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Well i keep seeing Valkyries in paintings n popular culture n they r all babes in proper dresses n stuff... n oh so supermodel-y. So this is my version.

I have already drawn a bnw Valkyrie b4 n this is like an update to that older deviation.

To summarize the concept, Valkyries r ppl who visit battlefields for the dead n dying, n therefore I associated them with the theme of ravens n crows. I wikied it up n viola, apparently that was the original Norse interpretation too, n their steeds were actually wolves, not horses (Wiki said this was the Norse way of giving meaning to the wolves n ravens that scavenge the battlefields). Her main weapon is the spear (which is broad enough to slash as well as stab) and the solely sword is for close quarter combat.

I tried to make the Valkyrie as hot as possible cos when they r not busy ferryin ppl to Valhalla they would b waitin on the heroes in Valhalla, so good looks would b much appreciated by them dead fellows i bet.

Hhmmm i chose a winter sunset feel cos it feels Norse and it feels like and ending.
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Given 2008-10-15
Valkyrie Winter by ~hikarikun ( Suggested by Glandrid and Featured by azarath )
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Phoenix52 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I love this. Both the final outcome of the picture (Perspective/technique/content) but also the historical accuracy that you put forth in making the picture. There's just something about a picture when it sticks true to its roots. I was also digging up abit about Valkyrie and was barely able to find anything about the Wolf mount thing.
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PeppermintSchnapps Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fabulous!
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gullas1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is just awesome and i think it's great that someone actually reads about the mythology before making artwork connected to it. besides, i wouldn't mind being judged to die by her.:)

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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Pretty boss. It's not often that we see valkyries riding wolves like they're supposed to.
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K0uya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
she's....gorgeous! :la:
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ketanichiwala Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
this is really nice.
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SilentGuardian35 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
awesome.... <3
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anonymous92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
she's awesome very dangerous lol.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing.
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Canis-Lupis-Alice Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Finally somone that knows their stuff!
I always get confused looks when I associate wolves with Valkyries.
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