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WHEN I WAS A VIKING, MY FRIEND HE WAS THE RAVEN by Rick-Lilley WHEN I WAS A VIKING, MY FRIEND HE WAS THE RAVEN by Rick-Lilley
'When I Was A Viking
My Friend He Was The Raven'

This Digital Painting was inspired by the song 'The Raven'
And dedicated to [link]

The Stranglers
Album: The Raven [1979]

Not only does the Raven feature heavily in Norse mythology in relation to Odin (Raven-god), but the Raven was also used for navigation, A Raven will not cross any expanse of water if it could not see land.
The first reference to this was the discovery of Iceland.

References:
Figurehead of a Viking Longship, found at Oseberg.
[link]

Raven Photo. [link](36).jpg

CLOUDS REWORKED
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Jotunmai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You gave this underappreciated animal its well-deserved aura! :clap:
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Nami00Kawakuro Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
very cool!!!!
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Akxiv Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love Ravens, this one is really painted good, keep on going with that good work
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hadees Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Near land! Great work with the details :)
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MidoriMurasaki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work! indeed realistic
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GodOfCreation Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice nearly looks real!
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NSAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really lovely piece of art, especially how it plays in mythology and has a backstory to it. I absolutely adore the Raven, the feathers are gorgeous <3
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FGZwergnase Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. The materials look very realistic.
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Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The raven is beautifully colored.
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terhesati Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Amazing details. The raven is really realistic. :)
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