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The Morrigan by CrystallineEssence The Morrigan by CrystallineEssence
This is an entry for :iconhiddenyume-stock:'s contest, "Awaken the Goddess". You can see more about it here: [link]

This is the Morrigan, a celtic goddess of battle, strife, and fertility, though some sources say she is the goddess of death and magic. Here is a brief description of her taken from a random online source:

The Morrígan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. Her name translates as ';Phantom Queen,' which is entirely appropriate for Her. The Morrígan appears as both a single goddess and a trio of goddesses, which includes the Badb 'Vulture' and Nemain 'Frenzy'. The Morrígan frequently appears in the ornithological guise of a hooded crow. She is one of the Tuatha De Danann (People of the Goddess Danu) and She helped defeat the Firbolgs at the First Battle of Magh Tuireadh and the Fomorii at the Second Battle of Mag Tured.

Goddess: [link]
Background: [link]
Time: 2.5 hours
Tools: wacom tablet, mouse, photoshop cs2

Thanks for viewing! :aww:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi you have been featured here:[link]
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Sabattier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009   Photographer
:wave:

This piece has been featured in my journal - [link]

:hug:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Aw thanks so much! :glomp:
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:iconwakamoley:
Wakamoley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
wow where do you find the fantasy brushes for great pieces like this? :D

oh and please tell me where you found the tutorial for making the picture looks so glowing and pretty, thanks! XD
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Thank you :) Just type in "fantasy brushes for photoshop" into the DA search engine and you'll find a lot of them. I learned how to do the glowy effects by just experimenting with photoshop, I don't really know of any tutorials, but I'm sure if you look under "Resources" in the browse area you'll find a few. Good luck!
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Matts-fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Its beautiful!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Thank you! ^_^
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not really a fan of Celtic mythology (Egyptian and Ojibwa are more my thing :D ), but the colors on this are so beautiful. I love the glowing effects as well.
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Egyptian mythology is awesome and I haven't really heard of Ojibwa, but I'm more a fan of all kinds of mythologies. I just know the most about Celtic because for a while I was trying to be wiccan and it didn't work out. =P I'm glad you like the colors and everything, I hope it does okay in the contest. *fingers crossed*
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
cool stuff... very pretty
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
thank you! :)
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:iconfairchild12:
Fairchild12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
one of my favourite goddesses.
fantastic work! :D simply lovely
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Thanks so much! :D I'm really glad you like it! She's one of my favorites too. ;)
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julsillustrated Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love the background!! Great work on this!!
:clap:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Thank you soo much! :hug:
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:iconsilvermarine:
SilverMarine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007   Photographer
She's beautiful!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks so much! ^_^
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:iconstreetmilo:
streetmilo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
This is a really beautiful picture, you just want to follow her over the bridge.

Good luck in the contest :)
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! :hug:
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GothicPrincessYaoi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
woow you do a really good job O.O it looks sooo good :hug:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
lol, thanks so much! It's been forever since I've actually done a photomanipulation, haha. I really want to get better at my digital art! ^_^
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GothicPrincessYaoi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
no problem¡¡¡ :hug: if you continue with the practice you are going to be a really amazing artist :glomp:
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JessyWitch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Really nice :D :hug:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks dear! :glomp:
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Beautiful! :)
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Thanks so much! :hug:
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:icontrash63:
Trash63 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Good job :clap:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Thank you! ^_^
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the way you did the tattoo and the designs on the fabric! :D :boogie: :D
Blessings,
Pegs
:rose:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks so much, dear! I'm happy with it too, hehe! :D
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:boogie:
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav: Excellent work, quite a change from the original stock used. Lovely background and overall wonderful piece.
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Thanks so much! I think the most work went into getting her face to look right with the hair, I'm pretty satisfied with the results. :)
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Sequeena Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
:wave: Hi, I've featured your art here [link]
Thank you for your wonderful art!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Thank you soo much! I really appreciate it! :dance:
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:iconsoulfaye:
SoulFaye Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is AMAZING! Fantastic job, and good luck dear!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
thanks so much! :hug: I'm so glad you like it! :)
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:iconsoulfaye:
SoulFaye Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
you are very welcome! yeah, you have Talent!
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Beautiful work Theresa :hug:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Thanks so much, dear! :hug:
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diana-hnd Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niiiceeeee.... Good use of both the model and the background. And sparklies.... nice, nice. ;) :+fav:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Thanks so much, dear! :hug: I really appreciate it! I :heart: sparkles, lol.
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Man this is gorgeous hon!! I do think your digital work has definitely made your photomanipping better.. the hair is stunning and I love the little details you added to the drape..

Plus- Celtic tatoos always work for me! *grin*

Good luck sweetie!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Thanks so much! Hehe, for some reason I always imagined you with celtic tattoos. =P

And the hair took foreeeeever!!! :faint:
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Lol.. I've definitely been tempted.. maybe I can see about getting a Celtic constellation or something.. like my Celtic Zodiac Hawthorne aka The Silver Chalice or whatever..

And man... I can tell that! lol
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Cool, I didn't even know there was a Celtic Zodiac, which one am I? I was born on September 30th, 1988. ;)
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
*consults the book* You would be the Ivy (or Butterfly) .. it's supposedly a sign of transformation and mystery.. your "planet" is the moon and then Persephone- a mystery planet that is supposed to be the 10th planet out..

And that's all I got at the moment.. the book I've got is huge.. all the signs have goos solid chapters!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
That's really cool! I love that kind of stuff, hehe. What book is it? Maybe I'll take a look at it in the bookstore...
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Ozas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
really nice, i like it very much. ;>
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