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God of the Norsemen by spcarlson God of the Norsemen by spcarlson
He was the young son of Bor, the father of the gods. He was a shapechanger, usually appearing as a vigorous man of about fifty with long braided hair and beard, wearing the skins of animals and carrying his unfailing weapon called Gungnir. Here he is, in the ages before he gave up one eye and even sacrificed of his life for greater wisdom, before the other mighty godís served him as children do their father. Before he became the god most favored by the Norsemen. His name was, Odin.
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really LOVE this one. Amazing Work.
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid!
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lotzhorde Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
tenks
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DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
What can I say? Awesome comes close?

Absolutely awesome!!
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Nevrawd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply stunning.
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Mrs-ST Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning... These works inspire people to work hard and become the artists they dream of.
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chris108 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
amazing love the detail in this artwork,well done i love history so seeing work like this great fun to look at keep them coming.
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StellaTheStarDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are featured here:[link]
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88Caritop88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Hey! This is truly amazing...I've been looking for something like this for a long time...is there anyway I could use Odin for an ad I'm working on? pleeeeeeasee....This character not only has the viking aspect and the fur , but he has the attitude!!!!. If you could get in touch with me, I would really appreciate it. Needless to say, your name would be put on the credits. My e-mail is carolinaparrage@hotmail.com. Thanks & congrats....your work is awesome.
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
is one of the collest picts i ever seen.

you hired a model or something?

PD: make it now old
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply fantastic work!
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY GODS THATS GREAT!!!
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The-Drunken-Celt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait....Odin is my father!?
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ladydel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Maybe it's been asked before, but how big was the original?
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TheForgottenMale Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
:trophy: Congrats your work has been featured here = [link] :clap:
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alanlathwell Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional
There's so much character in the face, and incredible detail, well done!
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Gorgeous details and execution!
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
wow amayzing it looks sooo real...nice job!!!!
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ladydel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Rawr! Now there's a man...

This is so lovely and warm and full of life. Did you use coloured pencils?
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nicely done!
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Darkness-Flame8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love the detail. Great job.
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Amazing. Beautiful work.

What mediums do you use?
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fogimages Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
This is gorgeous!!
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UlalumesStar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wow: Seriously, I am just speechless...
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous!!! I love it!!
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ArelinMilloway Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
This is stunning
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BleakShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Amazing detail!
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monatorgersen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is wonderful, but did you know that Odin was missing an eye?:)
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juder47 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
he ses that read befor u comment :D
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monatorgersen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Uhm, ok:lol:
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Spasticat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really think this one deserves a DD too..!! :wow:
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manga-ka-wannabe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Absolutely stunning work! :jawdrop: I love the details, especially in the armour. His expression is wonderful. Well done!
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yellowblur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
oh man, good job. I'm liking what I see. this is so cool, and I'm starting to talk like my guy friends too. :)

Anyway, the texture of the fur is wonderful. The lines around his eyes are brilliant-- they say a lot about how he might be feeling, his worries, age, acquired wisdom... The details are wonderful also.
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Rudeboy-Hasse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student Artist
gneh.. I love this
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yoanna-chan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Very realistic... the details are just amazing!
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Ubersinnlich Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I see the viking, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!<3
Great work!
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wow:...your attetnion to detail is astonishing...painterly and intricate without being slavishly photorealistic...and I love all teh warm golden tones
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Hisui-mi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous :heart:
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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easily the best artwork on dA period. I'm truly astonished by the detail, the realism of his face - everything about this is totally worthy of being in an art gallery, an art museum - the fact that it was shared on dA makes me feel blessed to be a part of this art community! :clap: bravo!!
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Nordheimer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
spectacular, great
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Wholeearth Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Artist
Breathtaking. Your realism and attention to detail just astounds me!
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TYRANA-CRUSHER Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
he's a pretty girl!
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Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Norsemen were the most savage and the most brutal of all people. Not only that but they were also excellent sailors and navigators. AWESOME!
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Tattersail Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this, his outfit looks amazing and the fur and skins look so realistic. Hair and face is very well done. Nice choice of colours and you've got a good eye for details:)

and of course the fact that this is Odin makes me like the image even more!

But, Gungnir was a spear not a guisarm and they didn't actually wear helms with horns..but these are minor details and my overall opinion of the image is that it is awesome:)
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RTyson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
amazing drawing! the contrast in the different textures is wonderful. :clap:
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indigomoonshine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Oh wow this is another amazing peice of art. The fur is outstanding look's so real and touchable. His face is also amazing very strong and powerfull image, another fav :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh - you already know how much I LOVE this painting.
So incredible fantastic!!!
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omer88 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
i dont wna talk too much cuz i just feel like
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what an amazing son of a peice !!!!!!
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spcarlson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wanted to load it larger to show more detail, but it came out too big. I'll keep working on a decent watermark and try again. Thanks again omer88.
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