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Hvergelmir, kampklar by lthot Hvergelmir, kampklar by lthot
If it isn't Hvergelmir himself clad in chain with iron in hand, ready for battle.

EDIT 2014: It is extremely unfortunate that one cannot share their work on the Internet without people having to steal your work and claim it as their own possibly asking for a small fee to let others use it... unacceptable. For this reason I have decided to watermark this piece as people seem to forget common sense and what is yours and what is mine.
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PoachersGirl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great portrait, love the axe.
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lthot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You look like a badass in every one of those photos man. My hair won't grow that long so I had to get a haircut - which is a shame, cause I prefer long hair. Your beard is EPIC - that's what me and my friends call it here - EPIC. My cousin has an EPIC beard but yours surpasses his. I wish my beard would grow like that, but it won't - I busted my chin open when I was just a young boy, and it left a scar that messed up how my facial hair grows, so I can't have an epic beard like that - but I do what I can with it. Congrats on that.

Did you take the photo, and set up all the props yourself, or did you have help with that? The reason I ask is because I've always wanted to do something like that with myself, but I just don't know where to begin - I can't even take decent photos - so I figured I probably should hire a professional to take the photos, and I got tons of photographer friends here that I could probably get to do it, since I can't.

By the way, this had me thinking of this: [link]
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lthot Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard about several people that thought their hair/beard wouldn't grow, so they didn't give it a (proper) attempt. I tried several times before my hair was long enough for me to actually accept it and keep it. I had it cut several times before that.

Always had a goatee in my younger days. Wasn't until '07 and '08 I started to grow a longer beard/goatee. I myself have a scar under my chin that doesn't really grow properly, but that is the common area for all men to lack beard growth as it's kinda like at the top back end of your head where hair start to grow in a (if you understand what I mean). I wouldn't call my beard epic, it's not even close to be as I intended/wanted. I usually don't have a full beard, but I grew one here over a month or so. Also I've cut it multiple times for various reasons, first and foremost my martial arts activities where a beard like that could quickly get in the way (same goes for hair, but I ain't letting that go). It could all be longer and I'd be happy.

I did indeed take the photo and set up light and whatnot in preparation. I have a somewhat older mirror reflex Canon camera, so my rather dark photos get some minor pixelation that is hard to avoid. Onces I get the money I intend to upgrade for a better professional camera.
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iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I'm going to see what I can do and see about finding the best suitable camera within my budget and practice. I have always been one of those weird people that are absolutely inlove with their face, ha ha... so this will be fun. I've always thought to myself that I have an awesome face that should be seen by the world. I'm also into amateur acting, and maybe someday I'll be in a movie - I hope something I like. If I can help it, I don't want to be in something I have no interest in myself. I'm a huge Movie, Music and Photography fan - as you can tell by all the huge number of photo favorites I have in my Beautiful section on this site, I've mostly fav'd photography with female models in them, because the last time I was on this site before I came back, I had a huge phobia about it that I just couldn't get over - I finally did. So I'm going to be creating a special section in my fav's for male photography. I love all forms of art and I have such a wide variety of types that I like that there isn't much I wouldn't like.

I know what you mean about the beard. I actually thought I was one of the few that had a scar there and had a hard time getting it to grow how I wanted - but I was wrong. When I was a teen, I shaved my head bald, and tried so desperately to grow my goatee JUST like a Wrestler I liked back then called Stone Cold Steve Austin, ha ha... I'm not into Wrestling anymore though - it's just not my thing. But I still consider Steve Austin to be a badass and I watch his action movies he's in now. He was my idol when I was a teen, I use to workout in the Gym a lot and play football. I was trying to make myself look like him. It wasn't till I was 19 that I quit doing that and had more interest in being myself, and got into learning more fighting styles other than just Boxing, and Wrestling - which I've been doing since I was 12, now I'm 28. The hardest thing for me to do is Kick, since I have really bad hips and legs because of Football. I use to get pissed off and spear people into walls and stuff, I had a horrible temper. I got my legs totally messed up one day when I speared someone down a flight of stairs and smashed into 6 buckets of concrete, totally messed me up, I couldn't walk for a week, I use to headbutt everything, kick everything, punch everything, I'd get my body stuck in the wall and stuff, destroy bricks and metal pieces with my head, left myself hurt a lot. I finally grew up, no more bursts of anger and it's been many years now since I've destroyed anything or hurt myself or anyone else. So I feel accomplished. It was hard.

