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Cobbled Skald

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When a talented skald of the Swedish courts, renowned across Scandinavia for his unparalleled musical prowess, revealed himself as a disguised woman, she was swiftly executed, and the embarrassing events were stricken from polite conversation. Her sudden return to court functions shook even the staunchest war veterans, but not enough to stay a second wary, though swift, summary execution. Upon further returns, each revealing the scald to be strangely repaired in a manner befitting tailor more than physician, the court began to almost embrace the eerie presence. This cycle of returns and executions leading to a more and more transfigured court poet became something of an exalted tradition.

Art prints available here: Cobbled Skald prints
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looks and sounds like something from darkest dungeon, i can even hear the ancestor monologue about it now

"mechanical whirls and false flesh bending to inhuman joints, hidden by dexterious dance, and sweetened music."

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One-eyeHitomiStudent General Artist
I KNEW I SAW YOUR ART SOMEWHERE!! You illustrated one of my favorite books! 8D
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Ippman475Student General Artist
....strangely this is eerily erotic to me.... actually all of your art works are to me @~@`
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portorigaStudent Digital Artist
absolutely incredible
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Allon--VProfessional Artist
This needs to be a Magic: the Gathering card.
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Swiftstorm01Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now THATS a human instrument!! XD
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Mystie-WolfHobbyist Digital Artist
Nightmare fuel.
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TheBoyWhoCriedPandaStudent Traditional Artist
crazy concept work!
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rubyverdaetHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm such a fan of your work! I also have the book, and it really helped me learn how to draw.
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ProphetStormStudent Writer
Creepy but whimsical. Me likey.
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Creepy.  The instruments stuck into her neck are a particularly nice touch, as is the bagpipe being made out of what I assume is one of her own organs.  :nod:
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wafar2798Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was a... strange tale. A good one, though
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MyrethyHobbyist Writer
WHAAAAA- this is awesome
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ZaubererbruderASPHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to hear that Bagpipe
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Yours is an interesting world indeed
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limbsaHobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I REMEBER SEEING THIS IN AN ART BOOK:how to draw zombies (something along with that.) OH man I love your work, so happy I found the artist.
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an apt teacher...hehehe
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TheEvilPeanutHobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the art book with this in it. this one is my favourite.
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cacophonyyProfessional General Artist
Swedish and all. Love the colors.
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Seftr-BeatzProfessional Artist
I've seen this in an art book in the inspiration section. Same artist?
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This is unnerving and chilling and grand, poetic, creepy and unparalleled. This is fine, twisted and ornate. In other words, it's really cool.
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