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    EOW Round #223: The Pastures of Valhalla



    TOPIC: The Pastures of Valhalla
    suggested by monkeybread

    as in the fields/land surrounding the halls of Valhalla.

    Brief:
    1. Design an environment that adheres to the topic/theme.
    2. You must post at least once in this W.I.P. thread to be included in the finals thread for the voting poll.

    Deadline: January 25, 2013
    (If the site is down for maintenance then entries will be due when the website is back up and running. I will give enough time for people to trickle back on.)

    Congrats to Artanas for winning EOW #221!

    Post your final entries in the 'FINAL BURNING' thread which I will be posting about a week or so from the deadline. If you need more time to get your finals in, let me know and I'll extend the deadline. Good luck!

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    I love this idea.

    Hopefully I'll be able to participate.

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    Are we talking about this?

    In Norse mythology, Fólkvangr (Old Norse "field of the host"[1] or "people-field" or "army-field"[2]) is a meadow or field ruled over by the goddess Freyja where half of those that die in combat go upon death, while the other half go to the god Odin in Valhalla


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    @FlameUnquenchable :

    In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain"[1]) is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja's field Fólkvangr. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have died in combat known as Einherjar, as well as various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarök. Before the hall stands the golden tree Glasir, and the hall's ceiling is thatched with golden shields. Various creatures live around Valhalla, such as the stag Eikþyrnir and the goat Heiðrún, both described as standing atop Valhalla and consuming the foliage of the tree Læraðr.
    So Folkvangr is another location. Think more of the landscape around Valhalla itself.

    Wiki for Valhalla: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla
    Quick ref site for various bits of Norse mythology if you want a quick hit: http://www.viking-mythology.com/theNineWorlds.php

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    trying some stuff...
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    I'm looking forward to this week's EOW. My first one actually.
    Valhalla, Norse mythology, or Valhalla, NY?

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    Norse mythology.

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    I.S. I so love how that is coming out!!

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    decided to combine 4 and 2 wop:

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    meh
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    i might try and join in on this one heres my first sketches just thumbnails Crits welcome :3

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    of these i like 1 and 2 personally

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    update on mine dont know which one to go with :/
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    0111011001111000: i really like the way your going with this the waterfall and everything looks good keep going
    ImageScribe: i love the colors of the sky the structure and the warriors in the forground look great
    jodali: i really like the shadows and highlights on the ground everything looks great

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    Swift composition with basic colour and lighting.
    I'll be developing this further once I've sorted out all of them perspective issues and thought of some extra elements for inclusion.

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    it's been eons, i missed ca and i missed eow, let's give this one a try :d
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    or this one

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    jamsession i really like the composition and all with the second one

    *edit added new progress shot*
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    Quote Originally Posted by samwhitedesigns View Post
    jamsession i really like the composition and all with the second one
    cheers a lot, your sketches are also coming along very well, especially the last one

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    First time in actually participating in one of these and sticking with it, always tried to do one of these challenges and never managed to keep up with it. Anyway, here is my WIP that I have at the moment, will probably do a few more before I pick a composition I like.

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    Hi, first time here, though I've been participating in the teen challengge for some time now, liked this topic so here I am.

    Work so far:
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    All input welcome, I mean to improve.
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    Did a quick sketch. Most likely not going to finish but it was fun.

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    Tying to keep some of the atmospheric effect that I lost in the textures last EOW.. jI am going to go with the view from the halls to the field like Monkey Bread's inscription; stag,tree, field.

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    I'm loving yours, Kvenh (crabbie!). I'd be stoked to see more work on it!

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    few more thumbs I did the last couple of days, pretty sure I know which one I might go with.
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    Here's my sketch

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    WIP, gonna make the building more grand

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    Despite the level of polish, I'm still open to making major changes to this one.

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    The pasteurs of Valhalla (WIP)

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    Here's my wip. Arial view of the pastuer, falls, and a few structures, might add the Hall/castle way back behind the falls. what do you think?

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    WIP

    figured its gotta be more pasture and less valhalla

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    Hi guys,

    Jodali, so many great thumbnails, Really liking the middle and bottom ones on the left.
    This is an early WIP, I'll work on this tonight, I'm going to play on the concept that the fields of Valhalla are sown with the swords of the fallen... But I haven't drawn any of the swords yet.
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    Here is my WIP for my final. Not really well versed in digital environment painting :c Oh well I'll continue on and see if I get anywhere with it. Crits welcome.

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    Monkabit - The first thing I do when I set out to draw something is google image search, try looking up pictures of the alps, scottish highlands or New Zealand. Look at the way that the landscape rolls and winds, melt water runs off the frozen mountains, carving out valleys and canyons, layers of mountains overlap each other and the distant ranges are less saturated, becoming blue with atmospheric perspective. You can't show depth without overlapping elements.
    My philosophy is always to observe, understand, then draw.
    I hope that made sense Good luck, and keep at it.

    I put a couple hours into this and i think it's pretty much done.
    Any critiques before I submit my final?

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