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The Morrigan by Hideyoshi The Morrigan by Hideyoshi
In contrary to everyone's assumed opinion, I actually enjoy the process of painting characters more than doing environments although my forté is the latter.

Characters are more challenging and you get to interact more emotionally with the subject matter.
I think mastering the human form is the highest goal of any artist anyway.

Doing environments seems pretty dull to me most of the time, believe it or not.

Anyway, this is some Irish celtic legend, the Morrigan or Phantom Queen. Not to be confused with the videogame character (?).

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Morrigan94 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ia loove irish culture and everything and this is very beautiful  Love 
river-mist-naiad Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so in depth and gives off so many different layers emotions! Dangerous, dark, cold, elegant, and beautiful are just a few of what I feel from this picture. You can definitely tell that this women holds serious power of something dark, old, and for me possible beautiful. After looking her up, I found that she is the Celtic goddess of war, battle, strife, fertility, and one some accounts death and sorcery. She is also depicted as a single goddess or a trio of goddesses and often shown/mentions with crows/ravens. I found all of this represented in you amazing picture, so I say that you did an excellent job!!
Presona-photo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dream from the sandman comics.
kisotchka Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much ! I was looking for a good representation of the Morrigan and I can't believe so many people choose to draw or paint her with huge showing boobs and naked butt. It's so frustrating ! Anyway, thank you for focusing on the actual goddess and not some wannabe sexy playmate :)
MelodyXIV Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Love the colors :D
NeoLeo789 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This looks exactly like what the old woman described seeing in The Blair Witch Project. Whether inspired or not, I must say, the "shading" or "brushing" (if I'm speaking correctly) gives a very ghostly animated quality to it that really brings it to life. The color scheme is great too.
AJSparrow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This is a very impressive drawing of the Celtic Goddess of War. The way she interacts with her crow familiars and is floating above the snow is amazing.
Gothmexicanotaku Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so cool
MrGadzooks Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
This is my favorite Morrigan on DA so far. I've been looking everywhere for a good one.
Noirerora Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
love it!
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