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Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok from "Vikings" (TV series). I watched the first season and totally fell in love with the character. *_*

Pencils B - 6B
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Something I sketched earlier this year. Just decided to play with greytones + coloring it.

I like her.
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Hail All-father, Wise Warrior,
One-eyed wanderer, Come sit at my fire.
Tell me of your wisdom stories,
The scenes your missing eye sees. You who chooses the slain,
Look on my deeds and when my time comes
To run the sky with you,
Let my end be worthy of song.
In the meantime, let me feel
Excitement and poetry and fury and joy,
Let me understand sacrifice,
Think long, Remember well, And Journey Far.
Odin, Witness this.

(prayer by Travis Bowman)

watercolour.

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Odin - Óđinn - Wotan - Wōden - Alföđr - Alfader
(a few of his hundreds of names)

He is associated with both wisdom, war, battle, death, and magic (he saw the runes in a vision), poetry, prophecy, victory, etc..



:star: Available as A4 print here: [link]

:star: 1st Edition ACEO can be purchased here:
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I have been haunted by the thought of creating a portrait of Odin for years now, and finally yesterday, I fell over a specific photoseries by `skiesofchaos who's stock I have been wanting to use for ages now..

So here is the result; Odin in his hall, Preparing to go on another trip to Midgaard - disguised as the mysterious wanderer he is also known as.

But first he must hear the latest news of the world, from 2 of his other ears and eyes - Hugin and Munin!





This was my entry to the 'Nordic Art & Graphic Challenge 2008' at Addictive Hobby :pointr: [link]
The contest is to be judged by Philip Straub & Robert Chang
EDIT: I actually won 1st place!! :wow: :faint: :winner: :party:

EDIT: And now a DD? I can hardly believe it!
I've been here at DA for almost 6 years and never had a DD, so it's really fantastic for me :excited:

THANK you `IreneLangholm and all you guys for all the lovely comments! :heart: :glomp:



Other Nordic inspired Art Works:





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Credits:

Model: The wonderful `skiesofchaos aka =skydancer-stock
Ravens: Gifts from ~Drakenborg
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Three times the heroes have interfered in the plans of Jarl Hrimwulf the Grim, and three times the heroes have vanquished the jarl's minions. But now the Norns have decreed that the final act must be played out between the mighty frost giant and the mortal adventurers. At stake is nothing less that the fate of the Hearthlands. After facing death on the shores of White Lake battle must be taken to The Frost Giant's Hold!

This is the cover illustration for the Hellfrost adventure setting from Triple Ace Games.
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This was an image that started life as a speedpainting-collab session at STGCC 2010 between Daryl Tan([link]) and myself.
The idea came about when I brought my rough sketch of some space marines to be used as a starting point for my live demo, only to find out that he was painting a similar piece, albeit at a slightly different angle. So feeling adventurous, I mentioned to him how I thought it would be cool to see how our 2 different images could be amalgamated into one and ended up compositing my sketches around his marines, and going from there. It was a very interesting challenge and I learnt a great deal from the process, because it was more of an art-conversation between us and a practice in simply making use of what's there to begin with while melding 2 separate styles into 1.

By the end of the session we saved the file and agreed to continue from that point in our own time. I'm really looking forward to his rendition!

My final version turned out very different from what I was going for initially (desert scheme marines with a tacti-cool twist) because I learnt he was collecting a Space Marine army of his own, one with a Blood Angel style scheme, and decided to homage it in this image here :) Hope you like it dudel!
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This one is a bit simple, but i loved to work on it, and i really like the idea.
It's ~goatz who inspired it to me.
If such a place existed, i would really want to see it.

I think this song goes well with the pic:[link]
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Inspired by a concept art of star trek, no other reference
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Look at that, he still works digitally as well! :lmao:

This is a rather quick piece that I did this week. Should be about 10 - 11 hours. The whole painting was pretty much there after 7 hours, but I wanted to polish it a bit and add a few details. Whoever coined the phrase that the last 10% of a piece take 90% of the work time, was right on the money.

