The texture used http://firesign24-7.deviantart.com/art/Aged-paper-texture-159950888
Some sketches of the Viking couple again.
About the bottom picture: Vikings were oddly enough the cleanest people in Europe at the time. Not only did they wash their entire bodies once a week, they washed their hands and faces every day, which other Europeans thought was incredibly strange. The Vikings had been to the Middle East and had learned cleanness from the people there, though the Middle Easterners still thought they were a tad too dirty. XD