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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 )
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:
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
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Your are really kind! :hug:
petitelilyrose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
hehehe your welcome [link]
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:
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 :)
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! Favorited.
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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
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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