Since January 2016, I have been producing educational content on a regular basis and making it available for free on my website.
There is a lot of knowledge about the Viking Age, but most of it is really hard to get to. I’d like to change that!
That’s why I’ve set out to explore and cover the Viking Age through easy-to-digest illustrated content that goes right to the core of the subject matter based on the work of really smart and educated scholars.
I believe that historical and cultural knowledge should be freely available, and I’d like to keep my content available for free online for everybody, no matter their means and privileges. But to do that, I need your help!
If you enjoy the content I produce, and if you’d like to see more of it in the future, I’d kindly ask you to please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron. In return, you'll get access to premium content.
You’ll get early access to select content and be the first to hear about announcements.
The Anatomy of Viking Art e-book was, for example, released here on Patreon a whole month before it was available to everyone else.
In addition to the $1 perks, you’ll get hi-res images and vector files (scalable and editable) of all the designs I post on my website for both personal and commercial purposes.
You can do whatever you want with them, as long as you don’t resell them as is without incorporating them into your own project or taking credit for the design.
In addition to the $1 and $5 perks, you’ll get premium video tutorials only teaching you how to create Viking Age art.
You’ll get instant access to 50+ video lessons, including the full Urnes Style Mini-Course and the Ringerike Style Essentials course.
Thanks to the support of my supporters on Patreon, I've been able to create several projects:
Since January 2017, I’ve been working on a series of articles on Viking Age art available for free on my website, which I have turned into a handy book.
The book explores the seven stylistic periods of the Viking Age ornamental art, their stylistic characteristics and how they are constructed.
I have been sharing drafts of the book with all patrons on Patreon, and all patrons got the book a whole month before everyone else.
In December 2022, I finished and published this book and course on how to recreate Ringerikes-style art. The full video course is now available for all $10 patrons.
All the essential principles and concepts you need are broken down through clear illustrations and graphics in an easy-to-understand manner to help you quickly acquire a good grasp of the individual building blocks composing the style. Furthermore, you'll learn how to create variety by reconfiguring and combining the ornamental elements to customise your designs.
Step-by-step, this book walks you through the process of constructing an intricate knotwork-based composition. From analysing the references to laying out the composition's main lines and shaping the ornament's details. You'll acquire a manageable approach to the otherwise complex and daunting task of composing intricate knotwork patterns.
Through the fall of 2018, I produced a series of 27 bite-sized video lessons covering the basics of the Urnes Style and how to recreate it yourself. The full mini course is now available for all $10 patrons.
In the course, I break down the construction of the Urnes style brooch designs which was popular in the late Viking Age and show you how to create your own personal design based on the characteristics of the historical material.
Thanks to the support of my supporters on Patreon, I'm currently working on a few upcoming projects:
I’m working on a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art Book covering the style periods of Germanic art leading up to the Viking Age.
I’ve now published all illustrations from the project as the project has been developing. As a $5+ patron, you'll have access to hi-res images of all the designs, which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.
All patrons will get early access to The Anatomy of Germanic Art e-book a whole month before everyone else.
I’m also currently working on a series of articles covering the so-called Runestone Styles based on Anne-Sofie Gräslunds system of classification for dating runestones on stylistic grounds.
I’ll be publishing new chapters from the project as it develops. As a $5 patron, you will get access to hi-res images of all the illustrations, which you can use for both personal and commercial projects.