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Ratatoesk by daniellieske Ratatoesk by daniellieske
In Norse Mythology the squirrel Ratatoesk lives on the world tree Yggdrasil and delivers the insults between the dragon Nidhogre, who gnaws on the world tree's roots, and the eagle, who lives in the crown of Yggdrasil.

Squirrels belong to my favorite animals. I love their quick and elegant moves. When I learned about the squirrel Ratatoesk I just had to paint it.
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MT-000 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
I'm deeply in love with this drawing. I want to create a website inspired by Ratatoesk and wow , if i could make such an amazing design on it ! I'll try ^^'
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snowysylva Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really digging the composition! It draws the eye nicely. 
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Noirerora Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
schön!
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MixMiner Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
incredible color balance, truly awe inspiring
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid :clap: puts it all in perspective
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Maggie-Marie Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
That is beauiful, I love it! And squirrels are also one of my favourite animals :)
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous :D
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KatsumiB Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Amazing!
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G-man2000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work Daniel Lieske!
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Pondocus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
the perspective on this is king, digging the almost horizontal representation. Nicely done!
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful - great angle too.
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Reilune Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
FANTASTIC! I LOVE THIS!!!
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couchmochi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Die Perspektive, der Bildaufbau und die Stimmung auf diesem Bild sind unglaublich! Ich werde da total reingezogen und erleb ein ganzes Abenteuer! : D
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KurohaneShizumi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely beautiful and detailed! I love it!
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The eagle has a name too, by the way. It's Vidofnir
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Asynje Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Asolutely love this. The perspective is awesome.
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Ragnaul Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw cool, surprised someone actually knows that myth.

Anyways, drawing is breathtakingly done. Colors and textures are flawless, really setting the mood, and the perspective really adds some dynamics to it!

Only one thing...Yggdrasill seems awfully small. Oh well, I guess you couldn't show the eagle otherwise. Overall, the drawing is amazing.
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yudaofeng Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting work!
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ICONcreations Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist
great !
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I suggested your work to :iconsquirrel-world:! :)
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mcbipcki Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ambyst Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
i have no word to explain how i like this piece... perspective is beautifull, i love the color changing when the tree become really really far in the universe. Look a lit bit surrealistic.
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JojaRodenaLente Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
That's simply amazing. GREAT job.
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berkvt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Brilliant.
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
What a magnificent example of depth, perspective, and lighting. Wonderful composition!

-- Mitch
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ericscotthayes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool very cool! love the realistic feeeeeel to it. love squirrels myself!!!!!
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feainne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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Magic-Drake Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!

At first glance Ratatoesk grasped my attention, which I gather was your intention.
What strikes me most though is the way you showed Yggdrasil both as a tree and as the Cosmos.

+fav!
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scribedeamon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Love the tree canopy, so well done. also the elagant eagle shadow is awesome and everything else of course
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
May I use this in a noncommercial video? I will give credit
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, +:heart: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it ;)
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Svorga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
he has the cutest name I have ever heard, I always liked him because of this... :)

Very nice pic, well done! :)
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Hagge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I could fave bomb your whole gallery...looking forward to more of your art. :)
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HNAutumn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahahaha, that's funny. The perspective of the painting is awesome, as well as the lighting.
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Horex Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich würde das Bild gerne zu den "Featured" der #vikings-and-more Gruppe hinzufügen, allerdings müsstest du dafür mal annehmen :D
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mariaRA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
cool!!
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hana-me Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
wow thats just breathtaking with the perspective and the colours just ssososo beautiful
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and magical idea, and very well executed! :clap:
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michaeldaviniart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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LovelessAngel92 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Great detail, the cosmos are deep with such rich colors and hues, beautiful! :D I love the detail and textures of the moss and the scarring caused by Nidhogre's talons. :) What's ur style inpainting that lets u achieve such beautiful results? I love painting and Im still developing my skills, and Im still trying to find my favorite paint type.
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PhearKiki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I love when people do artworks of their interpretation of a part of mythology. I can't even decide what I like most about this, it's great!
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Draganja Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great composition! I love the sky! I fav it!
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1-Wing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
God this is amazing,
except the grass (upper left corner, looks like standard photoshop brush), the grass is ugly, no offense (the painting's ofcourse still pure awesomness though)
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Die Perspektive is der Hammer
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graphicspirit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing composition, light and colors
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RedWingedFoxGirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
you feell how deep the tree is. you can feel the deep in the image
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sokayu Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
cut squirell X]
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aladecuervo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Grat, great :clap: Awesome i love every detail :#1:
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maroonedsia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
All of your artworks are really awesome ;)

good luck
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jloli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome story and a great illustration too ^_^
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