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Valkyrja, Chooser Of The Slain by DarkAkelarre Valkyrja, Chooser Of The Slain by DarkAkelarre
Hi!!

Here is a new illustration made for an Skandinavian Mythology article cover, in Imaginarios digital magazine (December, #6, [url][link][/url]). Welcome to the light!

A valkirie, as wikipedia says, is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle, bringing the chosen ones to Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes, sometimes accompanied by ravens or riding winged horses.

I wanted to experiment with an snowy background, so I watched several videos of Bob Ross, an incredible oil painter who was many years in united states television. I love his workflow and landscapes, so I tried to imitate him with digital strokes.

I also tried to give a Boris Vallejo´s looking to the overall image.
Thanx Bianca for the inspiration!!

Photoshop CS3, wacom Graphire4, around 70 hours, and many references for everything, including Bob Ross videos :).

I hope you enjoyed it, comments and critics are welcome.

P.D: I love Skandinavia
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GersifGalsana Mar 18, 2014  Professional Writer
It's always good to see our folk myth women portrayed as positive soul bearers instead of porn stars. Thank you so much. This is a lovely illustration.
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:iconfireelfmaiden:
This is well done.
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Geosammy Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Got to love it. :iconvikingwarplx:
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:icondarkakelarre:
I thought it would be great to contribute in your skandinavian group with this drawing! Jeg elsker norge og skandinavia!
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Geosammy Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dank u, Ik voel me op dezelfde manier.
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:iconfrenchfox:
Gorgeous artwork ! :clap:
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:iconavdsouza:
I prefer the greek gods, but you did a great job. :)
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:iconarcanumtwilight:
Wow! Magnificent.
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SkaldicProductions Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detail you did for this one!
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tymora11 Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, love the background! (snow and not) :clap:
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