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September 28, 2013
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Sep 28, 2013, 11:13:13 AM
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Valkyrie by Kendra-Paige Valkyrie by Kendra-Paige
Model: Valeria Gladysheva
Dress: Krystell Barraza
Corset Belt: Karen von Oppen
Assistant: Chris Chetwood
Photography: `Kendra-Paige

Valkyries, in Norse mythology, are often represented as maidens who choose those warriors who are to be slain on the battlefield. Not only are they often ethereal figures accompanied by ravens, but they are often depicted as daughters of royalty. In the more romanticized tales of monarchies, its the knights who give a particular brand of intrigue to the notion of nobility. Valkyries are those female knights, the basis of legends that inspired many kings and queens whilst they sat upon their thrones, or led their armies toward victory.

With over a month of planning and every detail ready to go, fate has a way of turning all of one's carefully laid plans on its head. Perseverance stood as the victor in the end, and despite all of the roadblocks that stood in the way, I'm glad that I still have an image to show for all of the trials and tribulations.

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:icondonna-lynn:
Donna-Lynn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Do you mind me asking where you got the crown?
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ThomasJergel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Delightfully mystical and enchanting. :)
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:iconkendra-paige:
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like this one! :hug:
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:iconthomasjergel:
ThomasJergel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)

I've been dealing with some personal stuff these last months, so I haven't had much time/energy to spend on deviantart, but I've kept an eye on your art and it has been fun seeing you grow into a better artist.
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conoromahonyart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Brilliant photo.
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:iconkendra-paige:
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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qurialedrilin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I came here thinking I'd see a good portrait, maybe something of a pretty girl on a nice background, but I didn't now you were keeping with the same style you originally intended. This looks awesome. She looks like some evil fairy queen, that's awesome. I like her blonde haircut with bangs in that outfit too, the contrast and the sharp order of her bangs really add personality.
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:iconkendra-paige:
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Photographer
I really appreciate you taking the time to write that thoughtful comment, Megan! I was determined to realize the concept I had set out to do, and I'm not only glad I was able to do so, but that's it's been well received.

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MeganCoffey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
WHOA! Amazing!!!!
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:iconkendra-paige:
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much, Megan! :hug:
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