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Cerridwen: is the Celtic Earth Mother. She is a shape shifter extraordinaire; the white sow is one of her forms. Her symbols are the cauldron and the cave. Cerridwen is the crone goddess of prophecy and keeper of the cauldron in which inspiration and divine knowledge is brewed. Call upon her to help you sort out your priorities.

This page shows the progression from the initial illustration to the digital imagery and colouration of the final character; using a graphics tablet I produced a similar effect to that of a painting using oils/gauche. I developed the image using patterns and textures which I refer to as swatches used during the development of this art work. You can see roughly how the pieces of the picture were developed.

Progression of Artwork from Initial drawing to completion.

Swatches: Patterned layers that were used in the creation of this illustration.

Cerridwen Illustration: This is the initial sketch before the colouration of the design began. Using the swatches above the goddess was patterned and transformed into the illustration below.

Close-up: Cross sections of the ‘Cerridwen-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each piece of the Goddess has its own symbology.

Image1:

Image2:

Cerridwen final illustration: 

Cerridwen

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Created on: Oct 3, 2012