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Baba Yaga

By ARTofANT
Another Chow entry. The Baba Yaga is an evil baby eating witch that lives in a chicken foot house. Don't mess with her or she'll steel your teeth for her stew or something or other.
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JohnSpartan1982's avatar
Looks like Mommy Fortuna from the Last Unicorn
ARTofANT's avatar
I've never seen Last Unicorn. I know! I'm a terrible person.
Luciteo's avatar
WOW~ I love this~ it's creepy and enchanting~ Just like the Baba Yaga i read about~ ^^
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Luciteo's avatar
You're welcome~ ^^ :heart:
hunikan's avatar
Awsum how it did came out :o the expression is scary but catching :XD: can't stop look at her, great colouring and shading :)
ARTofANT's avatar
Thank you so much! Glad you like it!
klefix's avatar
saw this on a youtube video of the song receptor - baba yaga. nice work!
ARTofANT's avatar
Cool. Thanks so much!
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JustGret's avatar
Ah the infamous Russian witch. If I remember right she is consider neutral. Good and evil. I love this take on her.


She helps those that show kindness and are helpful to others. SHe has a real thing for punishing the selfish. As another before me. I really should go back and re-read my mythology. :)
ARTofANT's avatar
same here. Mythology contains so many great ideas and stories.
kimdemulder's avatar
Very cool! Are you a fan of Mossoursky? or ELP?
ARTofANT's avatar
Thanks, Kim. No, who are they?
kimdemulder's avatar
Mossousrky was a classical composer who wrote a suite of music based on an art exhibition, which included the Hut on Fowl's Legs and the Old Witch, Baba Yaga. Emerson Lake and Palmer did a rock n roll version in the early 70's. It's extremely cool stuff!
ARTofANT's avatar
cool. I'll have to check that out.
schwarzdrossel's avatar
Hm. Is'nt the Babayaga also a help for, well, heros? Or am I wrong here...? I should read my russian tales again... :giggle:
ARTofANT's avatar
I don't think your necessarily wrong depending on the story or interpretation. In Hellboy I think she actually started off helping him but for her own gain. Typically though I don't think she's a helpful witch...

...And she eats babies...
schwarzdrossel's avatar
Well... this baby - eating stuff disturbs me a bit... ^^
ARTofANT's avatar
Oops. Sorry. :D Young person eating?
schwarzdrossel's avatar
Yeah, I could live with that ^^
RougeSpark's avatar
well done! But, shouldn't it be 'steal' and not 'steel'? /spellingnazi
ARTofANT's avatar
That's why I'm an artist and not a writer...
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