Sacrifice

Odin, CEO of Valhalla Inc, sacrificed his eye for wisdom. Who would do that today, sacrifice wisdom for beauty perhaps.

13 comments:

  1. I don't really know who he is...but that's a great sacrifice, and maybe it's true, there are more people sacrifising wisdom for beauty these days! An engaging work.

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  2. Anonymous6:42 PM

    I like how you portray Odin as a young man, not bearded and gristly as he often appears. A true ancient story of sacrifice.

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  3. Man, your blog is always packed with new work, your a machine! Love it all, especially those crazy circus animals roaming the streets. That one put a smile on my face.

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  4. Well It's kind of a self portrait, not that I see my self as Odin I'm much more like Loke, unfortunately.

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  5. Great drawing and a fine detail of a saga. I would think that a lot of modern, media-washed people would really give wisdom for an eye. But not all of us, that's a great comfort.

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  6. Beautiful illustration with such depth, as if you can see right into his soul through his one eye. It's so true that people throw wisdom away for the sake of beauty, especially people having dangerous surgery just to be thinner or have bigger boobs, or facelifts that remove all signs of the wisdom that comes with age.

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  7. Odin sacrifcing an eye for wisdom -- from what I read, the sacrificed eye sits at the bottom of Mirmir's Well of Wisdom.

    The well -- the place where we can reach in and slake our thirst -- and the bottom, the point closest to the water's source.

    Darn nice myth reference and pic.
    Would love to hear some stories about why you think you're like Loki!

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  8. I'm just leaving a pebble to let you know I visited. Your valium and alcohol are to your evening as this weak coffee is to my morning. Can't express myself in words yet.

    This is a prodigious drawing!

    pebble --> o

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  9. Great story.
    Great illo.
    Great style.

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  10. That's the first time for me too to see Odin young, refreshing. Hugin and Munin's there too, so they can be his "eyes" - despite of his sacrifice he's managing quite allright, isn't he?

    Pretty image - and great job.

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  11. I'd sacrifice my wisdom for beauty - it's a win-win situation!

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  12. Ah. . . I'd love to see what that drawing would look like, beauty for wisdom. . .

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  13. Very powerful. Your image is very unique and memorable. You're very talented!

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