Tyr, Norse God of Victory Picture

Well, it’s finally done! This is my third photoshop painting. Each time I do a piece, I learn new things. Still need to work on my skin tones and experiment with brushes and textures. It’s still a learning process for me, but I’m having fun.
This picture is dedicated to my good friends Micke and Jeanette Cedarstrom Karlsson. Thank you Micke for allowing me to use you as a model and Jeanette, for the wonderful photo! You two have been super nice and I look forward to using more of your work in the future.
My reference photo is [link]

My reference for the wolf came from two separate photos that I found in a google search and used the qualities I needed from each one.

The Lore of Tyr:
“Tyr is the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as a one-handed man. Corresponding names in other Germanic languages are Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu, all from Proto-Germanic *Tîwaz (*Tē₂waz).” The name Tuesday is derived from Tyr.
“In the late Icelandic Eddas, Tyr is portrayed, alternately, as the son of Odin (Prose Edda) or of Hymir (Poetic Edda), while the origins of his name and his possible relationship to Tuisto (see Tacitus' Germania) suggest he was once considered the father of the gods and head of the pantheon.”
“According to the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, at one stage the gods decided to shackle the Fenris wolf (Fenrir), but the beast broke every chain they put upon him. Eventually they had the dwarves make them a magical ribbon called Gleipnir. It appeared to be only a silken ribbon but was made of six wondrous ingredients: the sound of a cat's footfall, the beard of a woman, the roots of a mountain, bear's sinews (meaning nerves, sensibility), fish's breath and bird's spittle. The creation of Gleipnir is said to be the reason why none of the above exist.[5] Fenrir sensed the gods' deceit and refused to be bound with it unless one of them put his hand in the wolf's mouth.
Tyr, known for his great wisdom and courage, agreed, and the other gods bound the wolf. After Fenrir had been bound by the gods, he struggled to try and break the rope. When the gods saw that Fenrir was bound they all rejoiced, except Tyr, who had his right hand bitten off by the wolf. Fenrir will remain bound until the day of Ragnarök. As a result of this deed, Tyr is called the "Leavings of the Wolf"; which is to be understood as a poetic kenning for glory.”
Source: [link] (I love Wikipedia!!!)
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