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norse mythology by brainleakage norse mythology by brainleakage
this is my newest "mythology of death" piece for my thesis. todays feature is Norse mythology. this picture illustrates the valkries. The Norse believed the valkries to take the form of wolves and ravens on the battlefield. they would be the beings who chose the worthiest warriors who died deaths of honour, and would direct them to Valhalla, the "Warrior Heaven".

this is a mixed media piece including (but not limited to) inks, acrylic paints and tissue paper collage.
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gentleherbivore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!!
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brainleakage Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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BlackFlyBird Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
AMAZING!! Love it XD
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beastadh4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is friggin' awesome.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much. Super fun to do
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beastadh4 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
You are welcome.
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:iconumirua:
umirua Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So classic. So amazing. I love it!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Coolfool88 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tell me what that is an acronym for!
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:iconwildwolfworkshop:
Wildwolfworkshop Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is awesome work.
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DarmokStarchild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good! Love it!
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:iconchocokittymonster:
chocokittymonster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Very beautiful.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much
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:iconmannaocculta:
MannaOcculta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful..
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KayHiggins13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is a wicked drawing.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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GaiaLulinCtonie1334 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! In really love the colours and details here!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. its a little bit different than my usual style, which i like
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SpiritOfOld Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
@ * brainleakage r u sure about valkries appearing as wolves and ravens.Did'nt they appear as (I guess) "invisible" warrior women riding flying horses ?.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
To take a physical form on earth, they were represented as ravens and wolves.
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WhiteLadyFox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Writer
I'd never imagine someone would do something about valkyries ! I adore everything related to North Mythology and I do love your art about ! Amazing !
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I'm a bit of a sucker for Norse myth as well
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Migrating-Coconut Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I didn't know Valkyries took the forms of wolves! Faving!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
neither did i, until i did some research. pretty cool eh?
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:iconmigrating-coconut:
Migrating-Coconut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmigrating-coconut:
Migrating-Coconut Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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Vidfamne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Amazing!!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful interpretation of the Valkiries and great piece of art! I love it!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it
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Iga-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture - interesting interpretation of mythology.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
indeed, I wanted to do something OTHER than what everyone sees in movies and video games
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:iconsenrikun:
SenriKun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
wow...
I don't know what to say, it's... it's just...
It's amazing!!
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like it
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SenriKun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
You're welcome^^
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RekaCryistall Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Love the perspective from close to the ground, where the fallen would lie.
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks was definitely the intention. Thanks for viewing!
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Justpowelly Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
strong image, I like the border to it. What order did you use the mediums in?
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I started with layers of tissue paper to create the background shades. Then I used acrylic ink to add in the trees, and acrylic paint to do the wolves.
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Really like the atmosphere in this one, and of course you can't go wrong with mythology :D
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:iconbrainleakage:
brainleakage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I need to do some more pieces like this, I think. THanks
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:iconarrowriter:
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Yeah, if you did, I'd definitely take a look :) And you're welcome
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Virjeanna Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome *_*
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