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Alkonost by CoffeeAddictedDragon Alkonost by CoffeeAddictedDragon

Forgot to submit this when I made it. I was a smidge distracted and was also unsure about putting it up on DA. It's nice enough quality though, so up it goes! The other reason for the reluctance is that it's a bit unrelated the anything else I'm doing on DA, but after a little thinking I decided, "Eh, screw it. It's my profile so to blazes with continuity."

So here we go! I'm curious, do you guys know what this creature is and the lore surrounding it? Feel free to take a crack at it. 


Side note: I MAY be playing around with a sort of LoZ: Wind Waker style. It's surprisingly therapeutic... XD
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
It's cute ^^
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Wind waker is like the best style for drawing if you don't wanna do so many details. Love the Alk though xD At first i kept thinking Owls of Gahool but the face isn't really much of an owl so I figured I was wrong anyway >w> ~
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUP! Very nice style if you don't wanna work too much but still make something nice. 

Thank you! ^^ You're not to terribly far off with the owl idea, though in it's mythos, it's merely described as having a "bird body."

I took the liberty of making it owlesk. 
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Hehe, indeed~

No problem <3 And ah, i figured as much xD Considering the anatomy of it and all by glance of your artwork

yis~
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
So cute looking!
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
You’re welcome!
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MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To me it looks like a take on a harpy, a nice one at it :) The wind water influence is definitely present, I saw it right away in the eyes (it's my favorite game :heart: ) I like the hue of browns in this.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooh close! It's NOT a Harpy, but your definitely nearly on the mark
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MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know!
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YaoiMain Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Well it definitly is an owl. So there are many different meanings for owls in different cultures. The runes might be nordic like in Hellblade but i do not know how the owls name is or what the runes mean...so a sign for wisdom or a sign for death aka. soultraveling into the otherworld? *shrugs *
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An astute hypothesis! I am not sure for myself if the runes are real or not, but I know of several individuals here that can translate them. As for it being an owl, you're in the ball park. In myth they are not so specific, but they are described as having "the body of a bird." I merely gave it an owlesk body cause I'd imagine they have them. ;) 
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EDITED:

Decoding the words I get:
ALKONOST

Which is a part human part bird creature.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. Know anything about the Alkonost?
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
^^
Sadly no. I just had a quick look up on the internet to see if it was something and it is and had a little read. =)
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Not really sure with any ideas, other then I know it looks like an owl, but it looks beautiful.
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JASDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
I have no idea what this thing is, but I feel like I've seen that fletching/arrow type of writing before somewhere. I just can't remember where...
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OmnipotentCarrot Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It translates to the title of the artwork. I've been using those runes for years, and can read them with just a bit of difficulty.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Ive seen people.refer to it as dragon writting. There are some people on here who are able.to.translate
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
looks like a owl, and is a sign of good luck?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. Good guess though. ;)
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
ok
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NekoBunny84 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Filmographer
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute :)
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