Anyhow, I hope you guys enjoy it. I got a nice matte print of the 7-hour state in front of me here, and I have to say it looks pretty nice. So treat yourself and check out the print, as soon as it is up! :D


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One in a series of paintings I did to design an ice world where anything that once lived there no longer does.
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Just some practice with brush and ink.

THANK YOU ALL for your opinions on the earlier version I uploaded ^^ I read them all carefully before putting the deviation in my scraps and finishing this. The result: I left out the deer that wasn't entirely visible and I lowered the one that was.

So, I had a lively discussion about this with a few fellow animal artists in *Sullivan's livestream and we came to the conclusion that these deer look somewhat off. The muzzles aren't entirely right, the ears are a bit long, some other anatomical issues etc. I see now the mistakes I've made and even though it was a little late to fix them on this drawing here, I'll be sure to keep them in mind in future pieces. This was just practice after all ^^ Would have been useless if I hadn't learned anything from it.

But even though I saw my errors, I still felt like finishing it. Can't have thousands of sketches lying around unfinished now, can we. I hope you guys still enjoy this little piece of sketchwork from me.
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Animals Within, Spirit Animals

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 5:34 PM
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There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.


We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply the physical strength of a dozen strong men. They survive and thrive where we would perish. Yet animals cannot tell tales of their experiences. When we speak of an animal, even our beloved pets and friends, we can only imagine their emotions, thoughts, and inner lives.


Is it then any surprise that from cave paintings to cereal mascots—animals and art are inseparable?



From the beginning of recorded time, animals have been immortalized in pottery, statues, been worshipped as gods, and had fables and myths created in their image. Seventeen thousand years ago, in a cave shielded from the sun, a Cro–Magnon artist raised her bundle of split reeds, dipped them into charred black soot, and began illustrating an opus of animal life: stags, cats, bears, birds. Five thousand years ago, Egyptians integrated animal features into creation myths, and used them as hieroglyphs, adapting the recognizable forms of vultures, bulls, cobras and lions (among others) into a communication system.


Today, in every culture across the globe, animals serve as mascots for sports teams and cereals. We have Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam. Anthropomorphized animals star in movies and comics. My Little Pony has amassed groups of Bronies. Animal cosplay is mainstreaming into mass culture. It all still begins with a child given that first crayon who immediately begins to sketch the familiar forms of cat and dog.


Animals are intrinsic to creativity and art—but why are they so satisfying to observe, mimic, and draw? What is the power they maintain over us to the extent that so many feel an actual spiritual connection with a particular species of their own extended family—cats, dogs, wolves, dolphins, raptors? While so many feel this connection, artists seem particularly sensitive to the presence of their animal spirit kindred and guides.












Why are artists so drawn to animals?


Visually, animals are beautiful and compelling subjects.


Animals are an efficient subject. Identifying characteristics can be drawn and recognized easily— cat eyes, elephant tails, butterfly wings, bunny ears: all unique visual traits. Powerful physical capabilities lend themselves to artistic expressions of motion. The long fluid moves of a deer, expressively captured with a few expert lines. Quick brushstrokes sketch a hyperactive monkey. Heavy pen lines suggest the static power of a stoic elephant. Physical similarities help artists develop a quick visual shorthand for a specific species—but unlike humans, animals that look alike often behave similarly. While anyone who’s ever lived with a pet knows animals have individual personalities, it’s not over–simplifying to state that each type of animal has its own range of specific behaviors and attitudes. It’s this species–by–species predictability that draw individuals to become fond of a particular animal. Just as an artist may prefer certain subjects or materials, so do artists become fascinated with the idiosyncrasies of a species.



Emotionally, animals express primal urges and desires.


Animal personalities are predictable. Tigers are fierce, squirrels are nervous, sharks are stealthy, hippos are lazy. Compared to the complexity of human behavior, animals are simpler beings. They behave according to instinct, not reason. As such, they serve artists well as ciphers for emotion. It’s not just art that allows us to connect spiritually with animals. It’s easy to observe, in ourselves and others, subconscious similarities between personal behaviors and the characteristics of a favorite animal. We’ll call a clever person a fox, or a stubborn child a donkey. A sweet guy is a puppy dog. A sexy lady is a minx. An angry, stubborn man is a bull. Animals serve as elements of our visual and written language.


