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Zoomorphic Winged Beasts by Smurfesque
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This started on pale grey paper with coloured pencils and metalic pencils. The design is partly traditional celtic and part invented. The ornamentation has been taken from several traditional sources. Once I was happy with the piece, I scanned it into PS where I used the dodge and burn tools to give it more shape: posterized it to give it more contrast: saturated it to give it more punch and layered in the background.
I think it is one of my best works recently and hope you like it too!

featured in the ‘21st Centuary Celts’ group 23-01-10
featured in the ‘Globes, Spheres and Curves’ group 14-02-10
featured in ‘Celtic Realm’ group 08-03-10
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fun, pencil, traditional, photoshop, bright, media, symbolism, colourful, lion, scottish, coloured, bull, winged, christian, prehistoric, celtic, irish, kells, beasts, pagan, zoomorphic, assyrian, book of kells, bronze age

Comments

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Stunning- really gorgeous work. Have you heard of the group 21st Century Celts- It would be perfect. LOVE LOVE LOVE x

  • Thx 4 the tip, Anita, and thx 4 all your support. Much needed and much appreciated.
    Big hugs Smurf : +

    – Smurfesque

  • Louise Page
    Louise Pageover 4 years ago

    This is a superb piece Smurfesque!
    Rich, beautiful colours and a great design.
    Well done! ;)

  • Thx so much Louise. I am so glad you liked it.
    Best wishes Smurf : )

    – Smurfesque

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    complex design ,well done !!LIZ

  • Thx so much for the comment and the fav. It makes the hard work all worth while. Cheers Smurf : D

    – Smurfesque

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Thx 4 such a colourful ‘thank you’. Tou have brightened up the whole page.
    Ta much
    Smurf ; P

    – Smurfesque

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 4 years ago

    Vivid and striking.

  • Thx 4 the comments, fav and watch. Much appreciated! I visited your pages and loved your work.
    Cheers Smurf : D

    – Smurfesque

  • Derek Smith
    Derek Smithover 4 years ago

    Lovely piece Smurf fantastic detail you must have a lot of patience.Well done!!

  • Thx Derek, I do have a lot of patience when I get my teeth into a project like this one! Glad you liked it.
    Cheers Smurfesquex

    – Smurfesque

  • Frances Perea
    Frances Pereaabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail!

  • Thx v much. It’s the wonderful encouragement that keeps me going!
    Cheers Smurfesquex

    – Smurfesque

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseabout 4 years ago

    this is just gorgeous. and easy fave :)

  • Thx 4 lovely comment and fav.
    Cheers Smurfesquex

    – Smurfesque

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsabout 4 years ago

    We would like to Congratulate you on being featured in the Globes, Spheres and Curves Group! Yeah!

    02-14-10

  • Thx jewelskings 4 the feature. I am delighted.
    Cheers Smurfesque : D

    – Smurfesque

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyabout 4 years ago

    Congrats you’ve been featured in Celtic Realm

    Fino

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