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Here's my new piece, Ragnarok!

This painting features the final battle of the Norse gods against the fire giants of Muspelheim, the Midgard serpent (Jormungandr), and their other foes.
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Given 2015-04-25
Ragnarok by NicholasKay

An amazing combination of the stylized and dynamic, capturing the myth in fine detail and creativity. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by MidnightExigent )
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Doodah Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesommeeee
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bzylman Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
This is totally radical and incredibly awesome
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Payo-X Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   General Artist
Incredible work. The "thinning" of the pantheon of gods, the world, and mankind. Overall gorgeous and well balanced. I love all the characters and creatures included!
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is so amazing!
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LilyNion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just epic *_*
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ColdBlod23 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student General Artist
How many legs the horse has?7?
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iamthewizard2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
just noticed that horse has 8 legs!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
so great!
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Marye-the-Minstrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love how the fire giant is just casually throwing an arm into the distance.
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student
That is one majestic, kick-butt artwork!

Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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PuissantThunder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
WOAH.
That is great.
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   General Artist
Absolutely amazing! Great work, and congrats on the DD!
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Very imaginative. 
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Sollrack Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is so dynamic I felt I was watching a video for a while, congrats on the well deserved DD!
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! Deserved DD! Great composition, and I love the jotün design! :thumbsup:
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SerenityBane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Now which poor sod is the horse standing on? Haha!
Beautiful piece! Wow!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work and details - congrats on the DD
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JullezArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great illustration
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krasblak Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, WOW! Magnificent illustration! Love the way you used the Midgard Serpent to create even more dynamic flow in this piece! Congrats on the DD!
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Skilledwolfartist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure awesomeness. I love all the levels in this piece. Many struggle to keep control of the little things that go on in their art, but you perfected it. I absolutely love paintings where there is still lots happening around the centre of attention. The knight with his arm getting thrown off and the demons confronting one of the nights.

I just love it! 
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice! And the ice giants? Jormungandr,it is Niddogh,no?
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KejDarK Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Good =]
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halgreen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
"There came a time when the old gods died! the brave died with the cunning! the noble perished, locked in battle with nleashed evil! It was the last day for them!"
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EdoDave Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing but, I seem to be unable to spot Fenrir.
Also, is that a reference to Tyr's right hand being lost? It's probably not.
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Clap 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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HuskerLethalDesign Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning piece.You captured the look of Ragnarok perfectly.
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Gaugameles Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Exellent work *-*
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awesomesaurusrex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
This is amazing, but truly the midgard serpent is without a doubt the best part of this work, as it rises from the depths of the darkest part of the seas and yet still able to stretch it's head to the heavens above....amazing
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you use only layer modes for highlights and shadows? (other than normal mode)
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NicholasKay Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All the time. Check out my video on them:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSCoE7…
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Bristock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're one of my favorite artists, and this is again an amazing work.  great job
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NicholasKay Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man!
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
epic is too small a work for this masterpiece----WOW!!!!!!
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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create art like you? How did you learn and become so amazing?!!


Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings?


People just say 'Practice.' But I do not know 'exactly' what this entails. 


Can you maybe make me, like, a list or something?!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time so I can get as good as you? 


If there's any books/DVDs/tutorials you can recommend that totally helped you get better, that would be so freakin' incredible!!!


Thanks for the help!

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James-JET-Tharp Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:happybounce: 
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Calmar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
This is really cool! :) :+fav:
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DimiDevos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
needs more fenrir. sick piece man! <3
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O why you...:heart:
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This is such an amazing piece, I'm having this tattooed in November. I cannot wait to show you the result. 
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NicholasKay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SWEET! I'd love to see it.
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Killerartboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
this is a nice peace
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Minamo21 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT is AWESOME!! :D
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Blue-Marcus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
:D
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PiTY91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow
too epic
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious work! Truly inspirational stuff!
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Great epic picture! Very nice structuring of the picture and the design on the fire giants are very cool.
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Netheb Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Dat helmet ! :'D
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Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Norse mythology, yes please <3
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