Mar. 10th, 2010

ferrumaeternum: (odin's ravens)
Well, the scoring on Threadless has finally ended and my design came out with a 1.95 out of 5. Not bad considering I did nearly the entire thing in less than one day, not to mention that it’s not exactly what I’d call finished. I still did better than everyone I’ve heard from in the Intro to Design classes and 525 people felt strongly enough about my design to vote for it one way or another, which is good enough for me. Here are some of my favorite comments it received:

“Gave it a 5 for being the most mehtul thing on this site.”

“There’s something bad-ass yet My Little Pony about this drawing.”

I actually considered putting a lightning bolt or a rune on the horse’s butt. :P

I also just realized that I keep forgetting to post the drawings from some of my finished work, so here’s the original drawing I used for the t-shirt design as well as the one for the print of Odin’s ravens I did last fall:

+ 2 )

I’m currently working on my series for my Advanced Drawing Strategies class. We have to do 12-15 themed drawings outside of class this semester, and mine is on Baldrs Draumar (Baldr’s Dreams) and Dauði Baldrs (Baldr’s Death). I was originally planning on giving the Norse mythology a break and doing the series on the Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley) from Irish mythology. But after rereading it with an outsider’s perspective in mind, I thought it might be a little to obscure for my class. At least with Baldr, I can explain that he’s Odin and Frigga’s son and Thor’s half brother, and people will instantly get a sense of who he is thanks to Marvel Comics. The whole story of Baldr’s death is also fairly easy to relate to. I’m saving Ragnarök for my Advanced Painting BFA Exhibition series, so I figured why not use the event that leads up to that point for this series. I don’t have any of these drawings finished yet, but once I do, I’ll be sure to post them.



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