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Norse Creation by Nova706 Norse Creation by Nova706
In the very beginning of things, the stories say, there were two worlds, one of burning heat and one of icy cold. The cold world was in the north, and from it flowed Elivâgar, a river of poisonous water which hardened into ice and piled up into great mountains, filling the space which had no bottom. The other world in the south was on fire with bright flame, a place of heat most terrible. And in those days through all space there was nothing beside these two worlds of heat and cold. - excerpt from "The Beginning of Things" by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LiveLoveRegret Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
this reminds me also of Iceland, saying the land of fire and ice....
JakeGoodale Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Mil2Civ Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Hello Nova 706,

I play in A Viking driven Metal band called Weregild, me and my drummer have just finished recording our album and were looking into cover art. We happened upon this art of yours and immediately said "Its perfect", the title to the album is "In the Beginning" and obviously coincides with the work. So we wanted to drop a line and see how you might feel about us using the work for our cover and/or doing some future work for us?! We would obviously would give you credit for the work and would promote your page, but i will leave the band page and our email below, let us know what you think. Either way Killer work! -AL (Weregild)

InkCreature96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Excuse me, may i burrow this? It's for my multimedia project about talking greek and norse creation myths and the contrast and comparison between them if you dont mind.
Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Great stuff! Love the fumes & the mist.
Meredyth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, cold as space and hot as our mother, the sun.
Creation indeed.
Good envisioning!
Nova706 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
carlviking Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's powerful indeed !

I love viking's pragmatic view on world creation... :)

And this image fits well my feelings on it !

Congrats !
Nova706 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!! I agree, it's a very cool story!
Sacred66 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
WHOA! Thats just awesome! How did you make that?
Nova706 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
lol, Thanks! It takes lots and lots of practice. Look for space, star, planet, and nebula tutorials on deviantArt, there are lots of good resources (you can also look at some of the tutorials and photoshop resources in my Resources folder in my Favorites). The best thing though is to try and use stock images to enhance effects... look at
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April 21, 2010
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