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Hunter and the Dragon by arvalis Hunter and the Dragon by arvalis
First of all i spent way to much time on this picture. To explain the situation this is Sigurd, renamed as Runehardt, fighting his greatest foe, Fafnir the demon. Fafnir was once a man, though through his greed was turned into a dragon like monstrosity that kills without restrictions as there was no man capable of delivering the foul beast to the underworld. Runehardt was the bastard son of a god and a mortal woman giving him godlike strength and a near invincibility. With his sword, Balmung The Slayer of Evil, Runehardt was able to best the beast. Runehardt's achievement echoed throughout history as he was forever known as the Dragonslayer of Fafnir.

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Runehardt©Me
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BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your shading and detail! You made Sigurd look very heroic and Fafnir very... ferocious (aaahh! Dragon's ready to KILL!!)!

I love this myth. Go Brynhild, Sigurd, and Norse mythology yeahh!
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Gepetto887 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Writer
Please don't thank for the +fav.
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SethBlizzard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Student
Awesome sketch. That dragon is fabulous. I'm very impressed.
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minishdude1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
cool,wellplayed man.:katana:
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
thanks
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stefer23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
I love how you used the different angles of the strokes to add value! It really stands out! :aww:
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Thank you very much :)
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Fluid06 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
how did he get the name change. Love the art by the way, but I always thought he was just called Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. That and he had a kick ass helmet that made him invisible.
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The-Twist-Tie-Guy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa...

Whoa...

Just... whoa.................
Incredible- that's just insane.
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StupidGuy07 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
nice...
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GrayPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
this is amazing!!! i really really like it
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shortkitty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Photographer
Wow, this is amazing. You're such a great artist, makes somebody as bad as me feel like a blob of un-talent. :D Anyways, great job! *thumbs-up*
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Eternal-Nightmare202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
looks like the dragon thing on the front of Monster hunter freedon..but very cool all the same!!
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OmnislashVictim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
WOW! u are really good with penwork! do u ever think that u might make a mistake and will need an eraser? :faint: why don't u use pencil an go ove rin pern? or do u? anyway, u are very good!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
I like not having the ability to erase, it gives me less room for error and thus improves my profficiency as an artist. Sometimes i will go over the ballpoint roughs in a nice high grade inking pen. I used to only draw in pencil, but that led to me spending far to long on a picture because if i couldnt get it to look right i would erase until it did. Now if i dont like the picture, i scrap it and start over which keeps my work pace up. I strongly incourage you to draw in ballpoint pen, it will make you a better artist.
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OmnislashVictim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
here is something i did in pen, and it turned out quite well -> [link] <-please look at it :please:

i actually have alot of things to scan that i have done in pen a while back and when my mum made me finally clean out my cuboard, i found them all :XD: but, i'll eventually get around to it...i hope :) thanx for the advice! :thanks:
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
see you got it, just keep workin in pen and you should be fine
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OmnislashVictim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
haha maybe! :XD: i do some in pen, some in PS some in pencil. I have many tactics on how i do my art, but pen would have to be my favourite! ^^
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OmnislashVictim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
here is something i did in pen, and it turned out quite well -> [link] <-please look at it :please:

i actually have alot of things to scan that i have done in pen a while back and when my mum made me finally clean out my cuboard, i found them all :XD: but, i'll eventually get around to it...i hope :) thanx for the advice! :thanks:
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OmnislashVictim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
hehe sorry about the double post ^^; :XD:
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SpiffyMai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Student General Artist
Looks more like a demon, to me. XD
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
yeah i was kinda going for that
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killjoy92 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007   Traditional Artist
KOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DRAGON
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this great man!
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digital-Rat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing! I love your sketches, especially how much detail you put into them.
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Da-JMan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
the sword is awesome. the dragon is cool 2
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Gryz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
I thought Fafnir was a wolf? Different legend huh? ;)

Nice drawing very stylized. Looks like it took a long time just to ink everything.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
you are thinking of fenrir, yeah i just use ball point pen for it all
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Gryz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah and fafnir was the dragon! and slepnir was the horse.

Loki was Fenrirs master Odin was slepnirs did Fafnir have a master?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Fenrir was actually one of loki's offspring, and fenrir was the one to kill odin during ragnarok. In the myth sigurd's horse was one of the offspring of Slipnir. Fafnir os one of the three major dragons in norse mythology, he used to be a man infact. Sigurd was the one to kill fafnir and then he ate his heart to gain invulnerability and the ability to understand the language of the birds. Yeah i researched norse mythology pretty heavily recently, if you want the full story of sigurd and fafnir look up Vulsunga Saga.
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Gryz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
I used to be pretty well studied on it now all I can remember is stupid stuff like telling people the Wednesday used to be Woddins day and Thursday is Thorsday and Friday Frias day and so on and so forth.

Definatly one of the cooler religions to study and still has a lot of stuff used in common place today.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
i didnt actually know that :)
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