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Ragnarok by awaicu Ragnarok by awaicu
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: :faint: Lovely drawing! I really like the texture and lights on Fenrir's fur.
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awaicu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ouo
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :ahoy:
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, that's an awesome picture!
But why does Sleipnir have eight feet? ^^"
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awaicu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies C:
Sleipnir is an eight-legged horse from the Norse myths, I am not actually sure why they gave him eight legs. . But he has them! xD
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know Sleipnir, but in the books I've read, he had six legs. That's what I wondered =)
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awaicu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, sometimes he's depicted with six legs. . But usually he has eight of them xD
I think it depends on the translation, my Norse myth book has him with eight although I've seen others where he only has six.
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay, thx for that information =)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely good! You know what is my favorite part? It's the golden half circles on top and bottom. They look so 3D, like engraved! Those spirals in the borders look really realistic too. And the ferocious looks on the beasts faces... Cool!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing textures, detail, and anatomy!
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ouo
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PepperLizard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievable!!! A true piece of art!!! Thumbs up! ^^
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies C:
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PepperLizard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :3
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You just blew my head off ! Something so stunning, gorgeous and detailed ! :love:
Can't stop staring at this ! :love:
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks C:
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're very Welcome♥ :>
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Nya18 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ouo
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Nya18 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome, I just love the amount of detail in this. I can tell you really worked hard on it. Or you're probably used to drawing like this by now, lol.
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad that the work paid off and people can see the details and such! Thanks for commenting btw, I always appreciate it :hug: :heart:
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Nya18 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
daww ur welcome :iconblushplz:
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olivegbg Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, here's your requested critique from FeedbackFrenzy.
As a Swede I immediately recognized all the elements from the old Sagas, and you've incorporated and balanced them beautifully, like one of those old rune stones. But that is not why I choose to give critique on this piece. Here it comes, the B&W version was SO much stronger! the lines, the expression. Please reconsider and make another version of that one. I loved the expression of Sleipner and Fenrir which are, frankly, lost here. Another detail, if you exchange the roman numerals(?) to runes it would be more in line with the myths. Anyway, love the composition and the daring way you have made the image look almost like a tapestry.
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WolfStrawberryEater Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there~ Im Jazmine and Im from #FeedbackFrenzy's critique contest :)

I like the style here. Lureish. The detail and all the medias you incorporated is amazing. I was shocked to see that the horse had 4 pairs of legs, something I didnt noticed in the lineart. Nicely done~

Though I think the white outlines on the horse kinda messed him up. Black outlining would've been fine to just keep him neutral. He doesnt need to standout anymore w/ alreadt being the center. Another thing is the snake. He looks unfinished w/ being kept white. Making him a light color like yellow would help him stay noticed and be light and not over powered by the border or horse.

Overall, I love it! Its beautiful and classic in a way. Keep it up bro~ :)
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djemilahgordon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there awaicu :la: I'm from Team 5, and commenting on your work as you submitted it for FeedbackFrenzy's contest

There are so many details in this artwork I just don't know where to start! First off, I really like the metallic colour scheme contrasting with the acidic green, it gives your art a very eerie feel which works really well with the ferocious looking snake/wolf. Colouring their eyes in the same colour, and adding in green highlights reflecting off the background ties the many features together well, so that they don't feel out of place or unrelated.
The multiple textures you used add another interesting dimension to 'Ragnorok'; the smoothness of the twisting borders contrasted with the grainy background and sculpted textures behind the snake/wolf work together well without being too distracting :)
The horse, wolf and snake are all drawn and shaded fantastically! The wolf's facial expression is nicely emphasised by the wrinkles in its muzzle, the use of green on the snake makes it especially creepy and Sleipnir in the middle is drawn very dynamically
I think that there are a few niggles: One of Sleipnir's braids is static, which jars with the movement of the rest, I feel there could be more green highlights on the wolf/horse, as there seems to be a little too much shadow overall. Also, Sleipnir's rightmost thigh muscle seems a little too thin compared to the others.
However, this is a really fantastic artwork, and deserves a lot more attention :la:
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Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alert! Alert! Incoming critique from :iconfeedbackfrenzy:! Zoom, zoom!

First of all, I LOVE this. I've been seeing quite a bit of Loki's children since the Avenger's came out and I enjoy it more and more each time. I adore the colors you've used and all the detail that went into this. And you've kept the eyes green throughout! Wonderful attention to detail. I sorta want to jump on Sleipnir's back and run around with him--hopefully without getting stomped or eaten by Fenrir :paranoid:

So! While I do love all the detail here, there is a ton going on in this picture. It's nice having a lot to look at sometimes, but it can tend to look busy, which takes away from all the hard work you've done. I think a much larger canvas would help, because while I like your character placement, they are very crowded into the frame. Simplifying all the little details around the edges would probably help too, as that would allow the viewer to focus more fully on your wonderful drawings instead of oooh squiggly!

From the top! The snake. He is amazing. Love the scales and the way you've colored his eye...he looks positively pissed and ready to slither right off the paper. Honestly, I don't have much more to say about him because he's wonderful. However I do think the gold medallion behind him is distracting as, on fullview, it looks like he is copy-pasted on top of it.

