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Awaiting Ragnarok by arania Awaiting Ragnarok by arania
This is another real media piece that I just completed for the Art Show for AnthroCon :) ((So, again, if you're going look out for it if you wish to purchase it - or just see it in real colors and not the scan).

The concept of this is Fenrir bound and awaiting Ragnarok, looking balefully up at the sky and the freedom it promises, cursing the gods. In the night sky you can also see a stylized Hati chasing the moon :3

This is watercolor and colored pencils with a bit of ink and gelpen touches on 9 x 12 bristol board.
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ArthurSalim Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
That is soo awesome
arania Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
Sooty123 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the story of Fenrir- the concept for the chain was a beautiful idea C:
arania Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
"Uh, Loki, I got into the twine again and...look, could you just give me a hand?"
megtrap51 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
BladedMako Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Very nice, although I don't know why he doesn't just chew the ropes off.
arania Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is based off of the Norse Legend of Fenrir, bound by a magical cord named "Gleipnir" - which appears to be nothing but a thin strand, but was impossibly strong to bind the monstrous wolf.
BladedMako Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Ooh, Viking Mythology.

I think I've heard that story, the name Fenrir seems familiar to me.
Hypercat-Z Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012

Paradox: Fenrir did what he did because he was furious for what they did to him. But they did it because of what he was still to do.
If instead the had be more friendly with him the events would have gone differently. Instead they caused their own destruction by their own stupid and fearful decisions. I think those foolish gods deserved it. And everyone who's blind enough to act as them deserves to end the same way.
ArthurSalim Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Such a paradox, much decisions, very bad, woow
RekaCryistall Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not Viking, Norse. There is a huge difference.
when and where and how often are ANthro cons?
roninvalkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I like the look of Fenris in this. He looks both ferocious and pitiable at the same time. It looks to me like he's looking at the moon with fury but also yearning.

Then again, I read too much into things like this.
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
skynark Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
this is a very good pic its only missing one thing... the sword they used as his gag.
other then that I can see how much talent and work you put into it. this is a good pic.
MiikaRea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Beautiful! I like it soooooooo much!!!!:heart:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Love the fur texture on this guy! The style is very beautiful, sort of reminiscent of old Russian paintings. Not to mention I love the subject matter. Norse mythology often unfortunately takes a backseat to both Greek and Egyptian mythology.
arania Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Moonsong! I agree that variation in mythos is definately a good thing. Norse mythology has such a rich variety of deities and monsters as well :)
LeftiesRevenge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
Oh, wow, your traditional media just keeps getting better and better!!!
The whole piece is very stylized and gives it a very 'old world' feel, along with that of your own.
Great job!!

**Loves the paws** <3
arania Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Your watercolor works have been an inspriation to me as well, Emerwyn! It is such a fun media, and they reminded me how much I used to love working with them.
And I'm glad that you can see the old world influence on the style and concepts, too :D
Snowdrift-69 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
very pretty :) I love the texture and the colors. the fur detail is amazing as well!
Yokikanoki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
I wish I was going to Anthro con...I'd buy a print of's very beautiful...
lobstermagnetcty Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Absolutely stunning!
Skoane Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Very nice artwork!!
KittyRose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
That is amazing work:D
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I had to fave this purely on principle. Like the Burton-esque background.
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