This numbered edition Giclée Art Print, designed by Nicklas Gustafsson, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Printed on 100% cotton, acid-free, heavyweight paper using HDR UltraChrome Archival Ink, this artwork reflects our commitment to the highest color, paper, and printing standards.
This numbered edition Fine Art Block designed by Nicklas Gustafsson is numbered, signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Artwork is printed on fine art paper using archival inks and mounted to a 2" deep hand stained dark brown frame. Comes ready to hang.
Digital illustration of a Valkyrie coming down from Valhalla to bring back fallen warriors. This is my second, and dark, version of this Valkyrie. Valkyries are female spirits of battle who serve Odin. The name valkyrie (Old Norse valkyrja) means literally "Chooser of the Slain". Valkyries are often called swan maidens, and are said to be able to become swans with the aid of feathered cloaks. They apportion victory in battle according to Odins commands, and scour the battlefields for those who are particularly brave, or show particular skill in the arts of combat. When such warriors die, the valkyries then carry them over Bifrost, the rainbow bridge, and to Valhalla. There the valkyries guide the warriors in their battle-training, and to heal and/or reanimate them after a day of battle-practice. When the Northern Lights were in the sky, our paleopagan ancestors said that it was caused by the light reflected from the shields the Valkyries were beating their swords against. Created by combining photography with digital works and effects in Photoshop