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Tomte in redwoods by Callego
Tomte in redwoods
I've got a bit of breathing room (finally), so started this pic earlier today, continued it in the waiting room at the doctor's, and finished with some (overdone) washes this evening. This is a tomte (Swedish house spirit/gnome/whatever) hanging out in the redwoods--I guess they must have followed some of us California Swedes out here. I suppose my traditional art sketches of Tomte can also be considered part of my Tomte and Friends pics (speaking of which, I need to make a separate folder for that...)
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WIP: Tomte and Friends Midwinter 2014 by Callego
WIP: Tomte and Friends Midwinter 2014
Was hoping to finish this in time for the art contest at the Norse Mythology blog, but things have been too crazy lately, and then I couldn't get things to work with my new program (first time on Corel Painter) and my new computer. Oh well. I still have some cleaning up to do with this (maybe a lot, not sure how drastically I will alter it), but it's nice to finally have another entry in my Tomte & Friends series.
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Arctic Fox (Never Alone fanart) by Callego
Arctic Fox (Never Alone fanart)
Seeing as I am (in part) a folklorist (not an active collector though--just one of my academic hats), I decided to do a blog post about the new game based on Alaskan native folklore, Never Alone--I needed an illustration though, so I did this real quick pen brush sketch without using any references for anatomy or anything. So it's not great, but oh well. The game is cool though (though it keeps crashing my ancient laptop--going to have to get that new computer I guess...). I'll post the link to the blog post after I get it up. 
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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. 

Midwinter Art Contest at the Norse Mythology Blog!!!! Draw Vikings/Their Gods/Tomtar/Krampus/Etc!!! 
I've got info on my blog, or you can go straight to the contest post itself.  
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
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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:
Blog: vikingsbooksetc.wordpress.com
Sketchblog: idrawvikings.tumblr.com/
Academic: independent.academia.edu/CarlO…
Store (Tshirts etc): www.redbubble.com/people/vikin…
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LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for faving my art! :iconcocoloveplz:
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Drachenseele Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Odin and the Skaldenmet by Drachenseele
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JoaoLemos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Hey, CG, thank you for all those faves - I really appreciate it!
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Uehara Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you for all the favs ;)
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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...)
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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:
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A little late thanks for faving my "Pen Buildings" :)
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Crishf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Fav! :D
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Vidk000 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey gracias por todos los FAv :D
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