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I didn't have time to paint anything New-Year-themed, so instead I'll show you the cover I painted for the book "Valkyrie" by Kate O'Hearn, published by Aladdin Books, Simon & Schuster. It will be available starting February 2, 2016!

Freya is dreading her upcoming birthday when she’ll officially have to take up her duties as a Valkyrie. She doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her—legends including her mother and sisters. And she certainly doesn’t want anything to do with humans!

:star: Happy 2016, everyone! Let's make it a good one! :w00t: :star:
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greenhuntingcat's avatar
A determined look in her eyes!
biohazard09's avatar
I remember seeing this before at Costco, you really drew that?
hfilled1967's avatar
Holy crap, a Valkyrie painting that isn't cheesecake!  And realistic armor to boot!  My compliments!
Noonatic's avatar
Ah! So pretty! When I first bought the book I kept on looking at the art, marvelling over it! And now I know who did it! Amazing job! I really like it! :D

By the way, read this book, it is REALLY good. Trust me.
depingo's avatar
I'm glad you like the cover! They gave me a manuscript to read before I painted this and I really enjoyed it too. It's a lovely book :)
Noonatic's avatar
Oh nice! :3 That sounds really cool! So you got to read the book before it came out! Lucky! Are you doing the other covers too or just this one?
JessdeCalenbry's avatar
Oh wow, well done! I'll have to see if the books on Amazon KU :)
MultiMammal's avatar
This is a brilliant piece. Just finished the last book so I love this even more.
mangagirl120's avatar
OMG! I'm reading this book now!
NonieR's avatar
Love your Rainbow Bridge - auroras seem particularly appropriate for a Northern myth!
GravityShock's avatar
It is nice that u didnt go sexual on her, its all about her face

Btw found some anatomy issue, imho her knees should be higher
vitrashark's avatar
Love the composition and choice of camera angle! Such a dramatic piece. Great work! :clap:
LudvikSKP's avatar
Also happy new year :P
Artofryanyee's avatar
Stunning Anna. I love how you painted the skin! :)
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steventhe23rd's avatar
I love the serious expression on her face! You've pulled that off really, really well, my friend! lLove 
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RisingAngelss's avatar
Amazing artwork! O: I really like the look on her face :) 
and a happy 2016 to you too! ^^
dleoblack's avatar
Very nice! Why black wings (maybe white ones could work better)?
depingo's avatar
Because it's a book cover? :o The character in the book has black wings.
dleoblack's avatar
I didn't want to critic, art is brilliant! Just curiosity on artistic choice :)
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