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Skogsrået, or Huldra  is a Scandinavian creature of the forest, well know for her beauty, the hollow on her back and her problematic attitude to young men ;)
In her Swedish version, she has often a fox tail, just -please!- don't let her know that you noticed it if you meet her!

You can read more here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra


Reference for pose belongs to the sweet Laetitia :iconblossom-lullabies: at :iconeledhwen-stock:

eledhwen-stock.deviantart.com/…


Technically, this was at the beginning a simple and quick portrait study which degenerate after my boyfriend told me about Skogsrået. This time was painted in PS from scratch as usual, but I tested to paint first in monochrome shading, and then colouring by adding an overlay layer, instead of paint with colors as I usually do. Let me know what do you think.

PS: I don't think this should need a mature filter, but -ooops!- there's a little bit of breast, maybe someone could feel disturbed, never know :D
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ms-korey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
amazing~
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:iconantasy95:
antasy95 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! I love the way you interpret topics absolutely unique! I've never seen something like your art before!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very touched by you comment! It is perhaps one of the most awesome and motivating.
Thank you so much! :heart:
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dvitola Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and haunting.
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconbearxdog:
BearXDog Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very lovely.Love 
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your words are even more lovely. Thanks!
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:iconbearxdog:
BearXDog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
you are welcome
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kimsol Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wonderful interpretation!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Kim! :rose: You're always so nice :hug:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
:D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Toppen, gillar verkligen det här, med grenarna i ryggen!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tack så mycket! :hug:
Jag läste att hon bara hade ett hål som i vissa gamla träd, men tyckte att det hade varit roligare med några grenar också.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Ja, det blir klart häftigare så, liksom läskigare och gör sej snyggare på bild! :glomp:
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahah, läskig är verkligen hon.
Vet du varför hon ska ha ett hål i ryggen? Finns det nån symbolik bakom eller var det bara för att göra henne grym?
Frågade min kille men fick ingen förklaring.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Jag tror det liksom handlar om att man ska förstå att hon är en 'bad girl' fast först när det är försent och hon vänder ryggen till och drar. Ach shit, det var inte 'snygga bruden' det där utan en förtrollad varelse. Och då är man redan torsk....
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Nice work!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
You're welcome!
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TheRavenMichaelis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an amazing piece!  it feels so powerful, like nature bursting out of one's insides!  I love it!!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! I'm happy you like this one!
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Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pure beauty!!!!!!:clap:
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconbeholdentolove:
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome!
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Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Again a wonderful painting Gianna ! Love this character too ... :iconpinkballoonplz:
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my dear! And I'm sure it's not the last one I'l do with your stock, you have many beautiful pics :rose:
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Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a great honor if our stock can inspire such a great artist like you my dear :blushes:
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Photographer
Again, I'm stupefacted :faint: And I'm so happy you used me again ! What a lovely surprise to connect me this morning ! :dance: I really like the story of the character. I didn't know her before and I'm happy to learn it and to see me as inspiration to be her too. I really like the mysterious background with dark colours, light and stars with the branches from trees too. The curves of the hair, the face exactly like mine, the back with such darkness and secrets in it, the fluffy tail and the details of the blood (not too much so it gives not the feeling of something gore but just enough to understand the story of the picture). Thank you so much for all, I'm really happy to be part of your work and gallery again and thank you to your husband too for the idea :boogie: And I have to say that this new way to paint is really wonderful !
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's me who has to thank you for your wonderful pics. :hug:
 You and Sandy have very inspiring poses and I'm sure I'll do more with them, this painting was a quick one but I would like to paint a very detailed portrait once.

I didn't know those myths either, before my boyfriend told me about, but I would like to learn more.
The concept of a beautiful and terrible forest woman who seduces young men is not new, but I found very surreal that detail with the hollow on her back, I wonder why they imagined her so and I felt it was a really interesting subject.
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