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ODIN Allfather by Olafski ODIN Allfather by Olafski
My take on the king god of Norse mythology. Got a little tired of seeing depictions of him as this old guy with a short white beard and golden armour. In the myths, Odin spent a great deal of his life travelling the world to learn and gain knowledge. The antlers were added because I think an ancient god should be a bit more "primal" than the stories made up by men in the viking age.

This is the design that will be used in a comic I am planning to make called The Eye of Odin.
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GrandpaTheobald Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
The horns look great, but how does He wear a wide-brimmed hat when He goes wandering? Is it just magic on the inside? Either way, this looks great, though! And it makes sense for Odin to look a bit more primal than the other Gods, since Him and His Brothers were some of the first beings in the Cosmos. One would think the Three of them would have some subtle physical similiarities to the Jotnar since Odin, Vini, and Ve came into being around the same time as the Hrimthursarr. Also, I see Huginn and Muninn, but why no Sleipnir? He wasn't with His....Mother(?) Loki, so why's He not here with His rider? I'd really like how Your Sleipnir looks....
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Olafski Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Allfather probably takes on a more subtle form while wandering. Like an old lady seeking shelter, or a bitter old fisherman.

I posted a preview of Sleipnir on my tumblr a couple of days ago. He appears very early in the story, and might get his own image like Odin and Loki has.
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Micka33 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really digging this design man, that Odin looks like quite a badass!
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Jurassic4LIFE Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this A LOT! He kind of reminds me of an owl! Specifically the one from the movie adaption of the novel, "Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH"
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Lothiriell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so different from the way Odin is usually portrayed, and it's so much cooler! I specially love what you did on his eyes and his clothes, you have a lot of attention for details, he looks more like an ancient god instead of a superhero from a Marvel comic book :P
Anyway it's really refreshing to see something like this, you did a great job :) Also good luck on your comic ^^
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Olafski Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! I have never really been satisfied with depictions of the norse gods, so I'd rather do my own.
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Lothiriell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) So you'll also make designs of other gods for your comic?
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Olafski Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loki is coming up at some point soon.
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Lothiriell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds nice, I'm looking forward for it :)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Wow so cool. :)
Love the style and all the detailed knots.
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