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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 J÷tnar/HrÝmthursar; they even have names like "Rime" (HrÝm) and "Frost-" in the later volumes. TF strongly reminds me of J÷tnar like Jßrnsaxa ('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 Feb 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Impressive!
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zorm Apr 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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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 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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ugh man you're stuff is amazing!! :D very inspiring :D
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zorm Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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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 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 Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yes! I love The First!
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guitarfan01 Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Only thing that might improve it is a little Covenant or Linden for scale. :D
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