Humans explore our own instincts through animal art.


Using animals in art, we recognize the most beautiful and terrifying parts of ourselves—our instincts. Society and language are important for humans, but when we feel urges or emotions beyond what is widely accepted or understood, both of these creations fail us.


When we talk about “spirit animals,” it can be in a magical sense, the idea that an essence we can’t see is guiding us through our lives. Or it can be an affinity for a species we find our instincts connecting with. Perhaps we have a fondness for the way they move, finding them fun to draw. Maybe we can imagine the world through their eyes, running, flying or swimming at top speed. But perhaps we see something more than the animal. We see ourselves.


Animals provide a bridge between the alien and familiar, allowing humans to recognize ourselves in strange forms. We can represent our fears and our desires expressed without reserve. Through animal eyes, we can acknowledge the oddness and the fallibility of humanity. Featuring animals in art, we can interpret many spiritual aspects: the primal and the innocent, the beautiful and mysterious. As long as we share a planet, artists will look to our Earth companions for inspiration and understanding of ourselves.






Community Thoughts



I personally have been drawn to animals my whole life and my earliest pictures were always of wildlife. I think artists see the world through different eyes than most and the things that fascinate us speak to us on a deeper level. Animals are an enigma, they have intelligence and their own means of communication and yet we can only hope to understand and be a part of their world. If you've seen my gallery you know I clearly have a fondness for big cats, I find everything about them to be beautiful and awe inspiring. My art is a way for me to get close to these animals in the only way possible, I’ll never be a zoo keeper (because I know myself and I wouldn’t be able to respect the boundaries they do and I’d get eaten—that’s a fact) and I’ll never own one because it goes against everything in their nature to held in captivity as a pet. It can be a very intimate experience to draw an animal in detail and it makes me feel close to them and privileged to show a side of them that others may not see. Any great animal art in my opinion has to come from a deep love and respect for the subject first and foremost by the artist, and what follows is their tribute.”


:iconheatherzart: Heatherzart






I think people gravitate toward depicting animals in art because they are simply aesthetically stunning to look at. Humans are very visual beings and we have always enjoyed striking colors, beautiful patterns, flowing lines and powerful forms. All animals have something which can be appreciated. Like for example dramatic plumage, or the intricate silver and black patchwork that is the coat of a snow leopard. To capture that on canvas is something many artists find alluring.”


:iconailah: ailah












Your Thoughts




  1. What animal do you find yourself drawn to in your art? What about this subject is so ennobling that you would seek to emulate?
  2. What personal qualities do you possess that drive you to feel a shared connection with a particular animal?
  3. Do you have vivid dreams in which you become, or run with, your “spirit animal”?
  4. Over time, how has your understanding of this animal evolved? Has your perception of the creature changed?
  5. What are some challenges you’ve experienced in terms of drawing animals, and how have you solved them?
  6. How does drawing an animal compare to drawing a human?
  7. Who are your favorite animal-focused artists in the DeviantArt community?









We share the planet with them and communicate with them on certain basic levels. Yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply the physical strength of a dozen strong men. They survive and thrive where we would perish. Yet animals cannot tell tales of their experiences. When we speak of an animal, even our beloved pets and friends, we can only imagine their emotions, thoughts, and inner lives.


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Another painting for the game Novus Aeterno. This image was used as a guide to show the look and general feel of the big gas and dust clouds that are to be added into the games space to make space less empty and boring. There is a huge fleet of ships breaking orbit from a planet that can just be seen behind the big dust cloud. This is the first image I did that showed off all the ships the human race has, minus a big ass one but more on that later. The ships are paint-overs of 3D models created by our very talented 3D ship modeler :iconpukey82: some adjustments were made but the basic shape was kept for accuracy.

More info on the game can be found on its Facebook page and Twitter

Facebook: [link]
Twitter: [link]

(All graphics and information are copyright of novus aeterno LLC and Taitale Studios)
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This is my fourth and last painting inspired by Prometheus movie, requested by avp galaxy. The painting was done before the trailer got released and this was my vision of the ship. You can now see how close (or far) my guess was to the actual ship design from the film.
The scene shows some ancient orbital dockyards near a Space Jockey planet, this is the first encounter of the human explorers with alien technology.

