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Variations on a Theme: Assorted Dog Designs by bifishiar Variations on a Theme: Assorted Dog Designs :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 1 3 Another Stoat with Kilt and Bagpipes by bifishiar Another Stoat with Kilt and Bagpipes :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 7 23 Meander belt by bifishiar Meander belt :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 5 14 Two-Dog Panel, Christ Church Place, Dublin by bifishiar Two-Dog Panel, Christ Church Place, Dublin :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 7 10 From: Reiterstein von Hornhausen by bifishiar From: Reiterstein von Hornhausen :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 4 2 Shirt August Macke by bifishiar Shirt August Macke :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 1 0 Easter Egg: C. N. by bifishiar Easter Egg: C. N. :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 3 2 Easter Egg: A. S. by bifishiar Easter Egg: A. S. :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 3 0 Easter Egg: Muenchingen by bifishiar Easter Egg: Muenchingen :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 5 0 Easter Egg: Schloss Schoenbuehel by bifishiar Easter Egg: Schloss Schoenbuehel :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 3 2 Knotwork Crow by bifishiar Knotwork Crow :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 10 6 Monasterevin by bifishiar Monasterevin :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 4 4 Baroque Elven Fantasy Cloak by bifishiar Baroque Elven Fantasy Cloak :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 11 17 Easter Egg: Red Admiral + Peacock by bifishiar Easter Egg: Red Admiral + Peacock :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 3 3 Easter Egg: House Sparrow + Blue Tit by bifishiar Easter Egg: House Sparrow + Blue Tit :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 9 5 Easter Egg: Bullfinch + Crested Tit by bifishiar Easter Egg: Bullfinch + Crested Tit :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 5 0

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Variations on a Theme: Assorted Dog Designs
One thing leads to another. This is about the question of how one can identify dogs among the various zoomorphic patterns, since there's quite a variety and they're not very lifelike...
So here's a little collection of designs I found.
Unfortunately, in my opinion the result is not very conclusive; though all dogs, I wouldn't bet anything to not confuse them with wolves, or any other quadruped, for that matter, since some of them rather look like a doe, or even a capricorn. Not to complicate things any further, they're all insular style, otherwise there would be an even broader range of forms.

The sources of the designs, starting at the top middle ("noon"), going clockwise:
1. The Strokestown Crannog, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
2. Christ Church Place, Dublin, Ireland
3. A slate from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
4. Lindisfarne Gospel, British Library, London
5. A Stone Cross, Dysert O'Dea, Co. Clare, Ireland
6. Lindisfarne Gospel, British Library, London
7. The North Cross, St Mary's Abbey churchyard, Duleek, Co. Meath, Ireland
8. Lindisfarne Gospel, British Library, London
9. Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
10. Durham Cassiodurus ("Expositio psalmorum"), Durham Cathedral, Northumbria, England
11. In the centre: The Book of Mulling, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

All, again, found with the help of the books of Aidan Meehan.
Traditional drawing, finished in CSP.
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Another Stoat with Kilt and Bagpipes
:iconj-le7: held a raffle a couple of weeks ago, challenging people to draw a stoat wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipes. It was a lot of fun and drew some really cool entries.
I didn't feel capable of participating just then, but the idea somehow stuck with me, and in the meantime I came across another way of doing it, not strictly by the rules, but the raffle is over anyway!

So please say hello to Gregor. He is obviously not by me, but a plush toy by Steiff, and he has been sitting on a shelf in my room for many many years now. So now he is proudly dressing up with his all new hand-made kilt, and Glengarry cap, and bagpipes!
He still needs a lot of practice playing them, I'm afraid, but he's getting better all the time.

Original idea by J-LE7 :iconj-le7:
(c) Steiff for the plush stoat
Dress items by me:
Kilt made from tartan fabric from a lady's kilted skirt
Glengarry made from black wool fabric, black satin and red wool
Bagpipes made from suede, hazel sticks and woollen string
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Two-Dog Panel, Christ Church Place, Dublin
And another result of my current work with the books of Aidan Meehan.
This time I'm back in the classic insular style.

Aidan Meehan gives the source as "Christ Church Place, Dublin", but I haven't found the original object outside of his book yet. If he was referring to a manuscript or an artefact from Christ Church Cathedral, he might as well have given that as a source, right? If anyone knows more about this, I'd be interested!

Traditional drawing, touched up in CSP.
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From: Reiterstein von Hornhausen
Another try at celtic art. This time I wanted to look a bit more closely at zoomorphics, starting with something simple first.
EntwinedPride kindly pointed me back to Aidan Meehan and his very learned books, where I found this pattern.
It's from an 8th century grave slab (called the "Reiterstein" ("Rider Stone") for its main panel depicts a warrior on a horse) from the village of Hornhausen.
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minamiko Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fave! :heart:
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bifishiar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome - and thank you for returning the fav(e)our! :D (Big Grin) Heart 
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minamiko Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist
My pleasure! :)
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Tae-bee Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!!
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bifishiar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and I've just returned the favour. :D (Big Grin) 
Enjoy your days on DA, hope you'll find lots of inspiration and ways to express yourself!
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Tae-bee Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah~ thanks <3
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cristell15 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the support! by cristell15  
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bifishiar Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! It's cute, and so detailed! Well done!
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bifishiar Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) llama cancan :D (Big Grin) 
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