Enfield of the Burren by swandog

Enfield of the Burren

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Added: Aug 21, 2005
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The forgotten, obscure, hybrid mythical beasts of heraldry don't receive enough recognition these days, so I decided to draw an Enfield in anthro form. Her name is Kelly, and she's strolling through the seaside fields and moors of the Irish Burren playing her tinwhistle. The background is referenced from an actual photo, but I added the megolith stone circles and the hillock she's standing on. The wildflowers and butterflies are all Irish species. I didn't design the zoomorphic knotwork, however; it was from free clipart and I tweaked it to my needs. The little spiraled beasts are the letter "e", and the beasts in the corners symbolize the various aspects of her: fox, wolf, lion, greyhound and eagle. Hanging from her belts is a raven and hare skull, a badger claw, a strip of untanned rabbit fur for a "fleacatcher", her antler-handled knife, her whistle bag, and a herb/medicine pouch. The flowers also symbolize her: DOGrose, DOG violet, dandeLION, FOXglove, etc. (Done in ink, markers and colored pencils.)

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forestrogers's picture

Quite delightful!

rita's picture

Xenia, most, most wonderful! love all those details!

dhuber's picture

Now we're talking or I guess drawing! This is really rendered well and I like your style alot.

Art at its best.