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"Celtic knot dress--colored" by Erin N. Conley

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UPDATE MARCH 2004: Yes, I finally got around to drawing a new version of this! I'm mourning the fact that the scanning changed my lovely bright kelly green into a murky dark green, but you already know I hate my scanner...

The biggest change in this version is the knot colors--in the old one it was shades of green, in this one it's all gold so it'll show up better against the green background...I also changed the sleeves to resemble one of Arwen's I particularly liked in Return of the King. The knotwork pattern is nearly identical to the old one. I like to think the girl's a little prettier in this one *grin*. I left the black and white copy of the old version up in my gallery in case anyone feels like doing comparisons. And it still took just as long as the old one. I was working on this probably an hour or two every day for about a week--you go insane if you work on something like this for too long at one time.

Sorry it's so small...I had to shrink it down quite a bit to make it fit in the size limit.

16 Jan 2005:-) Sofie Hermansson
I saw you needed someone to say something about this... It's beautiful! You must have stolen all the patience from the rest of the world, doing all those celtic knots. They're very well done, I love that sort of thing. And the dress itself, well, I want it. Take care now! (And don't loose that patience of yours!)

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "Maybe I did steal it, but I think the world stole it back...I haven't been able to do something this time-consuming ever since ;o) Glad you like it, thanks very much 19)"
31 Jan 200545 Lady
Wow, I thought your other celtic know dress was good, but this is something else

2 Erin N. Conley replies: "Thanks! As far as the actual knotwork goes, this is almost the same dress as the other one, but I tweaked the overall shape of the dress 19) Glad you like it!"
14 Nov 200545 Anonymous
Wow! Could you give me the web page that taught you how to do it?

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "Well it wasn't from just one specific page actually...just go to any search engine (I usually use Yahoo) and look up "celtic knots"--there's pages and pages of information and pictures of different knots, then it's just a matter of learning how they work 19)"
29 Dec 2005:-) Markus 'ego' Heinen
Wonderful, I love the celtic knot work - must have take you ages to do all the little knots but it is deffenitly worth it.

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "Yeah it took quite a while, but it was still kinda fun....glad you think all the time spent on it paid off 19) Thanks!"
21 Feb 200645 Starfyre
May i make this dress? it is a beautiful picture and i love the colours.

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "If you can figure out how to do it, help yourself! Send me pictures! Thanks 19)"
26 Feb 2006:-) Stephanie S. K. Marbach
Wow, gee - how the hell did you do all of her sings on her dress?! All by imagination? I admire your patience... Well done, really2!!!

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "A combination of imagination and research...I gathered the various knots from different websites on celtic knotwork, but I had to use my imagination to put them together in a dress pattern 19) Thanks!"
28 Jul 2006:-) Sanne de Jong
I would love to have a dress like that! The drawing must've taken you quite a lot of time. If there's anything I can suggest about it, I'd say you'd get some more practise in drawing faces. Anyway it's still stunning! Thanks for sharing it!

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "Thanks! Point taken--in my defense, I am a little better at drawing faces now than I was when I drew this picture, but I still have a long way to go! Thanks 19)"
24 Sep 2006:-) Risa C. Wampler
HOW could you rather have Kelly green than that beautiful, deep green???

1 Erin N. Conley replies: "Well, I guess since that's how I drew it, it was a little jarring to have the colors changed so drastically...but if you think it's an improvement, I can happily live with it! ;o)"
26 Jan 200845 Phoenix
Whoa! That’s the best Celtic Knot Dress EVER! That pretty, deep green is beautiful, no need to fret about it! Oh, and the ONLY thing I can think can use some work is the face. I’m not saying it’s bad, but if you added a little more then - OMG! Look at the shiny brown hair! Ooh, that’s very spiffy! Well the whole thing is spiffy.
15 Feb 200845 Anonymous
Wow! That dress is...beautiful! GREAT JOB!
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'Celtic knot dress--colored':
 • Created by: :-) Erin N. Conley
 • Copyright: ©Erin N. Conley. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Celtic, Dress, Elf, Knots
 • Categories: Body Study, Elf / Elves
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils
 • Inspirations: JRR Tolkien
 • Submitted: 2004-03-10 19:21:34
 • Views: 7957
 • Resolution: 350x572

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