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Xenia Eliassen (Swandog)

"Enfield of the Burren" by Xenia Eliassen (Swandog)

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Since I'm obsessed with heraldry, and no one to my knowledge has ever drawn an anthro Enfield, plus the forgotten, obscure mythical beasts of heraldry don't receive enough recognition these days, I decided to draw one myself. ;) (If you don't know what an Enfield is, then see here and here)...Her name is Kelly, and she's strolling through the seaside fields and moors of the Irish Burren playing her tinwhistle. The background is referenced from an actual photo, but I added the megolith stone circles and the hillock she's standing on. The wildflowers and butterflies are all Irish species (yes, I did my homework!) :) I didn't design the zoomorphic knotwork, however (I'm not proficient enough to do that yet); it was from free clipart and I tweaked it to my needs. The little spiraled beasts are the letter 'e', and the beasts in the corners symbolize the various aspects of her: fox, wolf, lion, greyhound and eagle. Hanging from her belts is a raven and hare skull, a badger claw, a strip of untanned rabbit fur for a 'fleacatcher', her antler-handled knife, her whistle bag, and a herb/medicine pouch. The flowers also symbolize her: dogrose, dog violet, dandelion, foxglove, etc. Color prints will be for sale; if interested, please note me--thanks! :)

23 Jul 200545 Karyl M. Cunningham
I had totally forgotten about enfields! Well, aside from the motorcycles, as a friend of mine owns one. *ahem* But yeah, our local SCA herald was going through her reference books and I saw one. Hm... maybe I ought to draw one. More people should draw them. Do we know anything about them other than their appearace?
29 Jan 200945 Anon.
Enfields... I thought there was something familiar about that name. I had forgotten about them...
20 Sep 200945 J. Enfield
Wow! Great picture Xenia! I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artistic representation of an enfield either. Usually, I just see heraldry images of them if at all. Since Enfield happens to be my last name, I’m especially interested in them. Very nice job!
13 Mar 2014:-) Adriana Zypora Kozak
Awesome! Love it 2
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'Enfield of the Burren':
 • Created by: :-) Xenia Eliassen (Swandog)
 • Copyright: ©Xenia Eliassen (Swandog). All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Badger, Burren, Butterflies, Celtic, Claw, Eagle, Enfield, Flute, Fox, Greyhound, Hare, Heraldric, Heraldry, Herb, Ireland, Irish, Kelly, Knife, Knotwork, Lion, Lioness, Moors, Pennywhistle, Pouch, Raven, Seagulls, Seaside, Skull, Stones, Tinwhistle, Vixen, Wildflowers, Wolf, Zoomorphic
 • Categories: Anthropomorphic (Furries), Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Black Ink, Markers, Mechanical/Technical Pencils
 • Submitted: 2005-07-05 10:10:30
 • Views: 5296
 • Resolution: 489x701

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