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December 2014

This is another illustration I prepared for my Bachelor degree (I got the top grade with a distinction/honours/whatever you call it in English). Nøkken is a nasty Kelpie-like creature in Scandinavian folklore, that can shapeshift into a pretty horse or a gorgeous boy to lure a stupid human to their death. More about that here. I think that this one is my favourite from the series. There is one more left to post (from the big ones), and I'm going to paint more - it's going to be a part of a whole book with my interpretations of Scandinavian mythological creatures. Lots of illustrations. You can see the other pictures here.

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Ink, watercolour, white gel-pen on 30x42 cm watercolour paper.
Elsewhere: Do not repost on tumblr, here's a link to my post.
Music: Dag Winderlich - Pilzwald

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OnDarkWings Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there are a :o (Eek) ton of stories:happybounce:  coming to me when looking at this.:) (Smile) 
I'll write and post them when I am done clearing out my messagesWaaaah! I think I've fainted. 
until then it is going in my inspiration folder Meow :3 
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Boias Featured By Owner May 31, 2015   General Artist
Great work !
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Full of movement and feeling. :heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Erin! For the colours, well, no other advice than to put lots of layers, and adding ink in some drastic situations. It also has do so quite a bit with the brand, the better the quality, the more pigment you have, hence the easier to get stronger tones.
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MissGrib Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful work :aww: :heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Lupus-Aquila Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
woooow :o (Eek) 
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STelari Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Matakoura Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Incredible composition, incredible detail, incredible colour - just wow!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Matakoura Featured By Owner May 24, 2015

You’re welcome! :D

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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Writer
I wish you all the best for your degree :) I'm sure you can do it ^o^
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It says I have it already (:
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Writer
ahhh sorry. I probably misread it :o 
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Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that sounds awesome, I wish you the best! 
Besides your work is amazing! I love the coloring, it's so nicely done.
The the colors are so 'atmospheric' - I don't know if that's the right word for it.
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Te ryby to sumy (: Kontury robię najpierw, tuszem z Windsor&Newton. Generalnie to polecam tę firmę. I dziękuję :heart:
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Sinematics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O, o takiej firmie nie słyszałam, będę musiała zerknąć :3
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Jedna z najlepszych w rozsądnej kategorii cenowej (: 
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Jagerholm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful! ♥
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional
very nice work
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MadameMacabre87 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Rysunek boski, ale bardziej niż z mitologią nasuwa mi się skojarzenie z Szekspirem (nigdy nie pamietam jak sie pisze nazwisko, za leniwa zeby wejść na google) i śmiercią ofelii.
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! He's not a victim, though (:
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The fish are catfish. They are both fascinating and really creepy for me. Thanks, Brandon!
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug: And you are welcome, that painting felt to me like quite a challenge, so I'm glad that I picked it right.
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Ozmoze-Land Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
surprenant
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Ink-Black-Yellow-Tea Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice composition and coloring, its pretty cool
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Ink-Black-Yellow-Tea Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
You re welcome
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ChaseKBergeron Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mystic quality of the announced beautiful tones of life so gentle of.....Remarkable work as always..... :D 
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks (:
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jessomie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that hand beneath the water is scary as hell! great colors and details, well done
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You deserve all the honours you got. Your art is and always will be amazing !
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear Eva :heart:
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ventimocha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Congratulations on your distinction. You deserve it!
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks (:
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STelari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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