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Another Wheel of Time fan art. This scene was requested by :iconyoungduss300:. Once I finished book 6 I knew I just had to paint it right away lol. I did not capture the stages of the painting, but I did start off in gray scale for anyone curious. I intentionally left it sketchy to keep it chaotic and also because I don't have the eye, patience and skill to polish it up just yet. Like all my paintings so far, I will probably revisit them in the future for some major touch up/polishing :) Until then, quantity over quality ;)

Critiques and comments are greatly welcomed! I listen to all feedback's I get and try to learn from them.

I hope you guys like it. Enjoy!

You can see my other WoT fanart so far in this gallery: endave.deviantart.com/gallery/…
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Celtic Wooden Trinity Knot texture
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I have never ever learnt about how to make awesome paintings as much as after this work.

Thank you for your prolonged support!

The theme for this work was proposed by ~arthurjgonzalez.
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Another quick concept for Battle For Arcadia [link]

You can now also buy prints of my work! Take a look: [link]
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Environment concept for a project I'm working on at the moment with Novum1: [link]

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All material in my gallery may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way!
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who knows what i was thinking?


tools: sai, photoshop
cloth texture: cgtextures.com
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Something a little different from my usual work.
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50 minute speed/matte paint.
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Hi all,
here is my latest painting. Worked on it for a few hours and i happy with the result. Just wanted to paint something simple.
I hope you guys like it.
Comments and critics are welcome ofc


Greetz

Jonathan
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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.

Official FB page: -> [link] <-
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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:
[link]




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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Here's an overpaint of a Dragon Age: Origins screenshot. The idea was to kinda visualize what the game would look like with today's next-gen graphics standard. I would definitely play a remastered version. ^^ 

Here's the screenshot I used as a plate: img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

Tell me what you think! :nod:
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Just a random landscape of Westland. (From the Sword of Truth series of books by Terry Goodkind)

I did this one the same as the last one pretty much. This took a little longer though.
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Tower of Joy (A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin)
Background for illustration "Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen"

Photoshop CS6

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wandering kingdom

Thank You so much for the DD.
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Sai/Ps
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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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El Otro
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Steampunk tatoo
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Goblin Researcher
MTG: Dragon's Maze
©2013 Wizards of the coast LLC.
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enviro concept from imagination, tried to think of it as a functioning multiplayer game space

inspired by fallout, bioshock, unreal tournament, etc

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A doll being built by a lonely inventor.
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Card artwork done for DeNA Inc., for their online card game, Chains of Durandal, which is vailable for the Android OS through Mobage.

© DeNA Co., Ltd. 2012 All rights reserved.
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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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Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com
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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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had some free time... finally.... I should be sleeping.

I did this half an half... watercolor/guoache and Photoshop. Not sure how I feel about that.. but I want to try to do more mixing.
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Costume design for "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh.
This one is a concept for Odin's casual dress, I'm happy how it got translated into the real costume for the film.

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New print sizes available!!!

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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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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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