Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground


Sketching in pencil on parchment. Over the past year I’ve been studying animal drawing and drawing skills is important to understand their structure.

Saga of the Volsungs

King Volsung and his sons journey in three ships to visit Siggeir King of Gautland.

This was originally a pen & ink sketch drawn for Inktober. I was reading the Saga of the Volsungs at the time and was inspired by the stories and characters in it.
I recently got a new digital tablet, an XP-Pen and was playing around with doing digital pen & inks. I used this piece to experiment on and kind of like how it came out.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Ice Valkyrie Enamel Pin Design

This is the second design that was voted on by members of my Patreon. It is an Ice Valkyrie. A few improvements from the original concept are the replacement of Elder Futhark with Younger Futhark, the written letters actually used during Viking era Scandinavia. Also a little snowflake.
As with the other design I had to simplify quite a bit to conform to the specifications required for making an enamel pin. Only 4 colors + the metal color itself, and they must be flat, no gradients. The lines had to be made bolder as well. Some of the finer lines might drop out.

Here is the original design painted in watercolors.

Rocks Near Lake Tahoe California

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Valkyrie Emblem Enamel Pin Design

I'm working on some designs for Enamel Pins. My initial concept images were way too detailed, but I knew that, I just needed to start somewhere. I took those designs and refined and simplified to match the specs required for the enamel pin process. Here is where I'm at with the first one. It is based off the painting of Reginlief I did quite a while ago.

This is for my Patreon and everyone at the Valhalla or higher level will receive one, other patrons will be able to get it at a discounted rate. If there are any left over they'll be on my website or at my convention appearances.

The original design was when I was making a bunch of Bind Rune paintings and used that format for a variety of other emblem designs. These were done in watercolor.

Pine Forest near Lake Tahoe California

Friday, January 3, 2020

Sketchbook Page

Some random doodles, as I typically do much of the time.