Monday, May 08, 2006

IF/MM: FAT


There were so many possible ways to have taken this Illustration Friday topic. To keep up with the Mythic Monday theme here I went with a corpulent troublemaker from Celtic Mythology: Conán mac Morna. Conán was also known as "the bald". He was a member of the Fianna. Headed by Fionn mac Cumhail (AKA: Finn mac Cool), the Fianna has been compared to the knights of the round table. It has even been speculated that the Aurthurian legend may have been based on the stories of the Fianna. Though Conán mac Morna was known to be hot-headed, he was also known to be very brave and loyal to Fionn. Check out more here: http://www.shee-eire.com.

5 comments:

albina said...

Very robust! Beautiful drawing and thanks for the explanation of the character.

minacristina said...

Good work as usual!

Lee said...

love the drawing...he looks like a lot of fun, really nicely done! thanks for the background story too :)

Bron Smith said...

I really enjoyed looking at your illustration. Such control over the darks,lights, and the crosshatching.

Slimbolala said...

Beautifully done. Fantastic use of extreme dark and light.