By the way, what kind of Rock and Metal bands are you into? I see you stated before you're a Metal Head, so I thought it might be possible that we enjoy the same music. Some of my favorites are Disturbed, Dio, Megadeth, 80's Metallica, Tyr and a lot of other bands from other countries - including Volbeat from Denmark - as well as fictional bands from movies like Rock Star (Steel Dragon). I like learning about new bands and songs I haven't heard yet. I also recently got into a little bit of the Fozzy band, of the one I linked a video of (which their lead singer use to be a Wrestler I don't know if he still is or not since I quit watching it years ago).
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lthot Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't say that I'm in love with my own face, if I could magically I'd likely change at least a few facial features. Not gonna go under the knife though as it's not something that bothers me THAT much. I mostly favorite stuff that is beyond my own skill, though sometimes I just like the style of that particular piece (it could be anything from line/sketching style to color and other interesting things).

I usually had my hair cut in army length/style when I was older kid/younger teen. In my later teen years I started caring about getting my hair longer but it wasn't until the age of 17-18 I finally pulled myself together and after a few years I had a decent length I could accept.

I had quite a few anger problems myself as a kid. I had no control of it and the other kids thought it'd be fun every time they god the chance to put me into a furious rage. It wasn't until my early teen years that I started doing martial arts I learned to control my anger. Martial arts completely changed my life. Unfortunately it was already too late, my child and teen years were already completely ruined.

Meh, I'm into quite a few things actually. Of what you mentioned I listen to Dio, early Megadeth and early Metallica. Also listen to Týr of course and quite a few other bands. Better just redirect you to my last.fm library so you can get a better idea.
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iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, most people aren't - but I can say that I am, ha ha. I don't think anyone should ever go under the knife unless it's the last resort, for them to be happy with their life. It should never be a quick decision. There are so many people that have fake everything anymore in my country that young teens now believe that fake is natural and it's not, it's just what society has taught them to believe is normal - and I don't even believe in normal anymore.

Oh around that age group that's also when I started to grow my hair out, and around the age of 19-20, I actually had my hair down to my shoulders, but I didn't really like it - I kept it because the girlfriend I was with at the time loved it, but it bothered her sometimes that my hair was softer than hers and was easier to deal with than hers. After we split, I cut it off and she got mad at me for that. We weren't together anymore so I didn't care. Then my facial hair started to actually grow a little more, and I was able to grow a mustache which I never could before. I started to enjoy that. But I couldn't really enjoy it like most would be able to because I was chronically depressed everyday, and I was popping pills, drinking alchol all the time, and smoking weed all the time with my friends - come to find out they weren't really my friends they were just there for the drugs, and alcohol. Eventually I got help for myself and quit all that, and moved on - which left me with just 1 friend whom also quit those things. Him and I are still friends today but he's the only guy friend I have left in person here.

I suppose we had experienced similar situations then growing up it sounds like. I had a nemesis so to speak, and we would fight often - sometimes if I didn't agree to fight his friends would all jump me, so it's either get my ass beat really bad or defend myself, so I did. Eventually he got tired of getting his ass beat in front of all his friends so he asked me once if we could be friends. I said no, but I'll forgive you and treat you politely if you agree to do the same with me. He did, and I moved away cause I was kicked out of the school for throwing him through the front window of the building. So I finished school in another county and that school changed my life - everyone was nice, no bullies at all - and I went to a tech school through that school to learn about computers and web design. It was fun, I enjoyed it.

Life got better - I just didn't want to believe that it would. My childhood was ruined too - but atleast I grew up, and learned a lot and managed to get out of my depressive rut that seemed like it would never end - and finally didn't kill myself when I tried to after my mom died. I have strong will power, when I make my mind up it's made up - it just takes me a while to do it.

I'll take a look at your last.fm profile. Thanks for sharing. I have one but I haven't logged into it in so many years, it needs updated.
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Irbisota Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you won't be offended when I say, that you are damn very handsome man. And that armor....I like this.
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lthot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't see the offensive part..
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Irbisota Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know, someone might find inappropriate to hear that from a stranger.
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