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Rusalka Sisters by missypena Rusalka Sisters by missypena
I was inspired to draw something after a creature covered in Mythology class, the Rusalka. She is a Russian water demon that can live on land, marry, and have children before luring her husband back to her watery home to drown and devour him.

Wonder how their kids deal with that.

This one has just finished a meal and is transforming back to her original, mermaid-like form. Or maybe she's about to go on land to find a new husband. Idk, you pick!



Materials: bristol, pencil, various copic liners, Photoshop CS2.
Image *zimmay
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DatoBiscotti Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I wish to take a mythology class like yours! It sounds like an awful lot of fun! ^_^
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SlugLady28 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   General Artist
well... I'm officially disturbed...

gorgeous work. love the bloody bits
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missypena Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. That's what I was going for. xD Thanks!
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ellobunny Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
love how it looks like they are in the water <3
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missypena Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I tried. : )
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ellobunny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
yeah I can never get the hair to look that way XD
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yessss. I completely did not see this coming and I love it. Somehow the fact that they're technically mermaids and badass blows my mind.

Colorschemeuuunfffffloveit.
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missypena Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There's a ton of badass mermaid creatures in one of my mythology textbooks. Remind me to fish it out of my moving boxes and get you the title - it's really good for creature creation ideas.
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
unffyes. I like this idea.
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StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Seems most mythologies around the world have a water demon of some kind.
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actoratheart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Unf Rusalkas unf. 8D

< / unhelpful comment >
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haruko-doe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Creepy. Interesting though that the legend isn't geared towards little children. Since most myths seem to me more worried about scaring children into being good.
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missypena Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This one seems to lean more towards an explanation of local drownings. I might look in my books and post some more about them. D:
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haruko-doe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Ah...i see.
Lots of men were drowning so it must be crazy sea/lake women.
LOL
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yorikitsune Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
These creatures remind me of the episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog with the lady in the puddle that kept trying to lure Eustace.

Great work. Very creepy yet beautiful.
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missypena Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds like something similar. There's a bunch of water-dwelling demon women from around the world, and a lot of them have similar stories.

Thank you!
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yorikitsune Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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ThePhantomComics Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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citybuilder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
lol
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WaLLYtheRabid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist
Sounds like my mom. *BA-DUM TSH!*

Really can't think of any criticism at the moment really, or maybe because I've been up for a majority of the night. Not sure. What I can say though is jolly good show!
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ambiguityink Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wicked! I love the composition and the colors. They look like people I wouldn't want to meet in a dark water way. My favorite is the one on the left, all hugging/cuddling with her sister's knee.

Very cool! Love the mythology!
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missypena Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you bebe~ I think the one on the left came out as my favorite too. <3
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