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Hel (2014)

Location  Helheim
Hel, goddess of the Underworld in Norse mythology. Half dead, half alive, rules over Helheim, a realm of cold, hunger and famine where those who die of sickness and of old age go. Carvings on her throne present her siblings: the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr, all of them children of the god trickster Loki and giantess Angrboða.

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Yessssssss, a Hel that's actually half black and not half rotting/a corpse/skeleton, bless.
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I'm sorry to disappoint you, but actually she is half rotting/dead - the darker side. I went literally after the myth. Perhaps I should have made it more dark/dirty, just like I did with the half of her face.
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Showing us her good side, I see... :)

Nice piece of work. Really like the faces emerging from the side of the throne.
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arinadream's avatar
Wow! Fantastic work!
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Mskoll's avatar
very nice work!
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Proszę bardzo:)
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the details are amazing and her clothing is very interesting
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Thank you! :thanks: The clothing, throne and brooches are inspired by historical Viking clothes, with a bit of artistic freedom.
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Amazing work - I love the level of detail you've put into this! The close ups help as well. This will be a great inspiration for my viking-inspired fan art I'm currently doing!
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Thank you! What is your story about? Finger crossed for the writing :fingerscrossed:
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We don't see many depictions of her; yours is great!:clap:
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Thank you :thanks: I've got another one, still unfinished since 2008 ;) Should be finished one day :fingerscrossed:
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Amazing work! ! :)
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