Chapter 7: The West Gate

At The West Gate

“Is she here yet?” “No, Knud, can you please stop jumping around!” Jarl muttered tiredly. The day before had been long and hard. It had barely been possible to find the supplies they would need for the road ahead, as the markets and inns were down to their last scraps. More than one of the… Read More…

Chapter 6: The Road to Einn

Chapter Six The Road to Einn

“Is he asleep yet?” Jarl yawned, one of his arms around Knud who sat in front of him, and the other on the pony’s reins. Halvard leaned forward from his own pony to look at Knud and nodded. “Yes.” “Thank Nida!” “I should take him,” Halvard suggested, but Jarl shook his head. “I don’t want… Read More…

Chapter 5: Awe and Terror

Outsider - Ulf Chapter 5

It was cold outside the tent and the air was crisp and clear. Last night’s thunderstorm had finally washed away the thick, heavy atmosphere that had plagued the area around Lake Krewa for weeks now. The air was so clean it almost hurt to inhale it. Each ice-cold breath Ulf exhaled billowed from his mouth… Read More…

Chapter 4: Leaving Home

Chapter 4 - Leaving Home

Jarl stared up at the ceiling of his room and once again traced one of the hundreds of knotted patterns which had been carved into it. The night seemed to have lasted for an eternity, but now that the gong had sounded through the city, he wished that it could last a little longer. His… Read More…

Chapter 3: The Ink-Smith

Chapter 3 Illustration

The rain had not stopped for several hours and Astrid could no longer remember what it felt like to wear dry clothes. Every single item was heavy with rain, especially her wolf skin, which weighed down on her like a dead body. The black veil around her face stuck to her like a second skin…. Read More…

Chapter 2: Jarl Vǫrn

Chapter Two - Jarl

The line of dwarfs outside the palace had doubled in length since his arrival in the early hours of the morning and now stretched along the entire wall of the stone hall. Some dwarfs were more richly dressed than him, but the prevalence of rough, woolen, dark blue and black cloaks, and tattered black, mud… Read More…

Chapter 1: The Guide

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The sun had barely been up for more than an hour, but the heat had already caused a long trickle of sweat to run down her spine. Around her, the humans trudged on. Many of them were so tired they could feel their bones creak with every step. After all the weeks of travel, most… Read More…

Historical Makeup – Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf black and White Photograph

Édith Piaf is one of those singers who, even if you don’t know who she is, you’ve almost definitely heard her music at some point. For the historical makeup series, I thought I would start out with her look rather than start off with something like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. I’ll do those looks eventually, but I think… Read More…

Emotions Series: Emotional Repression + DIY tutorial

Emotions Series Emotional repression

As some of you know from my last tutorial I’ve been playing around with my background and lighting to see what I could do with my photography. This one was a little frustrating at first (I’m so used to working with a black background) but in the end, I was happy with all the interesting… Read More…

Pastel Snow Queen

Pastel Snow Queen Close up

I made the crown for this look back in February, and it’s been sitting on my desk taunting me since then, but each time I tried to film a snow queen look I absolutely hated it. This time I decided to switch things up, change the background, experiment with my lighting and set up and… Read More…