Samhain Crone Goddess?

by David Swatton October. 31, 2012 10172 views

My attempt at celebrating the ancient festival of Samhain. Samhain is the pagan festival of the third and final harvest, marked on the 31st October and denoting the beginning of the dark winter half of the year. The Old King is dead, and the Crone Goddess mourns him greatly?.

This is a manipulation in Photoshop CS5 and is comprised of the following images:
?Pumpkin and cat ?? by Legends of the west on
?Mushrooms ?? three separate images by Amaries Stock on
?Pumpkins and box ?? by Taking Stock on
?Tree ?? by Bladewing Stock on
?Sky ?? by Night Fate Stock on
?Bramble thorns ?? two separate images by TinusDream on
?Cretan ?? by

And the following images by me:
?Fire ?? three separate images

A total of 18 separate images.

This is my first ??starting from scratch? manipulation in Photoshop so please forgive the rough edges and lack of subtlety? it??s a learning process as they say :-)

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Zajä…C 8 years, 2 months ago

wow, excellent!

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Christa 8 years, 5 months ago

Wow, for a first attempt this is fantastic and a lot of work behind it. Congrats.

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Jacki 8 years, 5 months ago

Well I'd say you've got the technique well under way... nicely done!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stormfish 8 years, 5 months ago

interesting experiment... are you venturing into voodoo now?

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 5 months ago

great work

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 8 years, 5 months ago

I admire your dedication... this must have taken ages, I think it looks great!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 5 months ago

Goodness quite a creation a great work of Art.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 5 months ago

Oh MY!!
I'm at the "crone" stage of my life! :-((
Love your illustration.
I too am trying with Photoshop ... you are doing far better than me!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited