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Yggdrasil by Rowye Yggdrasil by Rowye
Kind of following up on my last artwork, wanted to improve on my ability to photobash a tree. :P
This is a bit of a free interpretation of the Yggdrasil myth, as some of the worlds are said to have the tree in the middle, also the snake is supposed to be around Midgard and not around the whole tree but... I'll just call it artistic liberty and go with it. xD
For those unfamiliar with this viking myth:

Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology. It is center to the cosmos and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations.


This is an entry for the MYTHOLOGY NORSE 
contest by majesticARTS 


As usual, I've made a process animation you can watch here...
Yggdrasil Process Animation by Rowye


But this time I've also made a speed art video you can watch here:

youtu.be/HcLOwwoarx8







For commissioned work, send me a note here or e-mail me at roger.creus@digitalrowye.com




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Wooden Church - 2 and Wooden Church - 5 by mjranum-stock
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pixabay.com/en/alleppey-backwa… by rmac8oppo
pixabay.com/en/mont-blanc-du-t… by Simon
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pixabay.com/en/norway-son-rock… by -Mausi-
pixabay.com/en/reine-lofoten-n… by Oberlehner
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pixabay.com/en/travel-norway-t… by chcausse12
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More of my artworks:

Exodus IV: Nowhere Left to Go by Rowye Crysis Fan Art by Rowye Ancient Sunset by Rowye Head South by Rowye The Beginning of the End (Remake) by Rowye
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:iconthornydude:
Thornydude Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Beautiful art! What does the snake represent? I mean no offence, but to me, it feels a bit out of place?
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
And no offense taken heehee. The snake represents Níðhöggr, a dragon or serpent they believed to be at the feet of Yggdrasil, that eats the corpses of the convicted and all sorts of nasty people. :o
I could've omitted it but I wanted something to create depth with. Also didn't want a dragon head distracting the attention from the tree. :D
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:iconthornydude:
Thornydude Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Cool :P Thanks for explaining.
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018   Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Yay, thank you so much! :D :hug:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You’re welcome! It’s a great picture!! I hope you check out the other talented artists. 
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Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You know, Vikings were known for their battle and war skills but when it came to story telling it makes you wonder who came up with this idea.
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   Digital Artist
It's all cause they didn't have TV or internet, too much time to think. xD
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LiseKathleen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
WOW this is awesome!!! Love your work!
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, glad you liked it! :D :dance:
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been selected to receive a Award! Congratulations!!! Heart  DD from me! Delightfully Deviant! by Pendragon-Arts   Tight Hug
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner May 18, 2018   Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much! :D
:hug::hug::hug:
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Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018   Digital Artist
I can't even begin to start to tell you how much I love this. That composition kicks well you know what. ;p
You really motivate me to try harder on making amazing landscapes like these. I have a long way to go. But you really inspire me. :D
Love it very much. :heart:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Wow, I'm happy to hear that, it means a lot to know my work inspires other artists. :blush:
I did focus a lot on composition, doing that in general lately. I still find that it's kind of hit and miss sometimes, but hopefully getting better. xD
Thank you so so much! :hug: :hug: :hug:
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MariaSemelevich Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's beautiful! I thought that the tree 3d, and then saw links to resources. I can imagine how much effort it took. The runes decided not to add? This is the coolest illustration of the Scandinavian myth, which I only saw. Very beautiful work!
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Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so very much Maria, I'm honored that you think so!! :heart:
Yeah, I thought about so many things to include and left out, especially the animals that are meant to inhabit the tree. Of course I could've spent a few more hours on it but also I have kind of promised myself that I would not spend over 30 hours on personal artworks anymore, it just seems like I get more from doing the process from start to end, as in, I learn more from that than from spending a veeery very long time on one single artwork. :)
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Feature here The Imaginarium - Members Feature 
Art Work of the Month - and t it will be exposed on the front page of the group :iconthe-imaginarium:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Weee thank you so very much, I'm honored. :blush::heart:
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LoloAgain Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Amazing work, I've been away for a while, but I'm back now and can't wait to see your new works😁
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018   Digital Artist
:wave: Welcome back! :wave:
And thank you very much! ^.^
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kimsol Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Absolutely AMAZING! :wow::wow::wow: 
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Kim! :D :heart: :hug:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
:wave: :heart: 
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neverdying Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is crazy. Amazing scale & good attention to details. Love the different biomes of each platforms. Well thought! :thumbsup:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Dan, was sure fun to make! :heart:
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neverdying Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome! :)
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MagicalFlowerBomb Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations :clap: You have been selected to be legend of the month of April on :iconworld-of-art-kingdom:
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Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Weeee thank you so much! :D :hug: :dance:
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Una escena absolutamente increíble, tiene tantos detalles que siempre descubro algo nuevo. :D Enhorabuena por tu premio, siempre fue mi favorito para ganar. :)
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Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Muchas gracias Amaranta, me alegro que te gustara tanto! :D:D
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Es un placer, Roger. Es una escena muy inspiradora :D
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018   Digital Artist
:) :heart:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :D:D
:hug:
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AmethystRaven-Art Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :hug:
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KinaKalamari Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Student General Artist
I love this!
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm happy you do, thank you! :D
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wooot!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on 2d place!!! So well deserved!!!!!!! Love By Kmygraphic-d865gjt by Pendragon-Arts    Congratulation By Kmygraphic-d6wsq3e by Pendragon-Arts
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Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018   Digital Artist
:D Thank you so very much Gwyn! :D 
But... I DESERVED TO WIN GRRGRGRGRGRGRGR xD
Hahaha just joking, I thought the 1st place was a really awesome painting, I'm quite happy that I placed. :D
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I know you think that lmao and I saw your speed video... freakin' amazing... and you are amazing. You know how I feel about your incredible skill, vision, talent and work but the painting was brilliant too Roger... this was a hard as hell contest and I am just glad I wasn't a judge. I would have been stumped tbh.
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Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018   Digital Artist
:) Thank you Gwyn. :)
But yeah this was a tough one, judging can be a really hard job sometimes!
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so, thank you! :D
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CarmensArts Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, your fabulous work "Yggdrasil" has won the second prize in the majesticARTS contest, "MYTHOLOGY NORSE" and receives 2000 reward points.

Regards majesticARTS Team


Silver by KmyGraphic Goood Job!! by LOVEMAYU      Congratulation by KmyGraphic
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Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! :hug:
I'm happy that you organized this contest, as I really love the topic, and of course happy that you chose my work. :D:D :heart: 
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CarmensArts Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure Rose
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