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Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Birth of the Stoorworm

My design for the Stoorworm's head was actually influenced by this 15th century painting by Paolo Uccello, depicting the battle between St. George and the dragon. Though much later stylistically than what I am doing for Thorvald, this image is linked thematically with Thorvald's story. I was also really interested by the shape of the dragon's nose and the structure of the skull. It seemed somehow oddly appropriate for a Norse-inspired environment. The body of the Stoorworm will be heavily ornamented, featuring the type of curly intertwined designs that appear frequently on Norse metalwork.

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