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Classic Mythology Base Card Art - Brigid by ElainePerna Classic Mythology Base Card Art - Brigid by ElainePerna
Art that I drew of the Celtic Goddess Brigid with digital colors by Juri Hayasaka :iconjurithedreamer: - This beautiful art will be a base card in our Classic Mythology card set. :iconpernastudios:



Brigid (Breo Saighead, Brighid, Brid, Brigindo, Brigandu, Brigan, Brigantia, Brigantis, Brigit, Bride) - Celtic Mythology – Brigid was the daughter of the Dagda and one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her name means "Exalted One." She is the goddess of all things perceived to be of relatively high dimensions such as high-rising flames, highlands, hill-forts and upland areas; and of activities and states conceived as psychologically lofty and elevated, such as wisdom, excellence, perfection, high intelligence, poetic eloquence, craftsmanship (especially blacksmithing), healing ability, druidic knowledge and skill in warfare. She was the wife of Bres of the Fomorians, with whom she had a son, Ruadán. She had two sisters, also named Brigid, and is considered "a classic Celtic Triple Goddess". She had two oxen, Fe and Men, that graze on a plain named after them, Femen. She also possessed the "king of boars", Torc Triath, and Cirb, king of wethers (sheep), from whom Mag Cirb is named. She was described as "a woman of poetry”, and poets worshipped her, for her sway was very great and very noble. She is also credited with the invention of whistling, which she used to summon her friends to her side. And the meaning of her name was Breo-saighit, “a fiery arrow." In the living traditions, whether seen as goddess or saint, she is largely associated with the home and hearth and is a favorite of both Pagans and Catholics. In addition to her position as a goddess of magic, Brigid was known to watch over women in childbirth, and thus evolved into a goddess of hearth and home. Today, many Pagans and Wiccans honor her on February 2, which has become known as Imbolc or Candlemas.



Perna Studios is very excited to announce our very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Sets will be available for purchase in March 2012.



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PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME. THESE ARE ARTISTS INTREPRETATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.
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tonyperna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Elegant!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very, very beautiful! You did a nice job on the colors.
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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DocMikeB Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
Love the lighting!
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Juri did a great job coloring it for me. :D
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brittybear109 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Lovely representation of an amazing goddess!
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
great shading
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
You're welcome. :nod:
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statman71 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderful piece Elaine! Well done!!
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Paul. I had fun drawing her. :D
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The-Old-Bat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks wonderful! Love the colors.
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Juri did a great job coloring it. :D
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The-Old-Bat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Yep, the coloring gives her an almost ethereal feel. :D
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artguyNJ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, Elaine! Very cool to see your style evolving!
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Scott. I really love Celtic Mythology and I wanted my base card to look special. :D :hug:
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artguyNJ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And it does! :D
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:
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