So here is a long-time-coming follow up to the Freya piece that I posted a while back--which I have been painting on actually. I had a tremendously busy summer. My summer teaching schedule is actually more rigorous than the regular school year. But now I've been able to actually get back to this Norse stuff I'm excited about.
I have a little grouping of thumbnail sketches for the different Norse characters that I'm going to do paintings of and I hope I can start to gain some momentum in rolling the designs out. Here's the thumbnail that developed into the above finished Thor drawing:
I really like how my very manly Thor (I mean, come on, it's THOR!) came out, but it took a while to design the background shapes. The two animals in the background are the billy goats that pull his special chariot.
Not sure which of the drawings I should work on next. Perhaps Odin. Or one of the creatures like Fenris the wolf...