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WHEN I WAS A VIKING, MY FRIEND HE WAS THE RAVEN

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'When I Was A Viking
My Friend He Was The Raven'

This Digital Painting was inspired by the song 'The Raven'
And dedicated to [link]

The Stranglers
Album: The Raven [1979]

Not only does the Raven feature heavily in Norse mythology in relation to Odin (Raven-god), but the Raven was also used for navigation, A Raven will not cross any expanse of water if it could not see land.
The first reference to this was the discovery of Iceland.

References:
Figurehead of a Viking Longship, found at Oseberg.
[link]

Raven Photo. [link](36).jpg

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roundtower's avatar
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
 
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ApertureQiwi's avatar
Such a beautiful painting! *.* Great drawing *.* :)
SilaWolf's avatar
Awesome! I love love ravensLove 
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Baricka's avatar
I really love Ravens, this one is really painted good, almost real, keep on going with that good work
utria's avatar
Really nice work. I love the way you made this scene.
Congratulations.
SkyAboveUs's avatar
DIGITAL ART??  Wow, I thought this was a photo, haha.  Very nice!
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bearcub's avatar
another awesome peice, great contrast
Nidhogge's avatar
I love norse mythology and this is one realistic -looking painting, amazing job :)
Calaymo's avatar
great work! I love the detail on the raven.
:)
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ShannonxNaruto's avatar
This is amazing, I actually thought it was real for a second until I looked at the description. ;)
nandaput's avatar
me too! i thought it was real Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 
Jotunmai's avatar
You gave this underappreciated animal its well-deserved aura! :clap:
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Akxiv's avatar
I really love Ravens, this one is really painted good, keep on going with that good work
hadees's avatar
Near land! Great work with the details :)
DarkGreyHeroine's avatar
awesome work! indeed realistic
GodOfCreation's avatar
Nice nearly looks real!
Nightshade-Galaxy's avatar
This is a really lovely piece of art, especially how it plays in mythology and has a backstory to it. I absolutely adore the Raven, the feathers are gorgeous <3
FGZwergnase's avatar
Beautiful work. The materials look very realistic.
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