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Baba Yaga and Vasilissa by windfalcon Baba Yaga and Vasilissa by windfalcon
The full title of this piece is The Tale of Baba Yaga and Vasilissa the Beautiful.

As an assignment for my Illustration Concepts and Composition class, we had to create illustrations based on one of the many tales of Baba Yaga. The tale we read told of a young girl named Vasilissa the Beautiful, who had a wise, magical doll. When her cruel stepmother and stepsisters sent her to the house of Baba Yaga to get light for their darkened house, things took an interesting turn for Vasilissa...and her stepfamily got much more than they bargained for.

Watercolor and colored pencils on illustration board, about 6.5 X 12 inches
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Sergej12345 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
They look different but same! Awesome! You know, one of ways to see story is that Vasilisa is good, and Baba Yaga bad side of wisdom and truth, while step-family are simbols of stupidity.
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cutieloli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! :) You have been featured here: [link]
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HappyChupacabra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Fluffy-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I read two books recently; "The Sight", and "Fell" by David Clement-Davies. "Fell" tells a little bit about the tale of Baba Yaga and Vasillisa! You captured the story perfectly, axaclty like it was in my mind lol. :) Very lovely details. I love the way you colored the hair. :3
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onichan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
gyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baba yagaaaaaaaaaa D:
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeeezzzzz :ohnoes:
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Such a lovely image! I love the way they flow together...
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YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favourite fairy tales ^^
I love this composition, great work!
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
this makes me want to read the story about them.
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that story. :)
And I love the way you connect images.
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. The hair is my favorite part.
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Luusan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I need to look up that story.

This is gorgeous. :)
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Kazuki88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Cool pic! I like the way you did the flowing hair! :D
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Remige Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I remember this story! :D

Vasilissa's hair looks absolutely fantastic.
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hawkfangor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read the story because of this picture :D Great story and beautiful picture!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad my art was inspiration for you to read the tale!
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icclefairy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
great composition and works really well!
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful job on this pic! :hug:
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EatsNoCheese Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Student Photographer
i love the hair
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