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Erin-Claire
Australia
I am a compulsive drawer, I love to have a pencil in my hand and a blank sheet of paper, and watch things appear (on the bus, in my lectures, at 3am when I should be asleep...). I really like to be able to use art to raise awareness of human rights issues, and I love illustrating stories.

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Dangerous Creatures

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2015, 1:44 AM
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I've been working on a new series of paintings, of dangerous (and tricksy!) creatures from Celtic and British mythology. So far I have finished an adventurer (to set the scene), a Baobhan Sith, the Each Uisge, and a Drowner. These are all very unseelie wights! Next I would like to paint some Trows, who are not malicious, but are dangerous all the same if they exchange someone you love for a changeling!

Adventurer by erinclaireb   Baobhan Sith by erinclaireb
     The Adventurer                                                    A Baobhan Sith

Each Uisge by erinclaireb   Fideal by erinclaireb
     The Each Uisge                                                     A Drowner

I also finally (and very belatedly) finished off some prizes for the winners of the latest contests over at :icongrimgloomtale:

For akitku, who won the 'The Adventure Begins' contest, a painting of her character Rhode:

Rhode by erinclaireb

For nokeek, who won the 'So Much Water' contest, a painting with trees and a dreamy feeling, and a bit of Doctor Who!

Just a little something in the woods by erinclaireb

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Dangerous Creatures

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2015, 1:44 AM
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I've been working on a new series of paintings, of dangerous (and tricksy!) creatures from Celtic and British mythology. So far I have finished an adventurer (to set the scene), a Baobhan Sith, the Each Uisge, and a Drowner. These are all very unseelie wights! Next I would like to paint some Trows, who are not malicious, but are dangerous all the same if they exchange someone you love for a changeling!

Adventurer by erinclaireb   Baobhan Sith by erinclaireb
     The Adventurer                                                    A Baobhan Sith

Each Uisge by erinclaireb   Fideal by erinclaireb
     The Each Uisge                                                     A Drowner

I also finally (and very belatedly) finished off some prizes for the winners of the latest contests over at :icongrimgloomtale:

For akitku, who won the 'The Adventure Begins' contest, a painting of her character Rhode:

Rhode by erinclaireb

For nokeek, who won the 'So Much Water' contest, a painting with trees and a dreamy feeling, and a bit of Doctor Who!

Just a little something in the woods by erinclaireb

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Fideal by erinclaireb
Fideal
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A drowner, perhaps the Fideal herself... The personification of the tangling and drowning grasses and weeds in freshwater waterways, lakes and quiet pools.

She likes to tempt people over then pull them under the water with a grip much stronger than her appearance would suggest. Whether she eats them after that is open to debate...

Basically I think she's a warning to young men - if you see a girl who's busy with something (like combing her waterweed hair), even if she's pretty, even if she's naked, even if you think she's giving you a "come hither" look - you should give her a bit of space! ;-)

ps. I haven't put a mature content flag on her, because honestly I doubt it's anything you haven't seen before! But if anyone is easily offended let me know :)
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Just a little something in the woods by erinclaireb
Just a little something in the woods
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A prize for nokeek, who won the most recent contest at GrimGloomTale, 'So Much Water'.

Nokeek asked for something with trees and a dreamy feeling, or something with Doctor Who. I imagine Doctor Who has somehow wandered into my series of creatures from folklore which I'm painting at the moment :) (Apologies to all the real Doctor Who fans out there who may spot some mistakes from my Tardis, I've only ever seen a couple of episodes!)

You should definitely check out the rest of nokeek's very wonderful gallery! Here's her winning entry:
Too Much Rain by nokeek
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:iconjessehbechtold:
jessehbechtold Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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TexasDallas Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your style! I would have faved, but there were too many things that I liked and I didn't want to flood your notifications. :D
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thankyou! And thanks for the watch :)
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TexasDallas Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the fave  :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the fave! :)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Hi Erin, my apology for getting back to you late, but I really appreciate kind words you gave! You are very generous with your compliments :D.

I'm glad that you found my works on women warriors to be to your liking, but the your works on the other hand, humbled me. If drawing can speak, it would be your works, because the softness of it simply makes it pleasant to see :). Keep doing the awesome job and I hope that my future works wont disappoint!

And yes, it's good to meet fellow deviants from Oz :D
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Oh wow, that is one of the loveliest comments I've had about my art! Thankyou so much :blush:

I'm looking forward to seeing much more of your art!
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm a big fan of this illustrative story-book style. Your colours, compositions and subject matter take one on a journey, and are perfect examples of escapism. Just what the doctor orders on a daily basis, at least for me ;). Keep up the wonderful work! :+devwatch:
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Hi Peet, thank you so much for such a lovely, encouraging, and generous comment! Also, so glad you commented because now I have found your wonderful gallery to watch back! Added to my devWatch!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Thanks for the watch!
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
My pleasure, looking forward to seeing new art! :)
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
dearest Erin, thanks a lot for your kind support <3
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
A little late but happy birthday, Erin! I hope you had a lovely day. :)
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thanks so much Athina! It looks like I missed your birthday the day before too - happy birthday to you as well! (actually, I will go and write it on your wall, it's always more fun to have birthday messages where you can go back to them :) )
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spookyscarycows Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an inspiring collection to stumble on! Great find. And happy belated birthday!
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thanks very much! And I'm so touched that you find it inspiring :)
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Fawkees Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! I love your worrk! The stories, colour.. it's really inspiring to see ^-^
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your kind words! :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Happy birthday! :cake:
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!! I wish you the best!! :hug:
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks so much Sieskja! :)
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Hey Erin! Happy Birthday!Hug 
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks very much! :)
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