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Crusaders in Tavastland

By Minnhagen
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Illustration for "Jarlen och kungariket" (LL-förlaget), a book about 13th century Swedish ruler Birger Jarl. At the beginning of his career, Birger led a crusade in Finland.
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Måste säga att jag är imponerad av denna målning, jävligt roligt att det handlar om svensk historia, specielt de svenska korstågen, fortsätt med ett bra jobb och mer om Sverige :)
Ludo38's avatar
Very good medieval picture.
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Your work is fantastic!
Caoc's avatar
Really Cool
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what happened in the finnish crusade?
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nice sense of light! and the blueish greys are a really nice complement to that sky. perhaps work more on letting the direction of your brushstrokes define forms more. then your figures will really pop. good stuff.
Brett-Neufeld's avatar
Are those Teutonic knights? I didn't know they fought with Sweden.
danvolodar's avatar
Birger Jarl? The one Nevsky marked?
Minnhagen's avatar
Yes, that's right! Alexander of Novgorod defeated him in the battle of Neva. That didn't stop him from becoming successful at home, though.
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Funny how it works, isn't it? Minding Alexander's troubles with Novgorod after that victory...
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This fine deviation is featured in my journal of this week !!!

greetz lenZ
Katie-Murphy's avatar
Wonderful composition and colour choices :) Awesome.
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All of this series are captivating.
Inquisitor54's avatar
As someone with an interest in the Medieval period, I really like these pictures. They look great. How do you get your figures so nicely posed?
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This is so epic!
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Digimg the simple brush work!
wytherwing's avatar
fantastic job on all of these new paintings! :thumbsup:
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I love the colors and the atmosphere. It's really ominous. And I like your style.

Do you sketch first on paper or paint straight digitally?
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Thank you! I do a couple of rough thumbnails on paper, then I do the rest digitally.
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