Wednesday, June 1, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #1: Russian - Baba Yaga

*BABA YAGA*

One of the fairytales characters I am working with lately is the Slavic Witch Baba Yaga. 
She is considered by many a very ancient Goddess and so do I.

The name Baba Yaga can be translated from Slavic languages as "Grandma Witch" or "Grandma Snake", but the etymology of the word "yaga" is still uncertain.

Baba Yaga lives in the woods in a hut that walks on chicken legs and she flies in a mortar, holding a pestle. Sometimes she is depicted as a trio of sisters. 
She is an old, hugly and wise woman, sometimes rude or wicked, but she reveals the truth to those who know how to ask.

Here is my interpretation.
(I totally forgot to take pictures while drawing it, so for this weeks there will be only the finished artwork. SORRY!)
Materials used: acrylics, watersoluble pastels, charcoal pencil, stencils, Uniposca markers.
As you know, I love tangles and doodles and I always add some to each of my artworks. :)


Now, show me yours! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until June 30th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after the end of June, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Votre Baba Yaga est pleine de charme... J'aime beaucoup sa cabane qui marche avec des pattes de poulet !! très drôle.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  2. Love your first Goddess Baba Yaga, I chose her too and will post her later today.

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  3. Love how you integrated the patterns on her crown into the background. Beautiful portrait and cool story.

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  4. Well done! I love her!!! Love the eyes!

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  5. I love Baba Yaga, you have depicted her so well. I saw an enactment of the BY story by Russian kids some time back, it was fantastic. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  6. She is looking very powerful. Love her crown!

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  7. I am not at all familiar with her but your painting of her is fantastic! I am just now going through my Goddess cards in order to begin a face painting lesson(about your inner goddess) in an online class I'm taking.Happy PPF!

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  8. Great job on the portrait!

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  9. Your goddess is looking great! Wonderful colours :)

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  10. Fabulous...she is even more dynamic when you enlarge the face!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Wonderful Baba Yaga! My husband told me her story long time ago.
    Greetings from Erika

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  12. Not ugly! She is terrific, and looks very wise and powerful!

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  13. She is a beauty. Love all the different forms included in the picture. My nickname is Baga, so I immediately noticed your witch's name. I always say I am Baga the Witch from the East Coast :-) I really enjoyed reading her story. Have a happy week. genie

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  14. I hadn't heard of Baba Yaga. Your painting of her is very beautiful.

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  15. I am new to this Baba yaga, but love your interpretation!! Nice to visit you today from Sunday Sketches!! have a great new week!!

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  16. She is wonderful! There are many fascinating stories about her, it's great to see an artist's interpretation.

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  17. I love the color and detail you put into your painting

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