Jormungandr Picture

Afterwork: First, I blurred the skin tone on the man. Few tricks from a new book I bought, then I duotone him, another trick, then I added a gradiant halftone to highlight the line of his shoulder and back. Then of course I blended him into the image of the ocean. I know, I know, he shouldn't be leaning against a wall, but I loved the sillohette. I added a few opaqcity changes on each image, and then did the border.

I wish to thank both stock artists for their images, without them I'd have been uninspired.

Graih, this one is for you.

Jörmungandr ('yor·moon·gahndər'), is a sea serpent of the
Norse mythology, the middle child of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.

According to the Prose Edda, Odin took the three children, Fenrisulfr, Hel and Jörmungandr. He tossed Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles Midgard. The serpent grew so big that he was able to surround the Earth and grasp his own tail, and as a result he earned the alternate name of the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent. Jörmungandr's arch enemy is the god Thor.

Thor and Jörmungandr's last meeting will come at Ragnarök, when Jörmungandr will drag himself from the Ocean and poison the skies. Thor will kill Jörmungandr and then walk nine steps before falling dead from the serpent's poison.

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