It’s my mother’s birthday soon!
She used to make paper-dolls for my sister and I when we were children, I even still have a SW Stormtrooper that she drew me in 1979-ish 😊
When deciding what kind of an invitation card to do, I quickly gravitated to a paper-doll of her along with few accessories 🤓
A paper-doll is called Dúkkulísa in Icelandic, and since my mother is called Hanna (Jóhanna), I made Hönnulísa*
*Names, just as other words in the Icelandic languages, change depending on their case. If that triggers your curiosity, here’s more on that: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_grammar
Idea came to me during a train trip from London to Leeds on Thursday. I sketched it and finished during my two days in Leeds. It’s meant to be one long picture, but I’ve cut it in half for better FB viewing 🙂
See here in its full glory:
Made on iPad Pro in Clip Studio.
After many years within the event horizon of obscurity, I have finally brought my www.ingi.net out of the digital black hole it was falling towards.
I have compiled a rather comprehensive portfolio of my work, with more to come!
Hope you enjoy it
Yule-Lad no.12 is Ketkrókur / Meat-Hook
He uses a hook to steal meat from the kitchen rafters where it's hung to be smoked.
In my rendering he still uses the hook, but has advanced to human meat......
More on the Jólasveinar can be found here > http\://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Lads