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Norse Creation Story 1 by BigFace Norse Creation Story 1 by BigFace
Another from my creation story project, this shows the cow Audhumla and the giant Ymir standing on either side of Ginnungagap, the void from which life first sprang.
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Given 2010-06-29
A Nordic tale of grand proportions is unfolded by virtue of ~BigFace's wielding of the brush; Norse Creation Story 1 encompasses a magnetic quality that coaxes the primordial hunger for further developments to a story. ( Suggested by oyah and Featured by snowmask )
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rodrigo368 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Nice!
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AndreasFrancis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love the simplicity of this work, and how it seems very dramatic. Great atmosphere with the scary looking big guy coming out of the mist.
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DrottningFrey Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning...
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I like!
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sarah306 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Photographer
I absolutely love this, I am a fan of Norse mythology and I think this captures the story quite well.
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Artlighter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Great work, but why does the cow have a necklace though it is the first creature ever??? The giant and cow look quiet childish, the giant even reminds me of the giant gingerbread man from shreck ;). so you are depicting the creation of the world through a childlike (and not too serious) point of view, which is very smart.
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bubblebabylover Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD It looks really different to what I usually think of them!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really interesting series! I admire your use of textures, I've been trying something similar lately.
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Iga-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, nice pic - interesting unusual style...the giant looks distant and mysterious :)
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Tay-Tay536 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
It has an interesting look. It changes in my eyesight though, it goes from 2D to 3D. It's cool.
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momokush Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
This is awesome.
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aupre Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Digital Artist
dark art
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LittleRed7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
That is such a creative piece. :) Really nice :)
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heyitsCameron Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its looks like the guy from yo gabba gabba
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hydr0jen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
very cool
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Deathbyduckies Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
~ I loooove how Ymir is almost...hiding in the mist! 8D THANK YOU MYTHOLOGY CLASS!:heart:
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Patastic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I don't understand. It's beautiful, but I don't understand.
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hitaiwoaisenai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
<3 giant gingerbread man!!!
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EspnB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful work, there!
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AlceX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I love the mist covering Ymir. It creates a great effect.
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DeltaShade18K Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Cowbull!!
I love Norse Mythology, this work is great!
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg the giant scares me
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Astonish90 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I like it, it reminds me of one of my favourite games ever, Shadow of the Colossus :3
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gornkniznik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You never heard about the game "Pathologic"? With this being a cow and standing in the fog, you're in style. A direct hit.
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BigFace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
What do you mean?
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gornkniznik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably blame translator. I meant that the work is very interesting and surprisingly similar in mood and imagery, to my favorite computer game in which you probably did not play.
like this
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omkr01 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
That Giant looks like a Astronaut.
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MrsHelenaWay13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I like the giant! I wanna give him a hug!
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neoshayna888 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I'm so happy to have seen this piece; I just started reading up on Norse mythology (it's so much fun to read and interesting!) and it's awesome to see a good illustration of one of their stories. Beautiful work!
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BigFace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks,
That's very nice of you to say so.
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neoshayna888 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
:D
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Fratercula Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I like it!
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blacklady666 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
A COWBULL!!! :heart:
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mokoia-chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
love the textures! :D
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ZooTVLenore Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I'm studying Norse mythology for a project as well - this is a great take on "the beginning"! I really like the textures.
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BigFace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks!
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LujLious Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:eyepopping: :jawdrop: :nirvana:

:thumbsup: :+fav:
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clippys Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
wonderful
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Resieku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I love this painting! It's very oryginal... Does it has covert meaning?
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BigFace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Nope!
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xCHERRYBOMBZx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
@_@

I just fell in love with this.. <3
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DustyCandy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Really beautiful!!
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ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That was always my favorite.
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patariku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Hahaha Ginnungagap! I didn't think I would ever hear that word again since my Norse Mythology class in High School. I miss all those crazy words like Jotinheim and Valhalla and stuff like that. Oh and great painting btw you got a good thing going :D
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RedCell02 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
But, nowadays, I would think you'd hear Valhalla a lot, since it seems to be a popular modern-day culture reference to Nordic myths.

Oh! I forgot about Jotinheim! Damn, here goes my entire day looking up Nordic myths again...
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twinge-painter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
wow thats just really neat to look at
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Eidar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005   Photographer
the hole myth of the norse are a good read, like the story about how the world is going to and and a new will come
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w00zle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
There's something very spooky about Ymir and the way the eyes just seem to burn their way though the mists.

That's another tremendous image!
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kylpen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
this is from the nordic mythology, isn't it?
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alaister Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
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