AlphaBeasts - F is for Fomorians Picture

In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or Fomorians) are a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times. They may have once been believed to be the beings who preceded the gods, similar to the Greek Titans. It has been suggested[by whom?] that they represent the gods of chaos and wild nature, as opposed to the Tuatha Dé Danann who represent the gods of human civilization. Alternatively, they may represent the gods of a proposed pre-Goidelic population of Ireland.They are sometimes said to have had the body of a man and the head of a goat, according to an 11th century text in Lebor na hUidre (the Book of the Dun Cow), or to have had one eye, one arm and one leg, but some, for example Elatha, the father of Bres, were very beautiful. Bres himself carries the epithet "the Beautiful."

I opted for the goat headed man for this excercise! Done in two parts (the head and the body) then photoshopped together. I added the font and printed out the assembled piece to do some last minute touch ups. I scanned the finished piece in and was going to do more photoshop, but found some really neat half tone dots from scanning a printed piece. I think they go well with this, so I left them in!

Actual piece is 6.5 x 9 - copic pens on 70# tab stock

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