Let me know any comments or critics.

All done in photoshop + wacom in couple of evenings.
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I found my old painting, one of the first I've ever done and forgot about it. It has a bit Christmas of atmosphere, so after small overpaint I could post it here. I hope its not too depressive, even its showing winter 1944 in Germany.
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League of legends Season 2015!personally i really like this one,there were some challenge in the work but finally I did it haha
Also this is the first time i work with MGFX(Motion Graphic) team on story design,that was wonderful,even though I don`t think they will see this common but i have to say thanks for those guys,they made this animated so well,showed my story perfectly. 





found this from Surrender at 20.Enjoy:)

Property of Riot Games Entertainment,


btw i will upload the WIP as well cuz a lot of friends asked me about that,i think people are interested about how I work,so I saved more wip pictures in my computer,later
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Da'at is the blessed container. Da'at is relief and flexible. The grateful bearer of Burdens.

"Ein Soph fills the world with so much Light, it opens the eyes of Creation and widens the mouth of Existence. The many faces of Da'at turn and turn in that Light , catching the overflow within the Crown of the Mind. Da'at holds the Sephirot as some words might carry many meanings.”

-description of Da'at

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If there was one operative that can set the tempo for a combat situation, it would have to be the Bard. Her objective isn't to send direct damage down range, but to manipulate battle situations through less than lethal means. Though it's rare that a Bard will boast a high kill count, it's thanks to her the term "psychological warfare" has been coined.

Outfitted with a high decibel tactical P.A. system, her influence on the battlefield is greatly amplified. With just her lute and voice, she sings songs that can mould the psyche of her enemies. In some cases, through singing highly classified songs, Bards have convinced enemy combatants to simply walk away from a battlefield out of home sickness.

Mobile assault teams with Bards as part of their group train rigorously together. To the point that they seem to develop their own language. This is important because if communication lines are down, the Bard is able to communicate songs of battlefield situations to just her team through her back mounted P.A. system.

In breaching missions she is invaluable. She can throw short band high fidelity wireless speakers calibrated to her throat mic into sealed rooms to sing songs of confusion before sending in the entire team to overwhelm the enemy.

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The modern mobile assault team is said to be built around the Archer.  What separates the Archer from other combat operatives is the Archer's ability to reach high value targets from far distances. Modern tactics have been sculpted around this aspect, and typically teams are assembled with the objective of providing the Archer with a clear shot.

 Because an Archer's shot is imbued with such importance in missions, there has been continuous efforts towards maximizing the impact of the Archer's payload. The bow string of a mil spec long range bow platform is said to have enough tensile strength to cut through soft wood.  At a full draw, this high tension spider silk bow string allows the arrow to reach its target at super sonic speeds, while arrow shafts are milled from aircraft aluminum to ensure minimum mid flight flexing. But it's most often the arrowhead that is crafted with the most exotic materials, ranging from high carbon steels to depleted uranium.

Though the main objective of the Archer is to send accurate shots to eliminate essential targets, the harsh demands of combat and ever increasing tensile strength of the bow string necessitated the development of a new hands free/ bow hand support system.  Cutting edge gyro scope technology now allows the Archer to take both hands away from his primary weapon to adjust arrowheads, switch to his secondary weapon, or make quick adjustments to his bow without having to break his sight picture.  This new anchor point assisting levers system, or APAL system allows the Archer not only to load his arrow to his rig and go hands free, but allows him to concentrate on observation and surveillance without having to sacrifice the time it takes to get that crucial arrow down range.
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A few sketches on how the Tac Knight's sword and shield stay on him.
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Concept for Dawn of Victory mod backstory. This should be placed some time in the early to mid 22nd century. Mankind basically decides to nuke Earth and abandon it after its been far too ravaged by the Scinfaxi.
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Concept for Dawn of Victory mod backstory. This should be placed some time in the 1950s. After the retreat of the alien Scinfaxi to the planet's southern hemisphere, what was left was basically a stalemate situation.
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Concept for Dawn of Victory mod backstory. This should be placed some time in the 22nd century. A Japanese world (planet).
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Concept for Dawn of Victory mod backstory. This should be some time in the mid to late 22nd century. Battling the Scinfaxi.
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For Asylum mod.
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This is my Sleipnir tattoo.

