In this weeks art dump are my Norse God Masks. Highly influenced by the style of Meatshop Danish Tattoo studio. Their Neo-Nordic style of art is awesome.
Here is the Mask for the Thor, Son of Odin, God of Thunder and Strength. I shaped his head/beard in the style of his legendary hammer Mjölnir.
To represent Odin I worked in his mustache in the shape of his Raven’s claw, his spear as his beard, and of course a patch covering his missing eye.
Loki the Trickster below is represented in a slim fox-like shape, to hint at his sly and cunning personality. The pattern/armour of his face is split in two, this is to show his two-faced, untrustworthy, nature. The puzzle-like beard is to represent the games he plays, and how he toys with the other Gods.
Baldr (or Baldiur) is the second son of Odin and the Norse god of Peace and Forgiveness. He was invincible to everything except mistletoe. In mythology Loki tricks Baldr’s blind brother to spear him with a spear made of mistletoe. The wood in his beard represents his weakness (mistletoe) as well as the spearhead underneath it.
Tyr is the Norse God of War and Courage. His hand is bitten off by the great wolf Fenrir. I have designed him to look covered in plate Armour (representing war/battle). The mustache tail that is cut signifies his missing hand and the wolf head helmet represents his integral relationship with Fenrir.
Below are my interpretations of a Fire and Ice Giant in this Mask-like style.
I have more masks in this style and am thinking of incorporating this style and doing masks for characters of some of my favourtie TV shows/Films