaptainKia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
make the actual moon itself thinner :l like version 4 but version 4 is not long enough...
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I disagree,
too long just looks weird, gives off the feeling of a circle.
Circles go against most of my personal symbols.
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FoolishCaptainKia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
nah it wouldn't have but you are hard to critique so yeh :/
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
It would have, aye.
For me, at least.
And is that a bad thing? :/
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PatsMeeeoooowww Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Artist
I've seem some of ur different quick sketches for this, and this one is surely the best, i like to c it with the loop tho :)
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ee :3
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PatsMeeeoooowww Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Artist
no problem :P
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DavidPhibes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Me likey! :)
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ee much so :3
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
still looks awesome haha
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ya :3
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
you're welcome :)
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TheBadPunQueen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's hard to explain what I think at the moment but mostly the thing that bother's me is that the little black dottish deal feels like it was kindof just added at the last minute?

I mean like you said, it's your body, but you also want something that's nice. I'd only suggest to have the moon-like bit actually curl around the circle a bit more and it would bring more needed attention to the dot and not make it feel so random. Your composition is pretty meh as it is but i figure if you could just point the tips of the moon sharper and curl it in a way that's a lot more circular it would still look like a moon but it would look much more dynamic in style.

As it is it doesn't much feel as though it's impressive enough to have tattooed but thats just my opinion.
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, I think I see what you mean.
I may have misunderstood your suggestion.
I just looked through some older pictures at the symbol as it continuously appears and I have drawn it several times in a more rounded fashion that works nicely.
I may attempt to see what it could do altogether.
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TheBadPunQueen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yeah i dunno. it just feels like it would help your composition a little more. It would still be a moon sliver like you want just more rounded.

Sorry it got a little confusing there it was a little bit hard to explain xP
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
But no, I see what you mean now.
It's an interesting idea, and I have seen it work in the past.
I'm giving it a go to see what comes of it, so far the borders of the shape itself look gorgeous. So slender, and all, aye.
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TheBadPunQueen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahha yes pretty much
it's worth a try even if you don't like the end result~! You'll still have this draft to go back to and all c:
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Aye
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I thank'ya for your comment,
albeit I disagree in some aspects.
Opinions are opinions, afteral.

The dot may be taken out completelely, I am still unsure of it myself. It has been a part of the symbol for some time, though I cannot remember what brought it on. Probably crucifiction, and such things..
I do not feel making the moon curl 'round works, it completely takes away from the symbolism.
The design is based on the Dark Moon, also known as Lilith, which is an essence I hold dear.

Aye, merely your opinion.
Nothing is ever good or bad,
since good or bad are completely dictated by individual perception.
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moonlight72minuet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
neat =)
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:iconthesonoflilitu:
TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank'ya :3
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
hmmm...i think maybe the cross part should be a bit bigger, or at least more predominant...i dont know if its just the way the symbol was meant to be or wtv, but it kinda just like its fading out XD
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
The fading out stuff is stupid GIMP unable to do the right brush dynamics ever since I got Version 2.8.
It's supposed to be opaque, black. no fading anywhere.
*hates gimp 2.8...with a passion*
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TheBadPunQueen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey hey hey.
You don't blame the tools you blame the artist silly.
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TheSonOfLilitu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Not my fault if I cannot get it to work the way it used to.
Updates are, sadly, hard to prevent these days.
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greenpanda75 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
awwwww D: damn gimp!
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