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odin falling by ceruleanvii odin falling by ceruleanvii
I don't do a lot of fan art, but I read a short story by storykween Jayden Woods and I just had to take a crack at her Tosti character, a Viking boy with long blond braids. I love braids on guys, but they're a tough look to pull off... :)

Anyways, the story is about the main character Canute's (later to be Canute the Great) relationship with Tosti, and Canute's own conflicted emotions about religion - whether to trust in Odin (the raven) or embrace Christianity. So I wanted to work some of these themes into it. It started, as most of my works do, as just a practice sketch of a face from a photo in a book, and when I read the story, I decided to turn him into Tosti, and it slowly evolved from there. My usual half-assed working methods. I was also trying to play around with some new brushes and coloring techniques, particularly warm saturated shadows.

Here's a link to the short stories (they're all really good!)

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WildernessMan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Cool picture - hope he trusted the raven. :)
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denisgabriel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool braids!
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xakana Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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Ophidiel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Very nice
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gugi40 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is so pretty that I am questioning my sexuality lol.
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I need to read this story. Love your pic, love the contrasts.
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RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG WHAT A BOY ^_^ i am totally falling in love
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najacr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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Cheveuxdencre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Please, Who is this model that you represent all the time? thanks
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning look the eyes look So sorrowful and your blend of color for his skin tone and shadow is just brilliant right down to the light redning of his eyes a very moving image and the braids work without making him girly!
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