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Odin the ruler of Asgard by Redan23 Odin the ruler of Asgard by Redan23
This Work was a long time wish , now at last i found the courage to draw Odin or somebody will tell him Wodan . I take 18 or 20 hours i am not so sure how long exactly i watch additionally Doku Channels
and some time i forgot to draw :-P . Now i will from you a Position
about my Work i will glad to read it .
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Odin ruler of Asgard...
The title by itself is a promise for epic image with an impact strong like a hammer strike.
And well... I'm not disappointed on this side. The paining is really strong with a very high contrast movement and a very nice Frazetta look.
The composition is also great with a pyramidal shape ending at the face of Odin, perfect to make it a strong element of the picture.
The technique is really great mixing spaces with very small details and other rawer in their rendering. I don't see strong problem of anatomy.

I don't expect something original, a classic view of the barbaric ages, and well it's not original.


The only problem I have with this picture is really in the impact and the cause of this impact. The picture is about Odin, and what create the strongest impact ? The wolves... This is probably due to the white colour and the contrast they create with the general darkness of the picture. But clearly it seems you have nothing to fear about Odin compare to the wolves.

Still an great work, no doubt on that, congratulations.
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Well, it's always particularly difficult to me to critique an image I find awesome from the beginning :P
I would say this is an outstanding work, very well worked, the detail level and overall composition are amazing, I have no complain about them.

There are just a couple of things I would say but I think they're more personal opinion than anything: I feel the level of detail is not consistent in the whole picture, the armor is incredibly detailed and then you see the wolve's fur and you see a more strokey look, which is great, I love it, but it almost looks like it wasn't painted by the same person. That and also the fact that there's basically nothing in the far background, which makes it look a little empty. However this last thing is not necessarily something bad, as it draws more attention to the character in the center, but I feel like if there was something subtle, maybe some more far mountains or clouds would look good also, without stealing many attention.

Overall, impressive work! and a very powerful illustration.
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Edibedi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
superb pic
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:iconredan23:
Redan23 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-D 
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:iconstako:
stako Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like the barb form Diablo 3. Sweet, awesome immage. ^^ 
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BaracStorm013 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I am not an artist,  so my opinion is just well my opinion.  I like the picture, and for me I think the positioning of the wolves, one ahead the other beside.  With the prominent rock on the left and the spread raven wings on the right, for me it enforces the idea Odin is the center of things.  Since he is in sharp detail he is in contrast to his surroundings.  When I first looked at this my eyes were drawn to the Wolves eyes and then to Odin's armor then to his face.  Then the raven and the rock which lead back to Odin's face LOL.  Anyway a really nice job.
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WayneInIndy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I just saw this great work of yours on an ep of History Channel's "Ancient Aliens". Great job!
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There was a arrangement with the Studio for using my Odin Pic but unfortunately they don't tell me on what episode it will be come. Can you remember the
Theme title from the Episode ? Furthermore really great from you to contact me after watching the episode :-D It's a honor for me and means a lot for me.
I'm curios how you found it on deviantart with there Billion Pictures :-D
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WayneInIndy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Ancient Aliens, "The Viking Gods". Season 5, episode 13, 2013. I recorded it. I'm a Norse mythology fanatic so I'm constantly scanning DA and other sites for good pics. Yours are simply superb. I'm hoping you'll do more.
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Balsa1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Hello, I'm a student who's currently doing an Ancient Mythology concept art project at college; in this project I have to find some drawings and ask their respective artist some questions about them. I've seen this drawing and I really love it, so firstly I would like to ask your permission to use it in my project and secondly, if the answer to the previous question is yes, I would like to know if you could kindly answer some questions about your drawing. If you agree then please reply me back so I'll send you the questions, if not thank you anyway.
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Balsa, feel you free to use it for your project and it`s a pleasure for me to answer your question. I feel me proud that you take my
one for your project.

best regards Caner
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Balsa1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you so much!!!
here are the questions :)
• The correct name, artist name and date the art was produced
• A background to the works production (if it is available)
• What inspires the work of the artist, find relevant and accurate sources
• What does the artist say about their own work
• What other genres/artists/people/works of art inspire the artist
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok,i'll send you tomorrow the answers in a private message :-D wish you a nice day :-D
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SkaldicProductions Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks badass!
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanx friend, like your avatar ^^
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SkaldicProductions Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I am going to improve on it later on to make it look more sleek.
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digital-bizarre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous image.
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Seavannah Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic Odin pic you are truly talented! I love this!