Sleipnir is the Eight leged horse of Odin, but more important, he represents the final shamantic path, when Odin hanged him self in yggdrasil and pierce his body with is own spear, he got the knowledge of the runes and pass to the other side, in his Horse called sleipnir, and the valkyries welcomed him, The Horse is the fastest Horse of the Gods and represents the static travels of shamans to the other world, beyond the stars and everything we can imagine.
And many who die, they will ride on horse back till they get to glosheimr and then, The Halls of Valhalla, my Horse Wolknir already awaits me there :)

Sleipnir is the son of Loki with Svadilfari ( A giant gray Horse )

One day, while Thor was far in the North killing Giants, an other giant disguised as a mason, wanted to rebuild a part of the wall in the kingdom of Asgard, the gods agreed because the wall was old and falling apart, in return, the gods would give Freya to the manson, whom they didnt know he was a giant! He asked for Svadilfari to help him carry the stones to make the wall, when the wall was almost finished, Loki disguised him self as a beautiful mare and seduced the Horse, the giant got so mad at it, that destoyed the wall in anger, The gods saw that he was a Frost Giant and Thor returned and killed him, After some months, Loki as a mare, gave birth to Sleipnir. :)

Hope you like it :)
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Tatuagem planejada a uns... 3 ou 4 anos atrás, na época da escola. Um pequeno lembrete do que quero ser
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This is the Mjöllnir (the Hammer of Thor), a very iconic symbol of the norse mythology and also a symbol of power, fury and thunder.

I made a mini-production of 6 pendants during the summer of 2009 mainly for relatives and for my best friend :iconbaston89: who made me an awesome Viking rondache shield. Please note that the pendants are made out of polyurethane resin (plastic), NOT metal.

I want to thank :iconitalian-goatee: for all the help he provided with the silicone cast and the molding process! Without his precious tips this project never would've succeeded.

I made a making-of montage for people who would be curious about how I made it: [link]
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Huginn and Muninn are Odin's ravens. Hugin and Munin traveled around the world gathering news and information to Odin. Hugin is "thought" and Munin is "memory." Both were sent at dawn and returned in the afternoon. Rested on the shoulders of God and whispering into his ears all the news.
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Odin with their 2 Wolves, Geri and Freki, their 2 Ravens Hugin und Munin and his Lance Gungnir
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When Richard Nixon first traveled through time there was a considerable malfunction with his time machine, he was transported back to the ice age where he ended up battling a sabertooth tiger.

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CS5
Subway
Arrested Devolpment S4
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Ronald Reagan the man, the myth, the legend. Driving the most the definition of American Muscle how can you get more Liberty into a painting, not much else to say about this.

Download the 1900x1200 wallpaper with the download button on side

Feel Free to share this work of liberty with everyone you know.

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PS CS5
Lots of time
Lots of ice tea
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"In the beginning, there was law. There was order. There was comfort. When the 3rd world war came, our planets landscapes were thrashed, burned, and radiated until a new society, a new life was born. Rebuilt cities, desolate vistas, and scarred earth are all thats left for humanity to hold on to. This is the story of two men, twisted and pushed beyond the threshold of sanity, surviving amongst murderous beasts, mutated species, and rapist goons. Their only hope to make it in this god forsaken land is their partnership and their rivaling, relentless hatred. In the beginning, there was law, now it is only LAWLESS."


This is Dash, one of the two main characters from the comic "Lawless that myself and My friend Bobby are making. The first issue will be available mid august, its all self published between us so you should definitley check it out. Until then consider yourself teased.

Done totally in CS4 with the help of some nachos mmmmmm
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EDIT: This is going to be featured in issue 55 of ImagineFX, I'm so excited! Everyone be sure to check it out.


