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Strangers in town by Callego
Strangers in town
Another illustration for Goblin week on tumblr. A couple of goblins spy on newcomers to their lands. Was watching dinosaur stuff on Amazon while doodling this, so I guess I was imagining this as a bit of a prehistoric theme. And of course I'm up too late working on it, and as soon as I get it all scanned and tweak the contrast I realize I left one of the goblin feet unshaded, so it's just this big white spot. Oh well, maybe I'll fix that later. Too tired now.
The Swimming Hole (Goblin Week) by Callego
The Swimming Hole (Goblin Week)
My first pic for this year's Goblin week! A goblin all set for a dip in a cave-lake, but things are maybe not especially safe (no lifeguard on duty...) Will post on my tumblr as well, but be sure to check out the Goblin Week tumblr that Evan Dahm (of Rice Boy, etc, fame) is running!

Also, moon reflection messed up (again--but different this time). May need to edit this more in photoshop to get the reflection matching the real moon through the cave opening better...
Mermaid and Moon by Callego
Mermaid and Moon
A quick mermaid looking up at the moon for a short blog post I will hopefully get up tonight or tomorrow on a short story about mermaids that I found and would like to recommend. I don't think this turned out as well as my last two larger pen and ink bits, but I like the idea and may try to redo this one day--the main issue is the moon, which I really should have sketched out first before filling in... Ah well. Difficult to figure out how to show the moon as seen from under water with just black and white. :/
Castle and Planet by Callego
Castle and Planet
My brain has been telling me it needs to stretch away from academia for a moment before getting back to work, so I've been cooking and drawing. I used to draw castles like this all the time in high school and college, but never tried to put anything into a finished composition, for the most part. I don't think it all turned out quite right here either, but I hope it's at least a reasonable job. I probably should redo this in painter with perspective lines on...

And yes, it's turned into sort of a sci-fi/fantasy world as well--I guess I'm feeling my New Wave/early 80s sci-fi right now, maybe Dragons of Pern or one of Ursula LeGuin's Hainish series planets, with a science-fictional setting but a pseudo-medieval culture (I guess that's what you get when science fiction authors fall in love with Tolkien's LOTR...). I'm imagining that the big "moon" is actually a gas giant planet, and the world we are on is actually one of the moons.

Put this up on my tumblr as well:…
Hey folks, the Midwinter Art Contest is here at the Norse Mythology blog! Award winning Blogger Karl Siegfried has started hosting annual Midsummer and Midwinter art contests at the Norse Mythology blog--topics for pictures should be Norse-themed, though Scandi folklore works as well, as long as you are sticking to the proper seasons. Preferably hit on traditional practices for that time of year. You can read more at my blog or at Karl Siegfried's post on the contest itself. The celebrity judges this time around are Icelandic scholar Dr. Helga Hlaðgerður Lúthersdóttir and renowned comic book illustrator Steve Parkhouse--you can read more about both of them at the contest post on Karl's blog. I got first place (!) at the last midsummer contest--but you know, I am totally amateurish compared to so many of the folks out there doing Norse-themed art, so GET ON IT! It would be great for this contest to stay on as a regular feature at the Norse Mythology blog, but folks have to keep submitting to keep it going. 


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CG Olsen
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I am a PhD in Scandinavian studies, and have taught courses in Norse Myth, literature, language, and history, Scandinavian folklore and literature, Swedish language, and other subjects since filing my dissertation a few years back. Currently teaching at UCLA and finishing up a translation of a book on the theology of the body. Also a published poet (small time still), with recent pieces in Ideomancer and Everyday Poets. I've started a blog (Vikings, Books, Etc) where I've been writing book reviews, posting pictures of vikings, and other things. Working with iPad art programs and now with a Bamboo tablet and Photoshop elements (still learning how digital art works). In addition to DeviantArt, here are my websites:
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chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the faves :) much appreciated. 
LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for faving my art! :iconcocoloveplz:
Drachenseele Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Odin and the Skaldenmet by Drachenseele
JoaoLemos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Hey, CG, thank you for all those faves - I really appreciate it!
Uehara Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you for all the favs ;)
Callego Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! Really enjoyed going through your gallery (and  the galleries of all the other people who've written on my wall, but I don't always get around to replying here...)
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late message, but thank you so much for faving!!!!!! It means a lot to me:heart:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A little late thanks for faving my "Pen Buildings" :)
Crishf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Fav! :D
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