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Ratatoesk by daniellieske Ratatoesk by daniellieske
In Norse Mythology the squirrel Ratatoesk lives on the world tree Yggdrasil and delivers the insults between the dragon Nidhogre, who gnaws on the world tree's roots, and the eagle, who lives in the crown of Yggdrasil.

Squirrels belong to my favorite animals. I love their quick and elegant moves. When I learned about the squirrel Ratatoesk I just had to paint it.
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lemonlime126 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How does someone actually do this?!
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Kurly-Friez Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
And O H I'm glad someone else is into mythology~
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Kurly-Friez Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
*sees post* 

*Insta-watch*
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AHowDraws Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so amazing!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
So fun and expressive piece, great character in the dragon and squirrel. Very nice composition and perspective, the color texture and shading is very nice and a feast for the eyes, you don't see those details of it at first but just add more and more to see after you soaked in the image characters and setting.
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Skarh-sabishi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how?
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:iconjax166:
jax166 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing quality 
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Colourval Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they insulted each other the way people on Twitter do then I wouldn’t be surprised if Ratatoesk demanded a raise
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Bunnybear71582 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
the squirrels in my backyard are like monkeys.. 
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TitaniumUrsa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
Ratatoskr: Hey. Ya know that eagle? He's talkin' shit about you.
Niddhog: WHAT!?!
Ratatoskr (To self): Ha ha. No he isn't.
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ArtiFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!:happybounce: 
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MikaylaBD Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
This is awesome!
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Drak-Dr3am Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely ! =^-^=
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Sokka-the-wolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
squirrels are my favorite animal :)
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Endrapit Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Nice
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theferretman21 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
Wow.
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:icontattletailllllllllll:
Very cute!!!Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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DragonMage156 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. Squirrels are my second favorite animal (third if dragons are considered =P )
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alittlelizardkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovin' your style. <3
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Razor-Crab Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like it were ripped straight out of a really good story book. I love it! :D
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BlackFoxx0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Student General Artist
0-0   I am in awe...
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geckomaster11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
0w0 whoa.........................
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:iconmeadowlilac:
MeadowLilac Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. You should totally submit this as a print!
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kaisernero121 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
What a perfect image!
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:iconzenkitsune:
ZenKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous! 
I would LOVE this in poster form in my room. ;w;
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Foxsheart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh! I loaf this!
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PurpleSweaterz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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PangHC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
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Fernblaze15 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing!
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SavannahDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Nidhogre is by far my favorite Norse mythology character. I LOVE dragons!!
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! 
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mythicalcreations67 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful just by the texture and pleasant to look atF2U Spicy Bendy Icon 
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Wow, this is gorgeous. :iconjelloplz:
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porkerman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Student Artist
:O too cute F2U Spicy Bendy Icon 
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
good━\(゚∀゚)/━job!!
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:iconwafflestripe:
Wafflestripe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who read Magnus Chase and knows about these guys
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paw-kitten Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
this was made in 2009
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:iconheararter:
Heararter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist
This is amazing. Keep it up.
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coloralchemy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I think this looks fantastic. I also like the little background story that you provided for the pic.
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ashtonmclovin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous <3
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EchoOfCanada Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful!
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MaddyArt3361 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! The tree and the sky is just really beautiful! How did you create this?
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
goooooooood job!!!\(。・ω・。)/
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WaveCats Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
It's so beautiful. I love how it plays on mythology
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Brokentuxedocat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
whoa bruh I think it's like night and day, ooooohhhh oho man look at that squirrel just standing like " I'm a badass squirrel imma go gets some acorns" like wooooaaa
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monkeysuesue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
Woa!
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:iconutkudakid:
Utkudakid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Red squirrels are oddly docile for squirrels.
They come down from trees and just hug people here.
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Noonek123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
can i borrow your art skillz and possibly never give them back
so amazing
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Silver-Tao111 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably my favourite part of norse mythology.

Other than Jormungand. He's a cool dude.
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