Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Brunhild


2006 Pen Drawing colored with the GIMP. Brunhild from the movie "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King"

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Gabrielle Woodburning


Could be better I know, and the writing could be better cause it was freehand but I'm kinda happy with how she turned out... Howl at ya later!

Monday, December 04, 2006

AUSXIP.com contest, update

I have four of my digitally colored pieces in the contest at AUSXIP.com. I probably could have submitted a couple pencil drawings as well, oh well...mine are in the Drawings and Paintings section. Lots of other great artists, I have to say my fave is Barbara Maclay's Ancient Greek style Xena and Gab, I really love that one. As far as new stuff...I've been busy practising my wood-burning (grrr) and I tryed drawing Toki and Skwisgaar from Dethklok maybe I'll put them up I don't know. Toki's the only one I colored. I wanted to do an interpretation of them for fun. Howl at ya later.

Friday, November 24, 2006

About basswood...

I decided to look up basswood (what I did the wood-burning a couple posts back on) at Wikipedia: I was pleasantly surprised by the connection to Freyja, though her being "the wife of Wodan" is debatable, it's best explained on the the entry on Freyja or rather here on the page about Frigg. Interesting. Howl at ya later!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wood burning

I've decided to teach myself woodburning aka pyrography... I don't know , I had a thought it might be a good thing to take up...After practising a little bit with some rune and star designs on some scrap wood I had I decided to go for it and came up with this:

This is a runestone design from the "Viking Designs" book I like to practise from. I decided that might actually be easier then attempting a wolf or person right away....I just sketched it out from the book, left in the runes, I don't know what these spell exactly so please don't ask. The wood is just basswood and for now it's unfinished, I don't think I'll be coloring it since I really like it like this and I have to practise with that first anyway. Also since the piece was small enough, I just placed it in my scanner like you would paper, it actually did'nt look too bad I thought, so I used that image to save me digging out my camera. (for now)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Callisto in color...

Since if I upload it to Blogger it will resize it, here's the link for it at deviantART http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/42764941/.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Guestmap

Thought I'd give this another shot... Check it out: http://www.frappr.com. Howl at ya later!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wolf Pair

2006 Pen drawing colored in GIMP, a pair of white wolves.

Viking Design #3

2006 Pen Line drawing, colored with GIMP. I called it Viking Design #3 cause that's what the name of the file ended up to be.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

website stuff...

I just fixed my Back the Pack Wolf Links page (the Bravehost version at least which I switched the link to on my Myspace profile as well) Added www.everythingwolf.com (I recently got a t-shirt from there, and I highly recommend buying from them, loving my shirt) also I removed Click For Wolves cause unfortunately that sites gone along with the Wolf News Blog. I have no idea about that one, so I took it off for now.
I want to thank Waldgänger for the link, I really appreciate it, thank you. Howl at ya later!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Xena stuff

First , a drawing from a month or so ago of Gabrielle
Xena


colored version
Howl at ya later!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Howling Wolf

2006 Pen and India Ink, added the edging and background clouds with the GIMP.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Valkyrie, Daughters of Odin

2006 Pen drawing painted with the GIMP. Ravens added with the Crow and Raven brush set for GIMP, available here. Howl at ya later!!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Xena posing with her sword

2006 Pen drawing colored in GIMP. The chakram in the background is a seperate drawing, scanned and edited in GIMP. Howl at ya later!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Sif

Click here to view it at deviantART.
2006 Ink drawing with watercolor, gold paint and gold ink on bristol board.
A portrait of the Norse Goddess Sif, wife of Thor. When I was drawing this one, I was'nt originally going to color it, but seeing I had some gold ink and some extra gold craft paint lying around, I decided to put them to use.

Howl At ya later!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Art!!

Some art I've finally gotten around to scanning today, these were all done earlier this summer.

First: a Xena ink drawing I'll probably color with the GIMP


Tribal-inspired design with the rune Algiz, Black pen and blendable colored pencil.

Red Wolf Portrait...For more information click here for Wikipedia's page on the red wolf!!

Click the picture link below for Wolf Howl Animal Preserve. Great site!!



I'm currently working on some more Norse stuff, another Valkyrie, Goddesses Sif and Idun, and also a self-portrait I'll be using in a new design for this blog and my Myspace page. Howl at ya later!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Duet"

2006 Black pen and blended colored pencil on smooth Bristol.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

"Forest Spirit"

2006 Ballpoint Pen Drawing.

*note*I've removed the colored version of this one cause I just don't care for it, mainly the background I added, I don't know it just looks yucky and there's just too much going on....yes I'm my own worst critic. I'm BRUTAL. You can still kind of see it in my heading logo for the blogs, though I might change that too. Anyway I still feel the drawing itself is great and I'm proud of it, and people like it, my sister's hubby's niece's hubby said it would make a cool tattoo (I get that kind of comment a lot or I should go into tattooing (!) I don't know about that.....) Anyway, back to the drawing , you can also view it here at my ArtWanted.com page, it's also at deviantART in the Scraps section. I'll probably try recoloring it, just give it a little wash of color and shadow cause thats all it needs really. I do have a couple projects on my desktop that have to be finished first. Howl at ya later!!

