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Delphine Gache

"Valkyries" by Delphine Gache

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Digital painting on photoshop, 12 x 12 cm

This picture has been realised for a CD album. As its sound point it out, it represents Valkyries at Asgard's doors. For those who don't know northern myths, Valkyries are beautiful and powerful warriors. They are the guardians of Odin's kingdom and they are in charge to open the "paradise doors" to the proud warriors fallen on the battlefields. We often give them rather hard features and belligerent attitudes... For me, The Valkyrie is not that. It's first a goddess. I imagine completely the way the warriors of formerly had to see them. After all, it's them who came to look for them during their death. I don't think that these men imagined aggressive and spartan womens... At the opposite, it was a honnor to fall during the battles, the warriors went with peace in the soul, why, simply because they thought hardly that charming viking women, cute and pleasant will take them... (yes it's true, it's a little misogynist when we go in deep, but it was however definitely that, the idea !) That said, I conserved this "guardian" aspect of the Walkyries. Because in fact, they have when even one of the most important mission... Everybody is not autorised to enter in Asgard's Kingdom !

3 May 2008:-) Ken Archangelartist227 Goodman
I do like the effect of the cloud and the horses in the background...this is very good piece, a little action would help...even in the anticapation of action.
3 May 2008:-) Charlotte Ahlgren
Yay valkyries! Can I be the one in the middle? I love her headpiece/helmet. And the big shield. And your use of colour. The white/purple/gold works great in the picture!
4 May 2008:-) Claudia "monkey" Vilela
That is sooo AWESOME!
8 Aug 2008:-) Rachel Serpentine White
I love it! the feeling you get looking at it- the anticipation of the fight to come... so cool! I also like the way her eyes have no pupils, like she’s so much more powerful than she looks! love it!
22 Apr 2009:-) MT Starkey
Brillaint pic. Great lighting, colour.
23 Sep 2009:-) Nicua Ryver Smit
i love the feeling of your art, clean and golden.
10 Oct 200945 Anon.
this it tight! but when i saw the horses face it kinda looked like a wolf or something to me, i think it shoulda been a little longer, even still it’s really good 2
21 Dec 2009:-) Stephanie S. K. Marbach
ooooooooooooooooh, this reminded me so much of king’s quest VI2!!!
16 Apr 2012:-) Genalee Simon
What a cool idea for a CD cover!
4 Sep 201245 Anon.
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 • Created by: :-) Delphine Gache
 • Copyright: ©Delphine Gache. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Asgard, Blue, Fight, Goddess, Guardian, Horses, Kingdom, Odin, Photoshop, Purple, Sky, Valkyries, Walkiries, War, Warrior, White, Women
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Woman, Women, European Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Photoshop
 • Submitted: 2008-05-03 00:35:41
 • Views: 20720
 • Resolution: 800x800

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