Saturday, December 5, 2015

Uthred of Bebbanburg from "The Last Kingdom"

  1. This is a drawing I did of my interpertation of Uthred of Bebbanburg from Bernard Cornwells “Saxon Tales” series. If any of you have been watching the “The Last Kingdom” on BBC America you will have your own opinion on how Uthred or anyone else on the show should look. Your own mind creates the charaters in your head and that is one of the beauties of reading. The TV shows have not been following the book exactly and I can except that, hell look what happen to LORD OF THE RINGS..but….Uthred’s sword “Serpent Breath” is a large part of Uthred’s life and it almost has a existence of it’s own. He speaks of it often and also of his hammer amulet that was given to him as a young boy and he never took off. The first series do not speak of either of them much. In the book “Sword Song” Uthred says of his helmet “that it was a glorious thing, polished to any eye-blinding shine, inlaid with silver and crested with a silver wolf’s head. The face plates were decorated with silver spirals. That helmet alone told the enemy he was a bad ass (I just added that) In any event I had a great time doing this drawing. Please excuse the blurry sections. I need to scan this instead of taking a photo. Tell me what you think! Ken

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Dark Hedges

Photo of The Dark Hedges northern Ireland photo via

other shots of The Dark Hedges in northern Ireland
a very mystical sight

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Archer

This is a drawing I just finished. I know I have been quiet
for awhile on here but I hope to remedy that.
This drawing was done on my standby coffee stained
watercolor paper, with white charcoal pencil, pencil 2B and
some watercolor. I hope you like it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hand Painted Viking leather hanging

This is a hand painted Viking design on hide that I created a
week ago. It has glass beads, feathers, red wool and a silver medal
attached to the hide. The names written in runes on the dragon
are my two brothers names besides my own. It is only about
14 inches long. I had a great time making it

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Bearded Axe

This is a drawing I just finished using my same
coffee stained watercolor paper. This time I did
not use pen and ink. I used 2B, HB and 2H drawing
pencils and some white charcoal pencil.
The dreaded Bearded Axe in Viking warfare
was a formidable weapon use for pulling shields
down away from the enemies, crushing skulls and 
taking off limbs with one powerful thrust.
I hope you like the drawing.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Beowulf fights the Dragon with Hruting

This is a recent drawing I just finished after reading
"BEOWULF" for the second time.  I had read it
in High School but with the recent addition of
"BEOWULF" by J.R. Tolkien's version I was 
inspired to read it again and do a drawing.
It is drawn in pen and ink on watercolor paper that has been
stained with coffee. I hope you like it.