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TC:TF colored by zorm TC:TF colored by zorm
The First of the Search from The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Been drawing this stuff too much lately.

Definitely keeping the Norse/Viking influences in the designs concerning her culture, since the author clearly has drawn his inspiration from the Jötnar/Hrímthursar; they even have names like "Rime" (Hrím) and "Frost-" in the later volumes. TF strongly reminds me of Jötnar like Járnsaxa ('Iron-Seax').

Her sword is inspired by a Viking-age blade found in a Finnish warrior woman's grave. It belongs to one of the most beautiful prehistoric swords found in Finland.

(c) Stephen R. Donaldson

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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Impressive!
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zorm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PuffinKDP Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I think her shoes ought to be armoured too, considering that most of her (humanoid) foes would be quite a bit smaller than her.

She looks rather wistful.
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zorm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Right, someone else also commented on this. Based the footwear on Roman army caligae, but perhaps I'll give her something different when I draw her the next time. Gave Rime & co. granite-capped boots, though. 
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skebz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
ugh man you're stuff is amazing!! :D very inspiring :D
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zorm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Qwilion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I agree with guitarfan this lacks something in the image to show the scale of her actual size.

Steve Russell
Rite Publishing
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Would need a different image altogether, since adding just one human character wouldn't fit the composition. I do have a picture somewhere in my gallery, though, that shows the scale of Linden/Covenant against that of Pitchwife/Gossamer.
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yes! I love The First!
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Only thing that might improve it is a little Covenant or Linden for scale. :D
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