Ready For Valhalla by sdavis123061
"It is a GOOD time to DIE!!!" I was watching a TV show about Vikings the other night and it got me inspired to paint this Berserker. I've wanted to do another Norseman painting for some time now as my skills have improved since I did the first one last year. Although the theme of the two paintings is similar, this one is a different in that I used a photo of myself for the face reference. I don't have all that hair, beard, scars, broken teeth & blood though, lol. I also really wanted to concentrate on better conveying the emotion of the subject this time around. Once again I've tried to straddle the line in terms of style between realism and painterly. This one took longer than most of my other paintings what with all the detail I had to put in the hair & beard, but I think it came out pretty good. Photo Shop/Wacom/37+ hours.