I'm really sorry for it guys for submitting 2 different versions but here is the other version of Odin i was talking about (was i?) With that done, i may move onto other mythological gods. I think i'll continue with something egyptian
I'm not a rune expert or claim that they're historically accurate. I didn't mean to offend anyone who loves Norse mythology and have more accurate knowledge of the details about it. No sarcasm intended. I'd just like to say it's just a simple illustration for fun, I didn't draw it for a book depicting the Norse or as a source for any product.
It's beautifully done, all things in place -- the Ravens and the Wolves (I adore the Ravens, I have some of my own) but I cannot keep on saying NO HORNS or WINGS on VIKING HELMETS. Please forgive me for shouting. After 30 years of bloody research it's my biggest pet peeve in Viking art. The All-Father looks quite formidable and the cloth off his Spear looks like trails of blood. I love it, it's wonderful except for the (please pardon me) those thrice-be-damed horns. But it's still going to be faved.
Oh ok , seriously i'm more than glad you mentioned it.I never knew he hadn't those.Wow, thats some news , wish i had known it before drawing it.But you know, when it comes to some solid reference info, you can hardly find any except wikipedia :/
Very sorry to correct you, except that is my one pet peeve (and we live in Wisconsin next to the Minnesota Vikings, and even the Norwegian Clubs here can't get it right. SIGH!!!) There were some older cave and standing-stone art where some Saxon and Germanic peoples had some sort of carvings of a very few what looked like helmets with horns coming out. It's not certain whether those were used for ceremonial purposes or what; therefor most people of this last part of the 19th century have ignored their use as being superfluous and have found the use of more conical helmets with nose-guards. HOWEVER: helmets with horns and wings were used extensively by the Victorians (they look very Grand indeed) and by Wagner for his operas. Drawing of Rampaging Vikings in beautifully drawn line-art -- I love the one where the fellow is standing on the prow of the ship, cape flowing the wings on his helmet standing out, big round Marvel-Comic Thor-type deelys on his chest -- very classic and very wrong. However I do have it on my office wall. (and your print for the Valkyrie t-shirt is gorgeous. They may have on what ever you'd like. They appear in different forms,as does Death and the Norns.) It's all a matter of perspective.Yes, I'm a Pagan with Norse tendencies and and old Lady with a tendency to ramble. My apologies, Dearest.
You are very welcome, Love! I do always tend to apologize for over extending and poking at people on the "No-Horns/Wings" Rule. I'm glad you could use the Information. Please draw more of your Beautiful Art!