Friday, October 6, 2017


Syn is one of the Norse Goddess Frigga's twelve handmaidens; She is said to guard the door to Frigga's hall. She determines who can come in and who cannot; and if She refuses someone access, nothing can change Her mind.

Done for the September Goddess by Request over on my Patreon; this was a bit of an experiment with inks applied in blocks of color, inspired by the linoleum prints I've been doing. There are only a few colors, layered over each other to make more colors: the light Her skin tone, the light brown of the door, the medium brown of Her hair, red, and an indigo blue, which, combined with the brown made something like black. I quite like how this one came out and would like to do more like it. It reminds me of an old-fashioned illustration tipped into a book, like the way a reproduction of a lithograph gets all flattened out.

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