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Wine Hoedkin…

This Hoedkin has a deep love for the finer things in life. Good wine, fine cloths, and pleasant company. He may appear a but fussier than some house spirits, but appeal to his sensibilities and the luck of your home will be strong! Cheers!

Original painting done in oils and measures 9"x12".

Mead Hoedkin…

Mead Hoedkin

As most of us know, mead is a common offering to both gods and spirits. This particular house spirit is an old one, possible moving with a family for generations. He has grown quite accustomed to regular offerings of fine mead. Though a drunken spirit for sure, this Hoedkin is none the less happy to help his family, as long as they remember him in the way that is proper!

Original painting done in oils and measures 9"x12".

Dark Grows the Sun…

Some days I am the sun.
Like the goddess Sól, the desires of others,
my obligations, their need;
has ripped me open.
All the light I have left in this world
drains from me, until I grow dark.

Other days I am the wolf.
Like the hungry Sköll, I desire others.
My thirst, my need;
it overpowers my ability to see her.
And nothing will sate my appetite,
Until I drain all she has to give, and she grows dark.

- Dark Grows the Sun, by Sam Flegal


My latest oil painting, "Dark Grows the Sun" is deeply personal to me. Throughout 2017 I worked on the Illustrated Voluspa. The ink drawing for Verse 41 really struck me. The idea of a person's light being drained resonated. As I walked my own personal journey in 2017 I realized that I felt as if my own light was being drained. In response I lashed out, and hurt some of the most important people in my life. Though I felt like the victim, in truth I was the monster. I think if we pause a moment we can all relate to the tale of the goddess, Sól, and the wolf who chases her, Sköll.


The original was painted in oil and measures 13" x 16".

Voluspa Verse 66

As the old saying goes “all good things come to an end,” and thus in its way so too has the art for the “Illustrated Voluspa.” I’m proud to say that today I post the last verse, I have finished all the drawings for the book, 58 drawings in all for 66 verses of prose!

The last verse is pretty metal! The Great Dragon rises from Hel bearing corpses on his wings! With that final note the Seer who has been telling Odin the great prophecy sinks back into the earth. Thank you for all the comments and support over the last year!

Voluspa Verse 50 - REDO

As I reviewed the art for the "Illustrated Voluspa" I kept coming back to verse 50. I just didn't like it. So I decided to redo the drawing. In the redo I chose to focus on the leader of the giant's army with "his shield held high." I am MUCH happier with the new drawing. What do you think?

The original is 18"x24" and is available if you're interested.

I just launched a new Kickstarter full of Norse themed art. Please check it out, donate, and share!…


Sam Flegal


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Samuel Flegal
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Sam Flegal has been fascinated by the strange and the macabre from a very young age. Fortunately for his budding morbid creativity, he was raised in a household that encouraged his interest in all things weird—Sam’s father was a magician and his mother a ventriloquist and clown.

In December 2003 Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, released out into the world to pursue his own strange art. Since that time Sam has vigorously summoned the dark creatures of his mind to make the unreal, tangible and the imagined, concrete.

As an illustrator for both book covers and games, Sam specializes in painting strange scenes of epic fantasy and graphic horror. He describes his art as “stylized realism,” portraying fantastical things in a comic book- like graphic manner, but with an eye towards real life. Sam’s preferred medium is oil paint.

Sam also uses his strange imagination to help others realize their dreams of undeath through the power of Zombie Portraits. Like a caricature from a dark carnival, Sam takes the living and brings out their inner dead.

If you are interested in having a Zombie Portrait done of you or a loved one, or if you are interested in hiring Sam Flegal as an illustrator, contact him at .


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JuliaBusko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your work! I've been following One Fantastic Week recently and I find your words and your artwork incredibly encouraging!
samflegal Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Julia!
samflegal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's Awesome!
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
My pleasure! :hug:
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Your work is exceptional, Sam! :aww: 
samflegal Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
vikingmyke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Had a blast hanging with you and your wife at Comic Con! See you again soon, later brother-
samflegal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure!!!
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oop not sure how I wasn't watching you here too, Sam. Easily rectified.:)
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