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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Rook C.Male/United States Group :iconceltic-art: Celtic-Art
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'Tis the season by one-rook 'Tis the season :iconone-rook:one-rook 1 2 Book of Kells progress GIF by one-rook Book of Kells progress GIF :iconone-rook:one-rook 15 7 ERC Ceremonial Fan-box for Jenny! by one-rook ERC Ceremonial Fan-box for Jenny! :iconone-rook:one-rook 4 3 Bracer design for Ryan by one-rook Bracer design for Ryan :iconone-rook:one-rook 10 1 Celtic Otter.  He wants that fish. by one-rook Celtic Otter. He wants that fish. :iconone-rook:one-rook 12 0 Thor Goes Fishing half-sleeve by one-rook Thor Goes Fishing half-sleeve :iconone-rook:one-rook 14 2 Norse myths tattoo design for Nikola by one-rook Norse myths tattoo design for Nikola :iconone-rook:one-rook 7 6 Dream house plans by one-rook Dream house plans :iconone-rook:one-rook 4 0 Norway Doorway B+W by one-rook Norway Doorway B+W :iconone-rook:one-rook 21 5 'Instructions' quote illumination by one-rook 'Instructions' quote illumination :iconone-rook:one-rook 9 3 'Blood and Gold' Celtic mandala finished by one-rook 'Blood and Gold' Celtic mandala finished :iconone-rook:one-rook 60 13 B+W Insular Spiral with La Tene touches by one-rook B+W Insular Spiral with La Tene touches :iconone-rook:one-rook 32 9 Medieval crossbow design by one-rook Medieval crossbow design :iconone-rook:one-rook 3 3 Norse half sleeve tattoo by one-rook Norse half sleeve tattoo :iconone-rook:one-rook 5 9 Brokkr and Eitri 2 of 2 by one-rook Brokkr and Eitri 2 of 2 :iconone-rook:one-rook 5 0 Brokkr and Eitri 1 of 2 by one-rook Brokkr and Eitri 1 of 2 :iconone-rook:one-rook 19 6

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Raven by Dzydar Raven :icondzydar:Dzydar 3,813 68 Real Friendship by isolationism Real Friendship :iconisolationism:isolationism 1 0 Mornings Are For Coffee by isolationism Mornings Are For Coffee :iconisolationism:isolationism 3 0 The Connections We Make by isolationism The Connections We Make :iconisolationism:isolationism 1 0 The Architect by Meatshop-Tattoo The Architect :iconmeatshop-tattoo:Meatshop-Tattoo 369 25 Everybody* Is Beautiful by kevinbolk Everybody* Is Beautiful :iconkevinbolk:kevinbolk 14,765 4,322 Remember When We Were Young by isolationism Remember When We Were Young :iconisolationism:isolationism 3 0 Golden Ram (print) by bayardwu Golden Ram (print) :iconbayardwu:bayardwu 981 9 Recent pipeworks by HouseOfLostPlay Recent pipeworks :iconhouseoflostplay:HouseOfLostPlay 101 13 Pixie green by HouseOfLostPlay Pixie green :iconhouseoflostplay:HouseOfLostPlay 27 9 Portrait/Plan of House 345C, A Storybook Cottage by Built4ever Portrait/Plan of House 345C, A Storybook Cottage :iconbuilt4ever:Built4ever 424 44 Ivory by Desperish Ivory :icondesperish:Desperish 274 29 The planning of my next painting. by nikeyvv The planning of my next painting. :iconnikeyvv:nikeyvv 5 5 - by YuryKyssa - :iconyurykyssa:YuryKyssa 71 14 Abstract World Map by koraykaragozler Abstract World Map :iconkoraykaragozler:koraykaragozler 262 5 Untitled by Holyrose Untitled :iconholyrose:Holyrose 3 1

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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...

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Book of Kells progress GIF
I've spent most of the day working on this. It's a replication of a small part of a full-page illumination from the Book of Kells. The original design was about 1.5" in diameter; my redrawing was done at about 7.5," so obviously this was more about figuring out the design than emulating the miniaturization of the original. I ended up taking some liberties with the finer knotwork, as the original was so tiny that the knotwork actually got kind of nonsensical, but it's otherwise pretty close to identical to the original design - I even followed the original color palette.
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ERC Ceremonial Fan-box for Jenny!
Finished cedar fan-box for Jenny Davis! This was an amazingly fun project, and I learned some things. The end-product is far from machine-perfect, but it's pretty, sturdy, and functional. Hopefully she'll like it!

Specs:
15.75"x27"x5"
Eastern Red Cedar, finished with 2 coats of Minwax tung oil
Holes/cracks filled with clear 2-part epoxy
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Bracer design for Ryan
A cool dude I know is in the process of getting a full sleeve tattoo, Viking-themed, that looks like armor, and he hired me to design the bracer for his forearm.  Just some linework, but it'll be a cool finishing touch on the sleeve.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private commission for a client.  Please don't use in any way without my permission.
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Celtic Otter. He wants that fish.
It took a person ordering one to realize I didn't actually have any prints of this piece and had sold the original, so I had to do it again. Funny little Celtic otter.
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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.
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Hey folks!  I'm happy to announce, in a little less than three weeks, I'll be doing an art show featuring ten brand new pieces and a bunch of old favorites here in Champaign, Illinois!  Better yet, I will be showing alongside my talented and incomparably cool sister, Kate Cragoe!  If you're in the area, you should come by.  If you miss the opening but still want to see the art, it'll be in the Springer Cultural Center gallery until the first week of December.

Here's the Facebook event page: Sibling Rivalries

Basic info on the show:
In March of 2014, Caitlin Lill (Nick's wife) issued Nick and Kate a challenge: make ten pieces of art, each creating an interpretation around the same ten themes. Acting as the "family curator," Caitlin will explore the striking similarities and hilarious differences between the artistic kin. Their assigned themes were: 

- Futuristic
- Chimera
- Gaudy
- Calligraphy
- Minimal
- Carnival
- Wilderness
- Ocean Dwellers
- Brother/Sister
- Home

Nick and Katie's twenty theme pieces will come together in a show called ***Sibling Rivalries*** at the Champaign Park District Springer Cultural Center, running 10/16-12/4. 

Join us for an artists reception on 10/16 from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

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AThousandRasps Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
By sagan your knotwork is stunning! An absolute inspiration!
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one-rook Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah, thank you!
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meitetsudrawingtime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your knot works is unreal. I'm speechless..
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!  And thanks for watching!
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meitetsudrawingtime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're an inspiration. I've only been drawing celtic themed pics and knots for a year and after seeing your gallery it makes want to go harder.
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very kind!  Absolutely keep at it!  It's a sometimes maddening but always rewarding hobby.
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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
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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.
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shaka1993 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Awesome. I'll let you know when I can do it
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