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Fenrir - You will never be alone by Gewalgon Fenrir - You will never be alone by Gewalgon


"Fenrir - You will never be alone", shows me in my dragon form, my fiance in his raven form and Fenrir (called Fenris too), the mythological wolf.
In many legends and stories Fenrir is described as a powerful and monstrous wolf. Even the gods began to fear his growing power and chained him with a magical ribbon, that Fenrir couldn't tear himself, on a mountain. Where, that is only known by few.
He had to stay there many thousands of years, because they thought he was vicious.
But was he really bad? Or did the gods just fear his imposing appearance and believed Fenrir would use his powers to harm them?
In this image Fenrir is free, released from his chains. Even if he is a demigod, there is still a wolf in him after all, yearning to enjoy life.
And finally, he is allowed to do so...

(Thanks to :iconwotansvogel: for helping me with the translation & for her tips while I drawed this piece! :la:)

[Drawn with "GIMP" and a graphic tablet - about 13 hours]



"Fenrir - You will never be alone", zu deutsch: "Fenrir - Du wirst nie mehr allein sein" zeigt mich in meiner Drachengestalt, meinen Verlobten in seiner Rabengestalt und Fenrir (auch Fenris genannt), den mythologischen Wolf.
In vielen Sagen und Geschichten wird Fenrir als mächtiger und monströser Wolf beschrieben. Selbst die Götter begannen sich vor seiner wachsenden Kraft zu fürchten und ketteten ihn mit einem magischen Band, das Fenrir selbst nicht zerreißen konnte, an einem Berg. Wo, das wissen nur die wenigsten.
Viele Jahrtausende sollte er dort verweilen, weil man ihn für schrecklich hielt.
Doch war er wirklich böse? Oder fürchteten sich die Götter bloß vor seiner imposanten Erscheinung und glaubten, Fenrir würde seine Kräfte dazu nutzen um ihnen zu schaden?
In diesem Bild ist Fenrir frei, erlöst von seinen Ketten. Auch wenn er ein Halbgott ist, so steckt doch ein Wolf in ihm, der sich danach sehnt das Leben zu genießen.
Und das soll er nun endlich dürfen...

[Mit einem Grafiktablett & "GIMP" gezeichnet - etwa 13 Stunden]

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You really keep amazing me with your talent and style of drawing about dragons and mythical beings in stories, that is what I love the most and I took the time to read the description and I was hooked. Let me say first, the colors have a dark but appealing color, the black of the wolf and raven blend into the background and the snow white dragon with the Northern Lights and the moon having room to shine through, it appeals to the eye and sticks out in a good way. The details are incredible, I can see the little strands of grass and hair on the animals. What also drew me to the this was how the atmosphere feels. Usually, when dragons, wolves, and ravens are around they are suppose to be feared and they possess great evil. But not this one, it has a very calming, relaxed feel. You can feel the love and caring in the animal's eyes and hearts. They have good intentions. What else can I say but, that is marvelous and I can't wait to see you amaze me EVEN more! Rock On girl!
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This picture is beautiful. The detail is amazing, I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into this. All in all, it is a very beautiful piece. There are only a few negative things that I can say about this, but most of them are small nitpicks.
My major malfunction with this one is the wolf's face. The nose doesn't appear to be sticking out, instead it looks like it only extends a little out of the face and the bridge of the nose seems to be sloping at a 30 degree off vertical slope. Also the fur around the wolf's head appears as if it is closer to the viewer than the darker fur surrounding it because of the way it is shaded.
A smaller problem I have is that the sky looks just a little bit too bright. I think darkening the shade or adding more blue and having less yellow would help the aurora stand out more.
Also, I must note that the raven appears to be a weak point in the picture since it has minimal detail, whereas on the Dragon and Wolf you can see each and every hair. It makes it's clay-like shading stand out in a bad way.
The last thing that I must note is that the horns appear to have fur with the way you shaded it. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not.
I apologize if I seem to be too hard on it. I am by no means saying that this is not a beautiful and amazing piece. I just feel that the best artists need more harsh critiques the most, since most people who see the great artist's work are afraid to say anything more than mindless praise(or they are incapable of it)
I hope this helps, and I thank you for reading this intimidating wall of text.
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Inspired-KOOlness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thats amazing!
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
Inspired-KOOlness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
no problem!
Llammastache Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
My 3 favorite animals! THANKYOU FOR MAKING THIS!!!
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, they are my 3 fav animals too! :D
It was my pleasure! ^^
PandaTJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this means a lot to me! :-)
ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I agree this! Dragons and wolves free! :)
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :la:
RainThatFallsSoftly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! :D
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