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Casting the Runes
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Published: March 16, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 ArwensGrace
This is for competition Shaman/Animal Totems :[link]

I have used her figure stock and the rest of the image is made up from all my own photographs and textures.

The female Shaman would consult the Runes or the 'bones' and call upon the animal spirits for guidence .

I had the film 'The 13th Warrior' in mind when I was creating this, one of my favourite films :-)


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Comments (61)
Vanguard4's avatar
WoW! This setting conveys it all. Mysticism. Danger. Spiritism. Opportunity. This is wonderful.
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Aneibus|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You rocked this!
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nitchwarmer|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, We included this image in our blog @ #DarkArt-Challenges [link]
Our next challenge is on Shaman Totems and starts June 16th.
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AesirAvenger|Hobbyist General Artist
The link for the print is not available,and I would really like to send this as a gift to a friend. It's an excellent piece and represent the essence of a rune caster.
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starwitchstone's avatar
Awesome! I love the sneaky look in her eyes! This is just sooo witchy!
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Svartulf|Student Traditional Artist
VERY cool
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DailyBird|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture, great subject matter as well. The 13th Warrior is one of my favorite movies as well. Runes are amazing-the only true oracle!!
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IdaLarsenArt|Professional Digital Artist
This piece is featured here [link]

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VenjaPhotography's avatar
Mytic... great Work!
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EarthGoddess's avatar
This is a amazing piece!! :hug:
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Rita-Ria|Professional Traditional Artist
this is great!
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Eleutera's avatar
This is awesome!!
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ArwensGrace's avatar
Thankyou so much :hug:
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ArwensGrace's avatar
Thankyou so much :hug:
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aShadowInTheMoon's avatar
Oh...her face is amazing for this piece...
Congrats, it's a great job :D
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Onyria|Professional Photographer
Yay! This is great!! :jawdrop: :+fav:
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gonjonjokos's avatar
Absolutly amazing. :worship:
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paroxysm's avatar
congratulations on first place! :clap: i'm really glad to see you made it afterall. :w00t:
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Goblineye|Professional Photographer
Just a quick bit of trivia....

" Rustyspoon " here on DA WAS the "little girl" that ran away and was picked up by the hero in that very movie. ( she is also featured in psychokitty's page.. and is the 'angel of death' in my own gallery.)

Personally, I loved the book ( had illustrations by one of my favourite artists - Ian Miller - and was an EXCELLENT retelling of the Beowulf saga ( without being 'Aliens' lol! ) ) and was just about as happy with the movie as I could be.

It was just strange coincidence I moved to the town it was filmed in, and worked with one of the people who was in it.. and one of the 'old men' from the show is one of my regular clients at the camera shop too!

Keep well... love your art!
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JarOfLooseScrews|Professional Digital Artist
That looks awesome, beautiful manipulation.
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miss69's avatar
Congrats on your win..:hug:You're an amazing artist and I'm sure all will agree you deserved to win.. :)
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ArwensGrace's avatar
Thankyou so much :hug: I am thrilled as it's my first win since joining DA :boogie:
Thankyou also for the resourses artists like yourself provide as we all develope and grow in our skills as a result :blowkiss:
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