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Valkyrie by LeeAnneKortus Valkyrie by LeeAnneKortus
This is a special dedication to all my strong women friends!

Many thanks to Fiona :iconhanratty-stock: for being the lovely model she is! :tighthug:
Sword inspiration from: :iconbazzlestock:
Raven wing references: :iconkip-stock:

This brush: is amazing and I have to give big kudos!! It saved me tons of time painting all those little links!!!

Walk-through is posted! :la: [link]

Edit: fixed a small issue with her left arm! Thank you :iconwynterskye: :love:

:winner: Awarded a =JosephThomas Daily-ish Deviation!!
Thank you, Joe!!! :tighthug:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi! Someone thinks this piece is special and chose to feature it here: [link]
Thanks, and have a wonderful day!
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much, Dear!! I'll be sure to give her hugs for suggesting it! :tighthug:
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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KirstenLane Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:woohoo: :love: I had this fav'ed and it poofed on me :blush: - it's so full of win power it keeps moving :tighthug: :dance:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: :love:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much, Dear!! :heart:
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Were you still thinking about changing the feathers, to make them look more even more iridescent?

I was watching the movie "Bolt" (computer generated kid's movie about a dog), and there was a scene in there that might help you with that, if you can find screen captures of it.

There's a scene where the dog meets some pigeons in a park, and parts of their feathers were iridescent, especially around their necks. Here's one photo of the pigeons
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I was thinking about giving them more detail or lightening them a bit so you can see the detail. I may go back and work on them again eventually, Thanks for the reference! :hug:
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a great piece however, and this may be me, I feel that her eye is a bit off. Dunno.
Anyways, nice! ;)
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Dear! :hug:
I appreciate that...I did do her eye differently than the stock, because I have it open more and looking in a different direction. I feel it's okay, but it is an odd angle I guess ;)
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! :D
Nice to read the explaination. I do think it is an odd angle and hence it's weird to not only see, but also to paint. Anyways, you've been improving so much! :D Kudos! ^__^
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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liviugherman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
so beautiful art :rose:
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words!! :heart: I appreciate the favorite as well!!
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liviugherman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
You're welcome! :)
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AGreenslade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
This is really cool Lee Anne well done
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so very much, Amanda! :hug: I hope you are doing well! :heart:
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
:hooray: Yay! You have been Featured! :deviation: [link]
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are just the sweetest thing, Ellen!! much love, Hunny!! :tighthug: :iconloveyouplz:
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
:iconmypleasuresignplz: Awwwww, you know you're welcome! :hug:
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asti-friend Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I love how you draw skin! How did you do that???
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you, Dear! That means a lot! :hug: All I can tell you is practice, study as many tutorials as you can, and look at how other people do it. Otherwise I'd have to write a big long tutorial, but there are a lot on dA that you can find by looking under Resources and tutorials.
If you look back at some of my older works, you can see that there is progress in each one...so like I said..practice, practice, practice! :heart:
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jdrainville Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely love this artwork?! :love:
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
and I LOVE you for saying that!! :tighthug: Thanks, Jackie!!
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
This is beautiful!:love:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thanks, Shelley!!! :tighthug: You are such a Sweetie!!
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
My pleasure hun:hug:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
:D I finally got a chance to look on my Mac, not the crap computer @ work - You're doing stunning work. I'm really impressed w/ the naturalistic deep skin tones and darker palette. I think my fave parts are the bird wings though - the subtle shades of cobalt and purples are just beautiful :faint: I love it!! :highfive:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: Thanks so much, Cathy! :iconbeauroseplz: That really means a lot...this piece hasn't gotten a lot of attention, so it makes me feel good when people who have watched me for a while, and people I respect :tighthug: think I'm really improving! I really worked on those wings...and I wondered if I had gotten it right ;-) Thanks for coming back to comment more!! :iconlovecuddleplz:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I couldn't forget it, but kept getting sidetracked. :juggle:
Someday when you have time, research groups a bit more? I'm going to, when I have time. Not possible now. But I've noticed much more inferior work getting bucketloads of attention, and it seems to be from the artist promoting the piece in *many* groups. That's one way to get your work the attention it deserves; I think it may be at a price, though. At a certain point, faves turn into numbers, not people :hmm:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: I hear ya, Hunny!!
I've submitted it to quite a few groups...I do that to an extent. But yeah, I'm more about the wonderful and encouraging comments from people I admire!! :love: like YOU!! If my dear friends on here can see a difference and an improvement, then I know I'm achieving something. I don't expect mass accolades ;-)
I'm just going to keep on pushing....I know where I want to be as an artist and if I can be what I visualize then I'm happy!!:iconhuggleplz:

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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
:iconbighugplz::iconbighug2plz:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
OH NO I meant :iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2: :laughing:
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my journal!! :dance: [link]
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!! :heart: I really appreciate the feature!!! :la:
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL. I love it so hard.
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! :iconexcitedlaplz: I have been waiting for you to see it! I'm so glad you love it! You made the perfect Valkyrie!!
Now wave that sword and make everyone OBEY!!!!
:tighthug:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Such lovely dreamy fantasy portrait :clap:
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my friend!! :tighthug: :love:
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: This is stunning! Really superb painting, dear! I'm sure I'm losing some of the detail on those wings because of how dark I have my monitor set up, but I can tell they're rich in detail none the less. I'm off to see your walk-through now; can't wait to see how it was accomplished!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The wings are pretty dark....I had the idea that they were Raven wings...so I figured in the darkness of the background they wouldn't show up that much. I know on some of the darker monitors you can see then that well.
Thank you, Hunny!! :tighthug: I hope the tutorial helps :D
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug: Oh good. I do see them, I just wondered if my monitor was screwing with them more. It's darkened because of my sensitive eyes.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
WHOAHhhh Pix this looks awesome - I'm on the crap pc @ work and can't see the wings, I'll look @ this at home :eager: This monitor is too dark.
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thanks, Cathy!! :tighthug: Yeah, the wings are kinda dark...I wondered how that would show on some older monitors..
Glad you like it, Dear! Thanks for the comments and fav!!
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
It just looks awesome now!!!! :tighthug:
Very very well done. :clap: I am fascinated by the details, especially the sword!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Hunny!! :tighthug:
I really appreciated your input!! :love:
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome. ^^
I am glad I was able to help a bit. :D
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
This is really amazing... :wow:
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