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In Russian tales, Baba Yaga is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made out of silver birch. She lives in a log cabin that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs, and/or surrounded by a palisade with a skull on each pole. The keyhole to her front door is a mouth filled with sharp teeth; the fence outside is made with human bones with skulls on top, often with one pole lacking its skull, leaving space for the hero or heroes. In another legend, the house does not reveal the door until it is told a magical phrase: Turn your back to the forest, your front to me.


The Red Rider, by BilibinIn some tales, the house is connected with three riders: one in white, riding a white horse with white harness, who is Day; a red rider, who is the Sun; and one in black, who is Night. Baba Yaga is served by invisible servants inside the house. She will explain the riders if asked, but may kill a visitor who inquires about the servants. Baba Yaga is sometimes shown as an antagonist, and sometimes as a source of guidance; there are stories where she helps people with their quests, and stories in which she kidnaps children and threatens to eat them. Seeking out her aid is usually portrayed as a dangerous act. An emphasis is placed on the need for proper preparation and purity of spirit, as well as basic politeness.

In the folk tale Vasilissa the Beautiful, recorded by Alexander Afanasyev (Narodnye russkie skazki, vol 4, 1862), the young girl of the title is given three impossible tasks that she solves using a magic doll given to her by her mother.
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avealexandra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
oooooh... neat!
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amota Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
THANKS FOR COMENTS!
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pixity-mish Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it was Baba Yaga from the thumbnail :)!!!
This is amazing, I love the style.
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amota Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
thanks for the comentes here... is baba yaga an australian tale too?
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pixity-mish Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe so :) We have Bunyips and giant frogs that drink all the water in our stories :)
I read a lot of fairy tales and folklore though so I've read about her a few times now :)
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amota Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
giant frogs... thats so cool... here in Mexico he have a old women kind of witch... who can become in oul... and this women eat litle kids and babies... and some times she becomes into a black wild dog wich fire in his eyes...
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pixity-mish Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh o_o I hadn't heard about her becoming a black dog before !
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amota Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
i think that all around the world is allways the same story with some variations, diferent names and places...
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remmi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
haha, damn! in polish tales too!
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amota Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
any variation on the polish tale?
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remmi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
in poland it was Baba Jaga, witch on a broomstick, crazy movie shit.
and you know, it was like... baba jaga will come and... do something 2 U...
boo fucking hoo! :D :D :D
it was really scary O_O old ugly b/witch on stick!
but times are changing,
my younger bro's living with NO tales, just cartoon network. it's ok but real pity...
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amota Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
scary is... to live with no tales... here in mexico we have some weird tales... full of colours and sayings and other rare stuff
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Diser25 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Super estilacho y esas texturas están de diez
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amota Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
lo que me ha gustado de estos dibujos es que van directos sin boceto y todo en pornoshop! je je je
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Diser25 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
ya estoy haciendo eso también pa que sea más ágil la cosa. Saludos
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Me encanta este estilo, estaría genial para un libro de cuentos ilustrado, algo así, muy muy bueno :thumbsup:
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amota Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
seria una idea exelente... habra que pensar en una historia!
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amota Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
por cierto, habia pensado en illustrar las historias clasicas, pero en sus versiones originales y no editadas; como aquella donde la bruja de blancanieves no muere a manos de los ciervos y de los conejos como Dysney lo plantea... sino, en la boda de blancanieves es calzada con unos zapatos de metal al rojo vivo y obligada a balilar hasta morir... pero... creo que mas de un niño se perturbaria con eso... :D
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
jajaja me parece que sí, pero capaz que a algún editor le interese la idea, habría que ponerse en campaña y averiguar :)
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