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Yuki Onna



It was a challenge to make this for Azurylipfe's competition 'The Jurei'
I had to read up about japanese ghosts!
Yuki-onna is winter personified. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in her killing of unsuspecting mortals. Until the 18th century, she was almost uniformly portrayed as evil. Today, however, stories often colour her as more human, emphasizing her ghostlike nature and ephemeral beauty.
In many stories, Yuki-onna reveals herself to travelers who find themselves trapped in snowstorms and uses her icy breath to leave them as frost-coated corpses. Other times, she manifests holding a child. When a well-intentioned soul takes the "child" from her, he or she is frozen in place.
I chose this because I'm rubbish at doing VERY dark things
The girl is based on a photo of the model Devon Aoki. Right arm
left arm and baby

Snow brushes from and Tree brushes

I give full permission to display this work in the club gallery
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My name is Sergi. I am from Barcelona.  I have a blog of myths and legends. I put your amazing work in my blog. I hope you agree.

I put your deviantart address.