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October 15, 2008
Valkyrie Winter by ~hikarikun
Featured by azarath
Suggested by Glandrid
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Valkyrie Winter

Well i keep seeing Valkyries in paintings n popular culture n they r all babes in proper dresses n stuff... n oh so supermodel-y. So this is my version.

I have already drawn a bnw Valkyrie b4 n this is like an update to that older deviation.

To summarize the concept, Valkyries r ppl who visit battlefields for the dead n dying, n therefore I associated them with the theme of ravens n crows. I wikied it up n viola, apparently that was the original Norse interpretation too, n their steeds were actually wolves, not horses (Wiki said this was the Norse way of giving meaning to the wolves n ravens that scavenge the battlefields). Her main weapon is the spear (which is broad enough to slash as well as stab) and the solely sword is for close quarter combat.

I tried to make the Valkyrie as hot as possible cos when they r not busy ferryin ppl to Valhalla they would b waitin on the heroes in Valhalla, so good looks would b much appreciated by them dead fellows i bet.

Hhmmm i chose a winter sunset feel cos it feels Norse and it feels like and ending.
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Phoenix52's avatar
I love this. Both the final outcome of the picture (Perspective/technique/content) but also the historical accuracy that you put forth in making the picture. There's just something about a picture when it sticks true to its roots. I was also digging up abit about Valkyrie and was barely able to find anything about the Wolf mount thing.
gullas1's avatar
this is just awesome and i think it's great that someone actually reads about the mythology before making artwork connected to it. besides, i wouldn't mind being judged to die by her.:)

Llamas in Pyjamas
TheMorlock's avatar
Pretty boss. It's not often that we see valkyries riding wolves like they're supposed to.
K0uya's avatar
she's....gorgeous! :la:
ketanichiwala's avatar
this is really nice.
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anonymous92's avatar
she's awesome very dangerous lol.
Canis-Lupis-Alice's avatar
Thank you!
Finally somone that knows their stuff!
I always get confused looks when I associate wolves with Valkyries.
It might be because the most famous wolf in Norse mythology is supposed to kill the gods and the Valkyrie are supposed to find soldiers to protect the gods. I know now that Valkyrie mounted wolves but I wouldn't have suspected it beforehand.
FenrirOokami's avatar
i like the wolf ... Fenrir i think ... i wish i can see one of ur works only with the Wolf !
CarrieBest's avatar
Gorgeous and very inspiring! :heart:
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MonsterBrand's avatar
hi, I've featured this piece here: [link]

antoanette's avatar
Your work has been featured in my new journal :"I'm in love with fairy tale part II"
[link] :heart:
Orenji-Rekushi's avatar
The einherjar would've gladly accepted their fate if this was what waited for them in Valhalla :meow:

Fantastic work! :la:
azurecastle's avatar
I LOVE how you did the weapons of the fallen warriors and how you did the shoes of the Valkyrie. Her boots look like bird feet. Also, the whole scene just seems to be chilly, like the morning after a long battle. Great job.
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Lovick's avatar
Oooh, ominous! Favourited.
insane-wanderer's avatar
You did a great job on the valkyrie. That is how I always perfect one to look like.
Souluos's avatar
Epic and Beautiful, one of my favorite stories of lore are the ones of Valkyries, i love it, faved. :)
benOwar88's avatar
really great. also the colouring makes it really epic!

love it <3 :)
HazelDzlD's avatar
Waaaw... nice angle!! wish i could draw like you ,,, ^^
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