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Lycathe by sombrefeline Lycathe by sombrefeline
made for :iconemeraldeden: mythology contest

This is Lycathe, an original character based on the greek goddess Hecathe, and on the Fates.

like Hecate, Lycathe is a trinity goddess. She is an entity formed by three women. they have a separate identity, but when together, they form Lycathe. Each girl choose a name including a syllable of the name Lycathe. Here you can see from left to right: Lybell, Camadi and Themyste.

Like the Fates (and the norse Norns), Lycathe is a very powerful magician. She can read in the past, the present, and the future. Her motivations are quite obscure. She helps people only when she decides it's good for the world.


I decided to experiment a new technic for this drawing. I colored it with markers. I wanted it to look like a medieval miniature.
the scanner, as always, was a bastard. I'm not satisfied by the background, but I did my best to correct it (thanks for =TrollDuNord for the help ;) )

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peekaboox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Wonderful colours! :D
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Cionie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
i thought the background was intentional! the marker in the background gives the piece a nice texture that breaks up the smooth forground
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug: I'm glad you say that because I was quite unhappy to see how the background had turned
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Cionie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
if your stuck on how to make things in the background stand out without the use of black lines try putting the complimentary color in the shadow parts of the objects. (i.e. a red object has a slight touch of green in the shadow or a blue object has a touch of orange)
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the tip :)
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Very cool design work. I'd like to see a version of this done with some iridescent paint to capture the light of the moon and the trees/bark its highlighting. Oooh, shiny! :P
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
I'm thinking of a new version of this drawing, when I will have time...
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rapturous-heart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This composition and color palette is A+... very cool~ fav'd! :)
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconpapier-puppe:
papier-puppe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning! so much detail ^^
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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DamnBryony Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Photographer
I love the colours in this
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconrainbowfever:
RainbowFever Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING colors!
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I made experiments with colors, I'm glad it turn out well
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Hallow2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
This has been featured here--->[link] And here----->[link] Don't forget to add the news article to your favorites so your art gets more attention! :heart:
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: thanks a lot :)
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Hallow2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
;)
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow very nice art ^^ cool concept as well!
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconcersiana:
Cersiana Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
I like this a lot! I think it came out very pretty. It did put me in mind of the fates, you can tell your really into mythology by your works =)
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconabbeyallen:
AbbeyAllen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Really nice, I love it. :D
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of your best works, nice detail & color use :)
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome =)
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:iconhamuka:
Hamuka Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student Writer
This is beautiful!:wow:
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconhamuka:
Hamuka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Writer
no problem:D
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:iconravenhaven:
Ravenhaven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Beautiful!
Nice concept!
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconravenhaven:
Ravenhaven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
You're Welcome! :love:
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Yami-Kami Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Like the symetrical composition! ^^
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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UlalumesStar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ooh I like it! It actually reminds me a lot of this gorgeous wall hanging I saw once with the Tree of Life on it.
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) A wall with a tree of life? sounds interresting
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UlalumesStar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Welcome. :)
Not a wall, per se. More like a big curtain you hang on the wall, like a tapestry. It was really pretty. It was green with all sorts of celtic symbols and stuff on it.
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, sounds nice
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Found-Objects Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
very very awesome!
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Found-Objects Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
you are welcome!

I love the quote you have! Rock on corsets!
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Ravensrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Really beautiful, it has a nice stylized feel to it and great colours too.
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Terpandre Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Quel beau travail :) félicitations :)
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
merci :)
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Otherra Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
I like the trinity goddess thing =) and the background looks good and the tree =D I love trees
(and I think it's awesome that it's based on Hecate ^^)
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