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Snegurochka by Ink-Yami Snegurochka by Ink-Yami
Snegurochka (rus. Снегурочка, derived from "Snow Maiden", also known as Snegurka, Snezjevichka) — one of the most well-known characters from russian folklore, a girl, made from snow. It is likely that the image of Snegurochka was originally associated with the seasons cycle and the processes of nature's death/resurrection (analogically with Kupala and Kostroma), but later the character has transformed from mythological to entirely folkloristic. According to the story, Snezjevichka was made as a snowman and then animated and transformed into a real living girl. She doesn't lose any properties of snow, though, therefore any heat, fire, or even sunlight (in some variations) are fatal to Snegurochka. 
Much later the folklore image of Snegurochka has been reinterpreted in plays, operas, cinematograph. As a result, from the late XIXs  — early XXs she has been inevitably associated with the celebration of the New Year and depicted as a constant companion (and, surprise-mothefuckers, granddaughter) of a Ded Moroz.

Снегурочка (Снежевичка) — персонаж русского фольклора, ребенок, созданный из снега. Вероятно, образ Снегурочки был исконно связан со сменой сезонов и связанными с ними смертью/воскрешением природных сил, по аналогии с Купалой и Костромой, но впоследствии персонаж из мифологического стал исключительно фольклорным. Согласно сюжету, Снегурочка представляет собой снежную бабу, одушевленную и превратившуюся в живую девочку. Свойств снега она, однако, не теряет, а потому тепло , огонь, а в некоторых вариациях и солнечный свет для Снежевички губительны. Позже фольклорный образ был переосмыслен в пьесах, операх, кинематографе. В результате, с конца XIX — начала XX века Снегурочка начала прочно ассоциироваться с празднованием Нового Года и восприниматься как неизменная спутница (и, внезапно, внучка) Деда Мороза.

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theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda creepy, kinda cute, very well-executed.
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Ink-Yami Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Glad it looks the way it was supposed to) Thank you)
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job!  I really like the touches of blue in her skin. 
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Ink-Yami Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot!)
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
really gorgeous and interesting!
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Ink-Yami Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Glad to hear that, thanks a lot)
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fuchskauz Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
so cute! Great color scheme
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Ink-Yami Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot)
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