Because History Is Cooler Than Fantasy:

Valkyrie T-Shirt by The Stormworks

Valkyrie T-Shirt by The Stormworks

I’ve made this “Valkyrie” (or Norse female warrior) t-shirt design available on Teespring.

(The mock up above is different in scale than the actual shirt, due to print limitations, but I like the Teespring link better.)

The text on the back is a bit of verse from Darraðarljoð, or the Weaving Song of the Valkyries, and reads:

“Now Warwinner walketh
To weave in her turn,
Now Swordswinger steppeth,
Now Swiftstroke, now Storm;
When they speed the shuttle
How spearheads shall flash!
Shields crash, and helmgnawer
On harness bite hard!”

It is available at the following link:

Thanks for looking!

Art: Portrait of Picasso

Charcoal portrait of Picasso

Charcoal on paper – portrait of Picasso

 

This is a charcoal portrait of Pablo Picasso that I was doing. Technically, it’s a work-in-progress, but someone who saw it in this state fell in love with it and ended up buying it as-is. This isn’t the full piece; it’s actually an 18″x24″ piece, with a lot of my grid marks and pencil guidelines still in place. But the client loved it this way, and I found some poetry in the piece this way as well, given the subject matter. There’s just something fitting about a portrait of Picasso, known for his abstraction and cubism, being portrayed in an unfinished piece.