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Baba Yaga by faxtar Baba Yaga by faxtar
For conceptart.orgs weekly contest, this week was Baba Yaga. [link]

Baba Yaga is, in Slavic folklore, a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a house on chicken feet. In most Slavic folk tales, she is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on occasion to offer guidance to lost souls, although this is seen as rare.
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poyeezed Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool pic! My Mom used to tell me stories about Baba Yaga when I was a little guy. This brings a smile to my face!
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MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
She is one of my favorite sorceress of all time =)
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a little note to let you know I've included this beautiful piece in a feature! ;) [link]

Please consider taking a peak at the other pieces and faving the article to support the other artists. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
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AlanBajric Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic piece, never seen Baba portrayed like that.
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
You've been featured! [link]
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Caradepato Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Really nice. I dont know what it is... but it has a mistical, almost melancholic feeling to it... i think it may be the birches and the little doll.
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flamingsword Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
So, this is well done, and I would sort of like to sit at your feet and worship you for a minute. Would that freak you out? It's like you're looking out of the boll of a tree that you're hiding in at the doll you just dropped and now the Baba Yaga knows there's a tasty little child nearby.

The burning look of hunger across the distorted, emaciated features is creepy enough, but the context makes it so much more chilling.
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LinaGor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
It's great!
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Arsek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, yes, I can see it! Is definitely her! Brilliant.
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Omegi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second I thought mortar as in the bomb. :)
I love the trees in the background and Baba Yaga's face.
Her legs/knees are awesomely skinny, really creepy.
I need to get involved in COW/ChOW, it might help me stop sucking.
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