Would you like to skip the steep learning curve and master the Urnes style quickly?
— Then this is the course for you!
This course gets you familiar with the essential concepts of the style, and at the end, you’ll be able to create an authentic Urnes style design from start to finish.
If you know my guide the Anatomy of Viking Art you’re already familiar with my approach to breaking down the art styles into easy to understand concepts.
This course expands on the chapter on the Urnes style and dives deeper into the practicalities and variations of the style and how to apply them in your work.
The fundamental concepts necessary for recreating the Urnes style are condensed into bite-sized video-lessons to get you up to speed in no time.
The course centres around the design of a classic Great Beast motif known from the many Urnes style openwork brooches found throughout Scandinavia. This popular design from the late Viking age encapsulates the essential concepts of the Urnes style. It is, therefore, a great key to unlock and unfold the core concepts of the style in a comprehensive yet approachable manner.
You will ultimately learn how to create a typical Urnes style Great Beast motif based on analysis of the many historical examples of Urnes openwork brooch designs. In the process, you’ll get familiar with the variations of the style to personalise your design while still keeping in line with the original features of the historical style.
The lessons are divided into two main modules:
The first module introduces you to the building blocks of the style. You’ll get familiar with the distinct features, shapes and motifs of the style, as well as the flow of the ribbons and the core interlacing patterns.
The second module walks you step by step through the process of how to create your Urnes style design. From analysing the references, through laying out the composition to rendering the design.
The course is available by a monthly subscription on Patreon.
You’ll get access to the course on a month by month basis, and you can cancel anytime you like. The membership includes other lessons and tutorials, as well as hi-res graphics sets and early access to regularly scheduled content.