Friday, June 30, 2006

Freya

2006. Pen drawing colored in the GIMP , runes and writing added. Posting this one since it's Friday and Friday is named after her (though some say it's after her twin brother Freyr or Frigga, Odin's wife) I've made her eyes the way they are to make her look more like a goddess, since I get a few people who think they are just regular people if they see me drawing from photos I use for models. Of course I dress them different and they have weapons and magical things..... Also I think it looks cooler Let me know if I should make prints available for sale, since I'm looking at a few options to do that (NOT Cafepress by the way) Howl at ya later!!

Monday, June 26, 2006

New drawings at deviantART

Xena fighting the dryads and Gabrielle and Xena, 2006 black and white pen drawings. Click here to check 'em out at my deviantART page, the "scraps" section, since they are uncolored for now. Howl at ya later!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

DAMNOCRACY

2006 Pen drawing colored in GIMP. Check out Vh1 Sunday nights and www.officialdamnocracy.com. Howl at ya later!!

Hail Skadi

2006 Pen Drawing colored with GIMP. Something I sketched and kinda liked so I scanned and colored it. Howl at ya later!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Xena the Valkyrie

2006 drawing colored in GIMP.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Remodeling the Den...

Please excuse the dust and spilled paint, thanks....howl at ya later!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Black and white sketch work up at deviantART!!

Ballpoint pen and ink outline drawings, mostly Xena, right now. Check out the "Scraps" section or click here!! Howl at ya later!!

Friday, April 28, 2006

New Art: "Hildr"


2006 Pen drawing colored with GIMP. The Valkyrie Hildr (Battle) with spear and shield. I adimit the profile could be better, since it is another that I just drew from imagination and not a model as I did with the previous Valkyries, but I'm quite pleased with the coloring and shading. Howl at ya later!!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Classic Diamond: Doro Pesch (redone)

2005/2006 Black Pen, then scanned and colored with GIMP. This a portrait I drew last year of the mighty Doro Pesch from the back cover of my copy of her Classic Diamonds cd. note: This is a reworked version of the art I posted earlier...shading and coloring have been redone, along with adding a metallic texture. Also changed the title.
Next I'll be working on: a new logo for the Den, Valkyrie Xena from The Rheingold (new, BETTER version from the show), and another in my Valkyrie series, Hildr and a small Geri & Freki pic (Those are Odin's two wolves in case you don't know). These drawings have all been finished, they just need to be colored. Howl at ya later!!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Xena


2006, Pen drawing, colored with GIMP. Click to see the full version in a new window. Howl at ya later!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Gabrielle, the Battling Bard with her staff

February 2006 Pencil Drawing. Howl at ya later!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Geirahöd the Valkyrie

February 2006- Graphite pencil and red colored pencil. Howl at ya later!!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Skeggjöld

February 2006, Graphite pencil and red colored for the runes. Part of my Valkyrie series...I am kind of going for the Xena Ring Trilogy kind of thing with them, but with a somewhat more accurate Viking look and symbolism, like the valknut on her axe, etc.
For Valkyrie names and info, I want to thank The Viking Answer Lady!!

Howl at ya later!!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

FIGHT to save wolves alert...

Keep Michigan's wolves howling!!! Click here to read more, thank you. Howl at ya later!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Valkyrie Portrait


This is a pen drawing of a Valkyrie I did last year, that I scanned and colored in GIMP, I used it to practice my coloring in GIMP...I kind of feel the drawing could have been a lot better...anyway I like how the coloring turned out though that could be better too, but I'll post it here. The younger Futhark runes spell "Shieldmaiden" and "Hail The Valkyrie". Howl at ya later!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Freyja

February 2006 Pencil Drawing. The Goddess Freyja with her LYNX (I liked the idea of lynx better then regular cats, though Freyja's cats are'nt really regular cats....anyway...) Also her shield's heart design is not really Norse or Viking at all, it came from a pillar candle holder I own. I thought the design would be appropriate for the Queen of the Valkyries who rules over both war and love. She also has her Brisingamen necklace and her magic falcon feather cloak. Click here to learn a little more about her from The Troth. Howl at ya later!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Fight to save wolves alert!!



Urgent Alaska Update: Aerial Gunning of Wolves Likely to Continue Despite Court Order...
Go to http://www.wolfcampaign.org/ to read more and take action. Howl at ya later!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Mighty Warrior Princess....

Xena Warrior Princess >>> January 2006 Pencil drawing, click to see the large version in a new window. Howl at ya later!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Fixed and uploaded Skadi again...

I fixed her knife (at least tryed to ha ha) and added some mountains and clouds, etc. since it was kind empty in that corner I felt. Howl at ya later!!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Skadi with armor and weapons.

Click on the picture to see a larger version in a new window.

January 2006 - Pencil drawing. Skadi (also known as Skade, Skathi, Skadhi, Skaði) is the daughter of the giant (Jotun) Thjazi and inheriter of his home, Thrymheim. She is associated with archery, hunting, skiing, and snowshoes, also with wolves. Needless to say, she is my favorite of the Goddesses. She is a goddess of winter, vengeance and weregild (for her father's death) hunting, and independence and strength (particularly for women) This is a vision of her in her armor with her bow, she is also often depicted in furs and skins , being a huntress and all Visit Skadi's page at Germanic Goddesses, click here, to read more about her and also visit a site dedicated to her, Skadavé for some beautiful poetry and articles.

Awesome folk metal from Norway!!! Check out Lumsk.

Howl at ya later!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Paul Sr.


Paul Teutul Sr. from the Discovery Channel TV show American Chopper. 2005, watercolor pencil and black pen. Howl at ya later!!!