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Old 10-13-2007, 06:16 PM
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Finished!

I know it took a while, but I had to think about how to do the border. I knew the Celtic knotwork was going to kill me, so I really put off even looking at it for awhile. Once I got going, I really had some fun! Again, it's too big to get on my wimpy little scanner at home, but I hope you can see some of the detail, anyway. It's water-soluble pencil, colored pencil, waterproof ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.

This is St. Gobnait, an obscure Irish mystic and patron of beekeepers. It's going in a show next month.


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Old 10-13-2007, 11:30 PM
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St. Gobnait is very lovely!
Just LOOKING at the Celtic knotwork & even THINKING about drawing it is killing ME!!
Say, do you think St. Gobnait could tell us where all the bumble bees have gone?
"Break-a-brush" in the show!
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This is a very nice piece of art. I enjoyed looking at it and I am sure other will also in the show. The knotwork much of been a bitch but it was well worth it!
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Absolutely lovely, mlynn! The colors are gorgeous!

And I never knew there was such a thing as a patron of beekeepers... I learn something new everyday!
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A very attractive piece of work.

I've actually been looking at a lot of Celtic designs lately and thinking - Thank Dagda for the computer.

In my previous incarnation I used to draw complex, exact shapes with templates, compasses & freehand. These days I'm definitely using a vector program to do the work 10x more quickly!
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mlyn72 ,Cool , love all those legends , its interesting to note how those Christian missionary's transformed ye ole tales in to Christian ones .
And I like that style a lot , nice feel of illuminated manuscript . Hope your show goes well.
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This looks awesome. I kept going back to the knotwork so much it took me several looks to even see the bees. Good job.
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This is very beautiful. I love her face, her garb, and the bees. Makes me want to draw some faces with colored pencil. Preferably on colored paper. Don't ask me why--inspiration strikes me weirdly sometimes. Suffice it to say, I admire your work.
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Thank you all very much!
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That’s so cool. Love the tapestry look.
Glad I'm not the only one making an St illustration. Eventually I'm going to make one of these, still researching on stuff.
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Wow, this is absolutely amazing. I discovered it through the facebook page called Ethnobeeology that used it in a post. Is there a way I could pay you for a digital image of the painting? I know you likely sold it but if there is an imagine of the whole finished product I would love to have a copy.

THANK YOU!!
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Wow, this is absolutely amazing. I discovered it through the facebook page called Ethnobeeology that used it in a post. Is there a way I could pay you for a digital image of the painting? I know you likely sold it but if there is an imagine of the whole finished product I would love to have a copy.

THANK YOU!!
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