Sleipnir looks so awesome with all that action he's got going on! His expression is awesome. However I feel the anatomy of his head especially is a bit off, due to the size and thickness of his chest and body. His neck is very short as well. The thick shoulders and haunches make total sense since he's got extra limbs, and I like the way you drew the connecting joints. It looks plausible to me! The white highlights are a bit distracting to me though, as they are very stark. I noticed that Fenrir has them as well, but he has far fewer and they don't stick out to me as much. I noticed as well that on the front hooves, you've distinguished the line between leg and hoof with hair, which looks great! But it doesn' tlook like you kept that up with the other 4 legs, and they look a bit misshapen and strange to me. While I'm on Sleipnir, I have to say that I adore his ears and his hair and braids! Although you do have one braid by his ear that appears to be immune to wind and motion. :giggle: I do wish his tail was longer but I'm also partial to long swoopy hair. xD

Fenrir has such an annoyed expression. I love it. You nailed the shine on his nose and I really like your white highlights here--they accent without taking away. The shading on his fur is quite nice as well. The only thing I'm not too sure about with him is the muscle tone on his nose. Not that Fenrir is meant to be entirely realistic, but even snarling he wouldn't suddenly lose all the nose-fluff that wolves and dogs have. (That's a technical term!) Great job again with the ears! The medallion actually looks nice with him as well, probably due to his fur color--brown and gold are great together.

One last thing! I notice that certain parts of them have green highlights. I like the effect, but I can't tell where the light is coming from since Fenrir has it on the front of his face and Sleipnir has it on the front of his hooves and back, but not his back feet at all, or belly.
I like the texture and tones of the green background as well, way to tie in the green theme!

So, to wrap up...fantastic job over-all. I also would like to say that all the different mediums really brings a lot of life and interest to this. Yay for calligraphy ink! It's neat to see so many different textures working together. Wonderful job. :clap:


This critique has been brought to you by #FeedbackFrenzy. Happy critique-ing!
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Avengers ;A; so inspiring isn't it :XD: absolutely astounding pic too C: I love the colours and the shading and.. well everything! Great job!
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! C:
And thank you! :hug:
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D You're welcome :tighthug:
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TrikSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome!!!!!!!!
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ouo
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Anubuis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i love this its epic.
the detail you put into the snake and it goes so well with the colur scheme you planned.
great job
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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misbeavin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I love it !
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :3
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tguillot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so pretty :iconamgtouchplz:
It looks kind of art nouveau-ish with the frame and the way you incorporated fenrir and jormungandr, and i looove it!
The green eyes really tie them together... especially with the loki seen in avengers. he has such odd children. ^^;
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I am glad you understand the significance of the green eyes. Haha, yeah. . Loki has strange children. . but I think it only adds to the awesomeness of his character. x3
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tguillot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
His children certainly do!
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   General Artist
Completely traditional, completely impressive to the utmost. I like the set coloration, in this case the outside gradient effect from darker to almost white; then their is the almost like embroidered swill pattern that runs symmetrical all around the piece along with the symbols in the four corners, this is also where on the edges it looks like a raised copper colored foil relied that runs around on the two places where the snake and wolf head are in. Next is the horse itself, a much better looking form than the previous in the lines only, it is much more pronounced now. An at the center in the background, is a frame with Roman numerals and a greenish plain that to me just brings this whole image into focus and just all around excellent work, nineteen hours well spent I say. :) :thumbsup:
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am glad that you noticed pretty much everything that went into this piece! The raised areas are small pieces of fancy paper that I had, they give it a nice texture although they look a little strange in the scan. . .
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0GasGuy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredible job : )
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
18 precious hours...I wish I knew what you did making this in those precious hours..
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So beautiful...
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Hehe, I will have to take process photos at some point so that I can share my process with people c:
Or try to find a way to livestream. . . although that's a bit harder with the traditional work ^^;
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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes it is.
But progress pictures are just as good. : D
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this came out beautifully! :la:
I didn't expect so much grey tones when I saw the lineart but they're really fitting with the theme.
Bright green and gold are giving perfect amount of color. Background textures are awesome!

Luv this! :heart:
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I actually didn't expect it to look so gothic/dark either. . I originally had the black woven border gold, but it looked terrible so I went over the top with black. I'm not sure if you can see it in the scan, but the original still has a slight yellow tinge to the black areas. C:

Yes. Background textures. Gotta love watercolor mixing with other things. <3
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :w00t:
Now that you mentioned there really is a hint of gold on those black parts;
I think it is fitting beautifully! So happy accident in my opinion! :D
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Owltalon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hurrah! It's done, and it's AWESOME! :D and ~albino George (because no way I can spell or say jormunwhatshishame, so I call him George) and green eyes Because Reasons and blue horses aren't really blue but whatever, and basically YAY! :D
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It took forever though! I spent so much time trying to decide what color to make everything and then just decided that George had to be white (since we discussed his position being under the earth and all) and Fenrir had to be warm black since that's the most bad ass kind of wolf. I just pulled from Loki's outfit for everything else and went with the black green and gold kind of look. I love green and gold though, they are such pretty colors together.

And yes. Selipnir does actually have blue furs. I used a blue marker. It's a smoky blue, but still blue. It's there. OuO
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