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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....)
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well, actually Fenrir is Loki' son.... as Jormungandr, Sleipnir and Hela
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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. :(
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oh, honey, you've outdone yourself here! This is fabulous!!
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks!
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Jarfr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Artist
Fantastic!
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
:hug:
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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:
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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
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Padfoot55 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Your art is very inspiring. Love it!
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droxy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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enabot Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Just great.
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tyr looks so chilled out, yeah whatever.

Wonderful work as always!
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DaggerRavionFall Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loki is like " You are hurting my puppy!"
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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.
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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!!
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aekati Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Oh, Loki's face is perfect. Angry and sad and scared all at once.
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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~
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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 ;-)
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Snigepippi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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...
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methowwolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! It's so sad!
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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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