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Forest Troll Sketch by Callego Forest Troll Sketch by Callego
Finally got back to my tablet after being away from it for a while, and decided to do a quick sketch before going to bed for the night. Here is a comic book style skogstroll/forest troll, done all muscly like a superhero or villain. The use of the word "troll" in Old Norse (and in more recent Scandinavian folk usage, actually) doesn't really imply quite this sort of character--even the Romantic image of big nosed troll families is more an invention of the literate world, and the idea of giants or trolls having certain varieties, like rock troll, mountain giant, etc, is probably due to the misappropriation of formulaic terms (or poetic terms, I guess you could say) by the more encyclopedically minded scholars. "Troll" as a term probably has at its root more of a sense of "something extraordinary, supernatural, beyond the norm", rather than being a species term, if I am remembering an article by Ármann Jakobsson correctly.

Hoping to start a new (INTERACTIVE) series of moleskine illustrations soon, so stay tuned!

Did another pic in the troll series: callego.deviantart.com/art/Lav…
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Love it :D
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Callego Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)  I may try doing more of these sorts of "creature" concept sketches. Quick and fun.
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Cool looks so awesome :D
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