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03-19-2013, 12:35 PM

Odin was many things. The king of the gods, the all-father, the god of war, death, poetry, magic, and wisdom. He was also a prankster. He would traverse the Nine Worlds in various guises, often as an old man in a brimmed hat, and cause all sorts of trouble. In the form of a ferryman, Odin engaged an unsuspecting Thor (a short-tempered god and Odin's own son) in an infuriating argument, and ultimately refused him passage across the river.

As the wanderer, Odin was the inspiration for Tolkien's Gandalf.

03-19-2013, 04:14 PM

The above sketch got me thinking that I should depict the scene I described, where Odin (disguised as Harbaror the Ferryman) denies an angry Thor passage across a river. I sketched it out in Artrage, but unfortunately my skills as a painter are limited, so I had to go to Illustrator to work on it more. If only Artrage has some vector capabilities, I'd never leave it.