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Scary Tales: Baba Yaga by karola-j Scary Tales: Baba Yaga by karola-j
Traditional drawing + colouring in Photoshop

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"Baba Yaga or Baba Roga (also known by various other names) is a hag or witch in Slavic folklore. She flies around on a giant mortar, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs. In most Slavic tales, she is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on rare occasions to offer guidance to lost souls. According to Vladimir Propp, she often fulfills the function of donor; that is, her role is in supplying the hero (sometimes unwillingly) with something necessary to further his quest. (...)"
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Hmm learning about Slavic stories sounds interesting now.
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sethrielle Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooooooh I'm in love with this myth character. The infants in the painting make her go from mischievous to morbid, the right touch for a scary fairytale witch like her. This piece is amazing!
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
first time i see this slavic creature with her natural-looking Slavic face (no typical hooked nose), this makes her more real and thus more scary, thank you for giving life to her) and the figure of squirrel usually a friendly cutie , here gives it such a demonic look, very original view and great artistic performance)
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b33sandun1corns Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
that poor baby.. awesome job on this though
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Makabera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Łoł, naprawdę straszna D: Świetna w swojej straszności.
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, the smile on her face and the details such as the baby. wonderful art work
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very macabre!
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karola-j Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D thanks
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raindroponacloud Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Thank you for that, it's great!
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Świetna praca! Jej wyraz twarzy kogoś mi przypomina, ale nie moge dokładnie skojarzyć kogo... teraz będzie mnie to dręczyło przez pół dnia. Niemniej cieszę się, ze trafiłam na tą ilustrację :D
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karola-j Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mimika twarzy była inspirowana autoportretem Rembrandta [link] , ale starałam się nadać jej bardziej niepokojący wyraz.

Dziękuję!
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TheELDiluvian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, i like it! Very interesting, and I like the colors.
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Tepelus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
This is awesome.
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daekazu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Woah, zajebista! Wygląda jakby uciekła od Miyazakiego. Mega klimat.
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karola-j Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Chciałam się trzymać raczej naszych środkowoeuropejskich klimatów, ale jeśli kojarzy się z mistrzem Miyazakim, to się nie obrażę :)

Dziękuję! :hug:
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Hetman80 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Baba Jaga was not exactly a witch. It was a mighty , immortal demon that looked like old woman (exept horse legs :) ). Your concept is realy great. I want more slavic mythical creatures!
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karola-j Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know but when I was a child, my grandma and parents have told me the story about cruel old woman eating children. Really believed them :D I wanted illustrate similar person coming from child's nightmares.

Thank you, I'll try make more slavic creatures in the future.
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Amazing work
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MacKotek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Creepy like hell. I love it. :)
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karola-j Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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