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Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) by Morgainelefee Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) by Morgainelefee
I started this one when the snow still covered the Scandinavian woods, and now it is finished only in the middle of summer.
Slow is painting when having babies :)
This is my personal interpretation of a classic character of Russian folklore, the Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden, daughter of Frost and Spring. Despite she's typically depicted as a merry and kind girl, I wanted to show her sadness, since the legend tells her heart will melt, and she'll die, when she will first fall in love.

Edit: WOOOW, a DD! I'll never, ever though it! Thank you so much everybody, for suggestion, feature, faves, and so on. You really made my day, and hope the Snow maiden will be a little happier, too :)
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Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) by ~Morgainelefee ( Suggested by jesterry and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Photographer
I see again this wonderful painting and I'm still impressed. I love so much to find winter pictures with snow and Christmas feeling and this one is just perfect to give me this wonderful sensation of a coming winter. The light and colours are so perfect. You always make me dream, even with "old" pictures :faint: I'm like a child when I think about this season and Christmas, I feel me better after to see this work :aww:
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petitelilyrose Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
its gorgeous the lighting on the snow and even the clouds its so vivid the details on her herself is lovely
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Your are really kind! :hug:
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petitelilyrose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
hehehe your welcome [link]
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is truly a masterpiece though I don't think it's even the best work you've done. Anyway congrats on your first DD! Well deserved indeed. :iconshining-heart:
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
I wasn't prepared at all to get a DD, and not for this picture. But art is not science and different people like different things, I learned. Surely, I'm very grateful and happy someone liked her so much :)
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! Favorited.
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually had this awesome dream last night where the Snegurochka was one of the main characters, and she looked like she does in this picture! :D
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Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds wonderful to have a dream with these mythical characters, and I can imagine that you couldn't use other words than awesome.
I hope also that your dream was more sweet than the sad story behind Snegurochka!
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