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Grouse by duxia Grouse by duxia
This my part of an art trade with KiraCastle, who was such a sweetheart and prolonged my premiumship.
She asked for a sad/morbid child and hey, that I can do. c-:

In former times, some women were forced to birth and kill their illegitimate newborns in secret to protect themselves from persecution.
According to Finnish/Scandinavian folklore, the souls of these children born in secret, killed in secret and buried in secret were unable to
move on unless they persuaded someone to give them a proper burial. The Finnish name for such a ghost is ihtiriekko, which refers
to an old Finnish/Karelian belief that birds can home souls and carry them to the afterlife. