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Thor and Jormungandr Oseberg sleeve by one-rook Thor and Jormungandr Oseberg sleeve :iconone-rook:one-rook 7 4 Norse-ish Celt-ish thigh-band for a friend! by one-rook Norse-ish Celt-ish thigh-band for a friend! :iconone-rook:one-rook 13 1 Death of Baldr calf sleeve design by one-rook Death of Baldr calf sleeve design :iconone-rook:one-rook 9 4 I keep trying to figure this out by one-rook I keep trying to figure this out :iconone-rook:one-rook 4 1 Norse leg(?) piece! by one-rook Norse leg(?) piece! :iconone-rook:one-rook 14 1 North crow by one-rook North crow :iconone-rook:one-rook 8 1 a starchy self portrait by one-rook a starchy self portrait :iconone-rook:one-rook 4 2 'Tis the season by one-rook 'Tis the season :iconone-rook:one-rook 2 2 Book of Kells progress GIF by one-rook Book of Kells progress GIF :iconone-rook:one-rook 17 7 ERC Ceremonial Fan-box for Jenny! by one-rook ERC Ceremonial Fan-box for Jenny! :iconone-rook:one-rook 5 3 Bracer design for Ryan by one-rook Bracer design for Ryan :iconone-rook:one-rook 12 1 Celtic Otter.  He wants that fish. by one-rook Celtic Otter. He wants that fish. :iconone-rook:one-rook 13 0 Thor Goes Fishing half-sleeve by one-rook Thor Goes Fishing half-sleeve :iconone-rook:one-rook 14 2 Norse myths tattoo design for Nikola by one-rook Norse myths tattoo design for Nikola :iconone-rook:one-rook 7 6 Dream house plans by one-rook Dream house plans :iconone-rook:one-rook 3 0 Norway Doorway B+W by one-rook Norway Doorway B+W :iconone-rook:one-rook 22 5

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this is excellent work. well done. i love the detail on your reproduction from the photo, and it really has a solid Norse feel to it th...

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Thor and Jormungandr Oseberg sleeve
A forearm sleeve for Matteo.  Thor battling Jormungandr, bracketed by designs from the prow-carvings on the Oseberg ship.

Private commission.  Please don't use in any way without my permission.
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Norse-ish Celt-ish thigh-band for a friend!
Tattoo art for a frand! She already has the three ravens of the Morrigan, and behind the raven Nemain on her left thigh, she wanted a decorative band of some kind to go around her leg, with the only stipulation being that a crown be incorporated somewhere. So I ran with it!

(Please note: This was a private commission for an individual client, and is meant to be a unique piece of art.  Please don't copy or use in any way without contacting me first.)
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Death of Baldr calf sleeve design
This is by far my favorite piece of art I've made in at least a few months. The design is meant to wrap around the wearer's calf, with the circular portion depicting Baldr's death going on the back of the calf. To one side, we see the prologue leading up to his death, with Frigg demanding oaths of mercy from each thing that might do him harm, represented by the rope twining around all manner of traditional Viking weapons. On the other side, Loki is in the foreground, grinning as Ragnarok plays out behind him with the wolves Hati and Skol devouring the sun and moon. The Futhark runes surrounding each image are appropriate exerts of text pulled from the Prose Edda, in the original Old Norse.
This particular myth has a lot of personal salience for me, addressing themes of grief, responsibility, and acceptance. I'm in the process of writing and illustrating a rendition of the myth with the intent to publish it as an adult coloring book. The tattoo design itself is intended for me, so please don't use it in any way without contacting me first for permission.
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I keep trying to figure this out
Another attempt to figure out what I want on my right shoulder/upper-arm.  There are parts of this I like, and parts I don't, but at this point I've lost interest in trying to continue working on it.
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Norse leg(?) piece!
First major art piece of 2018! It was designed to be a wrap-around leg piece, though it occurred to me as I was working on it that it could also be cool as a big back piece as well. Heavily influenced by Vitor Gonzalez's amazing style.  Pretty happy with it!

Please don't use this in any way without my permission.
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Rook C.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm an artist, I guess. Actually, most of the time I'm a graduate student, pursuing my doctorate in Sociology. I have a lot of fun with it. But I also can't seem to stay away from art, and it's been taking up more and more of my time.
I'm also a husband, a son, a brother, a friend to humans and animals, a music-lover, a beard enthusiast, and an all-purpose nerd.
I like other people. Feel free to strike up a conversation sometime.
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Hey folks!  I'm happy to announce, in a little less than three weeks, I'll be doing an art show featuring ten brand new pieces and a bunch of old favorites here in Champaign, Illinois!  Better yet, I will be showing alongside my talented and incomparably cool sister, Kate Cragoe!  If you're in the area, you should come by.  If you miss the opening but still want to see the art, it'll be in the Springer Cultural Center gallery until the first week of December.

Here's the Facebook event page: Sibling Rivalries

Basic info on the show:
In March of 2014, Caitlin Lill (Nick's wife) issued Nick and Kate a challenge: make ten pieces of art, each creating an interpretation around the same ten themes. Acting as the "family curator," Caitlin will explore the striking similarities and hilarious differences between the artistic kin. Their assigned themes were: 

- Futuristic
- Chimera
- Gaudy
- Calligraphy
- Minimal
- Carnival
- Wilderness
- Ocean Dwellers
- Brother/Sister
- Home

Nick and Katie's twenty theme pieces will come together in a show called ***Sibling Rivalries*** at the Champaign Park District Springer Cultural Center, running 10/16-12/4. 

Join us for an artists reception on 10/16 from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

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AThousandRasps Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
By sagan your knotwork is stunning! An absolute inspiration!
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one-rook Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah, thank you!
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meitetsudrawingtime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your knot works is unreal. I'm speechless..
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!  And thanks for watching!
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meitetsudrawingtime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're an inspiration. I've only been drawing celtic themed pics and knots for a year and after seeing your gallery it makes want to go harder.
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very kind!  Absolutely keep at it!  It's a sometimes maddening but always rewarding hobby.
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shaka1993 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Your welcome for the watch :) I'm in the market for a Celtic quarter sleeve incorporating the Valknut, the the Aetts, Odin's ravens and wolves and Yggdrasil. I was thinking of having the wolves under the branches with the ravens and Valknut in the branches and the Aetts around the Valknut. How much do you think that would cost
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one-rook Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hard to say.  Depending on the level of detail, necessary revisions, color, etc., I'd normally charge somewhere between $120-220 (USD) for something like that.
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shaka1993 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Awesome. I'll let you know when I can do it
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