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Path to Utgard by Rowye Path to Utgard by Rowye
A beautiful day, even if you're a giant.

Done for the amazing THE NINE WORLDS CONTEST at :iconthe3-contestevents: for the world Jotunheim.

From norse-mythology.net/the-nine-w… :
"Jotunheim is separated from Asgard by the river Iving, which never freezes over. It lies in the snowy regions on the outermost shores of the ocean. Mimir's well of wisdom is in Jotunheim, beneath the Midgard root of the ash tree Yggdrasil. The stronghold of Utgard is so big that it is hard to see the top of it. And there the feared Jotun king Utgard-Loki lives. Utgard is carved from blocks of snow and glistening icicles."


So uhm... yeah, Utgard's stronghold is made of ice and all that... and mine isn't. What can I say... this is what I saw or what I felt in the moment I went for it and it's what came out. Certainly not as cold a place as it's probably supposed to be, but I guess we can just call it the er... Mediterranean version? Hah.

Another thing I had to consider was whether the giants are supposed to be gigantic in their world, or otherwise their world was made to fit their size. I've seen representations of the giants being huge compared to nature, but to me it doesn't make much sense that a world made for them would not have the according size, so I went with that. I also added the rainbow at the end as a symbol of the bridge between the nine worlds.

Other than that, happy with how it looks but I just spent far too long on this. :D


Here's a couple of images zoomed in:

PtU-detail-2 by Rowye PtU-detail-1 by Rowye


Kindly featured by: :iconphotomanip-only: :iconannewipf: :iconwesley-souza: :iconthe-imaginarium: :icontamarar: :iconhermitcrabstock: :iconevelivesey: :iconcd-stock: :iconadoreluna: :iconlauraypablo: :iconeligodesign: :iconwakefielddesigns:







Stock used:

Featured Stock:
Foggy Bow Lake by EveLivesey
Stock Rock by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Hanging Fishes by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock
Roots by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock
Roots 2 by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock

Other stock:
Castle: At -Stock Castle007 and At -Stock Castle008 by At-Stock
Castle: Castle 32 by KarinClaessonArt
Castle: Castle Stock by XerStock
Castle: Czocha Castle II by feainne-stock
Castle: DSC_0216 Brewhouse Yard Cottages 3 by wintersmagicstock
Castle: PNG medieval house - 038 by HermitCrabStock
Castle: St Andrews6 by faestock
Landscape: Meeting Of The Waters by Burtn
Landscape: Ocean Stock 7 and Rocks 1 by prints-of-stock
Landscape: Viking village by azaleapoena
Tree: Fallen tree2 and Fallen tree3 by faestock
Tree: fir-tree by margarita-morrigan
Giant: Path to Utgard Model Stock by Jrennie1984-stock
Giant: MY fatness by GodsOnVacation
Giant: viking stock 25  by Liancary-art

Out of site resources:
pixabay.com
www.flickr.com/photos/23045224…
www.flickr.com/photos/sybarite…
www.flickr.com/photos/duncanh1…
www.flickr.com/photos/eusebius…
www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/
www.flickr.com/photos/hunky_pu…

And my own stock:
Montserrat, Catalunya 4 Montserrat mountains, Catalunya-3 Montserrat mountains, Catalunya-4

Everything else are my own photos or painted on Adobe Photoshop.







Facebook page: www.facebook.com/digitalrowye
Portfolio: digitalrowye.com
Society6: society6.com/rowye
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/rowye
Stock: rowyestock.deviantart.com


More of my artworks:

The Swarthy One by Rowye Exodus III: Resignation by Rowye Exodus I: The Privileged by Rowye Eagle's Peak by Rowye
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:iconwintersmagicstock:
wintersmagicstock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible work, amazing detail
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016   Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much, so glad you liked it as your work is part of it! :hug:
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:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful !! :wow: :clap:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   Digital Artist
:D:D Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome ^^ :hug:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Anne!!! :D :hug:
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
You're welcome :)
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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Muy buen trabajo! Yo me iba a presentar en este pero no me dió tiempo.
Te felicito por el premio:) (Smile) 
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Muchas gracias Adriana. :) Me hubiera gustado ver tu entrada al concurso. :hug:
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:iconadrianamusettidavila:
adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Será en la próxima ;) (Wink) 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
A really fantastic work!! Wonderful composition!:heart:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it. :)
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome!:heart:
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations on the win :)
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D :hug:
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:iconeligodesign:
EligoDesign Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :) :hug:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ArtWork of the month here The Imaginarium - Members Feature
and exposed on the front page of the group :iconthe-imaginarium: :heart:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Wes!!! :hug::hug::hug:
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CD-STOCK Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your win in our The3 by YBsilon-Stock  "THE NINE WORLDS CONTEST"!
THE NINE WORLDS CONTEST WINNERS
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Weeee thank you so much!! :D:dance::D
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CD-STOCK Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome, Roger :heart:
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:iconnotvitruvian:
Notvitruvian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Nicely composed :clap:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D :hug:
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:iconkuldi:
Kuldi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Truly awesome work :) I voted for you as a honorable mention :)
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
:D Thank you for your words and vote, glad you liked it! :dance:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
Wow such an awesome castle! Thank you so much for entering our contest!
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks to you for organizing it! :D I'm glad you liked the castle. :)
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful place and idea
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconalphadevilll:
alphadevilll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work :) Love it :D
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
:D Thank you! :dance:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done! Good luck in the contest!
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D:hug:
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sekiq Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, the atmosphere here is great and those gians! Great idea!Love 
This is my absolute fav in this contest:happybounce: 
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Digital Artist
:D For some reason yours is my favorite in the contest too. I fell in love with Out of the forest and Woodland archer a long time ago, so thanks for the lessons in depth. :hug::hug:
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AllegraWylden Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, the castle is amazing! even if it's not quite accurate, it's still cool!
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Haha or not accurate at all. :D It's hard at times when you look for a reference and just don't want to do the same... you're at risk of moving towards the opposite. I obviously speak from experience lol. But quite happy with the piece regardless and also happy that you liked it too. Thank you so much! :dance:
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AllegraWylden Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Madink2000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
I missed a lot, I see!!!Clap 
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Haha nothing to feel bad about, I've been kind of in and out of DA for the last months. I got good and bad days and try not to bother anyone on the bad ones haha.
I'm happy you like this one too! :D:D
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Madink2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Yeah, I see, I really do!
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Megan-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Great one, fantastic work! :clap:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Megan!! I love your landscape artworks and they helped me get some things right (color and tones a lot), I stared and learned from them and other artists I like, your compliments mean a lot. :) :hug:
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Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Anne! :D
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annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
You're welcome :)
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Fantastic work! :love:
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:iconrowye:
Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! :dance::hug:
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Most welcome! :hug:
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