"The simple blacksmith takes up arms against his attackers, and becomes legend"

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PS CS4
Some time
iFX weekly Challenge "Arcane Warrior"
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You can now buy this print as a laptop, ipad or iphone skin here! :)

society6.com/sandara/Hades-and…


EDIT : thank you everyone who fav'ed and commented on this pic! i'm totally blown away by the response here. i never expected so many people would like this pic so much! so... a big thank you to all of you! :heart:

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she's not dead, just fainted.

oh, and also, pose ref from : fav.me/d25yyd1

AND.... here's the original sketch of the couple from 2008

(omg so long ago) which i had said i would repaint, but i didn't lol. fav.me/d1ifk16

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iconlilachiccups: wrote a pretty long story based on this :) lilachiccups.deviantart.com/ar…

:iconalexiathehedgehog123: wrote a short story based on this pic : alexiathehedgehog123.deviantar…
:)

:iconramenowl: wrote a poem based on this:ramenowl.deviantart.com/art/In…
:) and also a story! : fav.me/d3i1n8u

:iconthe-blue-wolf: wrote a poem based on this picture : fav.me/d3izje6 :)

:iconal130: wrote a series of poems inspired by this image : fav.me/d3l8el6

:iconxxdark-maidenxx: wrote a poem based on this pic : fav.me/d3law74

:icongreedybee: 's take on it : greedybee.deviantart.com/art/P…

:iconkkunkitty: wrote a short piece for it here : kkunkitty.deviantart.com/art/H…

:iconwritingbycandlelight: wrote a story based on this image :writingbycandlelight.deviantar…

:iconshearwaterhydrangea: wrote a poem inspired by this pic : shearwaterhydrangea.deviantart…

:iconhammer777: wrote a short story inspired by this pic : Hades Wasn't Cold
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omg! Someone tattooed this on their leg! www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
Thank you! :D I'm honored! It was done by Sarah Miller, looks great!


large wallpaper version here : sandara.deviantart.com/art/HnP…
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A commission for *akelataka!

I think this is the first wolf I've ever painted actually. I also painted the goshawk twice because the first time I looked at the wrong type of bird as reference and who knew there were so many differences. ;)

This is something nice and cool as a change from all the warm things I've been painting lately.

Time:18 and a half hours (I kept track with this one!)
Tools: Photoshop, Wacom Intuos 3 tablet
Music: A little bit of everything, a lot of Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead.

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I'm heading out for the weekend in a moment but I thought I'd drop this guy here before I went. I thought he might make a nice card if anyone was so inclined. :D

This was a painting I've been working on intermittently between commissions as just a bit of relaxation. It was really just an excuse to paint big fanning feathers.

No idea on the time or music for this one, he was just for fun!
Tools: Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4

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bleh... I'm really tired
another weird dragon
gimp
4 hours
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Collab with the most AWESOME :iconindui: is finished!! EFFFFF LOOK AT HER EPIC COLORS. OH MY LANTA. ;A;
GO FAV IT ON HERS TOOOO hereeee -->> [link]


lineart & Aandreeoth species (c) me

EPIC COLORS & Aubernean (c) :iconindui:
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Yggdrasil - the World Tree from Viking mythology.

This is one of many illustrations I've made for online RPG/Strategy game NIBOREA, which is by the way absolutely great and funny game! :)
This is better version of previous illustration.

You can find and check the game here .. I recommend it:

[link]

www.Niborea.com
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Stock props:

lataeral-stock [link]
nixie04 [link]
resurgere [link]
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This is my entry for the ever so talented Dianaes "Gods, godesses and mythology" contest. :heart: A close-up version here cassiopeiaart.deviantart.com/a…

I've spent a number of days on this piece, not getting it right until today. I knew when I saw the contest that i wanted to do something from the Norse mythology since I've always found it very fascinating. When looking for ideas I came across the beautiful stock models in faestocks gallery and I instantly knew that I would have to do the Norns. I was aiming for a quite dark, frightening look but I still wanted the norns to be hot and beautiful... Like dangerously attractive, they hold your life in their hands, you better treat them well!! :devilish: ( All done in photoshop)

The Norns, also called the Three Weird Sisters are three godesses part of the Norse mythology. In my own language they are called "nornorna" and they are the Godesses of Faith. They live at the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil where they guard the Well of Faith while they are spinning the threads of life. Every human has a life thread that the norns control, they decide when it's time to cut it off and thereby end that particular persons life. They also decide if your life thread will be crooked and torn ( gives a hard life of suffering) or if its a sturdy, smooth thread (which gives an easy and enriching life ) and they also decide which other peoples threads will interact with yours. They are the ones deciding your faith before you are even born!

