Niflheim Picture

According to Norse myth, the beginning of life was fire and ice, with the existence of only two worlds: Muspelheim and Niflheim. When the warm air of Muspelheim hit the cold ice of Niflheim, the jötunn Ymir and the icy cow Audhumla were created. Thus man was created from these two beings. [link]

This piece wasn't what I expected when I started it. I started out painting this piece thinking it would be a nice alcohol girl... a Blue Hawaiian. But when I finished her face I couldn't bear to put bubbles on it. So then I looked at her trying to figure out what she was. Then I thought... Mermaid! But alas... he face was too pale and too icy. and then I thought I could do a fire and ice work. I thought that I would reinterpret this myth by personifying Niflheim as a child. I figured that they were probably curious children that let their curiosity get the best of them. Enjoy...
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