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New art: Crossroad

Jun 12, 2018 in My art and illustration



Original and prints available.

Made for #aprilfae on Instagram on the theme “The Veils are Thin”.

Depicting a legend from Swedish folklore which says that if you want to learn to play violin from master fiddler Näcken, you should go to a crossroad (where the veil between the worlds is thin) and play a leg of mutton (“sheep violin” in Swedish). Like many magical creatures Näcken can’t stand to see someone doing something so ridiculous without interfering, so he will soon appear to set you right.