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Tattoo: Echoes by cloudstar-wolf Tattoo: Echoes by cloudstar-wolf
This was the tattoo commissioned by :iconbeyond-ami:

There was a lot of inspiration from the Book of Kells which I actually was able to see *rock on!* and the "celtic tree of life" ... which is actually a copyrighted image : See it here! and give awesomeness for this person and the cool art that went into it! : [link]

I borrowed the idea though- I was not going to do art directly from someone that has had their design plastered all over the place and taken without asking.

So yeah- this design of the tree was woven by hand here.
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Seven branches reach for seven roots- connected in a neverending circle of rebirth. Two wolves howling woven with wings and guard the tree's center. - my own goofyness

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I loved working on this. DO NOT TAKE K THNX What was fun is that one of the first words from :iconbeyond-ami: when they saw the tree was " That looks like Yggdrasil!" Which makes me warm and fuzzy- and now I can't get the image of Hati and Skoll being apart of this. XD
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:iconblackcatkaya:
BlackCatKaya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfull artwork. I love how you brought the tree into the knot.
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:iconcloudstar-wolf:
cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   General Artist
Thank you so kindly!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional
sweet job
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:iconcloudstar-wolf:
cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
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AgentAragorn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconcloudstar-wolf:
cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
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AgentAragorn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
=3
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Wolf-Cub-182 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
This is really good! Great work on braiding the tree design in there and I like the fact that it's not symetrical, It makes it different :D
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:iconcloudstar-wolf:
cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very much! .. tree was fun cuz when you start doing it, they almost braid themselves.. ^_^
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Wolf-Cub-182 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
No problem :D
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Trampandwolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Wow EPIK tattoo! love the knotwork very intricate and the wolvs gaurding the tree also awesome touch. plus i love the ay cve woven the tree into the knotwork. makes it al seem so seamless!
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very kindly! ... XD I tried with the seamless bit, I think I achieved 'balanced' instead... ^_^ so I appreciate the comment!
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Trampandwolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
haha well if it lokos seamess OR blananced it still looks brill!
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lunastar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Looks really nice! I like how the tree is included in there, but is only more of a hint, rather than overtaking the entire image, although since it's non-symmetrical it bugs my brain a bit. Not to say that it's bad, just that since the greater portions of the image are pretty much symmetrical it's kind of an expectation that the entire thing will be! Having it not be symmetrical, however, for me, really draws attention to it because then I'm looking for the reasons as to why it's not symmetrical and discover the little nuances of the design.

Nicely done. ;P
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   General Artist
*bow* thank you very much. Excellent observation too. kudos!
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echosea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
OMG...is so awesome, words cannot express, they really can't.
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   General Artist
:embarrassed: <-- that... but... you know all the fun fuzzy that it was to make this.. XD;; since I about hounded you for details.. XD

*HUGS!* So glad you like it! ^_^ was fun as heck to work on it!
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echosea Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No, but still it is awesome. I so wish I had the money to go get it done as soon as the local place has openings -- but it will truck with me for consult as I said, so I know how long I will have to save up; and it should definitely spur me to lose the weight having such a gorgeous prize waiting for me when I'm done.

You are stellar my dear. I love it because not only is it a great homage to my heritage and my faith but also it honors Jay who was the inspiration for the location and the idea without completely copying his because he is him and we are us :)
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   General Artist
........ I keep trying to come up with words to this and I can't.... That's one of the sweetest things said to me in a long while... Thank you guys... thank you!
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echosea Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
::hugs::
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