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Path to Utgard

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A beautiful day, even if you're a giant.

Done for the amazing THE NINE WORLDS CONTEST at :iconthe3-contestevents: for the world Jotunheim.

From… :
"Jotunheim is separated from Asgard by the river Iving, which never freezes over. It lies in the snowy regions on the outermost shores of the ocean. Mimir's well of wisdom is in Jotunheim, beneath the Midgard root of the ash tree Yggdrasil. The stronghold of Utgard is so big that it is hard to see the top of it. And there the feared Jotun king Utgard-Loki lives. Utgard is carved from blocks of snow and glistening icicles."

So uhm... yeah, Utgard's stronghold is made of ice and all that... and mine isn't. What can I say... this is what I saw or what I felt in the moment I went for it and it's what came out. Certainly not as cold a place as it's probably supposed to be, but I guess we can just call it the er... Mediterranean version? Hah.

Another thing I had to consider was whether the giants are supposed to be gigantic in their world, or otherwise their world was made to fit their size. I've seen representations of the giants being huge compared to nature, but to me it doesn't make much sense that a world made for them would not have the according size, so I went with that. I also added the rainbow at the end as a symbol of the bridge between the nine worlds.

Other than that, happy with how it looks but I just spent far too long on this. :D

Here's a couple of images zoomed in:

PtU-detail-2 by Rowye PtU-detail-1 by Rowye

Kindly featured by: :iconphotomanip-only: :iconannewipf: :iconwesley-souza: :iconthe-imaginarium: :icontamarar: :iconhermitcrabstock: :iconevelivesey: :iconcd-stock: :iconadoreluna: :iconlauraypablo: :iconeligodesign: :iconwakefielddesigns:

Stock used:

Featured Stock:
Foggy Bow Lake by EveLivesey
Stock Rock by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Hanging Fishes by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock
Roots by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock
Roots 2 by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock

Other stock:
Castle: At -Stock Castle007 and At -Stock Castle008 by At-Stock
Castle: Castle 32 by KarinClaessonArt
Castle: Castle Stock by XerStock
Castle: Czocha Castle II by feainne-stock
Castle: DSC_0216 Brewhouse Yard Cottages 3 by wintersmagicstock
Castle: PNG medieval house - 038 by HermitCrabStock
Castle: St Andrews6 by faestock
Landscape: Meeting Of The Waters by Burtn
Landscape: Ocean Stock 7 and Rocks 1 by prints-of-stock
Landscape: Viking village by azaleapoena
Tree: Fallen tree2 and Fallen tree3 by faestock
Tree: fir-tree by margarita-morrigan
Giant: Path to Utgard Model Stock by Jrennie1984-stock
Giant: MY fatness by GodsOnVacation
Giant: viking stock 25  by Liancary-art

Out of site resources:……………

And my own stock:
Montserrat, Catalunya 4 Montserrat mountains, Catalunya-3 Montserrat mountains, Catalunya-4

Everything else are my own photos or painted on Adobe Photoshop.

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More of my artworks:

The Swarthy One by Rowye Exodus III: Resignation by Rowye Exodus I: The Privileged by Rowye Eagle's Peak by Rowye
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© 2016 - 2020 Rowye
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So much Fantsy in it...awsome.

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Thanks so much Dani!! :D:D
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Incredible work, amazing detail
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:D Thank you so much, so glad you liked it as your work is part of it! :hug:
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:D:D Thank you so much! :hug:
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Thank you so much Anne!!! :D :hug:
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Muy buen trabajo! Yo me iba a presentar en este pero no me dió tiempo.
Te felicito por el premio:) (Smile) 
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Muchas gracias Adriana. :) Me hubiera gustado ver tu entrada al concurso. :hug:
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Será en la próxima ;) (Wink) 
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A really fantastic work!! Wonderful composition!:heart:
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Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it. :)
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congratulations on the win :)
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ArtWork of the month here The Imaginarium - Members Feature
and exposed on the front page of the group :iconthe-imaginarium: :heart:
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