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Hel's Embrace by Sash-kash Hel's Embrace by Sash-kash
:iconholligenet: asked about my interpretation of Hel and this fun little thing was born.

"In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. She is referred to as a daughter of Loki, and is described as having been appointed by the god Odin. Her appearance is described as half-black and half-flesh colored, and as further having a gloomy, down-cast appearance."

Inspired by some of Kippery's black on beige work <3
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Given 2012-04-08
Hel's Embrace, an intriguing piece by *Sash-kash that flows nicely and displays an excellent usage of negative space. ( Suggested by uneflaneuse and Featured by alicexz )
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014

Amazing work! :)


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PGase703 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just stunning
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Industrialis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: <3
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emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
So. Cool!! :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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justvrit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
beautifully done! the black effect is awesome!
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gensanity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really beautiful
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StrangeJade Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
It's so pretty! ^^ Exactly how I imagine Hel.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the play between the light and dark, and your use of negative space. It looks as if it's drawn in smoke.
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out of all you work this one is my favorite
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DeeJay-Alien Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my God...
So gorgeous!!! :heart:
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AltoPhonse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Very nice piece. :heart:
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SnowWhiteAK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such beautiful flow! This is amazing!
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Gigerz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this!! And I also love Norse mythology so thats a plus for me :D
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Manindar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.. i like it.
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SNOman233 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Im at a loss for words (not really ;) ). I really love the skull "mask" and how its perched on top and perfectly molded to the face of Hel. The legs are also perfect. Thank you for this because now i have some mask, skeleton and nose references.
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eternal-pizza-party Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
augh this lovely
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Divine-Mania Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You deserve it. You are so talented!
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love this, really well done!!!
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Ooh, I love this! Beautiful.
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Stunning work!
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erica-kun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
That is so gorgeous!
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DatoBiscotti Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
absolutely gorgeous O.o
I love your interpretation and all the fun textures in the black
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Melting-Phoenix-4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done!
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HeliotropeRoots Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
This is amazing!
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darktiger91 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
When I look at her mask I thinck of Bleach.
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IanC3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Man that's one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen on dA. Fan-fucking-tastic.
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CyberB Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Goodness, this is just gorgeous~
At first I thought it was one person just wrapped in nice brushes of black, but then I noticed the lower portion of her body and the presence of another. :aww: I loved it even more~
I LOVE when people show their reimaginings/redesigns of mythological beings (from the simple to the divine), and yours is just lovely.
((Which I find interesting, because the way game designer Kazuma Kaneko, a fave artist of mine, redesigned Hel, it was a women with most of her top half black, and her lower body looked more like it was made of an icy white mountain, and her long straight hair was icy white blonde.))
So given that, I love how your design was not only different, but so beautifully original that it stands so on it's own.
:icondummyloveplz: So beautiful~:heart:
The elegance, the gloom, the positive/negative spaces; I'd love to have this in my home. You DESERVE this DD and any praise you receive~ :floating:
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haius Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
I love seeing one of the people I watch get a DD, and this is even more wonderful because I hadn't see this piece before, and this is GORGEOUS. Like, completely. If ever a piece deserved a DD, it was this. :)
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bloodyflowerrose Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats so creepy and beautiful <///333
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hopegerlay Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Artist
coool
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uneflaneuse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: congraaaaats! and I repeat, you deserve it, you are a beauuuutiful artist and one of the DA members who make me love this community so! To the next DD!
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Floyd-zero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Offfffffffff I Really don't know what i can tell you about this great work
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Time-Raining Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I like how you made her beautiful, instead of a rotten zombie. Its far more.... gentle :)
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xXxOUDYxXx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this! It's perfect! :clap:
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colorwonders Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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B3NN3TT Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
This just strikes all my chords. Lovely.
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blazng1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... This piece is incredible
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Renikey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! I thought I recognised it when I saw it on the bottom bar.
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ageshero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
interesting.
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SiobhanTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing work. Simply phenomenal.
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danicanightfall Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
creative, i like how you put the many different effects and textures together in this piece.
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blackparademajorette Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
you did Norse mythology some sweet justice
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7SINZartwork Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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mizzyvon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
How amazing would this be if it were a grafitti spencil....:O :O
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romans001 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
wow
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Karamula Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
this is so intense and emotional, I love the way you expressed the topic
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KnivesForAPro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Darwin! This is awesome!!
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ToxiHelena Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful <3
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