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Master of runes by Daystar-Art Master of runes by Daystar-Art
So I've been listening a lot to Rebellion lately and I came up with this...

Fly fly Huginn and Muninn
Thoughts and memories you have seen
Ravens sit on my shoulders
I must know what has been



Listen to the song "Odin" here: [link] :)

Odin is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. His name is related to ōđr, meaning "fury, excitation," besides "mind," or "poetry." His role, like that of many of the Norse gods, is complex. Odin is a principal member of the Ćsir (the major group of the Norse pantheon) and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor.
(Wikipedia says)



And c'mon, I know you imagine him as an old man, but he's a bad-ass Nordic god, he can appear as he likes :P

P.S: Rain and runes updated, no new stock used

AWESOME STOCK:


by ~Erethkhaniel

Sky: [link] by ~DebauchedSeductress
Rock: [link] by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Huginn and Muninn: [link] by =FairieGoodMother
Runes: [link] by ~RikuDrak
Cloud painting brush: [link] by ~zevenstorms
Rain: [link] by *amorphisss


Criticism is welcome and needed :meow: :beer:
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I like your vision of Odin ! I find that the choice of the model is very good: looks, outfit and attitude are fitting perfectly the purposes of the picture, power and mastery.
I also love the idea of a "stream" of runes coming out of him, seemingly getting down to humanity.
On the composition side, I appreciate the presence of the ravens, that are the usual companions of Odin.
On the other hand, I find the rain and light that shines on Odin's chest are disturbing. But it is only because I am not aware of anything they would refer to !
Overall, this piece is an interesting look into the Norse Mythology, that shows a good knowledge of the topic as well as originality and creativity to make that vision the artist's own one.
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! This is amazing! Very good work! :clap:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, dear! :la: :hug:
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Erethkhaniel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Being a fan of Odin myself, I'm honored.
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad that you are :aww: He's totally the most complex deity I've ever studied!
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MorriganArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
featured [link] :rose:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! Awesome feature by the way :la:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your masterpiece featured here [link]
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow thanks a lot! :tighthug:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is a pleasure to see beautiful creations!:iconnewyearplz:
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Dream-SweetDreams Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome :D :heart:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies :D :huggle:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really good work!
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :eager: :hug:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always a pleasure sweetheart :iconcraciun4:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work:clap:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks a lot, dear! This means so much for me :tighthug:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome my friend:heart:
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful composition :)
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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AiridAndMewtwo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
xD nordic legends are great! I love thor, especially in the movies XD
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Thor has his values... but Odin is my deity. :aww:
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AiridAndMewtwo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
^^
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emanrabiah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
great :clap:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :huggle:
I'm so glad to see people like it, it's kind of personal ... :aww:
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emanrabiah Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
u r always very welcome my dear :aww: :heart:
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AngeliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is featured in my journal [link]
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you! :hug:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! Much power and emotions in it! :clap:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! This work is very important to me and I'm so glad to see people like it :aww: :hug:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug: :heart: Das ist wirklich super! :heart:
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MaLize Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
SUPER POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies :aww:
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lifeless-life Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I'm fucking awestruck from the final result right now!!!! You're the fastest learner I've ever known! And seriously, I mean it - it's freaking awesome! :heart:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude...where's your car? :XD:
Sorry, you know I always have this urge to spoil the moment :lol:
Anyways, I want to say a huge THAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU! You're awesome! It's always fuckin fantastic when you like my work, because..well you know, this is all your fault :lol: I should be thanking you for all this :hug:
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lifeless-life Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Ferret! It's all your own fault, because all I did was introduce you to one product of the Adobe Series. You learned by yourself everything else. :glomp:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
but I'd never start learning it in first place if not for you and all those awesome sleep-overs. Heh, memories... you remember when the balcony "fell down"? :rofl: :hug:
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lifeless-life Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really think anyone could forget such a thing?! :rofl: :tighthug:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, that's why I ask :rofl:
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JULIAWA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great job dear
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :meow:
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is all very awesome! I enjoy mythology a lot, and you did a very good job with this! I especially love the stream of runes and ravens you threw in; they add a nice finishing touch to it all :D
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Odin brought wisdom to the people, according to the ancient texts, like Hávamál and Grimnismal, and runes are symbols of wisdom. I couldn't possibly leave him without them, even if the piece looked like crap :D Thank you :)
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed they are. Before I looked at the stock names, I actually thought he was standing atop the Yggdrasil and that this whole thing was a take on Hávamál, after the days of hanging were done. It's all very awesome :D
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well no, I wasn't after a particural scene from the texts because I can't recall any (there's been some time after I read them) :)
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see ^^; Still, very awesome image. Good story it reminded me of, too :D
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :D
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow!! Great representation of Odin! Nice use of stocks
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies, I'm glad you like it :aww:
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