I started this project year ago after one amazing concert of the band Wardruna. This was my "kick in the ass" start this journey. For me it`s spiritual and personal experience but I believe that the people can feel this too as personal for themselves. My major inspiration is the music of Wardruna and the nordic rune poems. I am making lots of research before I start draw the runic illustration. Each runic illustration cost me sleepless nights and all day concentration but after this the pleasure of the finished work is great and I feel satisfied. During the process I am feeling and thinking about the concrete rune and learning. I think this experience must be shared with the world and maybe someone somewhere will feel the meaning of this symbols.
Let me explain what are the runes. Runo), Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter. The Scandinavian variants are also known as futhark or fuþark (derived from their first six letters of the alphabet: F, U, Þ, A, R, and K); the Anglo-Saxon variant is futhorc or fuþorc (due to sound changes undergone in Old English by the names of those six letters).
In Norse mythology, the runic alphabet is attested to a divine origin (Old Norse: reginkunnr). This is attested as early as on the Noleby Runestone from approximately 600 AD that reads Runo fahi raginakundo toj[e'k]a..., meaning "I prepare the suitable divine rune..." and in an attestation from the 9th century on the Sparlösa Runestone, which reads Ok rað runaʀ þaʀ rægi[n]kundu, meaning "And interpret the runes of divine origin". More notably, in the Poetic Edda poem Hávamál, Stanza 80, the runes also are described as reginkunnr.
The poem Hávamál explains that the originator of the runes was the major deity, Odin. Stanza 138 describes how Odin received the runes through self-sacrifice:
I know that I hung on a windy tree
nine long nights,
wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin,
myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run.
No bread did they give me nor a drink from a horn,
downwards I peered;
I took up the runes,
screaming I took them,
then I fell back from there.
This passage has been interpreted as a mythical representation of shamanic initial rituals in which the initiate must undergo a physical trial in order to receive mystic wisdom.
So this runes can be used for divining , fortunetelling and meditating.
For the creating of this images first I am drawing a sketch on paper with pen and then I am starting the "magic" photoshop.