Apr 22

Classic Mythology II Art Cards from Perna Studios

In Norse mythology, Mjölnir (also Mjǫlnir, Mjollnir, Mjölner, Mjølner, Mjølnir or Mjølne) is the hammer of Thor, a major Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains.[citation needed] In his account of Norse mythology Snorri Sturluson relates how the hammer was made by the dwarven brothers Sindri and Brokkr, and how its characteristically short handle was due to a mishap during its manufacture.

I’ll also be sending out a newsletter this week to those who have signed up for that (averages once or twice a month, not more than that) updating this and other projects.

Today we are permitted to show our cards created for Perna Studios “Classic Mythology II” trading card set. For my cards, I did a variety, but did more than before on the topic of Norse mythology, and to be honest, should there ever be a third set on this topic I might do even more. My personal favorite card is the card of Thor’s Hammer… I had someone in particular in mind when painting this, and it will always have sentimental value for me.

I had four Artist Proof cards available for this set, all are now spoken for.

Apr 17

General Art Update

A number of things to post…

First, I have four artist proof cards from Classic Mythology 2 (Perna Studios) available for commission. Well, three, as one is spoken for. I am asking $75 each or $70 for two or more. I am permitted to paint from a list of mythological characters, and cards must be approved. If you are interested in having a card commissioned, please contact me at:  *protected email*

Second, I am now – finally, a year later – allowed to offer my Grimm artist proofs for sale. Below is one that has been painted, and I have three left available for commission. Price is the same as above, please contact me for any details (comments can also be posted below), I’d be more than happy to answer them.

Price: $75 plus shipping

Price: $75 plus shipping

Apr 15

Art Update – Rivendell

A new personal sketch/art card – in honor of Spring (finally)…  From Lord of the Rings, a view of Rivendell. Acrylic paint, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, hand painted on my own card stock. It is available, if anyone might like to own it, just comment in the comments section or email me! :-) The link to the listing—  Rivendell

Rivendell at Sunset

Apr 14

Commissions open Mid-May

In a few weeks (mid-May probably), I will be opening up my commission list for a few new ones, if anyone is interested. Just comment here, contact me through email, any way you like! I’ve just finished my last set, so while working on a completely different project I can’t name yet, there is room for a few commissions, if anyone would like. Landscapes, pop culture, animals, and of course horses… they are all welcome.

I charge $50.00 for a single sketch/art card (2.5 x 3.5 inches), or $45 for two or more. Shipping depends on the destination.

Apr 02

Of Cards and Tarot

First up – a bit of useless knowledge. But relevant! At least, I think so… According to the book “The Encyclopedia of Tarot”, by Stuart R. Kaplan, tarot cards – and playing cards -  have appeared in many sizes and shapes throughout history. On page 9 of this book, is a diagram showing many of these sizes, in “real time” dimensions. There are fifteen different sizes shown, each with their own name according to the person/company that created the deck(s) produced at said sizes. They range from 7 inches tall to 1 3/4 inches tall, from 4 inches wide to 7/8 of an inch. Size number 13 is simply called the New Tarot Deck. The size is 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

Sketch cards, or art cards, as we know them today are 2.5 by 3.5 inches. They are Tarot cards in disguise! :-D

I am neither a practitioner nor a believer of Tarot cards, but I do think some of the artwork produced for some of those sets are just stunning, and so many were created waaaaay before any electronic media existed. They were – in those times – created ALL by hand! Much like sketch cards are now. And the medieval illuminated works of incredibility. Though I gotta say, I am not sure it’s possible to come up with anyone in modern times who can come close to some of the scribes of medieval times…

Sorry, the mind boggles and wanders…  And now that I’ve bummed myself out with complete insignificance and insecurity, I shall post the links to two cards I have available for sale. Honestly, I just thought it was interesting, the correlation between the Tarot and Sketch cards… :-)

One return card from Viceroy Cards’ The Deep trading card set (an Angler Fish), and the other is Obi-Wan Kenobi, painted on my personal card stock. Click the card images to few them on Ebay. The Angler Fish (Artist Proof card, very rare) is $75, and Obi-Wan is $50. Obi-Wan is a “cheap date” because he is on my own stock and has no official sticker on the back. Only the face of my horse logo.

Artist Proof card from Viceroy Cards' The Deep trading card set. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic paint.

Artist Proof card from Viceroy Cards’ The Deep trading card set. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic paint.

card_starwars_obi_wanThank you for looking, and contact me with any questions!