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This is the first illustration for a whole series I'm preparing as my Bachelor project. I've got around 11 more to do (and 12 A4 sized ones) before the end of February, so keep your fingers crossed for me, it will be hell of a stretch to manage all this in such a short time. Like I've said in one of my previous journals, this series is committed to my interpretation of creatures from the Scandinavian folklore. This one includes Askafroa, "wife of the ash tree", a rather hostile lady. You can read more about her here

On a side note, I will probably gather all these illustrations and continue the project to publish it in my second artbook.

Tools: Ink, white ink, watercolour, white gel-pen on 30x40 cm watercolour paper.
Music: Birds of Passage - Heal
Elsewhere: Do not repost on tumblr, here's a link my post.

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MKSchmidt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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Little-Beasty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE folklore from all cultures, especially the lesser known ones.
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Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
I found your pic very attractive, it instantly caught my eye with the spiral motif and then I spotted the two black birds amongst all those gnarled branches and I'm well and truly hooked! 
 It's interesting you provide a musical background to your image.
Well, I'm gushing now, but thanks for the Llama.
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STelari Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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STelari Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love adding soundtracks to my works - I've neglected it due to life stuff for the last looong weeks, and I'm looking forward to going back to it.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing
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STelari Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, the owl face is hers.
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Marco! (: Yes, that's the one indeed. I'm really happy how it went out, the salt texture in particular - but I have to admit that it's not my top favourite from the ones I've painted for this project.
Ahhh, nice to see that you like BoP, too! They are relaxing, yes, and quite inspiring. They can add a different angle to an illustration.
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
I can only try to imagine what the others look like. Are they all mythology related?
Oh, yes, I found about BoP while looking for some Years of rice and salt albums. It turns out both BoP and Yoras albums were in the same bandcamp page (futurerecordings, I believe). Youtube and bancamp have become a sacred tool for discovering music these last years.
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STelari Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, they are all for the Scandinavian legends. 
And ooh dear, I love going around related videos and finding new gems to listen. So many awesome things discovered that way (and so many... not so awesome).
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Boias Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   General Artist
Rated A for Amazing
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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volokine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ile detali! *_* Świetne :D
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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volokine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Shandria Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So much detail O__O Stunning!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsan-m
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I really like wood treatment-plain cool!Nice work!
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I've been quite enjoying drawing wood lately.
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DenisKom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That one looks really nice! You have a great artworks! 
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Harley-Jay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! i love it!
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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shellybasson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is magical!! This would make a great book cover :heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks (:
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing work :heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Popotita Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Love it
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offermoord Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Most wonderful scenery!
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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beareen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional
This is beautiful! I'm looking forward to the other illustrations! :D
Good luck with everything... and happy new year! :hug:
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too :heart:
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catherine91011 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning <3
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STelari Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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BrandonLoucksArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great! A very creative interpretation. I like all the little details, the fungi and the wood textures. It looks like your Bachelor project is off to a great start! I'm greatly looking forward to seeing more, I've been very interested in Scandinavian folklore lately.
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STelari Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Brandon! I'm looking forward to making them all, too - but I'll have to wait with posting them until after my presentation, I've heard. I'm leaving this one here, but I'll have to pile up the others. But no worries, they'll end up here eventually (:
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BrandonLoucksArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent! I'm sure they will be worth the wait!
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ! Always a fantastic work ! Well done !
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STelari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
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Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much attention to over/under-lap and detail. :) nice back-lighting too.
Amazing work :)
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STelari Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous ♥
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