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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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Eindain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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elianthos80 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
speechless...:)
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jinxfu Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
i adore her
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nebulaemporium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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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AnnaDefiesGravity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist
i'm a bit afraid of her xD but great work though^^
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