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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th[1][2] and the early 11th century,[3] set in Denmark and Sweden. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature,
Beowulf last stand against the Fire breathing dragon revenge for his son Grendel.

Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length.

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In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of a mead hall called Heorot in Denmark; Grendel's mother; and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden), where Beowulf has become king. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.

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Thefistknuckles Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You have done and awsome job.
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SkywalkerWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I vote to the dragon it can stall.
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Momo4040 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Artist
the man looks like he means more business then the dragon lol
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Endless-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my guess is.. it wont be the dragon :evillaugh:

Seriously though epic work :heart:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You really knows who fall on it :D
Thanks a lot for like my work! :thanks:
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Endless-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not a problem ^^
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She-just Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
what to say? It is perfect. I am amazed what could you archieve with waercolors!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for like it! :D
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EctoplasmicSlug Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
:icondragonspif: Congrats and fantastic job!!! Your art made it to the Excellent Art Folder of :icondragon-fanatics: Dragon-Fanatics.

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artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww! Thanks a lot to put it on Excellent Art Folder! :thanks:
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pepelpew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Nice :)
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Nulskempre Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Wow, great picture overall, but I especially love the keeled scales and the spines :) Wonderful job!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I also like the outcome of the Scales :D

Thanks a lot for like it! :thanks:
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jaejoong92 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is really good!
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Luminous-Blane Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
all I gotta say is, I searched DA with the title of this pic to try to find op vs. megs pics. and when I saw this, all I could think is, "I wonder if that's megatron's dragon mode from the final season of beast wars." If he hadn't gone back to cybertron, I'd be certain he'd wind up terrorizing the norse.
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artstain Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the wordings of O.Prime.. and i think it fits on this one :-)

and you mean BeastWars?.. hmmmnnn
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:iconluminous-blane:
Luminous-Blane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
yeah. beast wars megatron was a big ol' dragon at the end, so...
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah i watch that series :D that event was happen in planet cybetron.
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
The title's the quote from Transformers! But still, this is a lovely picture. I think you've captured the scene quite perfectly (even though Beowulf has a sad ending).
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artstain Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, i love that quote from OptimusPrime :yum:

sad ending but he was honorable to face and beat that unbeatble furious dragon.
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
How good is your knowledge of... Irish mythology?
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Irish mythology? :confused: ...i dunno unless search it on wikipedia ^^;
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
That's a very good idea.
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D hehe
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:iconheavens-champion:
heavens-champion Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
If that Dragon could could talk, he'd probably ask Beowulf "Why throw away your life so recklessly?"
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you had a point, if i am Beowulf... i ran-away or call the whole battalion to beat that dragon.
I think it's a part of the Story to make Beowulf as a Hero.
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limyanhsiang Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
...... u did this is pencil and watercol???? *flabbergasted* *speechless* *shock*
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D yeah i did this one using mechanical pencil 0.5mm and watercolor :-)

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limyanhsiang Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
*bows* soo good!!
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H-Heather Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
The detail is incredible! You must have a lot of patience :worship:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! Thank you! :thanks:
patience is all we need to make detailed artwork ;-)
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H-Heather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
That is true =)
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MarionMayMay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
jesus christ! thats fucking AMAZING! LOOK AT THE DETAILS! very nicely done my friend :D
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artstain Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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Slayerkhan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
I like how his body language says " yeah, you're a dragon, am I supposed to be afraid of you? I climbed all the way up to kill you!"

There is feature length movie all done in CGI mo-cap that was released in America (and everywhere else I'm sure) not to long ago. I think Angolina Jolie modeled one of the characters. I STILL haven't seen it, but it's on my watch list.
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're the one has a good thought on this! :-) really thanks for the compliments :thanks:
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:iconslayerkhan:
Slayerkhan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
NP I'm always good for a story :)
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:iconartsydhude:
Artsydhude Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why throw away your reckless life, human?
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^^; hehe...just only based on beowulf story :-)
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:iconartsydhude:
Artsydhude Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever try redoing with grendel , or grendel's mother?
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artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Grendel's mother.... but the movie show's, the dragon is the son of beowulf.
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Artsydhude Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats the movie for u. Actually the dragon is the last hurrah of Beowulf, cuz he wanted to die in glorious death and be immortalized.
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artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmnn... never thought that before but yeah, it is more reasonable for him. and i want to :D
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MyrrhCity Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supercool! I love the scales!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
And so much thanks to you! :-)
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Alois-Noette Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Thought it was him! + also, amazing

*happy sigh*
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmn.. maybe the judges has a different critisism, and.... i am still not give-up. just do practice more :-)

Thanks a lot to you :thanks:
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
The Myths and Legends winners are up - YOU'RE AN HONOURABLE MENTION!

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Congratulations :dummy: :heart:
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artstain Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for having the Honourable Mention i really feel honored :thanks:

Almost near, and next time want to got it and need more practice for now :-)
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