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Viking... by JoshSkaarup Viking... by JoshSkaarup
Yet again, another viking. Standing there all...distant?
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WaterWild Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
It's very good. A great example of what Vikings really looked like, unlike most of the rubbish drawings on devART with horned helmets.
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WaterWild Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Except really instead of an axe he should be keeping his balance with a spear. (Axes were for poor men who couldn't afford swords, and he obviously already has one of those, so he'd no use for an axe. Plus spears were a very common and useful weapon.)
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JoshSkaarup Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Axes weren't always just for the poor, in fact the amount of engraved and inlayed axes would speak otherwise. The spear was undoubtedly the most popular weapon of the viking ages, however. Also, he's holding what is sometimes referred to as a 'Dane' axe, the massive weapons of Huskarls and the Varangian Guard. But man this is like, mad old.
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MrMulti Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
yeah i agree with you in this matter axes were for some vikings the elite weapons and those who wield them on the battlefield got respect of the most other vikings.

All hail ODIN/Wotan ^^
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TheHammar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   Filmographer
awesome stance and details! faved
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PierreDeLarge Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Realistic and detailed, great picture of a Norse warrior.
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Orchliet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Indeed, could use a bit more fur, but I'm not complaining. This is damned good! I tried to draw a viking last night... It looked ok (It was horrible)
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LordJWA Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Yay finally someone has done a proper viking drawing, I hate all those people who portray them with horned helmets and double-headed axes, ridiculous.

Good stuff
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfull artwork!!!
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GnKit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
Hmm... a very nice amount of detail... could use some photoshop touches but as I am SO BAD at drawing I comment you :D
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