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chapter page for a fantasy RPG guidebook.

I wanted the book design (as much of it as I had control over, anyway) to have this very ancient, illuminated manuscript "book of Kells" feel to it, with these elaborately detailed chapter numbersturnermohan.deviantart.com/art…, and top and bottom page borders featuing celtic dragons eating eachother's tailsturnermohan.deviantart.com/art…. for the chapter page (which appears six times in the book, but with a different number for each chapter) I thought it'd be cool to have the very stylized dragons in the page border sort of come to life, their heads on long, twisted necks spiraling inward, toward the chapter number.

This piece had a little bit of everything in it; pencil, watercolor, acrylic, white gouache, and a lot of scraping with an exacto knife for the highlights.
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Given 2013-05-17
The suggester said: The details on this are simply breathtaking and itīs such a wonderful composition. Chapter Page by ~TurnerMohan ( Suggested by Saraais and Featured by Astralseed )
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Leatho-Shellhound Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good, if one dragon was white and the other red it could be from the legend of King Arthur.
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The book of Kells meets dragons.
i like the fact that you choose "living" dragons, mixed things up :)
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6133 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Good beautiful paintings.
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MelissaZappacosta Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
this is beautiful
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lace910 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
such as D&D maybe?
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you 5D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!!!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanx!
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magigrapix Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Very nice, it looks like it could also go towards the Game of Thrones as a sygal.
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BJBrady Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing against digital artworks.. but so nice to see the traditional methods live on! Excellent :)
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you, that's so nice to hear. while i am often pretty intimidated by the sheer quality of alot of the digital work, I still prefer looking at traditional art overall.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! 8D
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kitsuneito Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Book Of Kells was awesome!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks soo much
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking badass!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
ha thanks :D
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
of course!!! :D
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
An excellent feature for a Daily Deviation :dummy: Well Done!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks alot mate
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
No problem. :)
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supershadowhuntr95 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail on this piece is phenomenal! This is definitely deserving of a DD!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you so much! and for the favorite
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
really awesome work <3 love it
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks so much
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks
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BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent detail. Congrats on DD.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my DRAGONS! A pleasure to see!
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks, glad you like it
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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B-VI Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Very impressive, I love this style ! You deserve the DD so much !
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks so much, and for the faves!
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B-VI Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
You're welcome ! :D
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful ! You did so much details, that's incredible :la:
Congrats on the DD :D
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I appreciate it, thanks alot.
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD :la::squee:
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanx!
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :)
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