Bit of #illustration on a #reclaimed #skateboard for the upcoming @usedandabusedshow in Bristol this April! I miss working on wood.

Bit of #illustration on a #reclaimed #skateboard for the upcoming @usedandabusedshow in Bristol this April! I miss working on wood.

Little fragment of a #stainedglass #design started during a particularly restless night of insomnia induced delirium… what better time could there be?

Little fragment of a #stainedglass #design started during a particularly restless night of insomnia induced delirium… what better time could there be?

Found amongst the many piles of scrapped pieces… Dark matter v.1

Found amongst the many piles of scrapped pieces… Dark matter v.1

Sun in Pisces / Moon in Virgo
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Sun in Pisces / Moon in Virgo

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The Pale Prince of India

The Pale Prince of India

a few unsavoury characters

a few unsavoury characters

Abhiññā

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The Magician

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The Magician

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Tear Factory

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Tear Factory

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Resurrection / new website

Firstly, thank you to all those lovely people who still follow this little tumblr after the (just checked… SIX!?) months of inactivity… I promise that I am back with a vengeance and shall be posting more little bits and pieces from now on, I have missed it! 

In that time I’ve finished my personal website: www.xanderhultgren.com, please check it out! I’ve also been working on an illustration project that I am unable to share online yet, but am very excited about revealing in the near future.

warmth, Ximage

Mahou Shoujo

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Mahou Shoujo

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The MinstrelXander Hook-Hultgren (tumblr)

The Minstrel

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Anonymous asked: Every time I see a new piece you've made its as if I've taken psychedelics- I'm reminded of the beauty around us, within us, of the existence of tenderness and love, of the mystic roaming spirits I may forget exist, of magic. I'm reminded that though I cannot change the state of reality, I can change the state of my own reality, by creating it myself. You are an inspiration, I would live in the world of your paintings if I could. Thank you for making my day.

Most kind hearted soul - 

No, THANK YOU for making my day! I don’t even know what to say - your message has honestly touched me. To be told my work can bring out such feelings in someone is more than I deserve, really. Words have never been my strongest point, so my art has become the means by which I express the thoughts I have trouble explaining - my own little visual poems I suppose; turning the insides out any way I can. It often feels so self indulgent that I’m relieved to hear of others who can relate as well. 

I’ve shied away from replying to other people’s messages previously, mainly because I haven’t felt articulate or confident enough to really explain what they’ve meant to me.. the worst excuse! I feel guilty about that and will vow from this day on to try harder! I’m sorry if you are one of them, please know that I am incredibly grateful for each and every one.

warmth, Xander x