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Iku-Tiera

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Published: September 25, 2007
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Redundant wonky tosh is redundant. Still suffering from a major unspiration. Also those who follow my blog are probably uberly fed up with this character.

Iku-Tiera Nieranpoika was one of the Jotun giants, and a legendary Finnish king of the Finno-Scandian empire (Kvenland, Finland, Curonia, Livonia, Götaland...). The myths tell that Tiera's father Niera lived for 300 years, and that his son was much alike. Norri, one of Tiera's sons, founded Norway.
If this legend has a basis in a real person, Tiera may have been the original source for Thor. Messenius states in Scondia Illustrata that the Council of Kvenland (Kainuunmaa) decreed him a thunder-god after his death. Also, Tiera translates as Thorri to Old Norse, and he is in some sources mentioned simply as 'Thor'.


Not much is written about him, but one of the legend fragments can be found f.ex. here: [link]
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InspectorZebra's avatar
Wow! All the details in the armor and the background, it's impressive. Do you use a reference for drawing the armor or it's all from yourself (I mean do the armor from this time look like that)?
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KivutarStudent General Artist
Pahus, kun on hienon näköinen.
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KivutarStudent General Artist
Pahus, kun on hienon näköinen.
centaurfreak's avatar
very detailed, very nice
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zorm Digital Artist
Thanks!
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I think I could look at this for hours and still not take in all the detail.

As an aside, thank you for drawing manly men instead of bishi-bois. It's a rare thing these days.
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KaliPhantomHobbyist Photographer
Love the detail on this, including the stuff in the background. Especially the stuff in the background. And the water. :) And I love the angle of perspective of the piece.
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ToniPendragonHobbyist General Artist
I've always loved the details of your backgrounds.
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gnistraHobbyist General Artist
Wooow. :wow: Are you going to color this? Because that would be so awesome!
wembly's avatar
Never, never fed up with mythology! You draw so amazingly, and your representations of mythological figures is always wonderful to see. A+++++++++++++++
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That's really cool. and the drawing matches. Really like this. ^^ Mythology never gets old.

I wonder... I'm sure you're too busy to be bothered with requests.... but there's a certain deity I'd love to see in your brawny, fierce style....
Catgoyle's avatar
...this is you UNinspired...?!?

(prays hard for your sort of uninspiration to strike her, too!)
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:clap: tosi hieno työ! paljon tyylikkäitä yksityiskohtia!
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-keels over-
Cor that's awfuly pretty *_*
There is only so many times I can say how awesome your lineart is before it sounds generic
I'd love to see that coloured, just thinking on how you would do the water :)
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