Mourning for a Champion by RRun ()
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This one got as far away from the initial starting point as it possibly could: started of as a chubby belly dancer.
Image Comments (23)
LyleAryn () 11:22AM | Sat, 22 August 2020
I'm glad I'm not the only one that happens to! The muse kicks in. Maybe you see an asset you haven't used, or you just can't get the pose right. You pivot. And pivot. Until you end up with a damn fine scene that certainly wasn't what you had in mind when you sat down.
This is fantastic, by the way.
Krid () 8:10AM | Sun, 23 August 2020
..wonderful magical sceen and excellent postwork and atmosphere
gaius () 12:42PM | Sun, 23 August 2020
This is a sad image but, I think it's one of your very best...bad luck for the belly dancer but good luck for us.
daggerwilldo () 3:27PM | Sun, 23 August 2020
Funny how these renders somehow take us places. This turned into what it wanted to be. Glad you went with the flow. it is a powerful piece.
BellaDark () Online Now! 8:09PM | Sun, 23 August 2020
WOW. I am lost for words, and I talk to much usually so... wow. :)
Terese () 2:19AM | Mon, 24 August 2020
I don't talk much. Lol. Or too many people. I don't regret that. But I have to comment on your art.. I am always inspired. This is sad.. but the next stage is always an adventure for the champion.
Born Sétanta, he gained his better-known name as a child, after killing Culann's fierce guard dog in self defence and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge ("Cattle Raid of Cooley"). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but his life would be a short one. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, or ríastrad (translated by Thomas Kinsella as "warp spasm" and by Ciarán Carson as "torque"), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. I cried on a train full of people lol when I finished that book. This inspires such feeling.
ArtDeCroh () 12:59PM | Wed, 26 August 2020
Wonderful! Super brilliant image! Outstanding artistic work!