*learning the trade*

Posted Sep 14, 2006, 7:54:49 PM

In folklore around the world there are many tales of wicked faery seductresses, enchanting woman of the most flawless and enamoring beauty, who lure mortal men from safe country roads and mountain paths to the deep mysteries of dark and dangerous woods, and wild forests. Lured to their doom by lust. There are rarer folkore stories of captivating, and beguiling faerie men who lure mortal woman to their enchanted earthy beds, to be satisfied in ways no mortal mind you fathom. Then realeased to their own devices after they've finished with them. Released, only to pine away for that one enticing and alluring man who was so charming and bewitching. The touch of any other man would never suffice and equal his. These charmed woman would slowly fade, become hollow shells, never to be satified by life's simple pleasures again, until finally dying in the euphoric rememberance of his touch.

This dangerous faery man of lust is known as the glanconer, ganconer or love talker of European folklore. One of my favorite denizens of folklore.This picture depicts 3 glanconers. The center one is showing his brothers the trade of their kind, while being envoloped by dryads and little faery woman, ensnared by the beautiful men. Glanconers are often depicted in folklore as holding a pipe, but whether they actually smoke it or not is a mystery, because many faeries have an aversion to smoke.

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  • Sep 14, 2006
    Nicely drawn. There really isn't enough artwork like this on PD. Please post mroe Big Smile
    • Sep 16, 2006
      Thank you bogusred! I will surely try to post more, and more often! Smile
  • Sep 15, 2006
    Destiney, not only to I welcome you back from your long disappearance with open arms (and candy! *showers you with candy) but I must say that you have truley outdone yourself!! Splee! Favorite
    • Sep 16, 2006
      Thank you for the compliment! I guess I have been away for a while, but since you've showered me with candy I guess I'm forgiven! Hug
  • Sep 16, 2006
    Wow...O.O!Long time not see,eh?SmileThis is absolutely beautiful!YesAs always,you amaze me with your skills!:yes::hug;Awesome job with all the lines!Makes me think I`m in a forest myself!:yes:HugAwesome shading!:yes:And the expressions are awesoem....Amazing hun,simply amazing!:hug:
    • Sep 16, 2006
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate it!