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This is an illustration I did for the digital illustration class at school. One of the assignment prompts was to take a scene or a concept from the illustrated book we did last year (Baba Yaga) and re-do it digitally. This was one of the discarded concepts for the cover art, but I really liked it so I decided to work on it, make it creepier. The two pair of hands belong to the witch and to Vassilissa's stepmother. 
I hope you like it! 

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art © KuroCyou

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Vassilissa is a lovely well painted girl. She seems very calm considering that she is about to become one of the witches slaves. I assume the extra set of hands are there to make sure she doesn't escape. The dark, leafless forest with skulls is very spooky looking. The girl looks Slavic with her red hair, blue eyes and peasant dress.

I can only assume that either she is under a spell or she intends to do something about the witch. In the latter case she would have to be very brave indeed. The clutched doll suggests that she is quite young, maybe tenish.

It's a great painting.
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Critique by Nafaria001 Apr 17, 2016, 8:29:42 AM
This piece is very nice because of not only the style that you used on the girl but in the detail that you used throughout the picture. Not only do we get details of the little girls face and her doll but we also see details in the background with the skulls on the ground and the bending trees.
I must applaud you on the creation of the hands because they are very gorgeous and scary at the same time. The hair of the girl is also incredible well done. They style you used that show the different strands of the hair is a great design choice, it doesn't draw too much attention to it and it doesn't take away from the main focal point of the piece.
Overall you did a really nice job on the piece!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Oh I love that story. Your take on it looks totally awesome!
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Chershirekity Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
best illustration to the story. Ever.
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow this is awesome :)
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
no prob :)
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] love it !
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-53 (I Liek Your Cheeks) [V3] gimme your cheeks
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
nuuu not the cheeks!
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] squishy squishy !
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   General Artist
Incredible resigned soul...Every thing is under control....No escape. 
I love this composition..... :clap::sun:
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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utria Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
very impressive artwork. I really like it. :D
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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utria Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D you are welcome. I would like your opinion about my art.
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the colors you use! So bright and joyful. In my opinion you should work more on the perspective and composition in some pieces, because sometimes the pictures look a bit flat even though the scene is dynamic. 
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utria Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
OK...thanks for your comment. I really like it. It make me a better artist.:D
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hope it helps :) 
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utria Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Emotive...and wonderful.
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
most welcome!
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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KuroCyou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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