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Inger the Archer

By Micchu
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De Valkyrja is a concept that I am developing in my spare time. The plan is to create a series of battle-maidens type of characters, each specialises in different weapon, and in some way correspond to the image of the valkyries in Norse myth.

In my own version of story, these maidens were choosen by the temple as they were believed to be the valkyries. They were then sent to the battle field to aid the side that's favoured by the god in an indirect way -- since they are the valkyries, their presence alone could cause the rise and fall of morale to either side. As elite riders, warriors and with great team-work, they usually would manage to stay alive at the end of battle and keep up their reputation as the valkyries

Like the valkyries in the myth, they are fair and beautiful, and among them there's one who instead of a particular type of weapon, wields the infamous raven banner which is usually pure white, and only shows signs in form of a raven just before the battle to reveal which side would win the victory.

This is the first completed piece of this project.
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DondonTharraine's avatar
man !! this is super duper mega art you are making !!!! :wow:
i'm so in love with this art !!! :eager:
you are awesome artist indeed man !!! thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
medan-agan's avatar
Great idea for a project and a great start...will you do more!?!
RainAddiction's avatar
Hmm *thought about this for 20min* how did you come up with the name Inger? I mean here in the very-freazy-ice-cold-Sweden, Inger is a name for old ladies, (+70) o I'm just interested in how you came up with the name.

By the way, you got great drawing ad colouring skills *o*
Micchu's avatar
Well... longs story short. I just spent 3 min grabbing that name from some "norse baby names" website. Guess that was a bad pick XD
MazenElfaki's avatar
Amazing! Instand Fave + Instant Watch =D
froppa's avatar
Awesome work! By the way,... My name is Inger, and that looks like me... =p yay! :D
Micchu's avatar
Thanks! Nice to meet a real Inger. I thought it's such a cool name XD
eightball-599's avatar
beautiful!, i ilke her clothes. her high skirt would allow her to run did you come up with the type of bow she has? ive always loved archers, maybe because i used to be one :). very beautiful and detail oriented work. her armor is well suited for her. i look forward to seeing the next ones.
str4yk1tt3n's avatar
Wow. Fantastic.
Lumysaara's avatar
hey there!
just wanted to let you know that i added this painting to my project related to archers and archery!
click here for more info [link] :thanks:
yourTOESareMISSING's avatar

ZOMG! my mom is norwegian. and her name is Inger. ^^

i love this picture! <3

all your art has such presence!
dtownley1's avatar
stunning work. I think the black feathers look amazing. Very flowing, and they lead the eye around the art nicely. Great work with the BG clouds. The glove seems a little lost when it comes to finger detail - there appear to be no fingers. Perhaps some slightly darker shadows or even highlights to define the shapes? I also think the blue on the draped material is a little too strong, and blends too much with the sky. I know that you were 'echoing' the colours of the sky, but they seem to merge a little too much, and the figure loses a little of its presence. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I love the details and colours of the face and hair - very nice.
Belabras's avatar
Quite beautiful. :+fav:
BLOODkane1's avatar
Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! :+fav:
Trefle-Rouge's avatar
Thise piece of art is beautiful :)
Kaiome's avatar
Great work, love the way u paint!!!
Micchu's avatar
Hi Andrew,

I did make some research on the topics regarding to the valkyries. However I was more interested in the archetype idea than the entired Norse mythology, and it sounds like you actuallly know more than I do in this field!
EECcharacters's avatar
Sounds like a great idea.
I see you've done some research on norse mythology--or you already knew about it. How close is what you said in your description to the actual myths?
I'm working on something too that uses norse mythology, as well as many other cultural legends. Maybe you could give me a jump-start? ;) I found a map of Asgard/Midgard/Niflheim and the tree of life that got me interested. I'm looking to learn more.
psychosaiyajin's avatar
That's beautiful! I really love your colouring style! It so smooth and nicely blended! And I really like the character as well. Her outfit is awesome! :D Great work! :: favs :: Keep it up!

s3rene's avatar
omg, this is fantastic! ^_^ great job!!
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