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Brigantia by cemac Brigantia by cemac
Coral McBride --- Do not alter or use without my permission.

Brigantia, one of the many names she was known by, was a Pagan Celtic Goddess of physicians, healing, divination and prophesy. Breo-saighead, one of her ancient names attributes to her, punishment and divine justice. Her evolution from Pagan Celtic Goddess to Saint, linked both Celtic and Christian traditons.
Her marriage to Bres was an alliance to bring peace to the Danu and the Fomorians. Her eldest son Ruadan, killed the smith, sacred to his mother's tribe, who, as he lay dying killed Ruadan. Brigantia's grief was not only for her son but also for the enmity betweeen maternal and paternal factions. Her lamentations were said to be the first heard in Ireland.

Brigantia was originally created to practice painting a face for 'Daughter of Darknes' [link] and also to practice painting hair movement and create a background by using brushes to add detail and depth to the base. I learned a lot doing it and feel that it has evolved enough to be uploaded as 'Brigantia', whom I have wanted to create for a long time.

Thank you to the talented and very generous stock artists listed below:

Brigantia portrait base:

:iconashleyshyd: [link]

Cross:

:iconcirce-baka: [link]

Textures:

:iconfetishfaerie-stock: [link] :icongreeneyezz-stock: [link]

Crows:

:icondreamweaver69stock: [link] :icontasastock: [link]

Black Roses:

:iconumbradenoapte-stock: [link]

Photoshop brushes

:iconbextcstock: [link] :iconjavierzhx: [link]:iconcoby17: [link]:iconredheadstock: [link]

Photoshop default brushes, Marta Dahlig's brushes free with ImagineFX and personal resources.
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:iconpyraker:
pyraker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
very lovely art
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Corvinerium Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Featured [link] :hug:
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SweeetXcape Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
The eyes are piercing....beautiful work!
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cemac Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Thank you :):iconeufrosis:
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:iconricky4:
ricky4 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Very nice and magic piece! :love: :clap:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Thank you Ricky :tighthug:
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Quite welcome Coral! :cuddle:
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work,the colors scheme is perfect,also the make up and hair!:love:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you for the compliment Titus :heart:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning dark beauty!
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Thank you so much :love:
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GreenEyezz-stock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Lovely work :clap: Her eyes are so beautiful and really catch the viewer's attention.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Thank you for the lovely comment and brightening my day :heart:
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:iconurceola:
Urceola Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The make-up, her expression, the atmosphere, the colors, the curving division of the two planes, all are superb!
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment :icongiantlovehug:
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:iconcoby17:
Coby17 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work!
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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fetishfaerie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Beautiful! The colors and textures are divine.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Thank you for the lovely compliment. :heart::iconeufrosis:

:iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconcelebrationplz::icongaby97::iconhappyholidayssignplz::icongaby97::iconcelebrationplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz:
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Tasastock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is lovely :D i like it

thanks for using my stock :hug:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Thank you for the compliment and your wonderful stock :heart:
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dreamweaver69stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work and I could sense a sadness while viewing this image

:hug: Jeep
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Wonderfully composed and painted, Coral, from the close-up to that cross and beyond!
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thank you once again for the lovely comment :heart:

Season's greetings and may 2011 bring all that you are wishing for and more.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Thanks Coral, and to you too :iconnewyearplz: :party:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful :love:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Thank you very much Cindy :hug:
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