Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hella Portrait

I had a Hel of a time with this one - I did it in graphite, and when I scanned it, the graphite would reflect, so I'd get little white patches...arrrgh! I ended up having to abandon the copier and take a photo, then manipulating it in Microsoft's Picture Manager.

Hela Drawing

It came out pretty cool, although I do like the original better.

Blessings of the Gods,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Odin Wants YOU for Valhalla!

This painting is one that I did on a lark - it was just an idea that wouldn't go away, not until I painted it out of my head. This one sold almost immediately, and I've had requests for posters to be made.

In due time!

Blessings of Odin,


Monday, March 16, 2009

Nerthus, Earth Goddess
Unfortunately, with Nerthus, I had little to work with. I have to admit that my artwork is best when it comes from structure - in the case of Gods and Goddesses, this structure is the myths that surround them. I wrote a bit about Nerthus in my Charming of the Plow packet (which, in the excitement of the whole experience, forgot to give to Troy…oops, my bad). So, since it is easily looked up on Wikipedia and the like, I will not delve deep into the history of Nerthus, just my UPG (Unsubstantiated Personal Gnosis). AGAIN - this is my own PERSONAL feelings of Nerthus.
Nerthus is a goddess of fresh, standing water - that of ponds and lakes. This is why I depicted her dipping her feet into a pond. She is a goddess of preparation - preparing the earth for the new season. I put flowers in her hair - a sign of the coming spring. Continuing in that vein, she is an earth goddess - our careful preparation of the soil leads to fruitful results. Her dark hair, the color of moist, nutrient-rich earth was not an accident. It may also be obvious to you all that she is a big girl - as many earth goddesses were depicted. Being shown in this way is a very primal statement - it means that the fruitfulness of the earth will lead to prosperity -which equals more food to eat.

All in all, I think it came out well. I particularly like the expression on her face, and was told by others that they liked it too. I must be doing something right!


Freya, Goddess of Love

Freyja, Goddess of Love by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

The amorous goddess of sexual love beckons her lover to her bed...
I took artists' license with Brisingamen; it just kept getting more I just rolled with it.
I loved how this one came out. Sorry, all - this one just flew off the shelf, and was sold as soon as it was viewed at Falcon Kindred's Idunna blot on March 07, 2009.
Congratulations, Troy! You are now the proud owner of an Aud painting!

Freya, War Goddess sketch

This is another sketch that will hopefully be used to layout a painting. Either way, it was fun to draw!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mani, moon god sketch
This is a sketch which will hopefully be used for a layout to a painting. The rectangle is where the edges of the painting will be. Maybe I should add the shadow of a tree in front of the moon, and behind Mani. hmmmm......

Female Nude
This is my newest female nude. I am focusing more right now on layouts and sketches, but I decided to take this one further and develop it. Love the detail. I AM a genius! :)

Hope you all enjoy!

Blessings of the Gods

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ullr Painting

Copyright 2009
Medium is Acrylics on Canvas
It was SUPER hard trying to come up with an Ullr painting. When you paint Gods and Goddesses, you literally invite them into your mind, heart, and home. Being from Florida, connecting with a god of winter sport was tough for me - snow is, for me, still a novelty! I had to connect with his hunter aspect, and once I did, it seemed to be effortless. Hope you all enjoy!

Hail Ullr, God of Bow, Snow, and Ski!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunna, Goddess of the Sun

Welcome to Auð's ArtBlog!

I love to paint, and I have been revived by this 'series' - paintings of the Norse gods and Goddesses.
I'll also post other things - pencil portraits, saw blade paintings, etc.

I hope you enjoy my blog, and come back often. :)

Here, for your enjoyment, is the Goddess Sunna:

Sunna, Goddess of the Sun by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

The official title is - “Sunna, Goddess of the Sun”
Copyright 2008

Medium is acrylics on canvasboard.

Blessings of the Gods,