Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sea Troll

Colleen coloured pencils & Derwent Blender and Burnisher pencils on 160 gsm A5 sketchbook paper.

hope these cutesy colourful trolls are ok. ...well.i do like high fantasy/RPG style trolls, but for my own art I just prefer cutesy stuff heh

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Grumpy troll

Pigment ink pen. Artline, Uni, Zig, Pilot. Faber-Castell PITT pen. 135 gsm drawing block. A5.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

sun troll

I totally got my inspiration from ...well, D&D.  At least in the name anyway.  You know like how they have sun elves and such in D&D? This is a sun troll! Though I know it's like, a paradox of sorts because trolls are supposed to burst in the sun and stuff. but whatevs :D

Colleen coloured pencils, Derwent Blender & Burnisher pencils on A5 sketchbook, 160 gsm paper

Monday, May 28, 2012

Trolless from Herr Mannelig

Herr Mannelig is a medieval Swedish ballad that tells the story of a female troll who is in love with a guy called Mannelig but he rejected her because she's not a Christian.  I first heard of the story from an adaptation by a German symphonic metal band (though it's sung in Italian!), Haggard.

The writing in Italian is lyrics from the song.  It says:
Se tu fossi una donna cristiana [If you were a Christian woman]
Riceverei volentieri regali così, [I would gladly receive gifts]
Ma io so che sei il peggiore troll [But I know that you are the worst troll]
Figlio degli spiriti maligni [Son of the malignant spirits]

wiki entry:

I was going to wait until I drew something better for this but Shyue Chou says doodles are fine too.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Angry troll

Angry troll. Pigment ink. A5. 135 gsm drawing block.

Even trolls need friends.

Before I post my troll, i have something troll-worthy to show

Not made by me, but that imgur page contains a collection of animated gifs and meme images of Nigel Thornberry (of The Wild Thornberrys).

Nigel Thornberry is a troll incarnate. Lookat dat nose. Close enough.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stupendous troll

The fast pencil work.

Then, some fast inks. I find that it is easier to draw on ink directly as my pencil lines and ink lines are pretty much the same and I don't erase anyway.

Pencil, HB. Pigment ink.135 gsm drawing block paper. A5
Generic looking failed trolllllllll

My first troll :D

i really want to work on it and make it as a finished piece in the near future.
Thanks Shyue Chau !


Friday, May 18, 2012

Malevolent troll

I have always imagined that this mythical creature of legend would have long claws to rend people apart! Pigment ink, Van Gogh watercolours.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mesing around with G-pen.

Terrible Troll

A terrible troll sketch for the morning. Pencil. A5, 135 gsm drawing block.

Pigment ink. 135 gsm drawing block. A5.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Evil troll

Fast sketch of a multi-jointed mythical being of legend. Pigment ink, Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolours.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

One More Troll

Couldn't sleep last night. So here's one more.
Troll 003

Ink + Watercolor wash. A5 size.


Just dropping some trolls in to liven this place up. Troll 001 Troll 002

Ink + Watercolor wash. A5 size.


Hello, welcome to the One Hundred Trolls blog. This blog is conceived as a thought experiment, a creative thought experiment where a hundred trolls of different forms would be envisioned and rendered. One hundred different ones.

It is hoped that this thought experiment can serve as an outlet for individual imagination and expression where the rather nebulous creature termed as a 'troll' can be rendered'.

From the Wikipedia entry:

"A troll is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, one of the meanings of the term troll was a negative synonym for a jötunn (plural jötnar), a being in Norse mythology, although the word was also used about witches, berserkers and various other evil magical figures. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

Later, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls became beings in their own right, where they live far from human habitation, are not Christianized, and are considered dangerous to human beings. Depending on the region from which accounts of trolls stem, their appearance varies greatly; trolls may be ugly and slow-witted or look and behave exactly like human beings, with no particularly grotesque characteristic about them. Trolls are sometimes associated with particular landmarks, which at times may be explained as formed from a troll exposed to sunlight. One of the most famous elements of Scandinavian folklore, trolls are depicted in a variety of media in modern popular culture."

The troll, a malevolent mythical being, has mostly been depicted as a terrifying creature in most works of contemporary fantasy, and rarely as a friendly. In this blog, the illustrators and artists will depict variations and individual interpretations.