JORMUNGANDR - The Midgard Serpent Picture

Hi, dear watchers and watcherettes!

It's been a while since I posted anything new and with good reason; many deadlines, commisions and assorted business affairs took up all of my time until very recently. Luckily, many of those endeavors I might be able to show you, such as these made for the fine folks at Norhalla.

Continuing my illustrating the norse myths -which you've been hugely supportive of, thank you!-, it's about time we gave the dark powers some attention. I present you here with the Midgard Serpent, Thor's bane in Ragnarök, Jörmungandr.
In classic depictions this archetype is, of course, a giant serpent. That said, the folks at Norhalla and I are preparing a series of illustrated graphic novels involving some of the finest norse stories, which we'll adapt to match a more 'realistic' or historically-friendly atmosphere and thus, the character here becomes a Naval military commander with a serpent symbol, banners and regalia. A tried and tested warrior that has sailed the entire world bringing decay and destruction to the lands. A description which I think I've made justice with this grim design.
The dark skies, the penetrating stare and the many weapons wilded by Jörmungandr here all speak of a deadly warrior you don't want to cross paths with. I especially tried to make his features and general body language and clothing resemble a reptile, so I hope you agree I've achieved my goal.

For more information about 'Legends', go to…

Hope you have a great week and thanks for watching!

Continue Reading: The Myths