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Huldre - ACEO by sphinxmuse Huldre - ACEO by sphinxmuse
With the bitterly cold weather and the stark elegance of bare trees, my thoughts have increasingly turned to the lands of my ancestors. The huldre (also called the huldra,huldfolk, or huldu) are the Hidden People who haunt the wild and ancient places of Northern Europe. Among their ranks are the wights of the landscape, alfs both brilliant and dark.

This huldre maid carries a stang inscribed with the rune for hail. Like the season of winter itself, this rune reveals the skeletal structure of many other runes in the Elder Futhark. Flickering candles are a reminder that in the midst of this darkness, the light is increasing.

Size: 2.5" x 3.5"
Media: pen and ink
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Idakris2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore your work! The pictures Deerwoman and Swan Maiden have the same sort of feel to them as Charles de Lint's The Wild Wood and Terri Windling's The Woodwife
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I have not read the former book, but I have read The Woodwife and enjoyed it.
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Maleventvm Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Good concept :)
great!
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
THAT'S A BEAUTIFULLY COMPOSED DRAWING, AND A CAPTIVATING STORY ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN EUROPE.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I'm just exploring the tip of the iceburg when it comes to the wonderful stories, folklore, etc of Northern Europe. I hope to learn more.
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
COOL!
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aoibhinn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It`s so nicely done.
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MattSpire Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Great detail work.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Ever-flying-free Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
wonderfully done!
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workweak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
This is insane.
How long did it take you to do this?
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :) :heart:
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girlwatching Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
beautiful stippling. the linework is just amazing. :love:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful mid-winter memento!
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artwoman3571 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
awesome love it
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have featured this in my journal [link] if you would rather I didn`t and would like me to remove it please let me know. :wave:
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature :) I don't mind at all!
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Ravensrow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
A positive Rune indeed. Your stylization is quite beautiful and the portrayal of the Huldre seems as old as the earth. Nicely Done.
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Damnit-Emmett Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Amazingly beautiful, far beyond the art of today.
Instant :+fav:
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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teofilo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
So beautiful.

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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful...simple at first, but more complex when you look closer. Just wonderful!
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ezgadi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
This is lovely. I love the flow of it. Frozen yet appears to move at the same time. :heart:
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kupi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Beautiful! The delicate pen work is astounding.
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WhisperingWolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
It's wonderful!
I really love al the fine details and different types of mark making. You always have such interesting descriptions to fit the pictures, means you learn something new everyday!
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marchetooo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Ooo, this is beautiful, I like it! :clap:
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jumpymcwolf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
wow, fantastic.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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