Thank you to these fantastic stockists:
:iconfaestock: for the models faestock.deviantart.com/art/De… faestock.deviantart.com/art/De… faestock.deviantart.com/art/De…
:iconrogue-stock: for the tree rogue-stock.deviantart.com/art…
:iconsetenay: for the big skull in the back setenay.deviantart.com/art/sto…
:iconalastock: for the skulls on the ground alastock.deviantart.com/art/09… alastock.deviantart.com/art/09… alastock.deviantart.com/art/sk…
:iconthejader: for the well thejader.deviantart.com/art/Ol…
:iconcastock: (myself) for the cave castock.deviantart.com/art/Sta…
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I did this as an early idea for a wall we are going to paint in school, near a caffeteria. It features a bunch of ancient Norse Gods such as Odin (middle), Tor (left), Heimdal, (far left) and Freja (right). I redesigned them a lot and attempted to give my own vision of how these guys should look like.
Sketched by hand, and then CG colored it on Photoshop (with Wacom tablet).

Comments welcome :)
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I made this piece a while ago, thought I'd take a break from dragons and send something different.

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Photoshop CS2, Vue 6 xStream 32bit, UC-Logic PF1209-Pro Tablet (Approx. 50 Hours)
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Personal work...

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Photoshop CS2, Vue 6 xStream
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As Tallum Beanbag casted a joyful gaze at his long-sought, winged prey
who had left her cave to enjoy the last rays of the day’s sun, he thought
of the first time he had seen a dragon egg.

The egg had belonged to his grandfather, Yervant Beanbag, who treasured
this piece of swag more than any other valuable he owned, everyone would
say. It was no lie, as he had gone as far as to keep it for himself, leaving a
disgruntled merchant behind, and placing this most precious possesion in a
chest as black as the dragon which it was stolen from, after having a
preservation spell put on it to protect it from decaying away.

Tallum’s eyes glistened with his memories as he smiled and thought, after
losing count of the moons he had seen and his soft and red hair turned to
grey, he still so vividly remembered every detail about his first egg.

The moment young, red-haired and tiny Tallum had layed eyes on the
astonishingly big, smoothly rounded beauty that was glittering with a
golden enchantment, and was embellished with long and graceful crack
marks, he knew there could be nothing more beautiful or glorious than a
dragon egg , no matter how hard he looked.

And that was a feeling shared by all Humphs, the little people of Yuranthym
more commonly known as “The Egg Thiefs”. Yuranthym Humphs were the only
ones to engage in such a dangerous profession of stealing dragon eggs, as no
other member of any race had such a petite scale helpful for thieving, yet
possessed the intense courage, and the cunning wit of a Humph.

True, the death rates among the Egg Thieves was over the top, due to burning,
freezing, falling from great heights, or being eaten alive, but those were the
risks a Humph was almost happy to take.

Just as Tallus, who had been travelling for days to find her. He knew he could
not upset the wizard who had paid a large sum of gold for a Bronze Dragon’s egg,
so he waited patiently, watching the proud and golden silhouette of the huge
dragon who seemed to have no idea that a thief was around to steal one of her
young-to-bes.

The impending night was peacefully falling down, yet in a short while, it was
destined to embrace the sorrowful screams of a forlorn mother.

Story by: Beste Beyit

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I've seen a similiar light setting in King Kong and tried to achieve it. If I remember correctly, this one took me at least one week. Well, enjoy!

Photoshop CS2
Original size: 7000x2954 pixels
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This is on of many Illustrations for a personal exhibition project. The Concept behind that project was to create a whole Fantasy-World with big Cities and beautiful landscapes.

This is the Main City of the Land Osmadth - Bancur

More to follow :)

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I was going to call this "woohoo bunnies" because I really had no idea what this drawing is supposed to be.. I just wanted to practice background painting haha


PaintToolSAI + Adobe Photoshop CS5
Art Progress of this drawing

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