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Baba Yaga old Russain witch
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Spottedclawlovescats Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Digital Artist
I got told this story every time I misbehaved >.<  I was so scared and I got teased for being afraid of the 'Butterchurn Witch'.


            Russian joy.
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KaylaSmith722 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is quite a scary Baba Yaga! Good work!
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Jollyspartan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a tribute to the Ragnarok Online monster. I didn't know it was it's own entity.
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Nefarious-Satyr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Amazing view on the classic slavic character :)
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birdmannavy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Friggin Awesome!
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FoogerDoodles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frightening!
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Zardi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
I like how surprised the severed heads look. Nice touch :P
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent interpretation! ;)
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Awesome!!! Why does she have a mortar/stupa?
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rinodino Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
she steals the bones and skulls of her victims and crushes them to powder, which she uses in potions and incantations
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Aha! Kind of obvious really :) Thanks! Wish I could learn more of slavic folklore
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great stuff to read, believe me!
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
DO you by any chance know where I can find more info on slavic folklore online or elsewhere? Especially different versions of Baba Yaga/Hut on fowl's legs? Can't really find anything
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Google is a good start then narrow your search!
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of my grandma
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cutekittyme Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
scary but interesting:)
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
This definitely captures the ogress side of Baba Yaga -- well done!
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Brynndlebrynosis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Baba Yaga will always be the creepyest witch in the world of fairytales and folklore.
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AlieWhatevers Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
this is by far the scariest fairy tale witch ive ever known..+_+
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
:)
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BellatrixDeNoone Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe this sure brings back memories xD...my grandfather used to tell me the story about how baba yaga will come to the children who won't go to bed...I used to be terrified of her xD xD...your work is amazing she's even more creepy that I imagined her to be :D...great drawing I love it :D
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Thank you, glad you like it!
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BellatrixDeNoone Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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MademoiselleNL Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I have a weird fascination fixation with Baba Yaga. But she's not Russian, she's Slavic.
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AnnaParashchak Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
if I may say Baba Yaga didn't acutely originate in russia but in Ukraine however the particular Baba Yaga in you portrait is the Russian Baba Yaga. In Ukrainian folklore the Baba Yaga is an old hag with evil powers who lives in a house that has chicken legs.
I do love this picture though I love that you incorporated the children's face adds more reality as well as a story to the picture.
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Acidman4ik Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Thats not right... There is no Ukrainian or Russian Baba Yaga. She is the one and only :) And to be clear - this image of angry old lady with evil powers was created by early christians who came to invade our lands. Real Baba Yaga was a very clever woman who takes care of orphans and works like some kind of school for children. She weared gold only on her shoes - that showed her disrespect for this metal. And later christians scared there children telling the stories about Baba Yaga, who supposed to steal children and cook them in her house in the forest. Actually, thats can be true for them - because not less then 8 millions Slavs died with the help of christians... 
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BertaLlunetica Featured By Owner May 23, 2015   General Artist
Hello Acidman4ik, how I can get this information and more about what you are telling? I wanna do a project with the legends witches without the bad visions christians about them  (such as baba yaga according Clarissa P.E)
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Acidman4ik Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Its very simple... :) You can ask everything you want... May be its better to talk using some social network as FB or VK... I can tell you about russian "witches" all you want to know. May be smth about others...
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I didn't know that, thank you!
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AnnaParashchak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
your welcome love to help when I can
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Bambel-Be Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Mne nravitcja ochen! It Like I am agan reading the stories.
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks!
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Shokly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
amesome drawing ! ohh ...grrreat
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Thank you.
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spider071 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
great work man i like it! :)
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thank you!
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Great image! How did you get my ex-mother-in-law to pose?;)LOL
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
LOL
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ColinChapman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist
This makes me wish more folks would tackle subjects from myth and folklore. Great work as usual.
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Wiggers123 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Thanks again Colin.
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