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Iku-Tiera by zorm Iku-Tiera by zorm
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 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
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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Kivutar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pahus, kun on hienon näköinen.
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Kivutar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pahus, kun on hienon näköinen.
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centaurfreak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
very detailed, very nice
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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centaurfreak Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
you're welcome
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Blaice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
wow nice job
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Sharraunna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
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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KaliPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist 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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ToniPendragon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved the details of your backgrounds.
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gnistra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow. :wow: Are you going to color this? Because that would be so awesome!
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wembly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
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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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
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....
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
...this is you UNinspired...?!?

(prays hard for your sort of uninspiration to strike her, too!)
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
:clap: tosi hieno työ! paljon tyylikkäitä yksityiskohtia!
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oober-bunny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
-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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