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Rochelle Green

"Last Rite of Passage" by Rochelle Green

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(this one killed my tablet, I think. It was 40hrs plus, and this weekend my tablet kept trying to turn itself off at the most irritating times. Anyway, I have been very inspired by elements from old woodcuts lately, and listening to Ill Nino really doesn't help my natural morbidity-factor)

Hmm...a story....This is the unseelie Aelarion, here newly one of the ceremonial warrior-priests that make up the Dark Host. There are several terrible rituals involved in becoming a Hunter. For the final rite of initiation they ride out on a fairy raid, which can involve anything from stealing babies to all out burnination!!!! While my sidhe are angelic in origin, some of them are rather demonic - angels and demons, they are all different colours on the same supernatural scale.

This particular race of sidhe are very much into parodying human reality in a ghastly way. The Red Court, or the Cabal of Hunters love their decadence and their masquerades and their revels as much as the decay which lies just beneath the surface. Hence this particular Hunter gets to be Death of the Tarot Deck...and another one might be the Fool.

The horse-like thing is my version of a Questing Beast. The priest in the scene is heavily inspired by old woodcuts. I don't really intend for this image to come across as satanic, there isn't really any dark evil meaning behind it , I just think this stuff is uber-cool.

March 2006.

15 Apr 2008:-) Twyla Aidylasia McKee
very interesting work.
26 Apr 2008:-) Thomas Anlauf
Just amazing! Wonderful scenery and intense atmosphere! Keep up the good work!
1 May 200845 Tbg
love ur drawing but i don’t approve of ur deppiction of the unseelie as being evil and vile

:-) Rochelle Green replies: "troll!"
3 May 200845 Shadowdoug
oooooo very nice! this would be sweet as a desktop wallpaper... i hope it has the right amount of pixels i got like a 1k by about 850 pixel thing
16 Jun 2008:-) Mason David Mitcham
You know, I’ve been looking for this painting for about a year? i think you might be the best artist I’ve ever run across. Excepting Bosch. Absolutely ADORE this pic, and all the others on your gallery. Wish you would post more.

:-) Rochelle Green replies: "Thank you 1 there are many more talented artists on the web tho!

Heironymous Bosch? Yeah hes awesome!"
30 Jul 2008:-) Cameo Lakey
This is a really cool piece of art work right here!!! 1 I just love it hoe you have the horse horns. The rider does kind of remind me of the headless horsemen in sleepy hollow. I just love the colors and you did a wonderful job with this one!! 1
6 Aug 2009:-) Julian Eugenio Sanchez
Great scenario, impressive flames and horse! Congrats!
8 Oct 2010:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
very cool
21 Oct 201045 Diana
In Dutch, we just say Jan Bosch 12
15 May 2011:-) Michael Jones
This is simply amazing Rochelle, I don’t even have words to describe this! The halo over his head looks awesome and I love his mount!
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'Last Rite of Passage':
 • Created by: :-) Rochelle Green
 • Copyright: ©Rochelle Green. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Demon, Demonhorse, Devil, Fairy, Horse, Oskerei, Priest, Raid, Unseelie
 • Categories: Demons, Imps, Devils, Beholders..., Faery, Fay, Faeries
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2006-03-20 20:59:24
 • Views: 21052
 • Resolution: 910x632

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