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The Phantom Queen by KytheraOA The Phantom Queen by KytheraOA
This piece was done for my Readers' Gallery feature in Issue 32 of the official Corel Painter Magazine.

The Morrígan, also known as "The Phantom Queen" or "The Great Queen". Celtic goddess associated with war, death, prophecy, sexuality, and sovereignty. Ravens and crows are closely associated with Her, being carrion birds, and for Her reputation for flying over the battlefield in the shape of a raven or hooded crow. It was by perching in the form of a raven on the shoulder of Cú Chulainn that She heralded the hero's death.

Graphite and Painter
11 x 14 inches
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RattyLove Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Awesome
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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TheMessenger13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you drew the birds all kind of fuzzy for a lack of a better phrase and I like how you drew them in all different and very inventive poses.
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :]
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artserge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool. Great lighting on the ravens.
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I currently work for a video game company as my day job, so I am unable to work for other companies producing video games.
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EyomaGan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
it looks very good ! i like it very much - Fave :meow:
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :]
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MuffyMorrigan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the Chaos/Dark goddesses! And yours are wonderous!
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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PoPanda Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
way cool
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Isiminy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Incredible. It's gorgeous, I hazard to think the skill it required to do. The detail and shadow the soft light from behind and the ominous atmosphere, inspiring piece of art.
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks much! :D A lot of time and passion went in to this piece... I'm really quite proud of it. :]
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psychopixi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I'm really captivated by this picture. Everything in it is just... wow! Fantastic work. :o)
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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iancjw Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work!
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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alienatedallie Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
amazing and dark i love it
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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NorTigelaar Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
a truly fantastic image of Her...intimidating and beautiful...i cant stop looking at it...
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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arifcekderi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
waoawww, it deserved DD. very cool work.
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :] I'm sure I'll get a DD eventually...
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LadyCelticRose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a great rendition of Herself....both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Nice work! :clap:
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Fantastic work...
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:iconkytheraoa:
KytheraOA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Spacebabie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous picture and I love the highlights.
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Lindowyn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
The lighting is really cool. And I am guilty of this, but anything Morrighan related that seems respectful and researched gets a fav from me. :lol: The spirals on the spears stand out nicely. In fact, you have made some evident and symbolic choices here. Great work! This has a strong spirit. :D
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KytheraOA Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! I'm rather proud of this piece, and I put a lot into it (including conscious and unconscious choices in symbolism). To know that the details are recognizable to those who know where to look tells me that this piece is a success. So thank you. :]
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Ionospore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing short of brilliant. I especially love the lighting and the skulls shrouded in her cape. Nice job!
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