January 17, 2009

Viking Model for Elska

William (Bill) Short does re-enactments of Viking warfare at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worchester, Ma. and recently had a book published on Viking weapons. I used a number of his photos from Iceland as reference for the illustrations in the story.

Bill posed for the Viking clan leader in Elska.
Here is a photo I used and a rough sketch of the scene in the story.

At left is the rough sketch.
Below is the finished illustration.

Below are some of Bill's photos. He has an informative website about Viking life at http://www.hurstwick.org

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