Valkyrie Riding Into Battle
Illustration for the Valkyrie’s Tears Mead label for Batch Mead in Temecula CA.
The concept was that Valkyries swoop down from Valhalla during a battle and choose the bravest Viking warriors to take back to Valhalla. And if they cause a little carnage in the process so be it.
I was given the option of having the Valkyrie riding a horse, a wolf or a bear. I chose the bear because it is so seldom used and because I thought it was more ferocious looking than a horse or wolf. Who wouldn’t freak if a warrior came charging at you riding a 1200 lb grizzly?
- Wacom Mobile Studio 16
- Krita for initial sketches and final painting
- Photoshop for enhancements to transparencies, shadows & glows and color adjustments
- The design and layout of the labels was done in Illustrator