Just a thought if you draw another again like this one or update it try putting maybe the castle (Valhalla) on the rocky cliffs behind them. A slight shadowy outline of the castle would help to balance the whole pic and give it a unique perspective. It already looks as if it could be there. I just think it needs a bit more detail on top since you have such wonderful and great detail on the rest of the painting.

Even if you don't take my suggestion this is truly a neat pic and glad to see more Viking Mythology paintings out there. I hope to see you draw more you truly have a gift!
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Redan23 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You will not believe me but as i start with this pic i had on my Sketch Valhalla in the Background .
But i must recognize that my skills to draw architectural Stuff not good enough . But i have some ideas for
some Works with Valkyrie and other nordic Stuff and i hope i will be better to draw Valhalla .
Thank you that you love my Work, It means a lot for me.
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Noxulf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So badass. I love it. It's got dang near everything assciated with odin. Both Huginn and Muninn, Geri and Freki, and Gungnir . Only thing missing is Sleipnir and maybe a Triple Horn, and it would be completely complete. I've never seen a picture with the ravens, wolves, horse, spear and triple horn altogether sadly. If you know of one, lemme know. K? So all in all, a tremendous job.
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much , i read your message several time and i am so happy that you like it . I think it will not the last time i paint
Odin and than i will remember on your words :D
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Noxulf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stike that, Gugnir's not in the pic, but its still damnnnnn good digiart.
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muck1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Holy Cow. I've spent hours now trying to find a depiction of Odin as I'd imagine him to look and when all hope was almost gone -

Absolutely stunning! New fav.
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D ^^
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Aric-Conall Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible man, absolutely EPIC! :headbang:
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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PixieCold Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahah hab grade gesehen das man dir gar keine critiquen schreiben kann...schade :(
Aber ich mach das einfach so: 4,5 Sterne insgesamt!!!
Also ich finde es technisch sehr gut gemacht, alles steht in einer guten und im Gesamteindruck richtigen Position! Dadurch wirkt dein Bild gleich im ersten Eindruck!!!
Die beiden Wölfe, Odin und der Adler sind alles sehr starke Charaktere, die aber zusammen harmonieren! Ich mag das Bild von dir sehr! Finde es ist rundum sehr gut gelungen!!!!!
Vorallem mag ich aber die texturen die du noch drübergelegt hast, das macht das Bild richtig lebendig!!!
Lg aus Berlin ^^
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Klasse Bild. Mir gefällt die Komposition, und die Wölfe sind phantastisch.
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Lanooo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
has a feeling of realness. i like the chains, it gives the pic depth
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rafaella-schumann Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Photographer
This is awesome!
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Krakev Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my fuckings God, this is so damn amazing, the colours the simple but awesome background..everything! Oh my, and I love northern myths. Oh wow c:
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cooliographistyle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
jolie travail
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tuanserigala Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Digital Artist
So freaking awesome.
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fieveltrue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
awesome!!
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Angelosjay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student
amazing very beautiful
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow!!! awesome! i love it
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wulfgar666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
really nice !!!
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GrimmVolkmarsson Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Hail to Odin, greatest of the Northern Gods!

Just imagine this in 4*3m staring down on you from a museum wall...
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LAI6 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The brush strokes on the wolves are really nice touch...i like the whole comopition, nice work! :)
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captyn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wow! Great work. Wolfs are amazing.
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great work!
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you .
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ValaMD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This looks awesome! You did a great job with all those details and I also like the way you painted the wolves. :)
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you , i´m glad to read that you love the Wolves . On the Next project i draw a big Cat i hope you
like it again . Its a little difficult to draw them but we will hope the Best . :-/
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ValaMD Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
I see. :) Well, I think that the biggest difficulty is drawing the fur. I personally suck at that. :XD:
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Viking-otaku Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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D3vilusion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you .
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Odin1379 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Nice pic :O
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Odin now missing Thor and we can go to Ragnarök hihi :-)
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