Halvard The Keeper
Halvard The Keeper
Halvard The Keeper
Halvard The Keeper
Halvard The Keeper
Halvard The Keeper
He had always been the best, it's to prove it against that he had faced the giant who keep this bridge and prevents anyone from passing.
The fight lasted an whole day, each one of them having the upper hand upon the other at certain times, but i twas he won. He was almost sure having seen, although briefly, a smile on the giant’s face, at the exact moment his sword punched through his heart.
It was happening decades ago. He had long since lost count. Since then, he was there, standing before this bridge which he couldn’t leave, and most extraordinary, he never felt need for sleep, food or drink. He was also immune against cold, heat, tiredness or ageing.
As time passed by, he understood that, by killing the giant, he took his place and that he had become himself the new keeper of this bridge, blocking anyone from crossing it, not understanding by which magic he was compelled to act as such, and even worst, without knowing what was on the other side of the bridge and what he must protect.
Today Halvard (*) was waiting for an outstanding warrior to bring his life to an end. He would welcome the attack with the same smile upon his face as the previous keeper when he had killed him. Many contenders came, he kept as trophies the weapons and shield of the bravest, but every one of them died in the fight… was he not always the best
(*) Halvard is composed of the old Norse word « Vard » meaning “keeper”

Paint in brush with acrylic PA Vallejo, as always, comments are welcome
  • John CordianoPLUS

    Great job on this one!

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks so much John

  • Philippe

    Très belle peinture, bravo!

    • BranPLUS

      Merci beaucoup Philippe, c’est gentil de suivre mes peintures ;)

  • Ioannis PapadakisPLUS

    Great work Bran i like it,

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks so much loannis, I’m glad you like Halvard !!

  • girlpainter57

    great idea and concept . gold

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Ecellente peinture, et super mise en scene!! Bravo, Gold!!

    • BranPLUS

      Merci beaucoup François, et encore merci pour la traduction….

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    Gold !!!!!

  • Alex SilvestriPLUS

    Très joli Bran !

    • BranPLUS

      Merci beaucoup Alex ;-)

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  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Encore une pièce joliment peinture, Bruno, avec un décor qui la met vraiment bien en valeur.
    Par contre, j’adhère moins au côté roux flashy de la chevelure et de la barbe, qui focalise trop l’attention au détriment du reste.
    Bon, je te donne de l’or quand même, elle le mérite !

    • BranPLUS

      Merci Eric. J’ai voulu attirer le regard vers le visage du personnage, c’est pourquoi j’ai volontairement saturé la chevelure et la barbe…. ;)

  • Andrey MiroshnichenkoPLUS

    Great work Bran! Gold!

    • BranPLUS

      Thank you very much Andrey !!

  • Roy "The Norwegian" Pedersen

    Very well painted, and an good presentation aswell


    • BranPLUS

      Thank you so much Roy, I’m glad you like it ;)

  • ArtNiak

    Une superbe mise en scène Bran!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    bonne idée de mise en scène.
    tu aurais pu apporter plus de subtilité dans la chevelure qui est , même si c’est volontaire , un peu flash, et du coup attire de trop le regard.
    Évite aussi si possible les socles totalement plats, car tu perds en profondeur.
    cela reste une belle réalisation !

    • BranPLUS

      Merci pour tes conseils Marc,  j’en prends bonne note :)

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"PLUS

    Great work friend!

    • BranPLUS

      Muchas gracias Ivan, me alegra mucho que te guste :)