Geirskögul (or spear-skögul) was a valkyrie described in old Norse mythology. She bore a spear and was set-forth by Odin to select those who would die in battle and ultimately be taken to Valhalla. Acrylic on Illustration Board, 26"x22”, Completed in 2016
Geirskogul was created by artist Rebecca Suzanne Magar in 2016. This art piece , which is part of the Acrylics portfolio, is a Illustration, Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Fine Art, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Fantasy, Mythical. The artwork was created in Acrylic. The size of the original art is 23 (inches) H x 27 (inches) W.
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I have always been inspired by fantastic and imaginative stories with dark themes. In addition to my love of fantasy, I grew up with a close relationship to (and love for) animals. These ideas and inspirations naturally made their way into my own work while I progressed as an artist.
My work would be best described as imaginative realism or dark fantasy art and has been compared to other traditional illustrative artists such as Frank Frazetta or Jeff Jones. I frequently include animals, death, skeletons, crows and other dark subject matter in my artwork.
As an artist, I try to breathe life into each piece by incorporating both subtle and bold movements. My hope is that the observer not only views the artwork, but also imagines the rushing wind, senses the cold, or hears the sound of wings thrashing in the sky. I aim for each and every piece to be a complete visual experience.