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Elemental: Air by Lynnette Shelley

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Elementals are mythological beings that represent the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Although Traditionally, each element is represented by the following:

gnomes, earth elementals
undines, water elementals
sylphs, air elementals
salamanders, fire elementals.

However, I decided to make my own elemental. The below artwork is my elemental for air. He is a sort of winged Celtic dragon creature, with interlocking limbs and spiral patterns on his skin to represent the wind.

Mixed media on Canson paper: acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, marker and liquid silver leaf. About 12 × 19 inches.


sky, dragon, animal, air, feathers, silver, wings, myth, monster, beast, celtic, imaginary, sprial, irish, mythological, elemental, celt, pict, pictish, zoomorphic, art nouveau, fantasy art, zoomorphism, blue, white

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    ….fantastic Lynnette…i love the bold design aspects and silver leaf…..beautiful x

  • Thanks Karin :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 4 years ago

    Another gorgeous creation, Lynnette; well done! Love the starry feel to this elemental dragon :o) wishing you laughter

  • thanks Quinn. I appreciate it!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

    another winner!

  • Thanks Patricia

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    lovely in blue Lynettelove the spirols.justso well done LIZ

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    fabulous! love this!

  • JSchultz
    JSchultzover 4 years ago

    well done! i actually plan on doing something with the four elements

  • Cool! can’t wait to see it

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    So very beautuful

  • Adam Regester
    Adam Regesterover 4 years ago

    Beautiful ! Love all the detail and use of color.

  • thanks Adam!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    Really Like This.

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Brilliant work

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