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A Compendium of Witches ~ Hotaru
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“Since then, the only contact I've had with humans has been with children. Sometimes they would dare each other to come close to my hut. They called me Yama-uba, the old witch of the mountain.”

Hotaru’s story will take us to 19th century rural Hokkaido. It touches on a theme that is very dear to me - the line between animal and human, wilderness and civilization. It talks about acceptance and kindness.
I couldn’t stop smiling while I was painting this piece. If an illustration could convey pure happiness, this one would be it for me.

Her
 story will be featured among those of other wise women in my upcoming A Compendium of Witches, a project supported by my amazing Patreon community

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AldebaranJewel's avatar
This one reminds me of someone I know. The piece is beautiful.
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
thank you ♥
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angelahedderick|Professional Traditional Artist
She's a beauty. I want to find her and beg for a hug.
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
Aw I'm sure she'd be more than happy to give you one :D
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Cvicel's avatar
This is so beautiful! The whole picture radiates peace and happiness! Thank you :)
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
Thank you!:D I'm glad that comes across!
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Gryffgirl's avatar
Beautiful!  I love the little fox! :heart:
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
Thank you!♥
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En-Munkhi| General Artist
Lovely stuff. The fox does look very cuddable!
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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skycladarts|Professional General Artist
It's a wonderfully happy piece of work! :D
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
Thank you!♥
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skycladarts|Professional General Artist
most welcome! :D
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NatasaIlincic|Professional General Artist
thanks!
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