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female viking by chrislazzer female viking by chrislazzer
yay! i finally got a finished illustration done! it's been awhile since i've done one outside of work.

so here she is, a female warrior that's not showing her boobies!!

i was basically going for a simple piece showing off the character. i've always had a hard time not showing every part of the figure, but after re-studying Frazetta for a bit i realized that he rarely shows feet. their usually blended into the environment or obstructed by something.

if he were a lesser artist, i would have wrote it off as lazyness or a lack of skill, but i think it really helps to ground the figure and make them part of the environment.

did you feel that? we just had a moment...

overall I'm pretty happy with this piece. there's nothing mind blowing about it, but i feel like it's a simple and solid illustration.

let me know what you guys think!

hurray! now I'll have some confidence again for a few days (until i start the next drawing).

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PatrickHogg Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017

Hello, my name is Patrick Hogg; I am an occupational therapy assistant at Madigan Army Medical Center. I am emailing you to ask for written permission to use your design “female viking” in a behavioral health group I am designing for active duty military service members to help understand and develop coping skills to improve function. The Group goes over Joseph Campbell's hero's journey stages where the service member writes his or her own heroes journey story. Our hope is to use your design to empower the military service members who are struggling with traumas and hardships from their past. If you have any questions please email me at patrick.a.hogg.civ@mail.mil

Thank you for your time.

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chrislazzer Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm super flattered by this! I don't think this will be a problem. Also, I'm a huge Joseph Campbell fan!
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BrooderBoy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Thank you for this fantasy female character with clothes on her body :)
Perfect!
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Topaz-Highway-888 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely exquisite
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:iconrealmwright:
Realmwright Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The runes around the skirt are an especially nice touch
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:iconhorndar:
horndar Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist
This is cool!
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kittenjuggler1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
she looks a bit more like a celt then a viking but its incredible anyways, this is one of the best viking illustrations i have ever seen. really good work.
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FaustianFox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
This is too cool.

The armor is detailed and looks functional (no exposed skin,not overly ornate or complicated).
The body proportions are realistic,and aren't overly dramatized.
You even forego the historically inaccurate horned helmet.

