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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.


Story Courtesy of ~Trancendence
Aphophysis render for basic forms
CS2 postwork (few hours?)
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Wolfbane9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Supremely epic.
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?"
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.
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!
Barony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, this is my most popular / favorited work, i like it.
1wngdngl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Beautiful colors. The small person makes it extra interesting.
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!
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 >.>
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.....
CMJiaz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
this is really awesome!! i wish i can do that
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