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Yuki-Onna by ScorpionDeathlock Yuki-Onna by ScorpionDeathlock
Yuki-Onna (Snow Woman) for my Yokai series.

Something different from my usual style... hope you'll like it.


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Yuki-Onna ( 雪女 )

The Yuki-onna, being associated with winter and snowstorms, is said in some legends to be the spirit of an individual who has perished in the snow and cold. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in her killing of unsuspecting mortals.

Until the 18th century, she was almost uniformly portrayed as evil. Today, however, stories often color her as more human, emphasizing her ghostlike nature and ephemeral beauty.

Source:
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Credits:

From deviantArt:

Model: [link] ~fiori-di-ofelia

Model (Lower torso): [link] *mjranum-stock

Veil: [link] *almudena-stock

Snow: [link] (snow2_4826) =resurgere


From sxc.hu & Flickr:

Skull: [link] eugene_w

Lily: [link] tanakawho
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ObakeDreams Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great work. One of my absolute favourites.
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dovel100 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
As always, great job.
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bellarina-blaspheme Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Very amazing
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Smirnoff-Sweetie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youre in the NEWS dA, A Winter Wonderland
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ivancarey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Good picture
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davekin50 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
outstanding, Bravo
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! The flower growing through the skull is genius! :clap:
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phobosik Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Beauty beauty^^
But are u sure it should be in 'dark' category..it is totally light pic..I would even say WHITE.. ;)
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eldris Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heya, I featured this because it's awesome :love: [link]

This is gorgeous, really truly it is :D I love the pale colour, it makes me feel like she's really in the snow but somehow not affected by the cold. And great idea with the skull and flower. It's quite eerie.
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ObscureElf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
wooosh, I like it a lot...very different from your usual style, but it's a very delicate piece...fav <3
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!
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Kiyka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Ohh that's so pretty. :3
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corpseface Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
if i was naked and lying in the snow with a skull growing flowers out of it... i'd probably be trying to start a fire so i didnt freeze to death... but yknow... looking seductive might generate heat for asians... im not entirely sure ahhaha
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Tsutsuku-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
different but beautiful <3
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NickDean Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very different from what I'm use to seeing from you..But that doesn't mean it's not out-standing work :D
Bryan
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Photographer
Very dreamlike and outstanding beautiful :heart:
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