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Rest Well in Tuonela by zorm Rest Well in Tuonela by zorm
Some Finnish guy standing by a burial mound.

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My friend suggested I should start posting in Scraps separate details of the finished pictures I submit. I did it now, but would it be a good idea to do it in the future also? The detail shots of course have scratches and look sketchier, but you can see some of the smaller elements better in them, like the helmet in this case.

I listen to too much Viking metal.
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SkaldicArts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very epic!

And I believe I listen to too much viking metal as well. Which one is one your favourite?
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
That's great :) I like your works on ancient Finland people and mythos.
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Heavyarmorhellfire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FurorGermanicus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008   Writer
this pic totally rocks, although real vikings never wore such horned helmets! Nevermind - epic art!
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MissLizz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
This is wonderful, I love your use of line and colour and shading. It's beautiful, like an illustration from a storybook.
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Coronadofwb Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors you used, and how you did the landscape :D And I love his pose and facial expression as well ^^ Wonderful use of colors and great details! :clap:
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
Hadn't drawn forestscapes for ages before this. Probably should paint them a bit more often, before I altogether forget what trees look like. XD
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Coronadofwb Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a very good job on them though ^^ It won't take you much to get landscapes looking absolutely stunning :hug:
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
:clap: Tosi tyylikäs kuva!
Hyvät pehmeät värit ja miehen asento on hyvä :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Kiitokset! :D
(Vähän myöhässä, kun ei ole ylenmäärin ehtinyt kommentteihin viime aikoina vastailemaan.)
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Ei se mitään:D parempi myöhään kuin ei ollenkaan :nod:
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Hyel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
It's such a beautiful painting, and I love the colours! Guy looks more Vikingy, though. Did we ever wear horned helmets?
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks!
It's a bit romanticized. ;) The pompous pose and billowing cloak should give that out. Plus, real Viking warriors did not use horned helmets, except for maybe ritual purposes. One of those common misconceptions brought by comics and national romanticism.
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Brina1989 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice job!
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Brina1989 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ur welcome! :glomp:
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gnistra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love it! Definatly a fav!
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Jaylyn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Wonderful, rich depth of color. I like the way a few details/lines seem to glow out from the rest. I think I really, really like the colors of the clouds in the background, though.

Also: there's such a thing as too much Viking metal?
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
Tried a few new techniques on this, one of them being the arranging of some perspective into the sky. Quite like how the clouds turned out myself.

Also: there's such a thing as too much Viking metal?

Probably not, but I fear the neighbors are starting to get tired of hearing what mostly sounds like a drunken Lord Khran trying to sing in his horrible mother tongue. xD
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sonkaSlo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
He looks a bit like dwarf, don`t you think? But I like him - he looks as a very strong man.. And his outfit... Remind me about Viking:)

S.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
The Finns were practically Vikings. XD People shared the same motives in clothing and decoration throughout the Finland-Scandinavia. I reffed quite a few of the clothing elements from my books about pre-1000 A.D. archeological findings in Northern Europe.
People were also shorter then. :)
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sonkaSlo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Yeah, I know they were a Vikings:)But you draw it so literally and so all .. I mean - this helmet, sword and that things. It`s really good.

Hymmm... Interesign. I think that I must do some research about Finnland-Scandinavia:) Sometimes it would be helpful.

S.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :) There's a bit of 'romanticism' in this view (real Vikings hardly used horned helmets), but at least till some degree I wanted to make the patterns and items look authentic. I haven't drawn that much people from a semi-historical point of view, usually just fanart and general fantasy.

Hmm. I don't know huge amounts of sources to the ancient culture of the Northern Europe, but WikiPedia is a good place to start (articles mostly in English, but I suppose they have Polish translations there also). Here are a few articles from my bookmarks:
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Sacred-texts.com [link] has also whole books of Norse/Finnish mythology (Edda, Kalevala, ...). They're a bit difficult to read, however, since they're translated in rather old English.
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sonkaSlo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Oh, you shouldn`t have:) But thank you:) Yes, I think that they should have something in Polish also.. If they have things about Maya Couture so why they shouldn`t have something about Nothern Europe...

About Helmets - it really looks authentic on your picture. Hymmm... Mayby you shold try.I mean - to draw some historical people. Don`t get me wrong - Your fantasy pictures are really good and I really adore them. But... you can also start some new like people from history... Not only these from Nothern Europe but also from other, that same fascinating culture... for exaple Atient Roma... or Greek. It would be very interessing expirience, I think. Of course, it is just my suggestion and you don`t have to do that:)
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D3monChicken Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
I really like this one. I would tell you to fix some stuff but i don't see anything wrong. This is perfect by my standards. Great job and keep up the good work
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
If there's anything to fix, I can't pin it down either. I painted this for about one and half weeks, and got eventually bored of the editing.
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D3monChicken Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
No prob!
Well all that time shows. It is a very well done piece and i like the blurred effect it sorta gives off.
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Digital Artist
Yeah, I used a bit less outlines in this and tried to get the main focus into the middle ground. :) Hence the blurry sort of effect there.
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