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Celtic Princess by 2ngaw Celtic Princess by 2ngaw
A commission piece that didn't push through. But I felt like I wanted to ink her anyway. Great characters from the writer. 
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:iconibralui:
iBralui Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
your lineart quality is amazing , do you have any special tips or it's just time and experience ?
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:icon2ngaw:
2ngaw Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's basically it, man. Just draw until your hand bleeds. :)
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chinohan123 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Literally or figuratively ? I honestly cant tell . . . (seriously)
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realizedesignsjason Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Nice
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ernesin149 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is awesome
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aConst Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i color this amazing lineart?
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codyrush Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student Filmographer
Hey, the writer here. Can, uh, can I see your colored version? 
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aConst Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for remind me about that lineart. aconst.deviantart.com/art/Celt…
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codyrush Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Student Filmographer
 I'm still engineering this character's aesthetic, even after so many variations; but here's the line art for the most recent incarnation, if you want to have some fun. codyrush.deviantart.com/art/Cu…
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:icon2ngaw:
2ngaw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Of course.
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aConst Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for amazing lineart aconst.deviantart.com/art/Celt…
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codyrush Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
something I always wondered...why the shoulder plate? it's just an interesting choice.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
 Thanks, man. That means a lot. The whole point of the character was to make her a weapon first, a women second. She doesn't disdain feminine delicacies and distinctions--girly girl pastimes, labels, and affectations--she's just responsible for a king and by extension a kingdom, so everything else inevitably takes a back seat. Like her father before her, she is burdened with glorious purpose, cursed to curse the gods that she only has one life to sacrifice for the kingdom of Ulster. 

 Thanks again for the freebie. Finn will go much more smoothly. I promise. You've got a sketch coming your way to explain the basic concept. Sorry for the wait. I lost my USB with all my fekking references, but I've got everything now. We're golden.  
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2ngaw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, bro. Will wait for your sketch. 
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sorry sorry for the wait. I've been demolishing an office building for extra cash and my sketching's suffered in consequence; my hands are constantly swollen during the work week. This has been going on for two weeks.

I'll have the basic sketch to you by sunday. For a teaser, the look is...kind of reminiscent of the Rohirrim from LOTR. 
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codyrush Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
computer glitch. 
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Excellent, he said with steepled fingers.
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RodrigoSalles Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
WoooWWW O__O
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HvonD Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :)
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Yuuvi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the details and the pose!
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KaylaKedziora Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shes hot i love the fact shes warning alot of clothes ;)
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
 Well, she's from Northern Ireland by way of Ulster. She's wearing a silk tunic, a gown of chain mail and a fur cloak with a La Tene brooch. Sadly we couldn't quite decide on her breast plate. While women in celtic europe were often warriors, like their majoritively male counterparts few could afford armor: sooo, yeah, finding a celtic female breast plate to reference is a bitch. 

 Glad you think she's hot. She was modeled after Cinita Dicker, a gorgeous redhead with a very unfortunate name. 
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LBProductions Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forever-After this is totally right up your alley!!
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ChexHex Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
scars! <3
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
 Those are a souvenir from the character wrestling with a giant wolf hound (nine feet standing up). She was slashed in the face and so, in a blood rage, she beat the hound to death with her bare hands. She's immensely strong. 
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jactinglim Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow I love your art style
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2ngaw Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Jac! Still here in SG?
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jactinglim Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ay! in PH now :)
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gph-artist Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great linework; smoothly handled sense of locomotion.
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Artipelago Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Damn! The line quality is superb! :wow:
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like it would have been cool.
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice lines.
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JussiKarro Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awwwwsome! Almost want to color this, but then again it looks so good in black and white.
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Dantert Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love it!
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whiteoxygen Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
this is awesome! 
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DanDanner1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic Work, is it done in Photoshop ? it looks so crisp :)
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:icon2ngaw:
2ngaw Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Manga Studio 5 EX
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DanDanner1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the awnser :)
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REMemberDru Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome!!!! Looks really cool and love that it's in b&w :)
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fk19 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love her style. so strong.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
 I'm really excited by everyone's response to her. She's my character.

She doesn't have a name in the story, only a title, Cu-Chulainn (Coo-Kull-lane), Chulainn's Hound, Chulainn being the High King of Ulster. She's his personal guard.

She's based on the hero from the Ulster Cycle of Irish Myths, but I took the very basic premise of that guy and made it my own thing entirely. The story is more inspired by celtic myth period than anything else. Her backstory was inspired by 'Bone', 'Mulan', 'Conan the barbarian' and 'Spartacus'. She was heavily inspired by Princess Mononoke, Tarzan, Eep and Red Sonja. She rides a 12 ft. wolfhound named Effa she raised living in a kennel. 
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Lady-Valiant Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it. Great ink style and proportions. 
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artblock Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
It didn't push through? This is fantastic. The character looks really strong, fierce and experienced. Very plausible - with the perfect amount of detail in the outfit.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
  It wasn't really anyone's fault, it was just a lack of references and money at the time. Really that's what it boiled down to: currently we're collaborating on another character for the same story. The other main character, a young Lord Commander of a mercenary brotherhood, the Fianna. 
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ReavrIndustries Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sorta reminds me of something from skyrim.... anyways, awesome work!
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Skyrim takes from the same ancestry of aesthetics. Skyrim is mostly nordic and celtic inspired. 
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EzJedi Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, your inks are fantastic! ;)
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drowgan Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I love this piece. I want it blown up hanging on my wall.

Everything is sooo perfectly ... balanced is the word I want to use.
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2ngaw Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words.
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