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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Member Rook C.Male/United States Group :iconceltic-art: Celtic-Art
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Thorbjorn Fargeron by adalheidis

this is excellent work. well done. i love the detail on your reproduction from the photo, and it really has a solid Norse feel to it th...


Becca's bow by one-rook
Becca's bow
This bow, made for a friend, is my best work to date. I'm very proud of how well this came together, especially considering that I've never done siyahs on a bow before. I will definitely be doing it again in the future. The tiller is very even, it took less than an inch of permanent set, it shoots quietly and accurately, and thanks to the siyahs, the early-draw is light, which makes the whole draw *really* comfortable. Plus, it's hickory, so it should last a good long time.

64" hickory longbow, including 4" siyahs
51# at 27"
Static handle of hickory and oak
Black leather corset-grip on the handle; tips painted with spray-paint finish, whole bow coated in 2 layers of tung oil.
Ghosts of Predator and Prey by one-rook
Ghosts of Predator and Prey
Well, I finally finished something.  Feels like it's been forever since I posted anything here, mainly because I usually don't post WIPs, and that's all I've had going lately.  Once I get a higher resolution photo of it, this will be my submission for the 2015 Champaign-Urbana Sky Gallery competition.  I honestly don't know whether I want it to be selected, but now I've got the thing so I might as well turn it is.  I mean, what the hell else would I do with it?

Mostly just happy it's done.  I made two abortive attempts to do it before finally getting it right.

ink and dry watercolor pencil on bristol board

(NOTE: Please don't use this in any way without talking to me first.)
Malarkey Illumination by one-rook
Malarkey Illumination
Finally got it painted.  The show I took it to was a bust in terms of people actually buying things, but I got a lot of compliments, so...I guess that's nice.

I literally painted myself into a corner with this this at first.  Well...I mean, I guess the "corner" was metaphorical.  But the paint was real!  I started out using green and orange, not really realizing how that would limit the palette choices, but I decided to just lean into it, and make the piece super Irish.  All green, orange, white, gold, tangled, messy, pretty - Ireland through and through.

Hope you like it!


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Rook C.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm an artist, I guess. Actually, most of the time I'm a graduate student, pursuing my doctorate in Sociology. I have a lot of fun with it. But I also can't seem to stay away from art, and it's been taking up more and more of my time.
I'm also a husband, a son, a brother, a friend to humans and animals, a music-lover, a beard enthusiast, and an all-purpose nerd.
I like other people. Feel free to strike up a conversation sometime.
My dear sister has finally arrived on deviantART, and is showcasing her enormous talent for all things whimsical and strange and lovely.  Go check out her stuff at PlumAndLeather

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shaka1993 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Your welcome for the watch :) I'm in the market for a Celtic quarter sleeve incorporating the Valknut, the the Aetts, Odin's ravens and wolves and Yggdrasil. I was thinking of having the wolves under the branches with the ravens and Valknut in the branches and the Aetts around the Valknut. How much do you think that would cost
one-rook Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hard to say.  Depending on the level of detail, necessary revisions, color, etc., I'd normally charge somewhere between $120-220 (USD) for something like that.
shaka1993 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Awesome. I'll let you know when I can do it
one-rook Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do!  :) (Smile) 
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty awesome work for a nerd :) Amazing stuff...  Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
klowolk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist
me gusta!)
oboudiart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) (Smile) +fav CELTIC art 2225 by oboudiart Clap 
one-rook Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um.  Good work!
oboudiart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks , glad you like it .
GreenLadyMonster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your work is positively stunning! I wish I could think to say more but honestly your art speaks for itself. Beautiful and inspiring.
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