persiannomad:

Asbyrgi (Vatnajokulsthjodgardur National Park, North Iceland)- According to legend, Sleipnir, the Norse god Odin’s eight-legged horse, put one of his hooves down as the god rode by creating the horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi.

I’ve been here—super beautiful! Though my pics are mostly of a particular moss covered rock that I thought was pretty incredible. 

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REBLOG IF YOU’RE AN ARTIST!!!

mommashaus:

scott-ruggels:

ask-raven-the-rabbit:

Professional or not, no matter what art style, I wanna see how many artists are out there.

Yo!

Hi there!

I guess I am supposed to reblog this…

Last of the pen brush sketches from this weekend—there is a lot in here that is not as legible as I’d like (click through the pic to DeviantArt for more notes), but it was fun to do something a bit more thorough again.

Last of the pen brush sketches from this weekend—there is a lot in here that is not as legible as I’d like (click through the pic to DeviantArt for more notes), but it was fun to do something a bit more thorough again.

Moleskine Penbrush sketches. I’m out of practice (AGAIN), but a few of these I felt OK enough with to post. The thing is, I really ought to pencil a sketch first then ink it, but I like to just dive right in—unfortunately that often means most of them don’t work out, and the ones that do are really just sketches, nothing polished. That’s kinda fun though. 

The final sketch is more of a complete product, so I’ll post it separately. 

storytellersincreviews:

It’s just been announced that Tony Mitton has won this year’s CLPE poetry award for his tremendous book Wayland (the only UK prize for published poetry for children…sigh). I reviewed this title for Booktrust last year but can’t seem to locate the link. Here’s my review in full to celebrate Tony’s…

Well. I guess I am going to have to get this. As well as finally update and publish my old paper on the original Eddic poem…

Meanwhile, don’t forget my illustration of the story (also on DeviantArt and Elfwood). 

monicarize:

littledeerling:

metahatem:

kyletwebster:

Reblog for a chance to win a free brush set!
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Thanks for your support, and as always, I will select three random Tumblr users who reblog this post and award them a free set. 

And speakin of FREE, remember: I have three fantastic ‘pay what you want’ brushes in the shop right now - Pastel Palooza, Wet & Wild Watercolor, and Mr. Natural (a wonderful inking brush). Check them out!

Happy drawing and happy painting, everybody.

- Kyle
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Kyle’s brushes are EXCELLENT ..I’ve been using an earlier set and I’m very pleased with them..I would buy these for sure.

I don’t usually reblog these types of things but Kyle’s brushes are incredible and I use them daily. Even if I don’t win them I’ll definitely be buying these!!

Gonna buy this later when I get home! Hope there’s internet! D: 

I seriously don’t follow enough blogs. I follow 29, I’m going to try make around 100 so reblog if you post the following:

silmarillionorse:

Lord of the rings
Mythology
Harry potter
Supernatural
Nature
Got
Scenery
Nose
That sort of thing..

I’m saying reblog bc then more people will see it.

Well, OK, guess I’ll reblog it…

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Some stuff about digital folklore from my other blog, plus a Norse-meme generated by the guy who runs the Norse Mythology blog. I thought I had this set up to post automatically to my tumblr too, but apparently not—so I’m reposting it manually!

More sketches as I try to warm up to my picture book idea. Just trying to work through some visualizations of the early parts of the story (those that actually include the bear, for the most part)—nothing will look quite like this in the end, I expect, but I’m at a point where I need to figure out how much further to simplify the text from the Norse original (a short story in one of the King’s sagas that you almost certainly read if you learned Old Norse from Gordon’s introduction, which, incidentally, benefited from some of JRR Tolkien’s input), and I thought maybe doing some sketches of actual scenes would help me think about it. Don’t know yet how much I’ll cut it down, but I am getting some more thorough ideas for a silent visual narrative interwoven with the rest…
And yeah, these are all pretty cartoony here—not sure if I will try to do something more realistic in the final illustrations, or whether I’ll try doing the faux-woodcut feel of my previous sketches, or just treat it like a comic. First sketches from a couple years back are here. Hoping to work on this more regularly, but I have a million projects going on…

More sketches as I try to warm up to my picture book idea. Just trying to work through some visualizations of the early parts of the story (those that actually include the bear, for the most part)—nothing will look quite like this in the end, I expect, but I’m at a point where I need to figure out how much further to simplify the text from the Norse original (a short story in one of the King’s sagas that you almost certainly read if you learned Old Norse from Gordon’s introduction, which, incidentally, benefited from some of JRR Tolkien’s input), and I thought maybe doing some sketches of actual scenes would help me think about it. Don’t know yet how much I’ll cut it down, but I am getting some more thorough ideas for a silent visual narrative interwoven with the rest…

And yeah, these are all pretty cartoony here—not sure if I will try to do something more realistic in the final illustrations, or whether I’ll try doing the faux-woodcut feel of my previous sketches, or just treat it like a comic. First sketches from a couple years back are here. Hoping to work on this more regularly, but I have a million projects going on…

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Everything great in the world.

Tons of books you can read online or download as an EPUB.

It’s not only Norse stuff btw, it’s every old texts regarding Germanic Europe that matters, from the Eddas to the Child Ballads.

Karl Siegfried has brought together some of the bits of primary and secondary sources that are available for free online. My article on cultural memory theory and the pagan archive is linked there as well, in the 21st century scholarship section (and I’ve got more on the topic in one of my blog posts). :)  

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