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Ragnarok Hel by LhuneArt Ragnarok Hel by LhuneArt
... I very much enjoyed painting the rock to the left. 

S2Games / Heroes of Newerth
Artwork by Ilse Gort, 2014

Please note that I did not design this character.
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lokiragnarokdd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Hel was 1/2 beautiful woman and 1/2 rotting flesh - would like to have seen that. But really good beautiful woman
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Like this, you mean: lhuneart.deviantart.com/art/He… ? ;) This is their other skin for her, I guess the half-rotten part wasn't as attractive to the audience.
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lokiragnarokdd Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
too bad. well i like it. audiences dont know what they want. thanks
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Dear, I love it so much. Especially how much you have improved and, more importantly, I noticed you are getting better pretty fast. You must be amazing hardworker on your skills. I love the whole composition and how that character fits to it's background. Females in that fantasy type are difficult to paint, yet you are doing perfectly. Lightning and shadows (dim light shadows) are great. Great work, keep improving more! <3
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Kilaq (if I can call you that)! Thanks so much, I appreciate your encouragement :). Glad to hear you're noticing improvement in my work!
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Yeah, I prefer to be called like that! x) Now I'm painting the full image of female character and omg, I have no idea how artists like you do extremely smooth, yet visible and sleek female body (like on this picture) while colouring. I still have a lot to learn and yet understand how to control digital way of colouring.
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite illustrations you've done Ilse!
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Zach! :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work on the perspective, and love the hint of narrative that cast shadow on the face gives! And yeah, I'm pretty sure rocks are the most fun thing ever to paint. xD
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Andan! They sure are xD.
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dragon-master-13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That rock does look good XD

I love the art you make, it always looks awesome!
I am getting the vibe your not liking this design of Hel here too much though.  Do you get any input on the character designs?  I know you said you didn't make it and I saw the first version, but for this company are you just given tasks to go do and that's it or do you get to be part of the conversations?
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's not so much that I dislike the design, but I've had comments on the character designs and since I'm not in charge of them that's just not very useful critique for me. I've also had a few complaints about the dysfunctional armor design which again is outside of my influence. I won't publicly discuss S2's design process, but I work for them mainly as a freelance marketing illustrator, meaning my job is to sell the designs they've made.
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dragon-master-13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
np :3

I can see how that can become very bothersome x.x  Hopefully you wont get a boatload more with this piece.  And ahh ok, that makes sense, I had figured you do the work mostly as some type of freelancer for them, I won't pry or anything about that :3
If it helps at all I can give some feedback on this for you, some that disregards the characters design flaws or other such details people seem to like making issues out of.

First note to make is the perspective, the angle you chose is very interesting, keeps the viewers attention since it is not the conventional profile shot, so good job there.  in my opinion though, the character seems to me a little bit off for this angle, perhaps pitching her a tad bit more would make her fit better.  Lighting was done great, the sky I noted is cloudy with no clear point of lighting, so the murky and gloomy glow cast on the character works well for the overall mood too.  Some parts seem a bit too illuminated with the lack of direct light though, not enough to disturb the effect, but enough to notice if you look close enough.  The environment, though a simple barren and rocky area, has clearly defined depth & detail with some pleasing shapes, it makes me want to learn more about this area she is in, bravo there.  The characters pose and anatomy is great, her neck seems a tad long, but I'm counting that as an illusion created from the large neck piece of the outfit.  her expression, gah its perfect for this image, ties into the body language of her pose, the darkness and gloom of the environment, works well with the angle, it's nothing crazy intense, or totally lacking in anything, it's just great XD

So that's my best feedback I can give for this, it's lovely really, I don't think I can emphasize that fact enough XD  
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feedback :>. I agree the angle on her is a bit off for the perspective, I think she should be "leaning back" more than she is. Her neck -is- too long xD. I have a tendency to do that I think, it's something to look out for. Thanks again <3!
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dragon-master-13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
X3  Your very welcome~
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dat rock
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dem rocks. They're prettier than she is.
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artfx-9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see any rocks xD
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not there!
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NovaCatTrueborn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...and what a pretty rock it is. :)
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A very pretty rock.
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
That rock definitely did get a lot of love, and it shows!! Another brilliant piece! :D
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Great artwork!

Whomever did design the character missed the point that Hel is supposed to be half skeletal though...
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's what they did with the first Hel design: lhuneart.deviantart.com/art/He… but I guess that one didn't sell very well. So I made that cast shadow go over one half of her face, to still imply that half dark side. Not sure if that communicated well though :/. 
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Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I can see that.

The way Hel is described in Norse mythology is that the lower half of her body and her arms were skeletal, while the rest was a beautiful woman meant to be a queen, Odin giving and banishing her to the kingdom of Helheim, the afterlife, as her kingdom.
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AirSaber Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That rock tho lol
Amazing
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
DAT ROCK MAN.

xD
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CindyAA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing Lhune, the anatomy, perspective, angle, awesome
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ^^
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NightmareHound Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
And it shows!
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's hogging for attention a bit haha.
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