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man, please to reply woht a nice seut up again. thx.
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Last edited by Oblio; May 26th, 2007 at 03:15 AM.
OH.. i thought this would have been up but I guess Oblio is busy, and he runs the thing so I wanted his approval I guess.. But seeing how the suspense is killing everyone.. here's what I passed onto Oblio!!
"fallen valkyrie" - a valkyrie that once served at Odin's side, she has been tainted by evil and banished to the underworld.
It's pretty open.. she no longer serves Odin but is more part of the underworld now.. enjoy!
FOR REFERENCE ONLY!!! and inspiration..
Last edited by emily g; May 9th, 2007 at 12:54 AM.
Awesome! Must resist temptation to draw mecha valkyries.
Dammit, folded - sure I can work the concept in properly so here's a few quick thumbs.
Feeling good about this one...
added some detail and colour..
Great work all round everybody.
Last edited by Tenno; May 13th, 2007 at 06:49 PM.
IF THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN SKETCHES OR PAINTINGS - REPRIMAND ME!
edit: can i post my picture here? or i need to go to the end of the thread...
OMG! the last link links to a pig jumping into a lake!!
Last edited by noche; May 12th, 2007 at 01:44 PM.
Ha! I 've been illustrating "Der Ring des Nibelungen" as part of a larger project thats coming out next October 2007( But its mainstream. I am excited to see you guys put a different spin on it).
ya know, been wanting to join back into these, so I'ma take a stab at this one. hopefully time will permit... will post my WIP when I have one.
edit: gah time has been hard to get the last few days, preparing to leave my dorm for the summer so haven't been able to work much on this... so I'm gonna withdraw from this one everyone's work is looking great so far, so keep up the great work guys! definitely gonna try for the next one!
Last edited by Onir; May 12th, 2007 at 01:21 PM. Reason: update
Last edited by Micaiah Nelson; May 14th, 2007 at 09:32 PM.
This reminds me of the Battle Angel CHOW, which probably got one of the best turnouts.
Wouldn't be surprised if this one hits 5 pages. Another great topic, Min.
I like it! I think I'll participate this time.
woot, finally......... i'm in
Yeh the topic sounds dope and bumskee i promise ill finish it this time (still learning to paint in photoshop) Now all i gota do is workout what a valkyrie is - google here i come...again.
I am now painting this. I am enjoying all the entries. Very good work.
Had to do the Mother's day thing so I didn't get to finish the painting, but will for my own learning purposes.
Last edited by wheezy; May 14th, 2007 at 01:10 PM. Reason: Adding WIPs
sounds awesome I'm down
Great round folks!
Another edit: Fresh wip, still clinking away:
Edit: Here's the pencil sketch I'm going to work from:
I was most impressed by the relationship Valkyries used to have with wolves and ravens that got lost in the later romantic depictions of them. I thought of the fallen Valkyrie as being an agent that may work against the Valkyries still in good standing. Instead of delivering fallen warriors to Valhalla maybe she would feed them to Loki's demon army or something. I'm going to try to show some mind vs. body conflict in her too. Her noble soul is trapped and forced to witness the rudeness her body has set out to do. It will work or I'll fall on my hind
I'm hoping to have her wrapped up by tomorrow since the weekend is shot for me. We'll see.
I'm in too, w.i.p. pending. This is a good excuse to start reading the Volsung Saga too...
Last edited by peter_john; May 14th, 2007 at 12:24 AM.
yeah im definitely in.. nothing makes me want to improve more than getting my ass handed to me every week great topic Bumskee.. 'bout damn time too - JAG
it's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything..
Bumskee and lukavi you creative bastards thats just amazing, now I'm waiting to see Penumbra's hopfully my lack of Photoshop skillz will reach yualls levels I'll put in my wips later.
Last edited by Micaiah Nelson; May 12th, 2007 at 11:08 PM.
Wow, it sounds hard, I'll see what I can do. Hopefully mine will turn out more feminine this time
The ONLY REQUIREMENT IS ARMOUR!! so wrap her in some armour of some sort... otherwise valkyries are FEMALE only apparently...
but I think this is heaps more open than last round.. anything goes..
and the little sentence after the topic is just a background story on this fictional character. and it's upto you how you design this. and if you are not sure what valkyrie is check the link provided, 5 minute read will give you an idea that valkyrie is from norse mythology, female who served odin.
painting steps here http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...postcount=1882
Last edited by bumskee; May 14th, 2007 at 01:35 AM.
Awsome topic!! I've been meaning to partipate in a Chow and this is an awsome topic to do. Hopefully I'll finish.
lol, bumskee your reference/inspiraton picture links don't work for me, but the jumping pig i get to see instead did cheer me up.
just to make sure it's clear, the brief is for a "mythological" treatment of valkyrie, right? i can see an armoured female as part of a squad called the Valkyries, in the service of an organization called O.D.I.N., as a viable "futuristic" interpretation of the theme (with some interesting options for being "fallen to the underworld"), but not if it's only historical/mythological.
it's also kind of interesting how much of Norse mythology is pretty ambiguous about "good" and "evil," with some of the more infamous characters (like Loki) playing both sides, and some of the heroes engaging in some pretty sketchy behavior as well. it often seems that some of the conflicts among the Norse gods were more class warfare than a battle between good an evil.
Continuity Break -- my sketchbook
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-- Edgar Teglee
its worth mentioning that "originaly" valkyries were female spirits that devoured warriors on the battlefield.
Me likes! Bonus points to all that can work a little jumping piggie into their pics. ;-)
OH MAN, this is a great topic!!!!!!!! When is the deadline, because I can't start til Saturday!
my homepage: http://www.trickstertoys.com
dont have a lot of time this week... out on business all next... so I thought I would at least take a stab at this... so to speak hehe... CC always welcome... nice to hear early on prior to getting bumped from a poll
The Valkyrie…deities who once sat beside Odin, to be sent out during battle and who’s purpose was to choose the most heroic of those who had died and to carry them off to Valhalla. Eventually they became indiscriminate in their killings… more than the rightful hero’s were taken.
Now finding themselves cast out by Odin for doing “too good” of a job. Any and all that enter the battlefield are now their prey.
Once beautiful…now crones, with flickering armor that can be seen flying about the battlefield, flashes of spear, splashes of blood… these would be the remnants of war now...Telltale signs of their further carnage. Leaving each man to wonder what his fate would be now in this early afterlife.
Last edited by Woodlandwalker; May 10th, 2007 at 11:31 AM.
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