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Samhain by wyldraven Samhain by wyldraven
Happy Halloween! :iconpumpkinplz:

No witches, pumpkins, cauldrons or black cats! Nope, i decided to make my picture a bit different, with one traditional aspect of the turnip lantern.

Samhain (now commonly known as Halloween) is a Gaelic festival held on October 31ľNovember 1. The Irish name Samhain is derived from Old Irish and means "summer's end". It marked the end of the harvest, the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half".


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Stocks:


tree stump: =moonchild-ljilja [link]
moon: ~SolStock [link]
tree: ~Kanji-Hanzi-centerrr [link]
background: =nathie [link]
path/background: mine [link]
ravens: ~unholy-stock
turnip: other
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:icononeandonlyterminator:
I'd give anything to be able to visit woods like that :iconmyfeelzplz:
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icononeandonlyterminator:
You're welcome! ^u^
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:iconsteverlfs:
steverlfs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I'd like to visit there.
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconlittlevillagewolf:
littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome :D
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconlittlevillagewolf:
littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome :D
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you might like "Will o the Wisp," in my fairytale folder. some believe this is the ultimate root of the jack-o-lantern phenom
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amandart1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooh :o i love it
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconamandart1:
amandart1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so mysterious. i like that
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Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Samhain!:excited: I love the way that you presented this. The path off into the fog is so tantalizing and forbidden all at the same time. It's like the raven is there to warn those who will listen but who knows if anyone actually would. The turnip lantern is a great way to celebrate the roots of the event while still providing something familiar to the viewers, the jack-o-lantern. Thank you for sharing this!
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your nice words! :)
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:iconpanicrusnik09:
PaniCrusnik09 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Hm.... I'm interested in this celebration now... You articulated your thoughts marvelously.
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! i appreciate that :)
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:iconnekomarik:
NekoMarik Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcreepylaaplz: This has been featured here: [link] :iconzombielaplz:
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Your deviation has been featured here! [link]
:iconpumpkinlaplz:
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:iconle-regard-des-elfes:
Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Feature! :) [link]
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Drochfuil Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Samhain is the Irish word for November and Oiche Shamhna is Halloween, the influence of popular culture will long manipulate and deceive.
Lovely image and the carved turnip within the tree stump is a clever inclusion. :skull:
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :) and thanks for the extra info.
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:iconshinywen:
shinywen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! Love the turnip. Those are quite a bit trickier to carve than pumpkins =)
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :) i've never tried to carve either :P
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Great! :clap:
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:iconbarring:
Barring Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I think you should make lithos/prints out of your art. These are tremendous.
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much! :)
a lot of the time i don't enable prints because i don't work on a large scale, and so the resolution is too small for Deviant Art to offer anything bigger than 5x4" prints.
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NAKT-HAG Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oooo...very nice!!!
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconrubymoon19:
RubyMoon19 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. )O(
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconnine9nine9:
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:icontizjezzme:
tizjezzme Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
beautiful !!!
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconticodude:
ticodude Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
love the light tone!
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
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:iconlightshadowcat:
lightshadowcat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I love this image...
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconkristypwnage:
KristyPwnage Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Favorite time of the year. :3
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actually prefer Spring :P
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:iconglidingmyth:
GlidingMyth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Amazing! :)
How do you make so beautiful pictures?
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :) it's just blending the images together, and learning through practice ;)
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:iconeyesofthephasm:
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :love: Autumn is my favorite season, and Halloween is my favorite holiday!!! :heart:
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :) my favourite season is the Spring
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:iconeyesofthephasm:
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Spring is nice to, not to hot and not to cold! ^^
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work! :clap:
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:iconwyldraven:
wyldraven Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again! :)
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