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Viking by littleac Viking by littleac
Viking figure drawn in 2002. Pen on paper.
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davishwulf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great artwork
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fabio2266 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
really strong.
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LittleHeadache Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
i wish a tattoo this man,with your permission of course...
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BriggenGerda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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mhollowell19 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the emotion in this, dead fuckin tired. haha. bet he kicked some ass though. beautiful drawing.
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CharmanRaa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
exactly what I would expect a seasoned viking warrior to look like! Very nice!
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now this is a guy who can kick some serious ass!
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ShadowMystorm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Awesome1!11!!!
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CrimsonMobster Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
:o
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Jesterhead668 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's dark an gritty I love this!!
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ShadowMystorm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
awesome!
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Asgard-media Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice..
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De-pression Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Photographer
I like it so much! very good drawing!
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Planken Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Good picture^^
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neobro555 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
man vikings were awesome!!! wish i could GO BACK IN TIME AND BE A VIKING *hits self with pan* .... dammit i was supposed to be in viking times after i knocked my self unconscious
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Scandinavian-PyroART Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I wish I could draw : ( I SUCK AT IT! I CAN'T DRAW A STICK! XD
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synyster696 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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fengarm Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
nice, but not a viking. vikings did not have horns on their helmets, their shields were round and swords were totally different from this on the drawing. This man here can be a medieval knight with weak armour and "custom hat" B-)
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Scandinavian-PyroART Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Yea they did. They had horn helmets for their everyday outfit. It has been recorded and history. They didn't where them for battle though. P.S. the vikings didn't have many swords. They didn't have hand;es at that time. And who care a shield is a shield.
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fengarm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
only one viking helmet with horns on it has been found, it was huge (far more bigger than a normal helmet) and made for some ritual purpose. For their everyday outfit there weren't any special clothes. They didn't wear any hats nor special helmets with horns to look cooler or whatever. One reason why people think they had horns on their helmets is because raven wings on Odin's helmet may look like horns. Second reason is that christians came up with this legend to describe vikings as barbaric as possible.

For the swords, there were a few styles for them, but the main features were alike, some examples are shown here: [link]

That's true shield is a shield, but no viking could have a shield that looks like one that came to use about three hundred years after vikings' age. And a proof that they used only round shields is that if you look at any viking ship, then on the borders you see round shields, isn't that right?
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Scandinavian-PyroART Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Yea true. I bought an ancient viking knife and it didn't have a handle and I'm all like "WHAT THE HECK!" Yea there shields were round because they didn't really shape them much. They just melted the bronze and hoped it turned out right it was never a perfect circle.
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fengarm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
their shields were made of wood and in the middle there was a forged iron "bowl" to protect their hands. Second metal part is the frame around the shield, but sometimes there is no frame... I don't know where you take your weird information from :D
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BrendaTheRed Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well done, but vikings don't weak horned helmets. |:
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Scandinavian-PyroART Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Yea they did. They just didn't wear them in battle. Hey thoughs horns are big and could easily get in the way. Why the wore them at all... To tell the truth idk xD Maybe because they looked scary?

I'm Scandianvian.
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BrendaTheRed Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No, no. The helmets with horns were characteristics given by Christians to compare the Vikings to the devil, to the people who don't knew. Then, with that kind of "vision" about them, they were really feared by the people who thought they were representations of the devil, because of their polytheistic religion. The christians wanted to crush their religion and convert them, so that excuse has convinced many people to be against them. Still convincing today. There is no proof that the vikings wore helmets with horns, according to those who have been found in excavations until today.
The only ever found were conical helmets, without any kind of horn.
You, being scandinavian, should know that...

Anyone who studied the Nordic culture, know about that... A fact (at least until now).
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InkOfSorrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
sigh, its nice, but i still get disturbed by how o man belives the vikings was just raiders and warriors
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Scandinavian-PyroART Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
They were raiders and warriors. My ancestor Hrolfr (Who's Grandson was Rollo Rolf (No this wasn't his blood name it was his foreign name)-hero to Normandy, France) was banished from Norway because he raided a village after the King had announced the viking rein to come to an end. You need to do more research before you blurt that out to the public. They were people and had family's etc. But they believed if you didn't die in war you would go to a land ruled by Hel daughter of the God of mischief Loki. And it's not a good place to go. If you died of old age, illness, or suicide you went to this land. I'm not saying they didn't have good points they ate any animal they had that died of old age including sheep and oxen. They had a lot of traits similar to native americans. Infact they were the first people to find North America. My family pass down the viking traditions even to today. You obviously aren't Scandinavian so what rights do you have to talk about our people and be all high and mighty about your belief? Do us all a favor and stick to your own ancestors I'm sure your better at that.

I'm proud to say my ancestors were vikings.

P.S. The vikings didn't believe in mercy.
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InkOfSorrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I am from sweden... I study history in school. Also vikings were more than raiders and warriors, this was a small part of their life.

they were traders, slavers, explorers, fishers, farmers, pillagers, warriors and mercenaries
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Reugenott Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Just how I imagined Bodvar Bjarki, from the Norse Saga of King Hrolf Kraki and the Champions. VERY well done.
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dark-horizons-comic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
manly as fuck viking, awesome picture :)
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Vikingmaiden Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Oh wow! Wish I had such a great pen-drawing skills!
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Maowmonstarr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome man
should put a background
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georgshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
This is amazing! It's a really powerful drawing. The contrast between the intense shading and the simple pose make for a really dramatic and beautiful drawing.

=]
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Ennathrae Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
plain awesome :D
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MisakiTheGoreLover Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Simply amazing
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Widunder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, very nice!
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Pelenal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats alot of ink used lol!

awesome drawing but, well done
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Copylajt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
wow, that's an awesome drawing! :)
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dethklokisking Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
I wish i could draw like you lol.
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AshaGreyjoy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Very good, dark and gloomy, I like it.
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