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The Binding of Fenrir by Hellanim The Binding of Fenrir by Hellanim
Norse mythology
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Brilliant work, but it makes me want to cry.  *pets Fenrir, who couldn't help being big and hungry* 

I don't know if you've ever read "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, but there's a character named Fezzik, who grows very large and strong and mature-looking while still very young, so people fear and torment him, which is terribly cruel, especially since Fezzik is still a shy and highly sensitive child at that point.  This part of the Norse myths always has me comparing Fenrir and Fezzik, and I sympathize with both of them.

(FYI:  This is the third time I've tried to comment on this piece, only to have my comment disappear.  I think there's a curse on on the painting.  Or on me....)
OcioProduction Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well, actually Fenrir is Loki' son.... as Jormungandr, Sleipnir and Hela
methowwolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor loki. He had all of his children taken from him, and by his best friend, too. :(
Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oh, honey, you've outdone yourself here! This is fabulous!!
Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Absolutely fantastic -- yet another triumph from you! I love Loki's face, awash with dread and shame.
JFeathersmith Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the expressions they all have.

All your work in this style is just so *flails* perfect.
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Poor Loki looks frightened and sad :(. I love how authentic but still original your artwork feels. The line work on Fenrir is wonderful, and Thor has a fantastic beard. :drool:
Hellanim Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I think he has to be, it is really horrible such a fate for your child and even fulfilled by your best friend because of his paranoia and unreliable prophecy. :-(
I has worked on my style for this theme quite a long time, I love the old wood carving patterns and I try to depend on it (not exactly, but with some hints), I am really pleased that you apreciate my style. :hug:
DasWeisseKaninchen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
i just love your drawing style :D especially fenrir looks stunning, but the picture as a whole gives of a really ancient feeling
Padfoot55 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Your art is very inspiring. Love it!
droxy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
enabot Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Just great.
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tyr looks so chilled out, yeah whatever.

Wonderful work as always!
DaggerRavionFall Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loki is like " You are hurting my puppy!"
TheScreamingNorth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite scenes rendered perfectly by a kickass artist. Have I told you before that you draw Thor PERFECTLY? No really, it's utterly perfect. The whole scene is--the emotions are fantastic and the piece says a LOT of things all at once. Jeez.
red20 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Ah, and there goes Tyr being all brave and such. :)
You are such a pro at this!
You should illustrate a children’s book on Norse mythology. I would buy it!!
aekati Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Oh, Loki's face is perfect. Angry and sad and scared all at once.
LadyNorthstar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loki looks fantastic, all angry at Odin, and I absolutely love Tyr and Fenrir too... I missed your art on my dA, and this piece is simply stunning~ ILU~
Hellanim Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thanks! I hope I will add more soon, I was really busy lattely, but it is better now ;-)
Snigepippi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wonder what Loki is thinking about the whole thing....One child bound, other kid thrown in the sea and the baby girl banished...
methowwolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! It's so sad!
Svetlana-IR Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I deeply love your norse images. They're so cosy and true
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