Well done.
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bloodboy77 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Ooo seaxyFlirtatious 
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TheDamndestCreature Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I really love the armor. And her Mohawk. Especially the Mohawk. 
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D3adZ0ne Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Perfect!
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zachgolden1999 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it but the mohawke doesnt fit her
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280077s Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic awesomeness!!! Female empowerment FTW!!
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NadiaStarling Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this figure! you can really see her determination on her face, and that armor is great!
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deadavalanche Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome armor and Thor's hammer ;) Great work!
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chrislazzer Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! If memory serves, you're the first to point out that detail.
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tattooclothingaus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
as stated below it looks more like a celtic,just a lil fact, the irish celts used female warriors aswell
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
It looks nice, but in all honesty, she does not look like a Viking. Let's see, first of all she has a mohawk (Vikings, both male and female, typically had long well groomed hair, never mohawks), her armour looks Roman, and she's wearing Celtic facial paint. It may be worth mentioning that Vikings hardly ever wore armour at all because armour was insanely expencive so only the upper class could afford it, and even they just wore some chain mail and a helmet, nothing super fancy. There is literally nothing Viking about this picture aside from the background. Sorry, but it's the truth.
Still, like I said, it looks nice, the amount of detail is impressive and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it.
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NeoKal Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Looks just like my Skyrim Character.... Awesome!
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Ripaxe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Not bad, but that looks to me like a Celt...or Sarmatian to be more precise lol
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cneilson Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Love it. Your viking is visibly female without having to show everything. Her armor looks actually protective. Excellent work.
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Marmodre Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I die of eternal love for this picture! (a slight exaggeration)
Truly wonderful, and the detail with the feet, I see how it makes the character more a part of the picture. Her armor, while maybe not similar to something a viking would've worn at all, is quite the wonderwork. Now, I'm not an artist myself, so this is pure noob-chatting, but the details and the body's position is just so damn well made, I end up gleering so intensely at the screen that my eyes burn! (admittedly, that was another exaggeration).
While you might have noticed yourself, or not, as it might as well be me being stupid too, her right arm seems to be a little too far behind, if i daresay. Yet that might be the noob in me speaking
all in all, a huge 5/6 (lack of details in background does make this a 5 and not 6, even though I love the background too and how it all fits together)
and then, le dernier ÚnoncÚ (hopefully correct French for "the last statement): I apology for commenting so late, I'm not even sure if you're going to see this! If so, I might just have wasted some poor random fucker's time... (I apologize if that should be the case)
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vladstronsy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Viking? This looks way more Iron age Pict then Nordic(tattoo's, hair, detailing). Apart from the body Armour. We never had that. But damn brilliant artwork.
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Dhacxaahsvost Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! [link]
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chrislazzer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very good piece...It has a really good sense of movement and power to it!
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MaggieSokoll Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Love her! Glad her boobs aren't hanging out in that weather.
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MaggieSokoll Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I LOVE her. So tough and strong and it would totally not make sense for her boobs to hang-out in that weather.
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DarkLordRinku Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No boobies? Total badass
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starcru Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
bad ass.
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incognitogrrrl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great hair detail!
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Phantasiea Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I love this piece. It's just so amazing, and the fact that she is wearing a full suit of armour, and NOT flaunting her boobies everywhere (as if they'd get you out of trouble. What are they going to do, giggle the enemy to death?) so that is a major plus! Another thing that got me was her FACE. It's beautiful, not false or seductive like others try to portray their so called 'warriors', she's fierce and obviously a force to reckon with. I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllly like this piece, and I am so happy that you took your time out of your day to create it and post it on deviant art. You continue to give those people around you constant inspiration by your wonderful pieces. Well, that's it for me. Again, thank you sooo much! :love:
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hotsinfulbody Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic piece. well done.
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muck1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Terrific work. Everything fits together so well. Especially the armor is very well done (no bikini chainmail)...
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Serindas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Beautiful work.
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Arppis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Really nice work. I like the fact that the viking has a sense to dress warmly!

It sometimes bothers me when they don't. :)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome ;]
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Writer
She is very nice, but I think she looks more like a Pict than a Viking.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I'm in the middle of drawing a space viking and was having some trouble finding a depiction of true viking style. Since I found this drawing of yours, I've checked it three times for some details and inspiration. Thank you, mate, i'll be sure to give you due credit once I post the final artwork here.
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OranJatar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Great character, and the background fits yet blends into the overall feeling rather than clashing against the main cast. I rather appreciate that the woman is fully clothed - a welcome change, which makes the piece even more interesting because the focus is on her attitude rather than on her... assets.

The armor design is not half-bad either. A big thumbs up overall !
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T2Gibbon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice, just found it via google
I'm a bit sick of the typical "huge-boob fantasy girl warrior" with basically no armor...
nice reference for skyrim armor *g*
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Minda-Mouse Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all, thankyou for an awesome female character who isn't a slut! I love your art! The colours and shading is beautiful! :D
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ShapelessCreature Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this, thanks for sharing
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jangles920 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this...very unique. I love her intense look and stature of ferocity with the battle wear on her armor. Asymmetrical armor has always been a favorite of mine, and the contrast of the foreground and background is amazing. It looks like multiple media layering. Nice work!
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mr-author Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Ah, you're right! It does ground her pretty well! I love the outfit and the woad. The shield looks a little weird, but maybe that's just the angle.
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misterandersen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This. Is. Awesome!
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Shikamaru-no-kage Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Hmmm.... I Hate the face ! But i simply love all the rest ! I super love the details of the colthes ans the landscape around her !
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buriedalive00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more impressed with this piece because it seems more realistic; women viking would wear just as much protective armor, not wearing skimpy outfits revealing their boobs and legs all the time xD
This is just a lot more impressive in my opinion :3
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chrislazzer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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