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Kraka (Crow) by fresco-child
Kraka (Crow)
Acrylic and ink on pastel paper; Photoshop CS5

The subject of the portrait is Aslaug, the reported daughter of Sigurd and the shieldmaiden Brynhildr, from Norse Mythology. The shadow of a wing falls across her visage to imply her moniker, Kråka (‘Crow’), given to her by a pair of peasants who discovered her orphaned and stolen away in a harp. They hid her beauty--a trait of nobility--by rubbing her in tar and adorning her shoulders in a long cape. 

Aslaug's dress of layered netting and shells refers to her battle of wits with the legendary Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, in which he challenges her to meet him “neither dressed nor undressed, hungry nor full and alone nor in company.” She arrives dressed in a net, biting an onion and with only a dog as a companion. Impressed by her ingenuity, Ragnar proposes marriage to her.

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Danielle Storey
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Canada
Current Residence: In Hobbiton, brewing tea over my grand fireplace; The cloister of a medieval monastery in France
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, Ambient, Progressive
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Renaissance, Baroque, Pre-Raphaelite, Austrian Expressionism
Operating System: PC
Shell of choice: Pink/Pearly White and Coiled?
Wallpaper of choice: A Lord of the Rings mural
Skin of choice: Pale and radiant!
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Hello everyone!

Owing to the demands of my first semester in fourth year Illustration, many of you have surely taken notice of my online disappearance and deficiency of creative output...But, I have triumphantly returned to acquaint your eyes with the fruit of my toil :)

As part of my fourth year thesis proposal, I plan to create a Japanese fold accordion book that will feature at least 8-10 illustrations of sleeping warriors, complete with full-page descriptions of each character and their respected nations. The prominent King in the Mountain, King Under Mountain or Sleeping Hero motif is one of many in folklore and mythology which gives hope to the resurrection of beloved historical figures, usually of some military consequence, who will transcend time and space to secure their loyalties and act as guardian to the future nation. These legendary undead heros, often accompanied by armied retainers/legions, sleep in remote and covert dwellings which include caves, mountaintops, islands or mystical worlds. It is foretold that they will waken at the hour of their country's greatest need. Britain's King Arthur and Denmark's Holger Danske are among the more commonly known of these sleeping beauties.


I have compiled a list of potential candidates from various countries whose folklore tells of a sleeping hero. All details can be found on my blogspot. Feel free to comment on my progress with your suggestions! :D :D

smallbrushfetish.blogspot.com/

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jyeahmun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey I saw your work at FanExpo and I definitely regret not buying more of your prints. Do you sell prints online?
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there :) Thank you for the sweet compliment. I am working toward building an online shop for my artwork. In the meanwhile, feel free to contact me by email (dstoreyillustration@gmail.com) about a piece that catches your interest and I can discuss print size and rate with you.
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Faennas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
Hello, do you speak french ?
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Marcelle09 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Hello! I saw your illustration of tyrion of game of thrones. I relly want to talk about that illlustration of a magazine cover. Thanks.
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TheAcciuga Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Awsome gallery! I'm so evoius of your talent!
have a nice day Heart 

ciao :sunnysideup:
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Feyjane Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
You have wonderful works!
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Hope you enjoyed it! :woohoo:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :woohoo:
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Happy birthday, and may you have many, many more!

--Nonie
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Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TronixGFX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing gallery! I bought a couple of Game of Thrones prints from you at the fan expo. You were super sweet to talk to and very passionate of your art that you create. I look forward to see more of your artwork :D
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