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Winter Solstice

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Winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. This image celebrates the increasing daylight as Sun's ebbing comes to a halt — embodying hope, rebirth and revival that comes with the new year. The Snow Queen beginning to relinquish her hold on nature, as it were.

Inspired by the art of turn-of-the-century illustrators like Kay Nielsen and Arthur Rackham.
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TheFantaSim's avatar
This beautiful Winter image is being feature in my currant journal:
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:iconsnowman-plz:
OlgaUlanova's avatar
thank you for the feature!
ProofrockPilchard's avatar
Her flowing hair and robes look like wind through falling snow.
EveryNextDream's avatar
This gorgeous piece of art is featured in my Yule journal :holly:
cleveroctober's avatar
Will you be continuing with the seasons?
OlgaUlanova's avatar
probably not anytime soon. ^_^*
Arianod's avatar
This is very P. Craig Russell too.
JadineR's avatar
Rackham rocks :headbang:

Love the softness of this and the colors. She really looks like a olden time Snow Queen :)
OlgaUlanova's avatar
thank you very much! :thanks:
JadineR's avatar
You're welcome <3
KoalaExe's avatar
how cute!
Loved how the dress ended!

A lovely aprouch to a wintery feeling :3
OlgaUlanova's avatar
Thank you very much! Glad you liked it. ^_^
vulkodlac138's avatar
such subtlety and craft! amazing.
OlgaUlanova's avatar
Thank you for the kind words. ^_^
colourscientist's avatar
This is beautiful, I love the soft colours and the really delicate frame. The costume design is really nice too (love those buttoned sleeves :))
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LittleBlackGoddess's avatar
What an interesting and eye-catching technique... hmm, nice =D
OlgaUlanova's avatar
Glad to hear you like this coloring approach! :thanks: Thank ya!
keight's avatar
Ahhh, she is much more your vision with hints of Kay Nielsen than any of Arthur Rackham.
OlgaUlanova's avatar
Why, thank you. @^__^@ I suppose I didn't imitate Mr Rackham outright, but his art is definitely a great inspiration.
keight's avatar
They are for me as well.
keeton's avatar
Beautiful! Interesting costume design, love it!!! Happy winter solstice!!
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