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Celtic Valentine by swandog Celtic Valentine by swandog
A spur-of-the-moment Valentine's Day commission/trade for :iconillahie: and her mate, Chester Ringtail. She wanted to pay me for this "sketch" (which I decided to ink), but I wouldn't let her because she managed to get me a copy of Loreena McKennitt's new CD...SIGNED by Loreena. :faint: Graywolf is awesome in a nutshell, she is!! :D :heart: :love: *squeelove* (Hope she likes this!) :)

P.S. The shamrock knot was referenced from a pendant I saw, but all the rest was from my imagination. :)
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icantwait298 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
that is just gorgeous.
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deesse-de-la-lune Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Aww. So beautiful.
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CorruptTempest Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this a lot, must of tooken hours with all the little knots and ties of detailed lines, so beauitful. :shamrock:
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
If I could find this as a real pendant, I would SO BUY IT! It would be so beautiful cast in silver or gold!
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wolvensong Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, it must have taken you ages!
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seabird Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your knots are really something... Course I already knew this but I'm going through some faves on an older account xD Just thought I'd say something in case I haven't before. You're definitely an inspiration!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your knotwork always blows me away! :) It's so smooth and your lines are so clean. Your designs are so beautiful and faithful to traditional Celtic designs, while still putting your own personality into them.

...and a signed copy of a Loreena McKennitt CD...I would faint. I saw her perform her in Atlanta in a place called the Fabulous Fox Theatre, which is a very old theatre designed in an old Middle Eastern style. The ceiling has a soft, gradual blue light that gives the appearance and feel of evening. There are even 'stars' in the ceiling. Loreena said at the beginning of her performance, "I wish we could take this venue with us!" Since it fit the mood of her music so well.

Here's a picture of it: [link] That is an inside venue. That's really a ceiling! :D
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I really admire anybody who can do this. I've been trying to do some celtic animals and it's difficult.
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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Servant-of-Servilia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
That's amazingly beautiful. There's so much detail in it!

And oh. My. God. SIGNED??? You're SO lucky.
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ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
awesome design, very elaborated
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CreativeConceptions Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
this is lovely! may i borrow it and color it? i'll definitely give you credit, considering you drew this wonderful piece of art!
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't mind, but you should ask *Illahie, since the drawing was done for her. :)
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Nephtis Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
I like the knotwork I wish I had the patience for something like taht!
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hiddensickness Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
It looks brilliant!
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:iconhelens-serendipity:
Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
A wonderful piece of work :clap:
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007   General Artist
I love it!!! :heart: The animals are prefect!

WOW! I love Loreena McKennitt! You lucky girl! ;) :sun:
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
I love this. Haven't managed one of my own, and that's something I hope to change in time. (smiles wryly) Someday, after I've found enough time to master how these lovely little things work...!

:+fav:
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H3LLB0uND Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Great line work, it looks so perfect. :)
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:iconab39z:
ab39z Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Writer
Oh, so beautiful!
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:iconhunterbahamut:
hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Digital Artist
You never cease to amaze me with work like this, this is just amazing and mesmorizing. Wonderful designs and details.
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:iconkulingile:
Kulingile Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Celtic work is so nice... I can't do anything like it myself, but hey. You do well with them, Swannie ^-^
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:iconcliffearts:
CliffeArts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
What a beautiful celtic knot :3
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:iconravwrin-natael:
Ravwrin-NataEl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Wow. *sighs* I wish I could do celtic knot as well and you do.
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sophieta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
It looks like a Celtic stain glass window. Only it is not colored . It is done incredibly well. I like it.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow gorgeous!
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reflection13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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Foxfeather248 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love your celtic knotwork pieces.
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Tawnya Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A new McKennitt CD? Oooooo :drool: Title? I will have to go check it out!
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
"An Ancient Muse" :)
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Tawnya Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spasibo! I will let ~leopardlady know as well, she is a fanat as well! :hug: Thx!
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Kovu-Shukani Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
WOW, this takes some serious creativity and imagination. Its really cute and very well done. I love it, great job :D :D :D
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k-a-m-a-r-i-a Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Gods, I adore this so so so much. <3
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4thStar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love it o_o I always love the intrincate of the celtic >w<
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SinopaRapax Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
that is positively beautiful :3
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Skyedancer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
that is a beautiful piece ^_^ I really wish I had the money to commission you to do something for me and my mate. I could offer a trade a poem for a pic ^_^ unfortunately my poems aren't as high as quality as your artwork >.< but if you want to do a trade please let me know ^_^
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swandog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks, hon! :aww: I would love to trade, but I can't take on any new ones until I finish-up all my old ones...This pic was supposed to be a pencil sketch commission, but I wouldn't let her pay me because she graciously got me that CD; it was the very least I could do to repay her kindness! :)
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Skyedancer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I'm still looking for the DVDs of the Hobbit, LOTR, and Return of the King for you ^_^ but if you want to E-mail me your favorite piece you've done and I'll put a poem to it as my half ^_^ since there's no rush on the pic consider this a gift ^_^ keep me posted though ^_^
right now I have 2 fan-fics to do and 1 trade ^_^ in the works ^_^ so I'm going to be slightly busy considering between those, work, and homework ^_^
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work! I'm impressed!
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:iconstyx-leagon:
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow, that is so cool.
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taa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Student General Artist
Beautifully awsome detail! :D
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EveningMystery Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Drop dead gorgeous. As is all of your work. I envy your skill with celtic nots :3
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I love viewing your knotwork! The inking always blows me away, and the lines are so smooth and flowing.
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swandog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :heart: *Illahie's much better at knotwork than I am, tho! :D And please check out *TheKnotters for lots more of such work! :)
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
I like your works equally, but I'll add her on. Thanks for the suggested watch. I've never seen her work before. : )
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lmai Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I'm speachless with how gorgeous this is hun! I adore knotwork and worship those that can draw it! *bows down to Swandog*

This is a wodnerfull wonderfull piece!
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swandog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, dearest!! :aww: And thanks to all of you who kindly commented! :heart: :love:
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lmai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
*much hugs* Happy Valentiens day sweets! May your day be full of love and hugs..and of course chocolate *giggles*
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lennan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
So very lovely and wonderful concept. =)
~Cindy
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