Creating characters for "Wee Thee Vikings"

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Meet Hilda and Amira, the captains of my viking ship!

Although the majority of my paintings for this gallery don’t feature any characters (so the children playing can become the characters as they play), I wanted to create a group of kids that represent our viking crew. They will be used in promotional material, and they are featured on the poster design.

One thing that was very important to me when starting this process was creating characters that mirrored the community of Minneapolis, and the kids that explore the museum. Minneapolis is a very diverse city, and being located in the Phillips neighborhood I wanted to make sure that everyone was represented and felt welcome!

These figures are fairly simplistic, as it is just an image to lead folks into the gallery, but in the future I am planning to play around with their designs and personalities more.

Here is the full crew of characters:

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