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Moon King by Catherine Swinford

Moon King
by Catherine Swinford

Prompt: Emperor of the Moon
prompted by: Winterfuchs (formerly Teylen), during Sketch Fest #13 (April, 2011)


Ellen Million says: Luna moths! Oh, Catherine, this is gorgeous! ~ Reply?

Catherine Swinford says: I love luna moths. ^_^ And thank you! ~ Reply?

Coriander Shea Detwiler says: This is absolutely stunning, I love it!!! ~ Reply?

mikka says: Nice hooves, cool tattoo, lovely planetrise ... full of spiffy details! ~ Reply?

Kate says: Gorgeous work, Catherine! I'd love to know the story behind him! ~ Reply?

Catherine Swinford says: Since I think of the Moon as a she the prompt made me think of who her consort might be. And since he's all alone up there, if you don't count his mothy minions, he's sort of emperor by default. ~ Reply?

P. Benisch says: This looks awesome! Moon-Butterflys! Very creative and atmospheric work. ~ Reply?

Selina Fenech says: The design and pose and atmosphere are all awesome. Love it. ~ Reply?

Patrick Teylen Fittkau says: Brilliant piece. More impressive than I ever expected when making the prompt. But he looks so sad that I hope he'll find a way out of it. ~ Reply?

Coriander Shea Detwiler says: Actually, outside of pagan/wiccan culture there were many Gods of the Moon...most notably Thoth, from ancient egypt whose animal symbol was the ibis as well as the babboon. Interestingly, they say that the babboon is one of his token animals because the bow down or dance or something odd en masse to the full moon. ~ Reply?

Catherine Swinford says: Yes indeed, Corie. This is just my own interpretation. I'm sure if a thousand people had taken this one up there would be a thousand different representations - some male, some female. ~ Reply?

Noreen says: Catherine, this is awesome! So very captivating. Are you sneaking a tarot deck into your sketches? Loooove it!! ~ Reply?

Catherine Swinford says: Tarot - I hadn't thought of that, but now you mention it I see it. ~ Reply?

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