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Submitted for an SCA publication, this is gouache and watercolour on Bristol board.  I had this 14th century falconer in my head, and I'm pleased as punch she ended up the way I saw her.  The peregrine is bird known within Europe within this time period, and I took a bit of liberties on the feathers in her bycocket hat (turns out the Lady Amherst's pheasant wasn't known in Europe until the 1800s - oops).

9"x12" Bristol
W&N, Holbein, and Royal Talens gouache
Gansai Tambi and Daniel Smith Watercolour
FineTec/Coliro gold palette
Queen Hippolyta Cosplay
Cosplay from Planet Comicon 2018.  Queen Hippolyta from Silver Age Wonder Woman.

Sewn using a lot of polyester; staff made from Worbla, foam, wood glue and paint, crown made from Worbla, belt was made of Worbla, a bit of labradorite, chain, and gold-coloured copper wire.  Earrings were made of Worbla, as was the pin on the cape.  The gauntlets were leather covered in Cricut foil.

This took about a week and a half to get put together.

Photo by Jason Domingues ( of Kansas City, Missouri.
Our Lady of Calontir
I'm calling this "Our Lady of Calontir," though this was really a colouring study.

Ilustrator for the original line drawing, Photoshop for the colouring and texture.  I used my Wacom Bamboo to do the majority of the work.
  • Listening to: Nickel Creek
  • Eating: breakfast
It's been a big year of travel.

On a whim, I was asked if I wanted to go visit the Middle East.

I got it cleared through work, and aside from travel woes (which may be a separate entry.  Haven't decided), it was a decent trip.  I got to see Himself and his mother.

I also got some pretty sweet photos, which have now been uploaded and are now prints.  I also got to go to the I. M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art, and I'm inspired to create some SCA-period pieces inspired by the pieces I saw.

What's new in your world?


Rachel Ost
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
A multifaceted artist, zephyrofgod does many things, from photography, jewellery creating, and painting. The creative process takes on several different appearances for her, and she never knows what she'll do next.

Current Residence: Kansas City, Missouri
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large.
Print preference: Mugs or Lustre Prints.
Favourite genre of music: Classical, rock, college rock, adult alternative
Favourite photographer: Bourke-White, Adams
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Renaissance, industrial, costume design
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: iTunes on my computer, iPod touch otherwise.
Shell of choice: Paua or cowrie
Wallpaper of choice: digital. Analog's a pain to put up! :D
Skin of choice: Human?
Favourite cartoon character: Lor/Tish, The Weekenders
Personal Quote: "anima sana in corporae sono"--Sound mind, sound body.



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NikosBoukouvalas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Thanks a lot for the watch! It means a lot that you like my work! Take good care!
xxdhxx Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiny sprite SansTiny sprite Papyrus blue heart bullet 
Misc Emoji-12 (Stars 2) [V1] Misc Emoji-11 (Stars) [V1] Thank you for your +watch! Misc Emoji-11 (Stars) [V1] Misc Emoji-12 (Stars 2) [V1] 
I hope that you've been having a good Spring so far~
(I also apologize for being so late on sending this to you! Forgive me, March~April were sort of a nightmare.)
zephyrofgod Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all good!  (and I totally understand.)
Akira-Miyashi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: at Sky Blue! :D
WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. I needed to re-up my membership, and figured I might as well randomly give out another while there was a deal, and so I decided to gift it to an artist I know in the SCA... You!

A little SNAFU, though. It double-booked for 24-months. I have a service request to change that to the 12-month membership I had intended to get. If so, please enjoy dA-2015.
zephyrofgod Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Something odd occurred with dA billing which took some time to straighten out. You'll now see that your account reflects my correct gift of 12 months (now 11). Have fun!

Things I like about Premium Membership: Featured Deviation widget. Ability to show more than four "Newest Deviations". Ability to add thumbnails to deviation descriptions to direct viewers to related content...
zephyrofgod Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good!  I'm glad you were able to get it straightened out!
mr-sinister2048 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   General Artist
Thanks you for the fave!
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