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Leshyi by Ilyich Leshyi by Ilyich
Leshyi is a forest spirit in slavic folklore. Inspired by the wonderful illustrations of Ivan Bilibin.
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vitaliyv Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
What a treat to see another enamored with Bilibin. You've really captured the delicate line work, the muted colors - the extra shading is a nice touch that makes it more dimensional! Love!
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! Bilibin is a huge inspiration!
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FritoMaster Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome style on this!
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
You know, it's funny, I don't even live in a slavic country, but as a child this guy totally scared me. I knew him, because I loved folklore storys from all over the world since ever.
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I think much of the folklore comes from some place in our collective unconscious, and mythological creatures like this one are often manifestations of our primal fears. It's great to know that I've managed to make this folklore character feel familiar, thanks. :)
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
it was a pleasure :)
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Very close to Bilibin's work, I love it too.
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Nattmaran-bjd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style It's beautiful, a bit scary and exciting.
Love it!
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Nattmaran-bjd Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ypu welcom! =)
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blockmyster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love bilibins work nice picture
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks
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Fulbert Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Узнаю билибинские елочки:-)
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o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Awesome detail! The trees are so fun to look at.
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
And they were quite fun and easy to draw too! Thanks :)
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NewInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool style, great work :)
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!
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matrixdll Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Treelovers are going to be so-o excited...
Seriously, it's great when an inspiration can bring on result something like this. My congrats and honest admiration (sweet palette)

P.S.
pal, theyr really should bey a firebird, feedn somewhere 'round in the mysterious commies' fo-urest... And Ethan The Dumbfuck :chainsaw: - complete slobberhead, i'll tell ya.
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! And hey, my name is Ivan too, so don't you go bashing russian folk heroes ;)
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matrixdll Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
>>And hey, my name is Ivan too
Oh.
O-o-oh-and that's why me, the Polite-Correctness by itself, has polite-correctly changed the name onto some goddamn redneck's from South Carolina swamps, who humps his own possum. I didn't mean anything bad against rus folklore inhabitants. I hate America - hooray!!
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's some impressive political correctness right there :D
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