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Valhalla by Barony Valhalla by Barony
Pain has dulled itself upon me too many times.
I am no longer a warrior , if i ever was one.
Do you see the fire in my eyes, or the glory that could have been mine?
Did you ever see it, or was it always just a reflection of yourself.
Do you not see that the world has overtaken me,
That my bones are brittle, my flesh is weak, my spirit broken?
There is not a horse i have not ridden,
Nor a blade which hasn't been dulled on my scarred and tattered hide.
And yet the gods still taunt me so, never letting me go to to my rest.
I want to leave this world and its horrors behind,
I want to leave this shell of broken bones and callused flesh.

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Story Courtesy of ~Trancendence
Aphophysis render for basic forms
CS2 postwork (few hours?)
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:iconwolfbane9:
Wolfbane9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Supremely epic.
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cptkitten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   General Artist
I really like the picture- it's superb.

But... The title and the accompanying words are lost on me. It just doesn't fit. Or, er... I'm saying this wrong. The passage goes nicely with the image, but I'm just not quite fond of it. The title goes with neither that or the picture... Why did you choose to name it "Valhalla?"
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The entry to Valhalla was across a rainbow bridge if i recall correctly (which i really hope i did). This is kind of my take on it.
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:iconbubblegum-fairy:
bubblegum-fairy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
I love this, it is so beautiful! Love the little people, give a sense of size to the picture!
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, this is my most popular / favorited work, i like it.
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:icon1wngdngl:
1wngdngl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Beautiful colors. The small person makes it extra interesting.
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:iconlilth11:
Lilth11 Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
Beautiful! It looks like the entrance to Heaven or something divine like that. Ne, may I use it as the background to a drawing? I'll acknowlege you of course!
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No sorry, i really cant let you use it in a deviation.

But thank you for the wonderful comment!

Dont take me saying no against you though, you have a wonderful gallery and your drawings of people are superb. Wish i could draw people that well. its my weakness >.>
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Lilth11 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
It's okay.... I understand.
Hehe, thanks for looking at my drawings and liking my people. What do you have trouble with when drawing people? Proportions? Perspective? What? I can try to help.
In the meantime... how about a watch *glint in eyes*. Yes, I'm one of "those" people.....
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:iconcmjiaz:
CMJiaz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
this is really awesome!! i wish i can do that
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Real simple man, lots of cool brushes.

You could do this im sure :)
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xDORAGONxWINGSx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
This is really amazing... I can't even describe how much I admire this! ^^
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheheh, glad to hear you like it!

THanks for dropping by :)
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Schizo-Of-Destiny Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :love:
I could just stare at this for hours :love:

Splendid work!
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Really glad that you liked it.

Its much the same for me, each time i come back to it i read new things into it...

Really appreciate the nice comment too btw ^.^
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wild-filly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
Gorgeous! I love the colours and the hazy, dreamy atmosphere of it all. This is going on the favourites list.
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much siobhan!

I didnt realise you maintained a DA account :O would have dropped by sooner and said hi If I had :)

Thanks for taking the time to cruise through my gallery and im glad you found something that you liked!
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:iconwild-filly:
wild-filly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
*grins* That's okay. I am liking your gallery, that i am. And yes, my DA account is one of those mythical things that few people expect to exist (myself included)... hence my lack of posting on it very regularly.
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just figured youd be like me, get busy and DA falls rather low onb the priorities list :P

And besides, DA is good because you dont need to be checking no it continually.

Thanks for the nice comments on the gallery though :)
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sirenscall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
oh my god it's so gorgeous! and all pastel rainbowey! i love the colours and the textures and the form; awesome~!
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, now what would you be doing poking round my gallery :P

And yeah this is one of my favorites, started out more abstract then i originally intended but turned out nice i think :)

Glad you like the shinies ^.^
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agreatpenname Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors!!! It's lovely!!! :+fav:
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! so glad you liked it :)

Also thanks for the favorite, I really appreciate those :)
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Tsatsayka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
:heart: Colors! :drool: ;)
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehehe, rather!
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thebebopcow Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
Nice work, as usual. Took a full view to notice the humanoid figure in the image. Enjoying the trippy pouring colored fog effect. Nice composition.
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnaks, glad you liked it, and the figure is definately worth the full view to see in my opinion :)
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:iconreika-chan:
Reika-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
*stares at awe* i dunno what to say... O_O
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Staring says all the world :P ^.^ Glad you like it :) Good to hear from you again!
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:iconreika-chan:
Reika-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
hehehe yess!! it's finally summer and i have a lot more time for the net!! yayzz!! ^^
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huzzah! All hail the mighty internets!

And the free time to abuse it!
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:iconreika-chan:
Reika-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
:D Yes, yes!!! :XD:
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:iconmagicshmop:
Magicshmop Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Sweet shit dude, I love it.
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, glad you liked it :)
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Eresemeth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
NICE! :D Love the poetry too -Roz
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, thanks go to Soj for that.... inspired the image a bit.
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The-LegendaryExtreme Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
is that little black thing a person?
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure is :)
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photoshopdesigngeek Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006   Digital Artist
so cool! I love the water appearance!
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheheh thanks glad you liked it.

Its rather fascinating that you saw water though.

I dont recall drawing any :)

This is why i love surreal and abstract pieces. It is what you want to make it :)
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photoshopdesigngeek Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006   Digital Artist
I don't know... I guess it kinda looked like a fountain. No, it didn't look intentional, just what I saw. Really cool. :)
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:iconbarony:
Barony Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehehehe, it does have a rather frozen waterish look to it.
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