Valkyrja, Chooser Of The Slain Picture


Here is a new illustration made for an Skandinavian Mythology article cover, in Imaginarios digital magazine (December, #6, [url][link][/url]). Welcome to the light!

A valkirie, as wikipedia says, is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle, bringing the chosen ones to Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes, sometimes accompanied by ravens or riding winged horses.

I wanted to experiment with an snowy background, so I watched several videos of Bob Ross, an incredible oil painter who was many years in united states television. I love his workflow and landscapes, so I tried to imitate him with digital strokes.

I also tried to give a Boris Vallejo´s looking to the overall image.
Thanx Bianca for the inspiration!!

Photoshop CS3, wacom Graphire4, around 70 hours, and many references for everything, including Bob Ross videos
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