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Baba Yaga by Himmapaan Baba Yaga by Himmapaan
At full speed did she fly in her iron mortar

Pen and ink and watercolour.

Illustration for The Death of Koshchei the Deathless from Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book, published by The Folio Society, 2008. [link]

File scanned from a proof.

Baba Yaga is a very prominent figure in slavic folklore - a witch who travels through the air in her mortar, urging it on with her pestle and sweeping away her traces with a broom. Another of her famous appearances is in the tale of Vasilissa the Fair.

Other illustrations for this book: [link]
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
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:iconeindain:
As a kid I was so afraid of her. She lives in a cottage on chicken legs and can smell you from miles.
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Thorskegga Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconelianthos80:
Every time I stumble on your work it's like being brought back in the XIX century. Great illustration style. Truly great :clap:
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Himmapaan Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
I admit, I'm fascinated by Baba Yaga. The villainous is always so much more passionate than the princesses, don't you think?
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marymmmm Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
speechless...:)
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jinxfu Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. I'm going to preoccupy myself with this legend and see if I can get her to chase me in a dream.
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armacara Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
i adore her
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:iconnebulaemporium:
baba yaga is one of my favorite story tale villains. her hair seems to be a combination between smoke, ice cream, and some sort of sea monster. in other words, perfect. c:
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:iconannadefiesgravity:
i'm a bit afraid of her xD but great work though^^
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