40 hours and approximately 70 layers in Photoshop later.... x__x Ouch. My hand. And I cannot draw wolves. Please bear with me ;__; I had no reference photos available.
Jorun was inspired by Guild Wars 2 Norns and Vikings in general. I love Norse mythology and Vikings. Other than that, I had inspiration from Eir Stegalkin's armor from GW2. She's an awesome lady. The wolf's called Blödgarm which means Blood Wolf.
The title means 'Wolf winter' roughly translated. In Danish it means a harsh, unforgiving and dark winter. One of those biting and long winters that never seem to end. Winter is coming.
A very well put together piece. It really bears a nice look to it. I especially love how Eir and Garm is portrayed within the darkness, lit up by the snow and how her hair glows with red. It's some great details you've have been able to add. It's a job well done!
As for the matter of drawing wolves - only practising makes perfect and you're not that far off. You're closer and better at it than me.
Thank you! I actually had a fair bit of trouble with her hair and the hue and saturation of it. I had been away from the whole photoshop/digital painting thing for a good deal of time, so I kinda had forgotten how to color gray scale pictures. In the end I couldn't make her hair be the way I envisioned it, and so I just left it like that. Almost glowing red But I'm glad you like it!
And yeah, I know the wolf's a bit off. I only had my dog as a reference, and she's a coton de tulear. Probably the cutest breed of dogs ever. Not much wolf in her genes, I'm afraid
And no - I can't say that I have! Is it worth invisting in, then?
You're welcome! And thank you for the fast reply and giving me an insight.
I think there's plenty for people to learn out there, and just by going at it gets us there. So keep it up. One day you'll be able to put something together the way you envisioned it along with shaping a wolf better.
Aye, I'm finishing up on the last book. It's two different books, no connected to one another. And they're really good. A nice story and plenty of insight into the races and stories of Tyria. You can actually look into them on amazon should you be interested. Look for the titles: Ghosts of Ascalon, Edge of Destiny. You should be able to get them for a little over 200 Dkr in total - I don't know where you're from in Denmark. But in Copenhagen's Faraos Cigarer, I got mine from their shelf.
Sure - no problem. I'm lurking around on DA quite often thus the fast reply :d
Yeah, I know. I've come a really long way from when I first started drawing. And I'm quite happy about my artistic skils - but you can always do better, be better than you already are. Wolves aren't my specialty. Yet. One day... one day *shakes fist*
ooh, but the books sounds interesting! I do, in fact, live in Copenhagen. Just a short bus ride from Faraos Cigarer. Maybe I'll pay them a visit soon! When I get my SU. Poor student is poor. I've spent way too much money on comics from Faraos. The Sandman series and Sin City series, just to name a few. But I promise I'll look for the GW books. I do, in fact, need some new fantasy for my book shelf. It's starving, the poor thing.
Cool - I'll expect a fast reply to this too then :] heh
Said spot on like I would have wanted to. All about keeping at it.
Well you should drop by - so where do you find your home in CPH? - yeah students and their money. I know where you are at. Going there to just look always turns into an adventure of finding new items that you'd like to buy. I've been shopping a few books now and then there, but I find myself having plenty of comics already.
And since you're needing a new bit of fantasy I'm sure you'll find a liking in the books. Maybe it will even get you into the upcoming and soon to be released game. Don't leave your fantasy starving!
I would say I live on the outskirts to Copenhagen. As in a train ride taking 20min time away. So no big deal. I'm from Albertslund - thought I'd add that since I asked about your location in the city.
Hope to hear from you during the day (sighs, cause have to go to work in this summerheat)
Well - here you go. Fast reply delivered as promised!
I'm from Brønshøj. Which is also on the outskirts of Copenhagen. I've never been to Albertslund, actually. Is it a big place? Or more sorta like Brønshøj? (you know - quiet family homes and stuff)
Yup - I know that all too well. Faraos is awesome and terrible like that.
And yeah - I actually already own the game. I've prepurchased the game and I've been playing the beta for a month or so. It's awesome! I love the Norns as you can probably tell. I'm not usually into MMO's, I prefer games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but this one caught my eye. As did SW:TOR before I realized I didn't want to pay for game time. And so I'm waiting eagerly for GW2
Aww, poor you. I know what it's like to work in this heat. I had a 14 hour shift yesterday. It was awful. Do you work outside or do you have shelter from the evil, merciless sun? :d
Faraos is just terrific, I guess we can agree on that ;] just about spending your money with thought.
Haha well isn't that just cool! I pre-purchased the game too. I've played my parts in the 3 beta-weekends and a bit of stress test as well. I wouldn't say I'd be able to guess you'd go Norn, but I indeed agree they're likeable. So you're liking them, are you also going to play one? What profession(s) hit the spot for you then? - Sounds like you're more into singleplayer games, no pain in that. I feel you. I've played both that and MMO's, and I'm really looking forward to this. Ziked I'd say! No payment per month is great!
So since I guess you'll tell me your thoughts and plan on race and professions, I guess I can also ask if you have anyone to play with and with that an interest to dig further into your character (in form of roleplay)?
It was an okay day at work. I'm lucky enough to be working in-door along with having air-condition, so it's not that bad. I'd die if I had to work outside and even worse if not covered from the sun. - what about you, what do you work as and how's your spot placed, in or outside?
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