Winter Sun ~ Lines

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This time it’s the linework behind the “Sol Invictus” piece, which in Latin means “unconquered” and “undefeated”, referring to a Sun god worshipped in the late Roman Empire as a patron to soldiers.

As per usual, let us bring you deeper into the meanings of the elements!

Since he is a Sun god, we chose themes that we feel that speak for the entity: sun, victory and fire.
The halo around him represents the sun rays basking the common mortal in its warmth and light, the laurel leaves and laurel motif on his belt represent victory, as his name prompts us. The circle floating over his hand is the alchemical symbol for the sun and the symbol at the center of his belt is an adaptation of the representation of the Manipura chakra, the third primary chakra according to Vedic tradition (associated with fire).
On his chest the gemstone is a Sunstone, which instils good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine though happily.
Finally the sunflowers, known to turn to the sun are all facing him, as they represent adoration, loyalty and longevity.

If you enjoyed the lines, please check out the full coloured version, if you haven’t yet!

★stay inspired★

Winter Sun

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A pagan Winter Sun

Fire and warmth pave the path for our next illustration. With rays that will reach any icy area and light it to shine brighter than ever.

You’re free to try and guess the theme!

★stay inspired★

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano ~ Lines

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The linework for the Healthy body and Mind illustration shows a bit better how we parted its three elements: The lion for the strength; the purple heron for the tranquillity, intelligence and patience and finally the flowering plant horehound representing the health.
Finding the balance between all these elements will surely better equip us to face whatever lemons Life throws, even if sometimes they come at us like curve-balls. We’re hopeful we can minimize the bruises by having managed a clear mind and A healthy body, as advised in “Mens sana in corpore sano”- healthy mind in a healthy body!

Please check the full colour illustration post where we explore a bit more the aphorism “Healthy mind in a healthy body”. Just follow the link below!

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A Guiding Crown in the Land of the Blind ~ Lines

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It’s time for the lines of the The Lightbearer under the Guiding crown, the linework for our illustration of the turn of phrase “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King”.

We’ll soon share another aphorism illustrated by us but before that, make sure you read the post of the full colour illustration to know more about this expression!

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A Portuguese Folktale: The Magician ~ Lines

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This is the linework where you can see clearly all the elements we picked for this Magician’s apprentice illustration.
Each one of them is meant to link to the story, so make sure you don’t miss it by reading the tale and see the full version of the original illustration. You can quickly go there by clicking on the link below!

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Click here to see the story and full colour illustration!

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Creature Feature – Enfield ~ Lines

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Even if it feels like Autumn just begun, with Halloween gone by it’s starting to feel like Winter really fast.
We’re holding ourselves to the current season though and as we try to appreciate roasted chestnuts and sweet wine, we’re sharing our Enfield’s lines with you.

By giving ourselves the challenge of creating a humanoid version, we tried to come up with a design that also felt modern and intriguing. Usually there’s a set time-length for these illustrations and we can say that this one pushed our time slot to the limit!
You can check our complete post about these Irish Chimeras and the colour version of the illustration here.

★Enjoy roasted chestnuts and stay inspired★

Talk Like a Pirate Day! 2019 ~ Lines

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What lies beneath our diving menace? Lines, of course!

Here’s the linework we did for our pirate (it’s just a hobby, really…) and since we had a lot of fun rendering her tattoos and in wonder if some of you were curious for the parts that can’t be seen, we’re sharing the full composition.

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Here’s the Nice…

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And the Spice.

Rest assured “Santa Maria” ship, as in all balanced opposites, this pirate’s life may be made of spice but also has a good bit of nice.

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★Have a nice weekend! Stay afloat and stay inspired!★