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Baba Yaga by Nafah Baba Yaga by Nafah
Baba Yaga! This is included in the Light Grey Art Lab show Message in a Bottle. It was so fun! If you'd like, you can buy an archival print here: [link]
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alexichabane Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wow, great painting
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Free-Brush Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Pretty sweet colours, grdat job!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/01/d…
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LudvikSKP Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
aww great style!
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Corverez Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, i adore everything about this piece!
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GaleHollows Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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YvesParadis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Powerful !!!
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:iconmaracass:
Maracass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful color !
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Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything you make is unbelievably gorgeous. My mind is blown every time.
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:iconferps:
ferps Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
fabulous!
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16HuK16 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow amazing - and baba yaga....brings back old memories of when my teacher read me that book, one of my favorite story.
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anti-pizza Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
cool! баба яга! i recognized her :D
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aedifico Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Neato! I love how you used so many colors but they all mesh together well. And oh my goodness the details on that cloak; love it!:)
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Gilmec Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh my, u r getting better and better. This one is truly spectacular :w00t:
And I love the good old Baba Yaga, she is one of my favorites folklore characers.
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Apple-dot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
How you handled the composition with color and saturation is spectacular in this piece.
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:iconnafah:
Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such kind words!
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Dream-Piper Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful!~
I love the red against the cool colors in this one!
It's great to see another picture again! ^_^ Keep it up XD
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I have more stuff on the way, I can't wait to show it! :D
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Rikae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
It's the most Baba Yaga-ish thing out there! I love how you conveyed an atmosphere that is more about mystery and magic and legends or myth rather than plain scary. XD I guess I naturally revert to the days when parents threatened naughty children with Baba Yaga stories XD But you're right that this character is also about wisdom and honesty.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you! I loved the Baba Yaga story, I couldn't resist!
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itongtang Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconnafah:
Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Baba Yaga.... I know I've heard that before. Ahhh this is gorgeous, I love how crisp it is, and all of the colors are beautiful and so carefully placed, it's like stained glass.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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jill-fogarty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I adore this. I admire the way you choose subtle colour changes to achieve depth/shadow etc. I have a really hard time with my colour/value balancing, and you have it mastered! Also- your choice of subject matter is always SO interesting! I find a lot of artists tend to stick with the same ol thing often, but you never cease to impress me! Thanks for sharing your work!
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, you are incredibly kind to say that! I still have many things I need to work on, I hope to get better!
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jill-fogarty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
If you keep working on what you feel you need to improve on, you will get even better! I see you getting better every post you make!! =)
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you! I should work more on expressions....and animals, environments, blah bla... ha but everyone has a list of things they want to work on, right?
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jill-fogarty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sure do!! My list sounds a lot like yours... and then some! haha =)
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Ne-sy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
there is a russian words on her ribbons)
"truthful"(правдивый) "wisdom" (мудрость) and "kindness" (доброта)
why they?
forgive my curiosity, I'm russian, and it's an interesting for me )
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for asking! I chose to include those words because in some of the Baba Yaga stories I've read they seem to be about wisdom, kindness and being truthful.
In some stories adventurers look for Baba Yaga because she is very wise, but if they are not kind and truthful they are burnt to a crisp or suffer some other terrible fate. I like some of the Baba Yaga stories because she's not just an old witch in the woods who is sometimes quite scary. I like that she values wisdom, kindness and truth.
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Ne-sy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I was expecting a detailed reply from you.) I appreciate your way of thinking a lot. Lots of Russians have already forgotten that Baba Yaga has been always a wise woman accociated with Mother-Earth. She has always been admonishing and even gave a live. Some fairy tales by our writers (such as Pushkin, Tolstoy) gave the biggest reflection to her character. She is a bad character, actually, in their stories. She is usually defeated or deceived. Good characters mostly avoid the death from her hands with some trick.
Thank you for such a great art and also for the nice understanding of russian folklore.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment and your kind words, it means a lot! :)
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AwkwardEm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
The style and color palette of this is just lovely.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! c:
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AwkwardEm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course :)
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papercaves Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perspective, palette, effects, all masterful! I particularly like the flame effect, beautiful.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! c:
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
So impressive! The colours in the whole picture are amazingly beautiful!
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:iconnafah:
Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :D
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow <3
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 Thanks!
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primiita Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing scheme YOU-CRAZY BUMPS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha thank you!
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! Great concept! I like the attention to detail.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Is my pleasure! :dummy:
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:iconivanobich:
Ivanobich Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i was missing your art lately, yeah!
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:iconnafah:
Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks for keeping an eye open for it!
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vya Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Oh wow, this is amazing!<3
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