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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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Valkyrie Winter by ~hikarikun ( Suggested by Glandrid and Featured by azarath )
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.
PeppermintSchnapps Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.:)

Llamas in Pyjamas
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.
K0uya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
she's....gorgeous! :la:
ketanichiwala Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
this is really nice.
SilentGuardian35 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
awesome.... <3
anonymous92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
she's awesome very dangerous lol.
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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.
Orcuse13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
It might be because the most famous wolf in Norse mythology is supposed to kill the gods and the Valkyrie are supposed to find soldiers to protect the gods. I know now that Valkyrie mounted wolves but I wouldn't have suspected it beforehand.
FenrirOokami Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
i like the wolf ... Fenrir i think ... i wish i can see one of ur works only with the Wolf !
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous and very inspiring! :heart:
tempco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009

I love it.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
hi, I've featured this piece here: [link]

antoanette Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Your work has been featured in my new journal :"I'm in love with fairy tale part II"
[link] :heart:
Orenji-Rekushi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
The einherjar would've gladly accepted their fate if this was what waited for them in Valhalla :meow:

Fantastic work! :la:
azurecastle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I LOVE how you did the weapons of the fallen warriors and how you did the shoes of the Valkyrie. Her boots look like bird feet. Also, the whole scene just seems to be chilly, like the morning after a long battle. Great job.
ParchmentKnight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Bloody awsome!
Lovick Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Oooh, ominous! Favourited.
insane-wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
You did a great job on the valkyrie. That is how I always perfect one to look like.
Souluos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Epic and Beautiful, one of my favorite stories of lore are the ones of Valkyries, i love it, faved. :)
benOwar88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
really great. also the colouring makes it really epic!

love it <3 :)
HazelDzlD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Waaaw... nice angle!! wish i could draw like you ,,, ^^
The-F-Key Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
you're got some skills!
Lars-kun Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
This pic made me shit bricks!!!

Norse mythology is so cool
Mika090 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Oh wow~ she looks like she found a dead hero already O.O

Other then that she looks very pretty, in her own way.
SweetYuya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
that is one awesome valkyrie! :deviation: Grats on the DD for it too, definitely well deserved.
Rachel1987 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the colors and atmosphere. Nice work!
Drawing-Dork Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Wow, this is one awesome scene! You're version of Valkyries is really cool!
angelic-rhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
How very pretty that is!
hinoraito Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Very beautiful :D
6yohan9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student Photographer
Hi :wave:

Featured here :[LINK]

mizuno-hikaru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
wooow, so cool!
i like it =)
ScarlettKunai Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Nice. I really like the color and the technique. And it's great that you included the history/inspiration for your drawing, although I'd be careful with that site; it's open to the public such that anyone can post information.
But this is great! And the information on Norse history you gave is correct.
Nocturnal7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Way cool
Miyuki-chan-7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
This is simply gorgeous as well as very dark and moody. Very complex, ah love it X3
wakaba426 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i love wolves, especially if they are really evil lookin
DeusExCalamus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
GuardianDemon1587 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Rosewood-Jackal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Seriously impressive,
It looks great with the glare of sunlight,
pretty intimidating ^^;
definite warrior
foxberrystudios Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Very lovely. I like the concept of the wolf as a steed. However, be warned about wiki- it is very biased and usually has discrepancies. Try, much better.
BilboobliB Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so amazing!
ZeBaZt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
omg, omg, omg i love valkyries! :wow:
sukottoAran Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Dang.. when i saw the thumb i thought this was Canti from FLCL, and even though it isn't, it still kicks butt like no other! Terrific job! and i love the lighting.
ipopan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008

Great work! O_O

fantastic colors
Sayder-Cascading Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the boldness in the pose, and i love the backlighting =D
nice wings and eyes too, great job ♥
metalgearhead123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
love the design and well everything else!
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Elkstra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an AMAZING piece. I love it! The detail is stunning. Especially the fact that the "fine/sharp" details are blurred so that you cannot focus only simply one point but you must look at it as a whole. That is a powerful tool to employ. Good job, hard as hell to pull off and when done incorrectly will backfire...but this...this is just...:jawdrop: Yea. That is the best way to explain it. I love it. I must say, this takes a lot of skill and dedication. Major props to you and may your pencil never snap, ink never smear, brush always stay still, and be your hand always firm and unwavering!

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