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Nokken
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Published: April 19, 2015
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December 2014

This is another illustration I prepared for my Bachelor degree (I got the top grade with a distinction/honours/whatever you call it in English). Nøkken is a nasty Kelpie-like creature in Scandinavian folklore, that can shapeshift into a pretty horse or a gorgeous boy to lure a stupid human to their death. More about that here. I think that this one is my favourite from the series. There is one more left to post (from the big ones), and I'm going to paint more - it's going to be a part of a whole book with my interpretations of Scandinavian mythological creatures. Lots of illustrations. You can see the other pictures here.

Tools: 
Ink, watercolour, white gel-pen on 30x42 cm watercolour paper.
Elsewhere: Do not repost on tumblr, here's a link to my post.
Music: Dag Winderlich - Pilzwald

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
CanoScan LiDE 220
Date Taken
Dec 28, 2014, 6:59:15 PM
Software
GIMP 2.8.6
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OnDarkWingsHobbyist General Artist
there are a :o (Eek) ton of stories:happybounce:  coming to me when looking at this.:) (Smile) 
I'll write and post them when I am done clearing out my messagesWaaaah! I think I've fainted. 
until then it is going in my inspiration folder Meow :3 
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Boias General Artist
Great work !
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Full of movement and feeling. :heart:
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
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erinclairebFeatured
Eeep, I've been meaning to comment on this amazing piece since I first saw it while I was painting my Each Uisge! It really inspired me to try a different perspective, thankyou for that :) I love how you manage to get the darks in your paintings so dark. No matter how I try mine always end up super happy-colourful. I need to learn your talents! *cue obsessive staring at every detail* I especially love his nightmarish hand that's mostly hidden under the water - it took me a couple of looks to see it, and then it give me a start. It really changes the whole sense of the painting. I also like the way you've done the contrast between the water and his shirt and the wet shadows on it. And his oh-so-innocent face - sneaking nokken!
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Erin! For the colours, well, no other advice than to put lots of layers, and adding ink in some drastic situations. It also has do so quite a bit with the brand, the better the quality, the more pigment you have, hence the easier to get stronger tones.
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Beautiful work :aww: :heart:
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
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Incredible composition, incredible detail, incredible colour - just wow!
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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You’re welcome! :D

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CrazyMaiStudent Writer
I wish you all the best for your degree :) I'm sure you can do it ^o^
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
It says I have it already (:
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CrazyMaiStudent Writer
ahhh sorry. I probably misread it :o 
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KirschpralineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that sounds awesome, I wish you the best! 
Besides your work is amazing! I love the coloring, it's so nicely done.
The the colors are so 'atmospheric' - I don't know if that's the right word for it.
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SinematicsHobbyist Traditional ArtistFeatured
Fajne te ryby pod wodą, wyglądają jak liścioryby z wąsami. I ten zielony kolor też ładny. Czarne kontury robisz na już pomalowanym rysunku, czy to jakiś wodoodporny pisak? Bo jak ja normalnym spróbowałam to się rozmazało wszystko, meh.
Nie jestem pewna, czy ci już gratulowałam ukończenia studiów, jak nie to gratuluję, a jak tak to gratuluję drugi raz ;_;
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
Te ryby to sumy (: Kontury robię najpierw, tuszem z Windsor&Newton. Generalnie to polecam tę firmę. I dziękuję :heart:
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SinematicsHobbyist Traditional Artist
O, o takiej firmie nie słyszałam, będę musiała zerknąć :3
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
Jedna z najlepszych w rozsądnej kategorii cenowej (: 
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Jagerholm Digital Artist
Beautiful! ♥
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STelariProfessional Traditional Artist
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