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Valkyrie by NiceTie Valkyrie by NiceTie
I wanted to create something that was exciting to look at,
My character has come across a bit androgynous but I wanted femininity to be the stronger element.

So this is Valkyrie with a little inspiration from the norse mythology.

I might update this a bit when I get the time but im pretty happy with it for now.

Let me know what you think!
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
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Rabidchaos Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Nice scarring effects! She's clearly been through a lot. If you're trying to make the character look more feminine while still looking in place, try smaller pauldrons and somewhat wider hips. Keep it up! The internet needs more art like this!
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Being Norse, I automatically enjoy anything from my culture. But as a work of art, this is great! The Valkyrie looks appropriately fierce, and I think the fact that you didn't make her a typical Wagner beauty was an excellent touch befitting the Handmaids of . The armor looks like it's been used (are those wings I see on her back?) and she definitely looks like she belongs on the battlefield. Now I'm wondering if you take commissions! That would be brilliant.

*came here from the Sci-Fi Archive
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! I originally had plans to have 'electric wings' coming from the metal back piece but I really did not like the look so I gave that a miss.
I am happy to do a commission if your interested, Cheers.
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Cool. What are your rates? Better question, do you have any specific ones?
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well unfortunately there is no guide book to this stuff so I am at the bottom rung, I do not have anything specific, it really depends on the type of work whether it be photography, hand illustration, digital illustration or all of them together. Did you have something specific in mind? I might be able to judge it better from there
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Yeah, I was thinking you could do a full-body one-character shot with a relatively uncomplicated background in a digital medium. Sci-fi theme.
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
*Handmaids of Odin. I hate it when I do that.
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thats ok everyone does it, i sent you a note because it seemed to make sense to discuss in a slightly less public environment
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JadePhoenix917 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Yeah, apologies. Kinda tired.
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Hindorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
cool! :iconhurrhurrplz:
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TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I actually think the more androgynous look works well here - this is great work!
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I was fearing a lot of misinterpretation so thats good news
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TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I think there's a fairly widespread trend on dA, to hyper-feminise faces, so you get a lot of males that look like androgynous females and, and females with huge, shining eyes and pneumatic lips, who look more feminine that any actual woman possibly could without extensive surgery and photoshop. It's therefore extremely pleasing to see someone buck that trend, and paint a character who looks like an androgynous female, and is one. :D
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks matey!
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childersart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, wot? A female character with practical armor? Outstanding in itself!
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, funny you bring that up because that was a conceptual goal of mine. I wanted my character to look like a warrior not a outer space stripper!
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You did a fine job, friend.
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NiceTie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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KittySib Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Totally badass!
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CorentinChiron Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cool ^^
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