Illustrations

Cover

The cover of the Norse Mythology art book is composed of many elements and subjects to depict the mood of the book.

In the centar frame Thunder God Thor is standing on the helmet of the killed Hrimthurse (Frost giant), holding his magical hammer Mjöllnir.

In the second frame we see Hugin and Munin - Odin's two ravens, in the background Yggdrasil the Cosmic Tree is raising above the icy mountains. We see Fenrir the giant wolf, and viking boat Drakkar on the sea. In the foreground a viking helmet is set. And of course, viking helmets don't have horns... .

Everything is enriched with norse knotwork, to glorify Viking's lore.

  • 61 x 50 cm (24 inches height, 19,7 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper,
  • private collection

Yggdrasil

The Cosmic Tree called Yggdrasil is the center of the viking universe. It holds and connnect all 9 viking worlds. he three main roots were in Asgard, Jotunheim and Nifelheim

An all knowing gigantic eagle was also hidden in the crown of Yggdrasil

  • 60 x 38 cm (23,6 inches height, 15 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper,
  • private collection

Valkyrie

Valkyrie are Odin’s Shield maidens, and they appear in battlefields. They are choosing the slain heroes - those who died in glory, and lead them to Valhalla

  • 40 x 30 cm (15,5 inches height, 11,5 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper,
  • private collection

Niflheim

The darkest and coldest of all the nine worlds – niflheim was turned into the world of the dead – a place that would be home to all those who died from old age or illnesses.

Hel is the ruler of this  sinister, creepy abyss.

  • 49 x 80 cm (19 inches height, 31,5 inches width)
  • acrylic and airbrush on paper,
  • private collection

Aesir and Vanir Fight

First war in the viking mythology. Aesir gods fight Vanir gods.

  • 56 x 90 cm (22 inches height, 35,5 inches width)
  • oil over acrylic on paper, finished in photoshop
  • private collection

This is also the cover of the "Ymir's Blood" cd, metal band from the Finland.

https://www.facebook.com/YmirsBlood/

Jotunheim

Jotunheim is frozen land of Hrimthursar (Frost giants)

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available

Sköll and Hati

Two Giant wolves in the viking's lore.

Sköll “One who Deceive” is chasing the Moon, and Hati “One Who Hates” is chasing the Sun.

  • 50 x 80 cm (19,7 inches height, 31,5 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • private collection

Three Norns

Three devine beings, three mystical judges, three sisters. They decided the fates of people. They are known as Urd (past), Verdandi (present) and skuld (future).

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available

Jormungandr

Evil snake was second Loki’s offspring. It was thrown deep into the ocean.
During time, the snake grow so enormuosly huge, that it surrounded the earth biting its own tail. It formed a circle around the world, and so it was called Midgard Serpent

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available

Draugr

Undead creepy guardians of the graves. The ones that walk after death.

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available

Surtr

Leader of the fire giants. Guards the doors of Muspellheim.

  • 56 x 44 cm (22 inches height, 16 inches width)
  • gouache on paper
  • original available

Ymir

The first creature – monstrous frost giant Ymir, is the forefather of all giants, from whom originated the race of giants.

  • 53,5 x 41 cm (21 inches height, 16 inches width)
  • ecoline on paper
  • private collection

Heimdall in Asgard

Heimdall is guarding the Asgard - world of Aesir gods, and watching the rainbow bridge Bifrost.

  • 32 x 14 cm (12,5 inches height, 5,5 inches width)
  • ecoline and gouache on paper
  • private collection

Creation

Two primeval elements – fire and ice – appeared in the Ginnungagap - endless gaping void. Muspell, the glowing realm of liquified lava and unbearable heat was in the south, while north was home to dark icy Niflheim.

  • 55 x 85 cm (21,6 inches height, 33,5 inches width)
  • ecoline on paper
  • original available

Brokk and Sindri forging

Brokk and Sindri, the sons of Iwaldur, were two dwarfs and the best blacksmiths in the 9 Viking worlds, who forged the mightiest and most wonderful weapons in the Viking lore.

  • 35 x 25 cm (13,5 inches height, 10 inches width)
  • gouache on paper
  • original available

Munin

Odin's fateful Raven along with Hugin

  • original Corvus Corax
  • 36 x 27 cm (14 inches height, 10,5 inches width)
  • ecoline on paper
  • private collection

Odin

Odin the All-Father, highest Aesir God, the main God of the Norse mythology.

  • 16 inches height, 12 inches width)
  • oil on mdf board
  • private collection

Thor gets Mjöllnir

  • 35 x 29 cm (cca 13,5 inches height, 11 inches width)
  • gouache and airbrush on paper
  • private collection

Hugin

Odin's fateful Raven along with Munin

  • original Watcher 02
  • 12 inches height, 8 inches width)
  • ecoline on paper
  • original available

Nidhoggr

the gigantic serpent that lives in Niflheim. It wrapped itself around the root of Yggdrasil devouring the dead and gnawing at the roots.

  • 15 x 43 cm (cca 6 inches height, 17 inches width)
  • ecoline and gouache on paper
  • private collection

Valhalla

The Hall of the Slain in Asgard, where Odin drink and eat with his warriors Einherjars.

  • 57 x 45 cm (22,5 x 17,7 inches)
  • acrylic on paper
  • private collection

Loki

Trickster God

  • acrylic on paper (fabriano 5, 300 gsm)
  • 38 x 26 cm (15 x 10 inches)
  • private collection

Trolls

Trolls are ugly, gigantic, heavy and strong. Their skin is like armour. They are mean, and have some magic powers.
In ancient times, they were hunting together with Jotuns. But they went to live in more isolated places like caverns and wasted hills.

  • acrylic on paper
  • 54 x 44 cm (21 x 17 inches)
  • original available

Sif

Sif, beautiful wife of the Thunder God,Thor, was swan maiden and Goddess of Harvest. Her gloaming golden hair shined like the Sun itself.

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available

Fenrir

Fenrir, the Third of Loki’s evil offspring with Angrboda, was a dreadful wolf,
brother of Hel and Jormungandr.

  • 38 x 60 cm (15 inches height, 23,6 inches width)
  • acrylic on paper
  • original available