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Chapter Page by TurnerMohan Chapter Page by TurnerMohan
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 numbers[link], and top and bottom page borders featuing celtic dragons eating eachother's tails[link]. 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. the Page border was inspired by Alan Lee's work for the illustrated Mabinogion, and the dragons owe more than a small debt to John Howe.

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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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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