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  • Inktober 21: Nothing so treasured as a bit of quiet. I don’t have a cabin like this so I just gotta make them in my head. 🌲
  • Inktober 21: Nothing so treasured as a bit of quiet. I don’t have a cabin like this so I just gotta make them in my head. 🌲
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In the Irish Ulster Cycle, Scáthach, meaning “The Shadowy One” in Gaelic, taught the hero Cú Chulainn the arts of war. Scáthach of Alba, whose castle was Dún Scáith, or Tokavaig, meaning Fortress of Shadows, which is thought to have been located on the Isle of Skye. Legend tells us that this impregnable fortress could only be reached by a perilous sea journey, and was guarded by her own daughter, Uathach. It was here that with other warriors such as Conchobor and Lóegaire, Scáthach taught Cú Chulainn underwater combat and how to fight with a weapon of her own creation: a barbed harpoon called gáe bolg. Scáthach’s sister Aiofe was also a battle-hardened warrior who challenged her to battle. Afraid Cú Chulainn would fight on her behalf and perish, she attempted to put him under a sleeping spell using a potion, but due to his strength, he awoke after an hour and took on Aiofe on her behalf. He defeated her, and at sword-point he told her that he would spare her life if she would lie with him and bear him a son. Connla was born of their union, but it was his sad fate to be accidentally killed by his father years later. .
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An engraving after Gustave Doré for for Les Adventures du Chevalier Jaufre et de la Belle Brunissende. 1856.
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#art #blackwork #gustavedore #warrior #celtic #ireland #mythology #hero #arte #myth #artstagram #instaart #painting #engraving #detail #castle #inspiration #gothic #darkart #drawing #artist #darkaesthetic #penandink #bookillustration
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    In the Irish Ulster Cycle, Scáthach, meaning “The Shadowy One” in Gaelic, taught the hero Cú Chulainn the arts of war. Scáthach of Alba, whose castle was Dún Scáith, or Tokavaig, meaning Fortress of Shadows, which is thought to have been located on the Isle of Skye. Legend tells us that this impregnable fortress could only be reached by a perilous sea journey, and was guarded by her own daughter, Uathach. It was here that with other warriors such as Conchobor and Lóegaire, Scáthach taught Cú Chulainn underwater combat and how to fight with a weapon of her own creation: a barbed harpoon called gáe bolg. Scáthach’s sister Aiofe was also a battle-hardened warrior who challenged her to battle. Afraid Cú Chulainn would fight on her behalf and perish, she attempted to put him under a sleeping spell using a potion, but due to his strength, he awoke after an hour and took on Aiofe on her behalf. He defeated her, and at sword-point he told her that he would spare her life if she would lie with him and bear him a son. Connla was born of their union, but it was his sad fate to be accidentally killed by his father years later. .
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    An engraving after Gustave Doré for for Les Adventures du Chevalier Jaufre et de la Belle Brunissende. 1856.
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    #art #blackwork #gustavedore #warrior #celtic #ireland #mythology #hero #arte #myth #artstagram #instaart #painting #engraving #detail #castle #inspiration #gothic #darkart #drawing #artist #darkaesthetic #penandink #bookillustration
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  • #inktober2019 day 22. I had some reason for wanting to draw a ghost catfish, but I can't for the life of me remember why. Also it didn't turn out that great. Hopefully tomorrow's will be better.

#inktober #catfish #ghost #penandink
  • #inktober2019 day 22. I had some reason for wanting to draw a ghost catfish, but I can't for the life of me remember why. Also it didn't turn out that great. Hopefully tomorrow's will be better.

    #inktober #catfish #ghost #penandink
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  • Inktober Day 21: Treasure. 
Experimenting with some color! What do you think?
  • Inktober Day 21: Treasure.
    Experimenting with some color! What do you think?
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  • second post today because i drew these two guys recently and forgot to show y’all #penandink
  • second post today because i drew these two guys recently and forgot to show y’all #penandink
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  • Day 22 #inktober. #GHOST. We all have someone we miss, some of them because we’ve lost touch, others because they are not here anymore 💔
  • Day 22 #inktober . #GHOST . We all have someone we miss, some of them because we’ve lost touch, others because they are not here anymore 💔
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  • Day 22 - #inktober2019 - another bird today. I seem to have a lot of feathered friends left in my list of prompts I made for myself at the beginning of the month. This one was done with my new favorite dip pen and some ink wash.
  • Day 22 - #inktober2019 - another bird today. I seem to have a lot of feathered friends left in my list of prompts I made for myself at the beginning of the month. This one was done with my new favorite dip pen and some ink wash.
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  • “Canine”. Day 22 of Abnormal Inktober. 22/31. Pen and markers. Coloring raw meat is fun...
  • “Canine”. Day 22 of Abnormal Inktober. 22/31. Pen and markers. Coloring raw meat is fun...
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  • swipe for the close up to really appreciate how many dots this really is💀
  • swipe for the close up to really appreciate how many dots this really is💀
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  • Anemone✨ Related to the buttercup, this easily-grown perennial is gracing gardens all over the northern hemisphere this time of year. She's one of my favorite harbingers of the winter months, a poetic final exhale of a lively summer as life returns to the earth to be composted for the winter. In keeping with the melancholy of the season, in many historic cultures, the anemone is associated with ill tidings or tragedy related to lost love. (It's often found planted at grave sites). In Greek mythology, Aphrodite lost her lover Adonis, and cried over his dead body. Her tears mixed with his blood and gave rise to the anemone flower. Adonis must've cried a lot in Portland 😉 🌿
  • Anemone✨ Related to the buttercup, this easily-grown perennial is gracing gardens all over the northern hemisphere this time of year. She's one of my favorite harbingers of the winter months, a poetic final exhale of a lively summer as life returns to the earth to be composted for the winter. In keeping with the melancholy of the season, in many historic cultures, the anemone is associated with ill tidings or tragedy related to lost love. (It's often found planted at grave sites). In Greek mythology, Aphrodite lost her lover Adonis, and cried over his dead body. Her tears mixed with his blood and gave rise to the anemone flower. Adonis must've cried a lot in Portland 😉 🌿
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