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Celtic Dragon Trinity Knot by DeathShiva Celtic Dragon Trinity Knot by DeathShiva
Date: 2012
Media: Sharpie markers, some Photoshop for touching it up


This is a dragon that I drew up after seeing an illustrated woman with it in a Dragon Art book. I did change up a few things so that the tattoo is not exactly the same (plus I couldn't fit it all on my arm). The artist who inspired me and that I based this artwork off of was Anne Stokes ( www.annestokes.com/news/ ). This was drawn up for me personally as a tattoo to get for myself. Here is a poorly shot photo of my tattoo after the work was done. Sadly, it is the only photo that I have of my dragon tattoo right now sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos…

This dragon was inspired by the dragon found on this girl's arm in Anne Stokes drawing here ► ironshod.deviantart.com/art/Wa…
I loved her dragon so much that I wanted to create a similar design for my tattoo but I didn't want to completely copy Anne's artwork. However, the dragon is still very similar and is still considered Anne's artwork so please do not give credit to me. My initials are in the bottom for the mere fact that I free-handed this myself based off of Anne's photo (it is not intended as a copyright). I changed the wing tips to curve in more to almost create swirls, the edges of the wings extend more because I wanted to try to keep the dragon in sort of a circle, the inner sections of the wings are chopped up more.
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EVROTAS Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Hi, can I have permission to use the design, it will be for a race medal for a small Running club taking place in May, I have been looking for a celtic style dragon for a long while and even longer trying to find the artist. Please let me know if ok and I will place donation in your paypal account. Great work. Regards. J 
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine with me, however it is considered Anne Stoke's artwork that I changed up for my personal tattoo. So technically, you should ask her.
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Wild-Cat-214 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
May I use this design as cover art for a fanfiction I am writing? The main character has a ring that, if it's okay with you, I would want to have this on it.
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I did not get back to you until now. But yes you may use this.
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Wild-Cat-214 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Thank you! And may I say, your jewelry is AWESOME!
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:icondeathshiva:
DeathShiva Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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bobjoyce Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to use your design on tee shirts for my girls softball team. Would you allow this? If not I understand. Thank you for your time.
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abyssalrider Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know if you were aware but i've seen this on a sweatshirt with a white eye instead of a red one.
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:icondeathshiva:
DeathShiva Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's everywhere now...
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scourgeofthecaspian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Hey there! I was hoping to be permitted to use your design (slightly altered) for my SCA persona's crest, would you be ok with this?
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think so, what exactly is an SCA contest?
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123-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :)
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MUTTD0G Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student
Wow, this is a super cool concept! :D
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wite-shrine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is pretty wicked. Can I ask how you made it, I would guess vectors? I can never get lines so smooth or perfectly curved by hand :L
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I drew it up by hand then outlined it in a black thin-tip sharpie marker, scanned it into my computer, put it in Adobe Illustrator & added "Live Trace" onto it so it smoothed out my lines for me then I just colored it in Photoshop.
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wite-shrine Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Live trace hey? I have never used Illustrator, sounds like a cool function :)
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Illustrator is nice for a lot of things, but it's difficult to work with starting out and not knowing much. It took me one year to self-teach myself adobe photoshop.
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Jhappan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I am making a quilt in memory of my son who passed on April 1, 2013.  He had a passion for dragons and swords.  He nicknamed himself "Kenny the Dragon".  May use Celtic Dragon Trinity Knot in my quilt?  I will most definitely credit you as well as make a donation.

Thanks in advance
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes of course you can use this design, especially for such an admirable cause.
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Hornedturtle1212 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Nice!
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Looks Kickass
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credekopp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I too love your design and would like to use it as my logo for my spiritual counseling website.  I will definitely credit you and set a link to your site when anyone clicks on the logo.  Is this alright?
Thanks.
Ceci
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.  I've been focusing on registering for Spring classes for college.

Yes, you may absolutely use this design as long as you credit me.  Thank you very much for asking me as well because I've found people stealing it lately without crediting me. 
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PinkFrickenElephants Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this design.
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thank you.
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PinkFrickenElephants Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's epic .w.
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teddyS22 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Dear Samantha, I'd love to use your Celtic Dragon Trinity Knot in my fantasy series, The Sutherland Wizard Saga. You can access my website by going to wizardprime.com. I love this stylized dragon. It will fit in with my writing theme perfectly. I promise to acknowledge you as the contributor of this exceptional artwork. If you wish to email me directly, I can be reached at teddy@wizardprime.com. I hope to hear back from you, Ted Schuster
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you can use this design.  Please just be sure to credit me by stating somewhere on your website that this was designed by Samantha Keener and a link back to my deviant art page www.deathshiva.deviantart.com
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Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this design a lot :)

I used it as a ref on ancient-hoofbeats.deviantart.c… (and of course credited you :) ); hope you don't mind. :heart:
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, that's quite alright.  As long as you credit me, that's all I ask.
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Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I did :)
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:icondeathshiva:
DeathShiva Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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DeCou321 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
This is a fantastic piece of artwork! 
I am working with a small band and they were hoping to be able to use the dragon. 
Is that acceptable?
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, please just give me credit and redirect people to my deviantart at www.deathshiva.deviantart.com
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HurricaneWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reat great dragon. I really like it. I am looking for a Celtic dragon design that will be etched into a custom side panel window for a new Corsair Vengeance C70 PC case, that I am building my new main PC in. I am wondering if I can use this Dragon as a possible design?
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you.  I've been very busy.  Yes you may use this as a design :)
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HurricaneWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is OK, I am the one who is sorry for not replying back for such a long time. I would  like to thank you for saying that I could use the Celtic Dragon Trinity Knot.
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aecy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This is perfect! o.o
May I attempt to inscribe it in leather as part of a bracelet for a good friend of mine? =D
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:icondeathshiva:
DeathShiva Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you can. Sounds like a wonderful idea.
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aecy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Oh my gosh YAY! >W<
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:icondeathshiva:
DeathShiva Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can take a picture of your finished product I'd love to see it later :)
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L0rdDrake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. :D
It's a great idea.
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DeathShiva Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was very pleased with it.
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L0rdDrake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
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