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a-sketch-a-day 20130102. Hel, goddess of the underworld.

Another old-and-updated ‘post-apocalyptic mythological fantasy’ concept. The general idea/feel goes something like ‘ash, smoke, soot, dust and dry earth’; a living statue made of black marble or dark granite, blank ‘scar’ and disfigured shoulder on her left side a rough/scarred surface. Story-wise Hel is powerful but often neutral and/or passive. Lady’s got no need to rush.

Companion piece to
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guardianarchangel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
I love the way you drew hel
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This design is cool, nice stuff
kitiaramajere Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
beautiful! Would love to see a more in-depth drawing!
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm really enjoying what you've shared of this setting/characters. It's a really unique take on Norse mythology. When you say 'scar', do you mean that is the nature of her blank face? Intriguing! More, plz.
croaky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! It's an old story concept that's fun to revisit--this the first time I've gotten deeper into these designs.

Hm. Perhaps 'scar' is a so-so term.. I'm not sure what else to call it. Yes, it's the blank face part and the uneven shoulder: like an eroded or 'scarred' statue it's smooth/detailed surface and (in case of shoulder) pieces are missing?

Fenris (and Sköll and Hati) should (hopefully) be up next. :D
swampish666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Love this! Great work! :D
Rainfelt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her design. Very beautiful; well done.
chigrima Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Solkatt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the flow in this picture :)
liquidcyberpunk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
theres alot of great stuff in these lines,great composition keep it up *respect*
rappunzell14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I love it~~ Perhaps you should draw Loki with his other children next? You've just completed Hel, and Jormungandr. Thus, I would like to see how the others fair from your glorious drawing skills! ^.^
croaky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! ♥

For whatever reason, I'm not too interested or inspired in re-imagining Loki here but I guess I should never say never! Could happen. However, Fenrir should appear sooner or later and probably also Sleipnir. :)
rappunzell14 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
YESSSSSS~~~ I love Fenrir!! Who cares if he would eat me in a heart-beat? I'd snuggle that wolf all day (and watch Thor die in shock because of it...)
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