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V for Valkyrie by tohdaryl V for Valkyrie by tohdaryl
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja ”chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife fieldFólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
whos odin!
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crazystarshiine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so good!! colors in her hair and shirt are so excellent :noes:
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blackcore11 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
That's the way i want to enter heaven. Being escorted by a beautiful woman.

nice job man.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Something about the expression on the man's face is achingly sad. Very well done.
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Kool10 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Viking TV show from the History channel made me love these guys and gals
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful work.
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ChainsawwCutie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
YESSSS
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ScriptorSapiens Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Die Walküre! I LOVE mythology, especially Norse and Greek! Beautiful! By the way, what program do you use? I'm curious as to how the colors you use in this look so natural, not at all like most computer works! I really like it!
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Palesack78 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
She's so beautiful.
This is amazing!
Whenever I hear the word Valkyrie, I keep on remembering the husky Valkyries from Courage The Cowardly Dog.
YOH -TOH - HOH!
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
That is a very gentle looking valkyrie. I love it.
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MrBoxerBriefs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Valkyrie: "like, ah mah gods, I totes loves your bloody face and the fact that you've probably haven't bathed in weeks! I'm taking you to Freyja's afterlife field and totes gonna show you off to all my gurl friends!"
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
neat.
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is so sweet! QuQ
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Awesome ^u^
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Vikings also believed ravens were Valkyries in a different form, I think because black wings and their connections between Odin. I think after a bloke is killed in battle and a Valkyrie picks him up, I think as a reward the Valkyrie takes him to Valhalla, obviously, and feeds him wine and mead and any alcohol really, and as a bonus also shags him for the rest of eternity... Pretty good deal for getting an axe to the head. Anyway, very nice, very nice indeed. Especially like how you did her helmet and hair.
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TNGM Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I have read that Odin had 2 ravens which were essentially his eyes and ears on earth. I forgot their names though...
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Huginn "thought" and Muninn "memory".
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blackmack23 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
great art
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Valkyries always remind me of angels, you know not modern angels but the ancient ones that kicked butt and took names. She might look pretty, but I bet she could handle herself =D I agree with everyone else on how this looks too. She manages to look both ethereal and yet very real (as she should!). She also seems lit but not from really within or from without which makes the man in her arms look very human. It's a very nice study in how color effects our perception of things =D
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
sad..*snif*
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luisarellano Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very great, and i must say what a nice beard you have drawn
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Ghashak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice touches with the arrows and battle wounds. I especially love the effect on her hair and the angle of lighting and its appearance on both figures.
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WayofthePencil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This has got to be one of my favorite pieces of yours, The shadow of the arrows on the Valkyrie's arms is my favorite part!
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Great colour :)
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaah, Valkyries, sexy ass badasses. Im a descendant of vikings BTW.
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danceingox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Do not fail your ancestors! You better die in battle with an axe in your hand and a shield in the other!
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
To have a sexy woman escort me to asgard!? YOU BET!
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danceingox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Your ancestor's opinion kinda matters in the whole equation, if you remember my last message but yeah that's a good enough reason xD
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The most gentle grim reapers of Norse mythology.
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XenoPredDragon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally a figure from a myth I am known to, and seeing you do a illustration of it is awesome. :la:
I've learned so much about mythological creatures thanks to following your alphabet. :nod:
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ferryMarsel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cooolllll.... :D
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btomimatsu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some aspects of the helmet reminds me of some of Greek Mythology. :p But I love the whole design of this. :D
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Twitchyteleporter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome, I really like what you did with the Valkyrie concept :D
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