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Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren)

"Simurg" by Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren)

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Simurg (or Simurv) is a mysterious guardian of the Tree of life. He is a king of animals, birds and fishes/srepents, some ultimate king of fauna, in short:) He is often pictured as peacock-winged, fish-tailed dog. Here I replased fish tail with dragon's backside (dragons represent water too):) And he is sitting on the Tree of life :) The background is still unfinished.

1 Jul 200445 Someone
B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! It is marvelous picture and I think the background is fine the way it is. It reminds me of a spanish restaurant that I went to, the picture is what I mean. Keep up the good work!!!!!!! ^_-

:-) Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!2"
1 Jul 200445 Werewolf
This picture is beautiful. The vibrant colours... The cute looking little thing...The peacock feather wings... The sheer thing itself is beautiful! ^_^

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!"
1 Jul 2004:-) Jennifer Doneske
I got so excited when I saw the title of this piece, because Simurg is the name of a legendary dragon in The Dragon Nimbus series by Irene Radford (consisting of the books "The Glass Dragon," "The Perfect Princess," "The Loneliest Magician," and "The Wizard's Treasure." There is also a prequel series called The Dragon Nimbus History, and a prequel series to *that* series called The Stargods). But Simurg as featured in these books is an evil being, an ancient demon-like dragon that was once worshipped but is now feared and hated (Simurg is that word's version of the devil, basically). I didn't know that Simurg was the name of an actual legendary creature until I read your description (and discovered that this was obviously not based on the Dragon Nimbus series). I don't know if Irene Radford based her Simurg on the actual Simurg of legend, but if she did, I wonder what prompted her to make him an evil dragon synonymous with our devil. Hmmm....

In any event, this is a wonderful piece, and I quite like the colours and the clean, illustrative way you chose to depict him. The scales actually look shimmery, as if they're really catching and reflecting bits of light--wonderful job! 1

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Interesting. In "real" mythology Simurg is positive, creative force, not destructive one, no matter, dog, or bird, or somethnig else2"
1 Jul 2004:-) Reanne N. Domoney
Nice drawing,love the colors to in congrats on the mod choice

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!"
1 Jul 200445 Chex
it's really pretty but one ? is it based off the bird that knows everything in Xanth?

:-) Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "No. It's baced on an "great-grandfather" of that bird, the "oldest", Persian Simurg2"
1 Jul 2004:-) Anya ´broom rider´ Kholodova
Oh how beautiful! Wonderfully decorated, bright, and elegant! Especially I like the creatures head with a little tongue, it's wings and feathers... Oh yes, and the tree! Heh, I love everything about this piece 2
Absolutely marvelous picture and a feast for the eyes. Congratulations on being a mod's choice! 2

I like all of your new pictures and I'll be back with more comments as soon as I'll have a bit of free time! (aga, and I have some new updates too 2

:-) Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!2 Glad you liked it!2"
1 Jul 2004:-) Swordart
Wow i love the way the colors stand out so neatly awesome job.

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!2"
3 Jul 200445 Essie_me
gr8 colors

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "2)"
7 Jul 200445 Mrs.agori
That is so awesome! Cool colors 2!

1 Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren) replies: "Thank you!"
6 Jun 2009:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
That is so pretty18!!!
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 • Created by: :-) Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren)
 • Copyright: ©Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren). All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bird, Dog, Dragon, Simurg
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Computer-coloured Picture
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2004-06-30 10:30:16
 • Submitted: 2004-06-29 10:31:21
 • Views: 2150
 • Resolution: 310x400

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