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Hela: Goddess of Death by rostridge Hela: Goddess of Death by rostridge
Hela is the goddess of death that covets Thor's immortal soul. So far she hasn't been touched on in the latest movies, but she would make a great addition to the mythos.

This drawing is pretty old-school for me. This kind of picture probably represents my most natural style, especially the tonal work with cross-hatching. I love rendering shapes this way, but find it very time consuming. Even though I used a tonal style for the majority of the image, I tried to keep some of that Kirby-style armor, featuring crazy black shapes and crisp lines. In the end I am pretty happy with this piece and had a blast putting it together.

Pencil on paper. Inked with black markers.
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Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Hela has to be one of the most intricate characters of all to draw.  I'd love to see her in the movies too but I have no doubt they would base her on Marvel's Ultimate universe Hela and sex her up.
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rostridge Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, there is always that risk. But I at least trust Marvel Studios more than Sony with those characters! I shudder to think what would have happened with Thor over at Sony.
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Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Ha! Agreed!
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lle1207 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Very cool. I like how having both the black outlining and cross-hatching together melds the style of Hela and the sky. : )

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rostridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you think the approach came together in the end!
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dreln Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is incredible man. The details are mind boggling. Reminds me of Toppi's work, brilliant.

Must have got pretty sick of drawing skulls after a while:) 
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rostridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you mention the skulls. I drew those first because I knew I'd cheat on finishing them if the other fun elements were already completed. It was getting pretty laborious towards the last handful of them.
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capwak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This turned out Hela-good, amazing amounts of detail, I so don't have the patience for crosshatching as you do.  Great stuff!
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rostridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Every once in a while I like to break out the old cross-hatching, but yeah definitely not an everyday kinda thing.
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