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Escape from the Mountain Hall by Minnhagen Escape from the Mountain Hall by Minnhagen
This is a tribute to Swedish artist John Bauer, who illustrated Nordic folk mythology in the beginning of the 20th century. The old troll has abducted the princess and keeps her in his mountain hall. While the troll is out stealing cows from farmers the boy comes to her rescue, but just as they sneak out through the door, the troll comes back...
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:icongrimvaarwolfthane:
GrimvaarWolfthane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Very cool! I like this, lighting, colors, subject, all good!
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Dustdown Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looove it!
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Heartless-Hyren Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I'm not sure if I'm much good with fairy tales, but I'm suddenly tempted to write the rest of the story you made to go with this. Great work!
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Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Did Hall of the Mountain King serve as an inspiration too? Anyways, I loves this, Bauer's trolls are my favourite and this is about just as cool.
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Kumoto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
amazing! Loved it.
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herrTevik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Nice. The colours and the style makes me think of both Bauer and the visual style of the game Odin Sphere.
Askeladden's big hat and shoes makes him look like a young, inexperienced adventurer.
I see the princess' crown resembles the one of the princess riding white bear king Valemon.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Photographer
Hi ...Dear ... Minnhagen ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Escape from the Mountain Hall
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
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BlueSummerBird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, fantastiskt! Det påminner verkligen om John Bauers originella stil. Snyggt ;)
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D-Avalon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
edvard grieg right? love that symphony!
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LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Jag minns när jag var liten och tittade i mina böcker på dem här bilderna, och jag bad mamma läsa dem för mig:) Jag önskade alltid att få vara i ett sånt äventyr, och din bild återuppväckte just dem minnena:thanks:... Du har fått till trollet, människorna och miljön riktigt bra!:nod:

I remember when I was little and looked at pictures as these in my books, and asked my mother to read them for me:) I allways wished to get an adventure like this, and your picture just woke up these memories:thanks:... You made the troll, the humans and the environment really good!:nod:
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P0UL Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I like this one very much!!!
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:iconmemilly:
meMilly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Absolutt fantastisk! John Bauer er en av mine favoritt kunstnere, og dette er et vakkert ode! :)
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Landale Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
John Bauer is one of my biggest inspirations (togheter with Hans Arnold and Sven Nordquist) and this is truly such a nice tribute. I absolutely love it =).
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Owdrha Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jävulusiskt snyggt troll måste ja säga^^
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LLJohnson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Featured in journal here :) [link]
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aileen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I love the lighting! Your work is a great example of how the poses of characters can say a lot about their emotional state and their personalities! Great work :nod:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
OH SHI- RUN KIDS RUN!
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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop hearing Grieg's "Peer Gynt suite" in my head now :P
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Jagerzen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Love it.
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funky-yazz-jaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
DAH!
AWESOME COLOURING!!
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Reminds me a bit of Brian Froud. Excellent! :)
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vallo-flame Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
phantastic! you are great illustrator!
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:iconosho-zena:
Osho-Zena Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
den här är så himmla fin!
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adapaasderel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow
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HoundofCullin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This is just... amazing. It's beautiful and fun! Well done.
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TheNightwalker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. En svenne. This is a fantastic piece - and your gallery's awesome. I love the princess' pose and I love the very John Bauer-ogre you've got there. How did you get this good with colour?
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Skitbra. :thumbsup:
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dreamersaint Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
well that would suck
massive resuce plan, ruined at the very end
i would be well miffed
and.... probably devoured by troll stomach acid as well
but thats not the point.

listen to me, your picture and story out line has got me going in a whole diffrent 'world'
but ur work is so fantastic, its able to transport the viewer wherever you see fit,
keep up the brillaint work,
im likeing going on holidays without playing for flights.
lol
xxxx
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dixiida Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
It looks like the beginning of a great adventure. It is so well put together.
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Amythology Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
The trolls are norwegian! xD
Just listen to edward Grieg - Dovregubbens hall

But i low you work! <3
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dakishimete-kun Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
cool!
i'd like to have a book with illustrations like this one.
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NellyOnly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow!
Det syntes direkt att den var en hyllning till John Bauer! Jättesnyggt, och stämningsfullt, precis som han brukade göra sina bilder, och det är lite småkul att man faktiskt känner igen en av karaktärerna:D
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elizabethunseelie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful. The textures are incredible, and the colour is perfect. It's just the way fairy tales should be illustrated.
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Rostichek Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Beautiful work
I wish i was that boy...
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Mako-Deamon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student
Vilken underbar homage!
Det är Bauer men ändå inte, du har tagit fasta på det bästa men ändå behållit din egen stil!
Lite som Tapia, han har ju också anammat det Bauerska, men låter det inte ta över.

Snyggt galleri för övrigt också.
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berylllium Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
John Bauer is incredible, and this work is a great tribute. Good job.
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Brilliant work you have here :)
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Minnhagen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks people!
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BrittathaAmEiSe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Your fantastic........!..:jawdrop:..
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disturbecl Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
what happens to them??? 0_0
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Zionxxx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
The first thing I thought when I looked at this was first of all beautiful but I recognized the whole troll thing since Im from Swedene and Norway
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JDCalderon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Writer
Very nice work :)
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strangecolours Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
This is amazing. I love your style.

Its just great..
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:iconphantom-jaselin:
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful painting, the characters seem just right.
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of your signature. oh my oh my.
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:iconphantom-jaselin:
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
heh, thanks. :)
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:iconlthorl:
lThoRl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Amazing illustration !

You're amazing
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work. Excellent artist's comment also, they really help one understand the piece. :+fav:
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:icondjezs:
Djezs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
John Bauer is awesome. Your troll too. Amazing work.
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akaCella Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Knowing the story in your artist's comments and seeing the painting, I feel scared for the two of them.
To me in my eyes, you've visually created an event in these two character's "lives" that I somehow connect with.
You're a great illustrator! :aww:
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