The daily Viking

Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Daily Viking 13

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, September 28, 2009,
Done today.  Very loosely based on a photo from a Viking Festival somewhere.



Sketched hard in an HB pencil with the paper whitened in places in photoshop.
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Daily Viking 12

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, September 28, 2009,
Sunday was a complete loss and so drained by the end of the day nothing got done.  Here's Sundays Viking.  A day late.



Drawn and coloured on Photoshop and then filters applied to try and give a woodcut look to it.  Not that successful but not bad.
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daily Viking 11

Posted by Peter Bangs on Saturday, September 26, 2009,
with seconds to spare
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In betweener

Posted by Peter Bangs on Saturday, September 26, 2009,
Had a little time to play today so reworked the last two Vikings in colour.


  


I love photoshop and look forward to the day I can use it really well.


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Daily Viking 10

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, September 25, 2009,
One third of the way through.  This one was for Friday when Molly, my 8 year old daughter was off ill, yet another anonymous virus that had nothing to do with me, and wanted someone to play Zoo Tycoon with her most of the day and make her Maltesers Hot Chocolate.  A fathers work is never done.  She loves Lego so this one was my initial design for a Lego Viking.


My hope is, at some point, to be able to customise a Lego person and create this for real.  
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Daily Viking 9

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, September 25, 2009,
This one done while recovering from a horrible 24 hour virus that wrecked me on Wednesday.  Thursday my wife came down with a completely seperate virus that she did not catch from me, so she and Harry took every spare moment that I wasn't spending feeling pathetic and sorry for myself.


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Daily Viking 8

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, September 25, 2009,
following three days of family illness I'm now able to upload 3 days worth of Vikings.  Unfortunately on Wednesday I was busy upchucking while trying top look after my 11 month old son, Harry, so I was in no condition to put up this scrawl.



This was meant to be just the preliminary sketch for a pen and ink picture showing a more fitting Viking fighting axe, long handled variety.
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Daily Viking 7

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
A woman, apparently there were women, women Vikings.  Who knew huh?

Amazing what you can come up with after a little research.  Thank God for Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness books.  They are the best.  I found out why Viking 3 looked wrong thanks to Eye Witness.  It was the axe.  A proper Viking axe looks completely different.  As will be seen with the next Viking. 

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Daily Viking 6

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, September 21, 2009,
Viking 6,  Pentel Sepia Brush pen, Zig Sepia sketching pen and windsor and newton watercolours.

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Daily Viking 5

Posted by Peter Bangs on Sunday, September 20, 2009,
A man and his hoe.

A simple rememberance that not all Vikings were marauding berserkers, many were farmers and tradesmen.
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Daily Viking 4

Posted by Peter Bangs on Saturday, September 19, 2009,


Day 4 and we have my interpretation of Woden, one eyed King of the Norse Gods.  He's usually shown as a massive and imposing figure but I always imagined him being more slender and a little sly based on the stories told about him, hence my skinny version.  The brown smudge is baby food and demonstrates the foolishness of drawing at the dinner table while feeding an eleven montth old.
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Daily Viking 3

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, September 18, 2009,

Not too sure about this one.  Although the helmet and cloak clasp are based on authentic Viking designs, the axe makes him look more like a Tolkein dwarf.
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Daily Viking 2

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, September 18, 2009,
Well.  Already a day late and only on Viking 2.  I have to blame it on a loss of internet connection which made uploading impossible.  The Viking was scanned and ready to go.

And here he is.....


This one's based on a photo of my dad trying on a genuine reproduction Viking helmet in the excellent Jorvik Museum in York.  With his longish silver hair and full moustache I always thought my old man would make a great elder Viking statesman, or an aging gunslinger in the Wild West. ...
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Daily Viking 1

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 15, 2009,

The first daily Viking, inspired partly by my dad and partly by watching Noggin the Nog.  I think he would have approved.

Drawn in black and sepia Kuretake Zig sketching pens on the back of an envelope while on the school run. 
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welcome to the daily viking

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 15, 2009,
Each day from 16 September until 16 October I will be posting a daily Viking here.  16 October is my son's first birthday and I intend to bind the vikings together into a little book for him (to have when he's older).  Why Vikings?  Well firstly because the family name, Bangs, is believed to have Norse origins and may even be related to the famous Bang and Olufsen and secondly because they've been a part of my life, in a smallish way, seemingly forever.  From the saga of Noggin the Nog to the...
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