Escape from the Mountain Hall
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This is a tribute to Swedish artist John Bauer, who illustrated Nordic folk mythology in the beginning of the 20th century. The old troll has abducted the princess and keeps her in his mountain hall. While the troll is out stealing cows from farmers the boy comes to her rescue, but just as they sneak out through the door, the troll comes back...
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DarkOmen94's avatar
Troll: "Hmm, hmm, I smell christian man's blood!"
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GrimvaarWolfthane's avatar
Very cool! I like this, lighting, colors, subject, all good!
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Dustdown|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looove it!
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Heartless-Hyren's avatar
I'm not sure if I'm much good with fairy tales, but I'm suddenly tempted to write the rest of the story you made to go with this. Great work!
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Lord-of-Potatoes|Student General Artist
Did Hall of the Mountain King serve as an inspiration too? Anyways, I loves this, Bauer's trolls are my favourite and this is about just as cool.
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Kumoto's avatar
amazing! Loved it.
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herrTevik's avatar
Nice. The colours and the style makes me think of both Bauer and the visual style of the game Odin Sphere.
Askeladden's big hat and shoes makes him look like a young, inexperienced adventurer.
I see the princess' crown resembles the one of the princess riding white bear king Valemon.
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Hi ...Dear ... Minnhagen ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Escape from the Mountain Hall
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
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BlueSummerBird|Student Digital Artist
Wow, fantastiskt! Det påminner verkligen om John Bauers originella stil. Snyggt ;)
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D-Avalon|Student Traditional Artist
edvard grieg right? love that symphony!
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LittleMissUnholy|Student General Artist
Jag minns när jag var liten och tittade i mina böcker på dem här bilderna, och jag bad mamma läsa dem för mig:) Jag önskade alltid att få vara i ett sånt äventyr, och din bild återuppväckte just dem minnena:thanks:... Du har fått till trollet, människorna och miljön riktigt bra!:nod:

I remember when I was little and looked at pictures as these in my books, and asked my mother to read them for me:) I allways wished to get an adventure like this, and your picture just woke up these memories:thanks:... You made the troll, the humans and the environment really good!:nod:
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P0UL|Professional Traditional Artist
I like this one very much!!!
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meMilly|Student Digital Artist
Absolutt fantastisk! John Bauer er en av mine favoritt kunstnere, og dette er et vakkert ode! :)
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Landale|Professional General Artist
John Bauer is one of my biggest inspirations (togheter with Hans Arnold and Sven Nordquist) and this is truly such a nice tribute. I absolutely love it =).
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Owdrha|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jävulusiskt snyggt troll måste ja säga^^
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LLJohnson's avatar
Featured in journal here :) [link]
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aileen's avatar
I love the lighting! Your work is a great example of how the poses of characters can say a lot about their emotional state and their personalities! Great work :nod:
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CindarellaPop|Student Traditional Artist
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Nikolaj|Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop hearing Grieg's "Peer Gynt suite" in my head now :P
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Jagerzen's avatar
Love it.
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mdandree's avatar
Reminds me a bit of Brian Froud. Excellent! :)
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vallo-flame's avatar
phantastic! you are great illustrator!
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Osho-Zena|Student Digital Artist
den här är så himmla fin!
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