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Cernunnos by CelticBotan Cernunnos by CelticBotan
"The Light
The Life
The Strength
The Harvest

In four moons
The Antlered One
Will go to rest....

("ELEMBIVOS", by Eluveitie)


"'Elembivos' is the start of autumn, because in the Celtic calendar the year starts with winter. Autumn is the last stadium of it. Lyrically we have this choir, reminding of Cernunnos which is also a figure in Celtic mythology. Cernunnos is actually very similar to this golden bull, I mean, he symbolizes life itself and nature, every living creature. Cernunnos is very active, he awakes in spring and he is active during summer. When Elembivos comes and autumn draws near, he is slowly preparing to rest and sleep. When Samon comes, the winter, then Cernunnos goes to sleep for three months and begins to wake up again when spring comes again. This is what the choir says.
~ Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluveitie)


Still dealing with artblock, goddamnit artblock. Sketch of my own version of celtic god Cernunnos.


Paint Tool SAI
Photoshop CS2
Wacom bamboo PEN
About 3h

ART, DESIGN (c) ME, ~CelticBotan, no not use, alter or copy
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SenshiOfMyth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I know it'll sound weird but I didn't even notice his hair was green because of how naturally it just matched and looked with him.  If I met this man I would probably end up thinking his natural hair color was green.
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
cool reminds me of the elder scrolls
DehFentom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Viso interessante dele,praticamente o meu deus celta.
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Valeu! =D
DehFentom Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
DE nada!=D
gwenrome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. Just wow. He came out beautiful. So stag-like and not doe-like. And love how he has green hair. It adds more to who he is, Cernunnos. :omfg:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, dear!
I thought that him having green hair would suit him well for what he is and for his dark skin, it would be a really nice color combination! =D
gwenrome Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
It does suit him well esp. with the dark skin
Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Add a little more hair/fur and its exactly how i pictured him :)
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THanks a lot! :D
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