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Mermaid and Casualties by Callego
Mermaid and Casualties
Another mermaid pic. I guess I like doing these dark, undersea sketches. Sorry for the bad photo, will try to get a nice scan done later. Dimensions are feeling off to me--that's what I get for just drawing w/o doing a pencil sketch first. Oh well.
Stalwart Space Explorer by Callego
Stalwart Space Explorer
Added some grays to an Inktober sketch. Still didn't turn out quite like I would like, but I think this helped a lot.
Hungry by Callego
Another little sketch I did while (not) watching a horror movie with friends, haha. I guess this one is a bit scary too, what with planets being riddled with holes and all. Keep in mind this was done on a really tiny moleskine, so the figure in particular is really rough... Even my smallest pen was too big (or my hands were, anyway).
Odin and Valkyrie by Callego
Odin and Valkyrie
I’d sketched the warrior woman earlier in the month, but didn’t like how she turned out so didn’t continue with it at the time... but decided it was good enough, so I sketched in a giant Odin (with just a peek at his ravens on his shoulder) to turn it into one of those woman-confronting-the-patriarch moments that Odin occasionally features in (from Sigrdrifa of Poetic Edda to Brunhilde of Wagner). All the sketches I’m posting at the last minute tonight are from my smallest moleskine, so keep that in mind (the woman came out pretty rough, and if that’s how she runs she probably won’t last long...)
Girl by Callego
Ended up doing some last minute Inktober sketches while (not) watching a scary movie with friends (I don't like scary movies, even if it was a spoof). Have been posting a bunch of these on my tumblr (, but figured I'd include this one here.
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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H-D200HB Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for faving! ^_^
nibor289 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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" :)
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