Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sigurd Bathing In Fafnir's Blood by Shawn Dueck
Similar to the Achilles myth. Sigurd is told that if he bathes in Fafnir's blood, he'll become invincible. Wouldn't you know it, a leaf lands on his shoulder, leaving a vulnerable spot!
Somehow the phrase "find his Sigurd's shoulder" never caught on in a big way...
The announcement of this week's theme of mythology gave me a sort of "Proust moment", as I was suddenly reminded of a beautiful illustration of this scene I saw in a friend's book back when I was about 10. I probably only saw that page for about 2 minutes, but it left quite an impression.
Drawn in Painter 10 with the charcoal tools.