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All the ogres of Ymir come.

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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 05:33 AM
I like doing some charcoal sketches every now and then, they're generally pretty formless and dissolute as i don't put any thought into them, just preferring to relax and idly scribble and smudge, but in looking at them and considering what's the point they go quite well with the formative Nordic creation mythos of the Gylfaginning, so i post a few in conjunction with verse from that if anyone's interested...

All the gateways ere one goes out
Should one scan:
For 't is uncertain where sit the unfriendly
On the bench before thee.

Erst was the age when nothing was:
Nor sand nor sea, nor chilling stream-waves;
Earth was not found, nor Ether-Heaven,--
A Yawning Gap, but grass was none

Surtr fares from the south with switch-eating flame,--
On his sword shimmers the sun of the War-Gods;
The rock-crags crash; the fiends are reeling;
Heroes tread Hel-way; Heaven is cloven

All the witches spring from Witolf,
All the warlocks are of Willharm,
And the spell-singers spring from Swarthead;
All the ogres of Ymir come

Out of the Ice-waves issued venom-drops,
Waxing until a giant was;
Thence are our kindred come all together,--
So it is they are savage forever

Untold ages ere earth was shapen,
Then was Bergelmir born;
That first I recall, how the famous wise giant
On the deck of the ship was laid down.

The sun knew not where she had housing;
The moon knew not what Might he had;
The stars knew not where stood their places.
Thus was it ere the earth was fashioned.

Of Ymir's flesh the earth was fashioned,
And of his sweat the sea;
Crags of his bones, trees of his hair,
And of his skull the sky.
Then of his brows the blithe gods made
Midgard for sons of men;
And of his brain the bitter-mooded
Clouds were all created.

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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 05:59 AM
I love this, great work!

posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 06:44 AM
a reply to: weirdguy

Thanks glad you like...

posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 09:04 AM
a reply to: Kantzveldt

very, very cool. your right your art fits with that poem. Thank you for sharing.

posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 02:05 AM
a reply to: Kantzveldt

Very nice, a slip of the charcoal and I can see some HR Giger happening.

posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 03:40 AM
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Yes that's true enough, i like to draw out undifferentiated form though into rocks and trees and people and like any good creation myth make that a natural flowing process, whereas he as a surrealist projected concrete forms into high contrast tonality, so i concern myself more with murky origins from an abstract expressionist basis and my methodology is chaotic whereas his was highly ordered.

a reply to: awol13

Thanks for seeing the natural association with the poetic images, i think i'll progress through the epic in terms of future drawings.
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posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:36 AM
by chance fell,
through Ginnungagap
the art of Kantzveldt
made Thor thunder-clap!

posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: Kantzveldt
You know some may call what you do as scribbling on paper. I really dont know what to call it, but that you have a bizarre way with art, but I suppose its like cloudwatching, the longer you stare at it the more images and shapes you see in it. You can sort of make out shapes, mountain ranges complete with treelines, even faces here and there, claws, hands, and yes even old ice giants, and whatnot. Why for a moment there I thought I even glimpsed pikachu in a corner somewhere.

Ah just joking on that last pokemon reference part. But the rest ya, a form of pareidolia in charcoal I suppose.

posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 04:05 AM
a reply to: galadofwarthethird

Yes it's about creating the potential for people to see whatever they will through the vaguest of suggestion, form and order arising from chaos within the mind and seamless inter-flow between rocks and trees and human form, just like in the myths which leave everything to the imagination.

posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 08:26 AM
a reply to: Kantzveldt

I love this!

Great job!

posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 01:08 PM
a reply to: Kantzveldt
Its also confusing as hell and kind of pointless outside the artists interpretation. Which is why the camera may possibly the best artist out there, it depicts so artistically what things are like with at least some accuracy and sometimes even consistency. Were as art, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and all other mediums merely hint at it.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 01:05 PM
Happy to see this!


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