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Ragnarok by NicholasKay Ragnarok by NicholasKay
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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 Thunderstatement )
:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice! And the ice giants? Jormungandr,it is Niddogh,no?
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KejDarK Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New member
Good =]
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halgreen Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
"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 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital 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 5 hours ago
Clap 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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HuskerLethalDesign Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning piece.You captured the look of Ragnarok perfectly.
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Gaugameles Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  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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:iconnicholaskay:
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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:iconbristock:
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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:iconnicholaskay:
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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:iconcalmar:
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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:iconhellkommandersanders:
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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:iconnicholaskay:
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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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

This sublim work has been featured in my journal: [link]

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NicholasKay Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Shirahen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
So who of the Norse gods just lost his arm or is it all the Norse from Ragnarok team up with the Gods against the inevitable defeat?
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional
Odin looks awesome.
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Simulacrumble Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
epic...!
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walking-man Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This is such a fantastic piece! I've been following your stuff for some time now and I've become a fan of your work. Can I ask if you're self-taught or did you go to an art school? Thanks for sharing!
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NicholasKay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks- I'm primarily self-taught.
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EdXCal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
That is simply epic beyond epic! O.O WOW!
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Casimira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorites so far! I always imagined Sleipnir to be black though :)
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tophercardinali Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG!!! This is epic. I'm high-fiveing the disembodied arm flying through the air on my screen right now. Awsome work.
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KurlVeranek Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
WOW
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Chenese96 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work. ^^
Stay inspired!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
The guy who got the worst deal during the end times was the guy who had to fight Surtur with the really bright sword. Imagine fighting an enemy who had a sword brighter than a thousand suns and you just have some deer horns. Takes some real guts to fight such odds. Wish I could remember the name of the Aesir/Vanir guy.

Odin had a spear that does not miss.
Everybody dies in the end.

Great job with this.
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In the end, it is Freyr that fights Surtur. 
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thanks.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is absolutely mind-blowing!
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magenguy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good god... Its Amassing.
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Holy fuck I love you for making this.
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TheArgon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing one!
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keren-or Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! Great colors.
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