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My depiction of the Norse goddess 'Hel', goddess of the underworld (hence the derived name 'Hell') She is said to have a cast down appearance, being half 'living' flesh and half black or dead. She was also held responsible for sweeping plague through villages and towns, which is the subject of this painting.

I wanted to make her seem fair on her half of flesh, seeing as she is a goddess, and give her an expression that described anything but happiness. This painting took an unjustifiably long amount of time, however I am happy with the results of some parts and I learned a lot from it, and gained a few new brushes in the process! Photoshop CS3, 8 or 9 hours.
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Ekleine99 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Interesting
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sergis25 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Hello

My name is Sergi . I am from Barcelona. I have a blog about myths and legends. I put your amazing work in my blog.

I hope you agree. I put your deviantart address.

Thanks

www.sergismite.blogspot.com.es…
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thinkubus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional
That's fine mate, thanks for sharing! :)
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MellehH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing. 
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Jegman1985 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Amazing
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molly054 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Best Hel art I've seen!
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ChasingRabbits Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
This is very kick ass! I love you!
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thinkubus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional
SHANKS VERY MUSH! :D
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Just incredible!
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Scitza Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh prettyness.
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Cornelia-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she is very cute
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MorganMartini Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This must be one of the most beautiful piece of art about Hel. I think you should submit your art to a group, for example Norse mythology group, so everyone can see it. I am sure they will love it too, just like me!
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thinkubus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional
Thanks I appreciate it. :) Thanks also for the advice, I might do that, I had thought about it but I also thought it might come across as a little self interested. But I suppose how else would it get there? I'll look around and see what I can find!
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punic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
cool!
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