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Skade by JessicaElwood Skade by JessicaElwood
Elf-taur perhaps? =P

The pic doesn't give it way, but she is meant to be like 6,5 tall and -very- strong, while having a pure, brave heart and an almost innocent way to see things.

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"Do you know how I started out on this journey?" Skade asked, leaning against the table, her battle-axe held in one hand. "Actually, when I started, I wasn't very happy about the idea at all. I mean, why would a Shield Maiden like me want to leave the Northlands and travel around behind some fourteen year-old priestess of the weaker gods? The All-Father would turn in his grave now if he could see what I have been reduced to."

"But. . . the law is the law, and my life is hers. After my brother was killed, I took up his axe and armor to avenge him. But my enemy was strong, and cunning. I was defeated, and I was stripped naked and chained to a millstone, made to push it forever like a beast of burden, as a punishment for daring to oppose the Horned King. If she had not released me from my chains, I might be pushing it still."

"As for how she did that, and how I came to recover part of my brother's armor and axe. . . that is a story for another time," she says. She sits down at the table in the summer villa, and she smiles at us as she pours a glass of wine. "So. . . who wishes to tell their story next?"
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lilhima Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
got milk
FirelordPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
PurpleRainGirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
lovely! how do you do the backgrounds??
Godforoth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Great!! :love:
atrixiat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
exquisito por favor continua
XxBlackIntoBlackxX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Why so tall?
BassBX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Writer
Very cute.
Psycho-101 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Another fine work. I really like the Celtic symbols on her ax. You did a very fine job with those.
prjct82 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I so love this picture and the innocent face and expression on her, also just love that axe and her attire as well. You have such amazing artistic skill that is just so beyond amazing!
Staccatoburst Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
She's just a lovely mix of sexy, cute, cuddly, and strong, all the traits that drive me wild. Few people do lush curves like you do, Jessica.

Her nose does seem a bit low and to the left of where I'd expect it to be, but I wouldn't have even noticed if EmotionlessBlue hadn't mentioned it.
The-one-who-listens Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Love the design and the colors. Also I like the detail with her feet and how they're posed. Nice job!
mac-p86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I have to give it to you....ur work has greatly improved!!!!
Robotoh2k5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I think she's actually very pretty. I'm 6'3 (real life) It's nice to finally see someone bigger than me. ^_^
Throneofsouls Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   General Artist
Marvelous work.
Say,if your ever feel free to check out my art gallery if you'd like.
SecksyCletus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
A...cow? Cow's have more nipples than that.
Kesoroda-MKB Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks absolutely wonderful! I'm really fond of the Halberd weapons, too!
kosselonic Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
DrMind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely great. Thanks for sharing...
kiyo90 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hellllooo nurse
lordevian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
*nosebleeds* me loves this pic! her axe is a very cool one! XP
lordevian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
darn it! this is the only thing i hate drom DA... I can't edit my own comment... and I still apollogize for the double comment... I just wanna correct myself. It is not an axe right? to be precise it is an halberd right?

and also wanna say twice that I love this girl! XP
Photophase-Nemesis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
nice! perfect!
Orions-Eagle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Wells, I think it's HAWT!!!!!!! This oozes awesomeness :) She is very sexy and you colored this so beautifully!!! The only thing I can say is that you made her look buff on her arms... but that's it. She looks just "thick" otherwise (which is NOT bad, it is very nice), but from your description I got that you were going for all over buff (yet gentle), I think if you gave her a six pack it would of gotten the effect you wanted. But regardless, she is smoking!!! just as she is :) Fantastic job!!
The-Sax Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Her Freckles make her look really cute ^^
LuckSpawn Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
wow this is really good
and now to cut down other comments
EmotionlessBlue the nose i what make her look more elf a tauren would have a snout
shyft9 a door would clash with the awesome backround because there only archways. the key is the table height and her hips

i think its perfect
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
nothing better than a hot, sexy kick-ass female fighter
fuckaname Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
I WANT TO MARRY HER!!! *GETS DOWN ON ONE KNEE WITH RING IN HAND* hah thtd be an odd mix a wolf and an ox lol
ZoZoHarle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
All those luscious curves with perfect shadowing and colors makes my eyes starry, my heart skip a beat, and my mouth water! Tee hee! =^_^=
LordMiste Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Beautyful ladyes:)
IceCat562 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Awesome figure :drool: for her!
zedcool123 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
excellent work jessica
its beautiful
evilkymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Holy cows! Very nice.
RyanZ720 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
OMG ...uuuuuugh ..ooohh ..umm .."wife material" methinx! :)
Lamimoo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Writer
Just beautiful. I really like her outfit, the fabric is stunning. The description is good too.
sjeen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Mario-sonic111 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
The colors feel so alive! (I really don't know at all what I mean by that but I guess you'll get it somehow)
Dowjin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
A very striking picture, the blue and white really brings out the earthen palette.

And for her build, one could assume she's properly proportioned, so no comments about that this time.

To force myself to nitpick, while it looks like she belongs in the scene, it doesn't seem like she's actually standing on the floor. She's either on tippy-toes, or it looks a bit cut and paste to me...
slyhand Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
whats so interesting over to the left? can i see, is it a 500 dollar bill? two lesbian midgets wrestling in a pool of mud and chocolate? the only real complaint is the background. why are the chairs so big furthere away? they would in proportion be almost as tall as her then if she stood next to one? dont know about you, but i'm intimidated by chairs larger than me, no matter how big my halbert is. Shes just standing there! how is her hair blowing to the side exactly? why are her hips so excentuated like she just had lippo and hit puberty at 5 with thsoe kinds of hips
swatman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
MonteCristoHakushaku Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Nicely done. :heart:_:heart:
BloodyAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
awesome body
eslington Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
That's the armour her brother wore? ^_^;;;

Though I really like this one. Tall girls for the love. <3
Vyrillykos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Writer
Horns aren't as asthetically good as you may think. She could be longer in the torso. If you are going to do 'elf' ears, the DO THEM!! GO BIG OR GO HOME!
JJDrakon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
This picture is good. I like her blue armor. There is nothing to complain about this picture. You are just too good. =)
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Again, gorgeous colours and character design. A few tips:

1) Feet are a little on the small side

2) The axe needs a clearer shadow, because it is difficult to tell whether it is resting on the ground or being carried by the character.

Overall, nice work, well done!
decendingskulls Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok I will be more specific, as per your request. I'm going to be honest (read: shallow) because there's enough people being intelligent here already.

I like the bull-girls or elf-taurs in this case BECAUSE.....

I like big women, I like heels (hooves are like built-in heels), I like the horns because it reflects their aggressive personality (always armed) because i like strong women, I like the contrast of that & her innocence & beauty, the contrast of the axe & the graceful way she's standing, her body is bangin & her face is super-cute, & I just love freckles! Also the colors alone in this picture are lovely.

My only complaint with your work is that I would like to see more action & less poses. I enjoy all the new characters you create, & I enjoy the poses (in fact I enjoy your poses more than most), but I enjoy seeing the characters in action even more. I was really reaching, struggling to find that complaint by the way. You're welcome.
JinxIsCrazy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I'm diggin the Celtic feel.
quality-anthro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
She's hot.
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