Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wrong-heel

My dear friend asked me to do a drawing for him. A logo for student's club or something like that. I wasn't a good listener in the past few days...

He wanted me to do a drawing of the Wrong-heel (Krivopeta in Slovene). I've never heard of this myth before: Wrong-heels are the evil women who live in the mountains. They are named by their feet which are turned backwards (so are their hands). They have long green hair and they steal and eat children.

This is what I came up with.


I'm not totally satisfied (well, I never am), but considering that my eyes were filled with tears while drawing it... I think it turned out quite good.

I bet you wouldn't want to meet this lady, huh? She could crack your head open with those thighs...

Do you have any evil women in your country's mythology? Oh, what am I asking. *Of course* you do... Which ones? Do they also eat children?

Thanks for looking!

28 comments:

  1. You are amazing!
    This is awesome!

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  2. A veš, da za tele hudobne babnice še nisem slišala? Je pa vsekakor dobra risba - jaz bi bežala pred njo, če bi jo kje ugledala...

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  3. indeed, you should have studied art! :)

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  4. At least she has nice ta tas

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  5. this is kick ass!!! um.... im not sure of any american evil women tales.... side from general witches and voodoo ladies...

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  6. Jaz sem tudi prvič slišala. O ja, še sama bi bežala. =)

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  7. Oh, you're too kind!

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  8. It's awesome! You know it's funny but the Blackfoot don't really have any myth's of Evil people, we have mostly stories of Animals that turn into people or the opposite. But stories of nature. The only stories of evil people are history not myth. Strange.

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  9. What's a woman without the ta-tas!
    BTW: Glad to still see you here, standing strong... good for you, prove us wrong!
    Thanks for commenting!

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  10. We have sooooo many. And they're usually women. Go figure.

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  11. I always thought of Native Americans as too positive people to think of evil people. But still better to have myths than history of bad people, right?
    BTW: Our myths mostly involve children. I guess it was the best way to keep them close to home while their parents worked on the fields.

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  12. well... I am Russian (maybe I"ve already mentioned that, maybe not), and our "alpha"evil woman is so-called... well, how is it written in English... Baba Yaga ( = grumbly woman). She is an old lady with a bony leg and enormous chin and fore teeth. She lives in the dark forest in a small country house that has hen"s legs instead of basement so that it can walk =) While western witches fly on a brushstick, she flies in a kind of a wooden basket helping herself with a short sweeping besom. She sometimes steals children from villages, but mostly they come to her place when they get lost in the forest. There is an enormous fireplace inside, so she puts children there on a huge spade and then eats them roasted. In some tales, however, a child is sly enough to put her into the fire herself and then escape =) She makes different brews, and her black cat helps her. Her best ftiends are an evil deathless king and an evil dragon. However, in other tales, when a hero or a kind prince gets lost in the forest and addresses her, she always provides him with shelter, supper and some artefact that"s useful for his journey. Nice lady, isn"t she? =) now tell me if there is someone similar in Slovenian tales! maybe they are sisters =)

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  13. p.s. your evil lady is such a nice one =) I like her!

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  14. HA!! This woman is awesome. Why are you crying? :(

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  15. we have Huldra in norway. She lives at the swamps or near lakes. Children that get to close to the water gets drawn in the water by her and of course, she eats them ;) Except for the feet and hands, she looks a lot like Wrong-heel!

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  16. wow the shading is very intricate!! ahh shes scary ILOVEIT!

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  17. Here in Trinidad and Tobago we have a few evil women in folklore. There's the Socouyant who is usually and old lady but leaves her skin at night and turns into a ball of fire, usually to suck the blood of animals and people. The La Diablesse is a Beautiful woman with a cow's hoof in place of one of her feet. La Diablesse entices men astray at night and into the forest where they both disappear.There are a few others both those are my favorites :D

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  18. That's awesome! You're super- talented =) , but that's no breaking news, hehe!
    Our country has more tales of evil men, and all the evil women were their wives or sisters. LOL

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  19. uf tut jaz še nisem slišala za telbabnce.. ampak po tem kar si napisala in ko sem pogledala, je blo samo WAW! super si narisala!

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  20. Jaga Baba is aatually one of many Slavic mythological creatures. We have that in common.

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  21. Ahh, my favourite among the evil women in Norse folklore is Vittra, or Skogsrå, a woman astonishingly beautiful, that lures men to follow her into the woods. She never shows them her backside - at first. She has a tail and her back is just an empty hole. She drives the men insane, and when they return, if they return, they are mentally ill for the rest of their lives. *evil grin*

    And you know you're good hun! <3 :*

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  22. What an awful women but yet she sort of has a smile in her eye. I think she needs to be more evil. Your drawing skills are amazing!

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  23. Sasha! I would like to hand you the Sunshine Blogger Award because I love your blog, and I think you make the prettiest drawings. I'm also thankfull that you took the time to help me with my blog picture that didn't show up :-) *still doesn't*

    So here you go!

    http://the-lacquerista.blogspot.com/

    Regni

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  24. http://the-lacquerista.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-first-blogger-award-yay.html

    I'm sorry, here is the direct link!

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  25. This woman reminds me of the nursery rhyme Hansel and Gretal, where the old lady wants to lure them into the oven so she could eat them.. But she wasn't this ugly...LOL...Great job, you are so talented!

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  26. Hi, Nihrida,
    I found your blog very cool.
    I'm Fernanda and I found this interesting myth. In Brazil we have a myth like ... Caipora is, but she does not eat children, and only one. It protects nature and has juts feet Which Are Turned backwards (deceive hunters).
    Ah, she likes to smoke and beat who does not smoke!

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  27. You are really talented, an amazing artist!

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