I´m impressed how in the whole comment section for this,the name "Skyrim" isn´t mentioned a single time.Except now by me,of course. As it seems that you have a quite strong affinity to mythology and especially the nordic mythology,I´m really curious if the big guy depicts an actual god/semigod from there..since I thought Hel would be the one responsible for the underworld,I assume this guardian is the one to take the honorable dead and put them to sleep until the final of days when the Ragnarök begins..those "vikings" not appearing all to fantasy to me as little as the casket,I wonder if you could tell who that sad old man is. Please Monsieur Gaillet,I know you from time to time read comments and SOMETIMES even answer them...will you do me the favor? Although an explanation of course would in no way be necessary to keep the fascination of this work up. As I just took my breath to ask why none of your artwork´s available as a print -as far as I´ve seen it- I´ll rather ask a different question: I s all the artwork we see in your gallery comissioned/professional work or are there some personal works amongst it? Just wondering...
Love the body language of the "Guardian" here (and the fact that you chose to make him a guardian and not a keeper). He seems to be coming out of a place where he has been working previously or.. well, the imagination can carry one in many directions with this... but, I digress.
I'm especially adoring the details within this piece; conceptual and technical. Wonderful inclusion of various forms of the futhark alphabet, as well. It really lends a nice breadth to his tattooing.
This is utterly amazing. I love the fact that the guardian isn't "chiseled" and so realistic! Such exquisite attention paid to detail here. I would love to add this to my print collection as soon as I am able to. Hope you consider turning in a printable version!