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Shaman with Army of the Dead by TeroPorthan Shaman with Army of the Dead by TeroPorthan
Ancient Finnish shamans would summon the dead to fight witches and disease creatures.

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Read more about Finnish mythology and folklore on Tiina Porthan's and Tero Porthan's site Mythical Creatures in Finnish Folklore. In Finnish: Kalman kartano

Read more on Finnish shamans here (the site is in Finnish but will be translated into English).

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:iconwizardlywalrusking:
WizardlyWalrusKing Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
what kind of brush did you use for the pine trees?
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Self-made brush - at the top it's more transparent, and a similar erasure, and I use multiple strokes on each tree branch. :D
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:iconmiriel3:
Miriel3 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Epic :D Nice work with a colors: they look great, especially on sun ♥
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! Yea, some color for a change! :D
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
i liek his music instrument
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Yeah, the kantele is quite cool! It's made out of a giant pike's jawbone!
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:iconhulisti:
Hulisti Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On kyl badass! Keep it up!
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Kiitti! Thanks! :D
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:iconarlenfram:
ArlenFram Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is one badass shaman ;) I can easily see him playing with Finntroll ^^
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Hehe yea! Headbang! 
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:iconwendigomoon:
WendigoMoon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah! :D
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Headbang! 
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:iconastarte23:
AstArte23 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
amazing artwork
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconblackinfinity666:
BlackInfinity666 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
awesome, love the skeletons~
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconaneurysmguy:
AneurysmGuy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Tämän armeijan kanssa Ash (Bruce Campbell) olisi pulassa. :D 
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018   Digital Artist
For sure! :D
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:iconsoldierofthe44th:
SoldierOfThe44th Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool I like the Undead troops and the sun with the dark clouds makes it really atmospheric.
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it! :D
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:icona-d-mcgowan:
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
YES!!! Powerful work Tero! I love your take on Scandinavian mythology :) You really bring the dead to life :D
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you Allan! :D skull emoticons death 
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:icona-d-mcgowan:
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
Eli Shane. Salute 
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:iconmess0rem:
mess0rem Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, from characters to the scene behind :D
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconmess0rem:
mess0rem Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love  :D
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:iconfnkmstr74:
FnkMstr74 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!  This is really awesome :D
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icondoctorchevlong:
DoctorChevlong Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :D ! Looks like his lyre is made from a sperm whale's lower jaw :D !
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! In fact the kantele is made from a giant pike's jawbone! :D
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:iconvionixsc:
vionixsc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Looks like game of throne :D
Cool !
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconchacrawarrior:
chacrawarrior Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can hear Heavy Metal with this image.
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! Headbang! 
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GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Epic :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin)
I like a lot the shaman's badass look!!
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D Hi! :squee: 
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:icongblxviii:
GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) A pleasure!!
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:iconmarijeberting:
marijeberting Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Outstanding work Tero
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Marije! :love:
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Orcsattack Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Fin: Kummallista, ettei tällaista nimenomaista näkyä näe juurikaan sen enempää näkyä fantasiapeleissä kuin elokuvissakaan.


En: How strange that this particular sight is very rarely seen. Neither in fantasy games than in films.
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
It is indeed strange :D Makes a great scene!
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:iconsiansaar:
Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This feels like it should be an album cover.
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconblackmanaburning:
BlackManaBurning Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
I think :iconlordwolx: needs to check this one out :thumbsup:
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:iconlordwolx:
LordWolx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda reminds me of a more fit Raag :)
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Reminds me of the Great Smith, Andre of Astora in Dark Souls...
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
There is in fact another great Finnish shaman who is a blacksmith :D
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Ilmarinen...?
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Yep! :D
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I never looked into Finnish mythology much before, but now I added it to my list of stuff to learn about.
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