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Fenrir by Chaos-Draco Fenrir by Chaos-Draco
Hi everyone

This is other piece for a "possible" proyect od TCG game

"Fenrir (or Fenris) is a gigantic and terrible monster in the shape of a wolf. He is the eldest child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. The gods learned of a prophecy which stated that the wolf and his family would one day be responsible for the destruction of the world. They caught the wolf and locked him in a cage. Only the god of war, Tyr (… , dared to feed and take care of the wolf.

When he was still a pup they had nothing to fear, but when the gods saw one day how he had grown, they decided to render him harmless. However, none of the gods had enough courage to face the gigantic wolf. Instead, they tried to trick him. They said the wolf was weak and could never break free when he was chained. Fenrir accepted the challenge and let the gods chain him. Unfortunately, he was so immensely strong that he managed to break the strongest fetters as if they were cobwebs.

After that, the gods saw only one alternative left: a magic chain. They ordered the dwarves to make something so strong that it could hold the wolf. The result was a soft, thin ribbon: Gleipnir. It was incredibly strong, despite what its size and appearance might suggest. The ribbon was fashioned of six strange elements: the footstep of a cat; the roots of a mountain; a woman's beard; the breath of fishes; the sinews of a bear; and a bird's spittle.

The gods tried to trick the wolf again, only this time Fenrir was less eager to show his strength. He saw how thin the chain was, and said that was no pride in breaking such a weak chain. Eventually, though, he agreed, thinking that otherwise his strength and courage would be doubted. Suspecting treachery however, he in turn asked the gods for a token of good will: one of them had to put a hand between his jaws. The gods were not overly eager to do this, knowing what they could expect. Finally, only Tyr agreed and the gods chained the wolf with Gleipnir. No matter how hard Fenrir struggled, he could not break free from this thin ribbon. In revenge, he bit off Tyr's hand.

Being very pleased with themselves, the gods carried Fenrir off and chained him to a rock (called Gioll) a mile down into the earth. They put a sword between his jaws to prevent him from biting. On the day of Ragnarok, Fenrir will break his chains and join the giants in their battle against the gods. He will seek out Odin and devour him. Vidar, Odin's son, will avenge his father by killing the wolf ".

I hope you like it!

PD: You can see more in my tumblr account cherrerailustraciones.tumblr.c…
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WantFenrir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
May I have your blessing to use this as inspiration for my first tattoo? Thanks!
wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
:D (Big Grin) 
ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Nice wolf
Dark-F7ame-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
like it very chilly
AuronOne Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Chaos-Draco,

I would like to use this picture in my game that might come out or might not..depends if I manage to finish it or if I give up. I would mention you in the credits if that's ok. Please reply if that's ok for you or not :)

alithking Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Glorioso Fenrir, que feroz y terrible se ve, excelente trabajo.
FanofManyWorks Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Richiewolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wolfs, the best predator
neonstride Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is incredible :D
Qwertist Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love it! It's really good! Did you use a computer? Or hand drawn? 
Cameronmao Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Fenrir was very strong like the one on my dream
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Self-fulfilling prophecy much?
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Fenris. The bringer of Ragnarök
shadowdotm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
so Epic!
OptiMario94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dante9810 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Impresionante dibujo ,como me gustaria dibujar como tu . Espero y me permitas usarlo para algo? Nice drawing.
Chaos-Draco Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Pues mi unica condicion es que pongas los creditos, solo eso, saludos y muchas gracias por comentar!
Dante9810 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Ok gracias, megusta tu dibujo es mas lo admiro :)
drew1drew1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
This is awesome!
daicadg48 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Nice drawing
can you change the ice to lightning?
i'm very like lightning and i hope you won't mind
anyway, nice drawing
MasterWolf99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
WolFkId27 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's weird is I just read about this and named an animal after it just a few weeks ago... :0

Epic drawing :D
Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
That is what i call a god killer, awesome Wolf!
DSA09 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! awesome :la:
wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Wow, very nice draw! OoO
ShadaTHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's soooo AWESOME!!!!!!! I know a little about Fenrir too, except I saw him differently, a huge ordinary wolf with a chain wrapped around his snout. But yours is awesome!!! Awesome job.
JMANN000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I love Fenrir..and this work makes me adore the story of him even more. FANTASTIC job.
Atsuky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Asombroso :O
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Wolf as big as mountain tops... Yeah the gods had reason enough to fear him !!
bu11shit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
May Ragnarok never come and fenrir never break his chains
hobonick Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
i cant get it to fit on my desktop, like it zoomed in too much, downloading jpg doesn't help, ideas?
Kuntos-Distorter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
very beautiful work on this piece!
duplexart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it, colouring, perspective, background.... Everything is fab!!!
Nidokingfan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Writer
ZeroXross Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great for reference but the snout seems short for him to look like a wolf
Afromasta Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thats awesome dude. Have ou heard of a game called Smite? this pic totally looks like Fenrir's frostfang skin from that game.
Holycrush Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
VanGoghsAssistant1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
That's one badass wolf!!!
Egon-Riker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great back story you have for this character. I like the concept of the Dwarven chain, as well as Fenrir's second thoughts on displaying his strength and the reasoning behind it. Very intense character. The blizzard is only succeeding in pissing him off!
IT-WEREWOLF Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting portrayal of the mythical beast...
DuoVI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Bad-assery at it's finest. I love Norse Mythos
TheBlueWizard Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
F@#$%^& awesome!!!
deviantWolf81 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
tototototo81 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
WargusEstor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an amazing illustration
Ryumajin84 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
trolonge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
hello, this artwork is amazing, i love it and i would like to know if you would allow me to create a magic the gathering funcard from it, you would be cited as the autor and i would give the advice to look your deviant art account too :) tell me quickly and continue what you are doing, it's amazing. :D
WerecatShadow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done !
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