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Rusalka

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Published: November 26, 2010
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"I like full moon and cool water..."

Welcome to weekly art challenge - a small project by
:icondaekazu: and :iconmidnighttea7:
in which we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a week to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the other side is going to come up with ;]

This week's topic is =MidnightTea7's brainchild and it's simple: draw a rusalka.

Rusalka ([link]) also known as boginka, is a Slavic water demon. Technically, they are spirits of young, unmarried women that drowned or got drowned, mostly due to love-related issues.Often they are portrayed as young, beautiful women with pale skin, strange, glowing eyes and fair or green hair that were perpetually wet (if they dried, rusalka could die).They are a playful lot that likes games, dances and songs, but thay aren't demons of the nicest kind: they hunt young men and children, whom they could drown, suffocate or... tickle to death!

Photoshop CS, Wacom and references.
Designed also for game cards for my friend.

I hope you will like it! :heart:

:iconmidnighttea7:'s answer:
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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bunnylovinggrlProfessional General Artist
Reminds me of the book illustrations from a childhood mermaid book I had. The mermaid of Warsaw...   
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Shome1Professional Digital Artist
hehehe nice gesture! :) daekazu, I really like this piece!
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TheweepingwraithHobbyist Digital Artist
Can you please do a picture of a Rusalka tickling someone? :)
Khialat's avatar
KhialatHobbyist General Artist
"You find me beautiful, da? Come, join me for a swim..."
CallicoJackRackham's avatar
Ever seen a drawing or painting and wondering if someone read your mind? I am an amateur writer and a lot of the ''supernatural/magical'' characters in my stories are directly taken/inspired by or a combination of those two from germanic and slavic mythology. One of them is a rusalka and this is so close to how i envisioned her to look it's absurd (in a good way) I love it.
WormWoodTheStar's avatar
She likes full moon and cool water and I like how you made it look like an old, Slavic woodcut art o/
DracoGuerrero's avatar
DracoGuerreroHobbyist Digital Artist
OMG TICKLE TO DEATH! WHAT A BRUTAL WAY TO DIE
Sertse's avatar
Can I use this as a character reference?
Albinavonroth's avatar
AlbinavonrothHobbyist Writer
Od razu mi się skojarzyło z Loreley.
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AlbinavonrothHobbyist Writer
Czyli to nie farba?
TigerRW86's avatar
You seriously need to do a picture on Inuyasha and The Tudors! That would be so amazing! Plz and thank you! Love your artworks BTW!
AiVmirr's avatar
Nice. Very nice.
sandcastler's avatar
Love the pose! Wishing she had webbed fingers ;)
Takimashou's avatar
TakimashouHobbyist Artisan Crafter
always wet..............
Batri's avatar
BatriHobbyist Traditional Artist
Czyżby poza zainspirowana grą "Wiedźmin" - [link] ;)? Świetna praca, od dawna w moich favoritach, ale dopiero teraz tak mi się skojarzyła:)
areaClosed's avatar
areaClosedStudent General Artist
lubię takie klimaty, świetna mroczna kolorystyka.. kojarzy mi się z baśniami Kraszewskiego. Łudząco przypomina farbę. :)
Anna1612's avatar
Да, в наших старых русских сказках русалка -- демонический персонаж. Но переводится на английский как mermaid.
lunacat84's avatar
lol
ever seen the movie tangled.
cutieloli's avatar
cutieloliHobbyist Digital Artist
здесь! [link]
jesusismybestie's avatar
ahahahahaahhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! ophelia is sooooo a rusalka... well now i must draw that!
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DarknessMagnetHobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i thought of miroku from inu-yasha when i saw this xD dont let him touch her :P
voodoospade's avatar
Really beautiful piece :)
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