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Freydis Eiriksdottir, portrait by killingarkady Freydis Eiriksdottir, portrait by killingarkady
Half my entry for MDH. I wasn't going to enter this year and then I caved.

Freydís Eiríksdóttir was the daughter of Erik the Red and the sister of Leif Ericson. She took part in the exploration of Iceland around 1000 CE and was badass. The sagas tell of how she chased down the Icelandic natives with a sword and later plotted to gain wealth and status in Iceland and then betrayed her partners and took their share. Yay ruthless Viking Age women!

I love love love how the face turned out. I pretty much love how the whole thing turned out.

CC before it gets sent in is always appreciated :)

Base is mine
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DexterStratton Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Awesome portrait. Freydis is generally given short shrift by academic historians, her very existence being doubted by some. Mostly, in a gender-based double standard, she is labelled as an evil psychopath for doing things that, if they were done by men, would serve only as an intro to a saga. She's a her of mine! I'd buy it if I could.
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DulcetFancy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Strange I haven't commented on this before, I clearly remember faving it. XD I love this doll, the details you put into it are amazing. I love her hair, and the details in the face are gorgeous. I love the way you drew her face. Great job on adding the freckles, they add a lot of character. You're getting so good at dolling, I always look forward to seeing your dolls. :D
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killingarkady Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks! I almost deleted the freckles because I thought they made her look too cute. I'm glad I kept them now! :)
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DulcetFancy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
You're welcome!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
ooh! lovely!
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killingarkady Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
you're welcome! :)
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