Cu Chulainn Picture

My illustration for mythology class final project.
I illustrated Celtic mythological hero Cu Chulainn in the heat of battle while in his monstrous Warp Spasm.
I basically wanted to illustrate his weird-ass appearance.

Wiki Attack:
"[Cu Chulainn] is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folkloreHe gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the epic Táin Bó Cúailnge ("Cattle Raid of Cooley"). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but that his life would be a short one. For this reason he is compared to the Greek hero Achilles. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, or ríastrad[3] (translated by Thomas Kinsella as "warp spasm"[4] and by Ciaran Carson as "torque"[5]), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe."

"And certainly the youth Cúchulainn mac Sualdaim was handsome as he came to show his form to the armies. You would think he had three distinct heads of hair—brown at the base, blood-red in the middle, and a crown of golden yellow. This hair was settled strikingly into three coils on the cleft at the back of his head. Each long loose-flowing strand hung down in shining splendour over his shoulders, deep-gold and beautiful and fine as a thread of gold. A hundred neat red-gold curls shone darkly on his neck, and his head was covered with a hundred crimson threads matted with gems. He had four dimples in each cheek—yellow, green, crimson and blue—and seven bright pupils, eye-jewels, in each kingly eye. Each foot had seven toes and each hand seven fingers, the nails with the grip of a hawk's claw or a gryphon's clench."

Drawn in Illustrator, colored in Photoshop.
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