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.:Mornai:. by Theophilia .:Mornai:. by Theophilia
: Mornai :
May 12th, 2009
Ink, pencil, Watercolor


I hated my other "portrait" of Mornai, so I decided to do it again. Unfortunetly, I really don't like this one very much either. I had to fix his face on ArtRage because on the original his face is so messed up it looks creepy. I love his horse though. :XD: Maybe I'll just make up some excuses to draw it more. :aww: The celtic border definetly took the longest. And the horse's rump and hind legs also posed a problem for me. I had to redo it several times. (By the way, anyone have any ideas for the horses name? I was thinking Blizzard, or something. But that sounded lame. :P Any ideas?) Celtic knots always take me a long time anyway. I wish I was better with colors, I just don't really like how a lot of this came out. Disappointing. Maybe I'll have to do him again. His face is so elusive. Maybe because I don't have a perfectly cemented idea of his face in my mind.

Whooohooooo! :iconridingplz:

His sister Rhianna: [link]
His other picture: [link]


UPDATE: The horse's name is "Greyfrost." :D Thanks *Professor-Kirby! :hug: :D
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow...I envy your skills with those knots! And I think the portrait is lovely. I understand what you mean by the face never being quite right; I struggle with the same problem. But I think you did a very nice job. :]
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, well thank you! :aww: I'm glad you like it anyhow. :D
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course.
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:iconyulianeruannonoldor:
YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
superb :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A real neat piece, green is my favorite color, lucky for me that God decided to make the nature green, ey? ha ha.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :peace:
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:iconsaxonwithaxe:
SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um...Horse is gorgeous.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconsaxonwithaxe:
SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And--strangely enough--the perspective on his boot. Really good.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, thanks! I definitely remember working a long timeon that. ;-) I really should draw these guys more often. :hmm: It's embarrassing just to look at this now, heheh. :XD:
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:icontheubbergeek2:
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Great art... Later antiquity-dark age stuff? Where is he from?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^

He's a character from a story I'm writing (and that sadly I've been neglecting for a really long time. :()
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:icontheubbergeek2:
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
ahhhhhhhh, I see
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, in awe of the details in this one. :love:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you so much! :glomp:
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:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooowwwwww I like the HORSEY :omg:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKSIES!!!! :aww:
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:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! and its just soooo colorful! :heart:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconblush--plz:
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:iconkingreddark:
KingRedDark Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I don't know, but i looks really awesome, specially the Celtic knows, really nice border.
Also the composition look great. nice work.

oh yeah, i think a cool name for the horse could be Silvester, or some think like it.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :aww: I'm glad you like it. :D the Celtic border definetly took the longest...it was SOOO frustrating at times to do. :XD:
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:iconkingreddark:
KingRedDark Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, i know what you mean. Celtic know take a lot of effort, time, and concentration. They are really complicated most times.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They most certainly do. :XD:
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:iconxlordandyx:
XLordAndyX Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student General Artist
WooooW! Really niiiiceee!! I love It :heart:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks! ^^ I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconfolkvangrwarrior:
FolkvangrWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I like it.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconcalenthrellii:
CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I know this has been mentioned already - but I will also state: I would stay away from using photos in the background, it looks all right, but you're detracting a lot from your stunning manual art - the linework is very tight and looks like it took so much time. But the photo seems like, maybe, an afterthought? It would look beautiful even *without* a "background" - the knotwork is done very well, it's good design :) A lovely piece, all the same!! I look forward to seeing more of your work :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, thank you! I really appreciate your input! :aww: I think that photos can work as backgrounds, but I think I just did it very poorly in this one. The background wasn't so much of an afterthought (because I really was trying to do a nice background with watercolors--and failed. :XD:) The background I had before really was quite horrible, I might try and re-do it sometime, who knows. *shrugs* The knotwork definetly took the most time out of all if it. :D

Again, thank you very much! And I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back to you on your comment! :XD: My inbox just got really, really full and I've been slowly trying to respond and clear out messages. :XD:
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:iconcalenthrellii:
CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
No thanks necessary :) I like giving input when I have time and feel that I should :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: :glomp:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional
Oh so very sweet
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!!! :glomp:
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It may not be perfect (in the future, I would avoid using photos as backgrounds--your lines are lovely, and the photos distract from the awesome midieval fantasy mood), but don't be too hard on yourself, because this so wonderfully evokes Celtic fantasy. It makes me want to throw on a tunic and go look for adventure in the forest!

Kudos for the Celtic knotwork, I could never pull that off! Nice job :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :aww: :D :hug: The Celtic knots took me a very long time to do, so I appreciate that. :aww: The reason I used a photo fr the background was mostly because the background I had was horrible and I hated it, so I wanted to do a new one. :XD:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow!This is simply impressive..so much details!Again,i really like the colours and the frame,which,despite all the details,manages not to distract the viewer from the character.
Wonderfully done! :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ ^ Heheheh, yes, I seem to be pscychotically detailed. :XD: Thank you very much for the comment! I appreciate it a lot! :aww:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
No need to mentioned,the comment was well deserved. :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ ^
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:iconfirefiriel:
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome knotwork!
I like how the horse looks mossy. Em, if that makes sense. I don't remember seeing you use a photographic background before, it works well.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww: the knotwork took FOREVER!! :faint: Yeah, I've been wanting to do that for awhile, bit I wanted to get a picture where it'd look good as the background. :D
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! I love all the detailing- the combination of the Medieval and Celtic feel, and the lighting is wonderful. The pose is great too- it reminds me of a Roman equestrian monument. Only his expression is much nicer than those are, usually...
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS!! :D Hehehe, I never thought of that before, he kind of does. :XD: They are usually very grave and regal though. :D
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I think it's more of the pose, since he has a much more pleasant expression than most of the emperors do. ^_^
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Well thanks. Heehee. :XD:
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
;)
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like his face and arms! What about Greyfrost for the horse?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you!

Ooooh! I like that, I really do! I'll definetly consider that one, thanks! :hug:
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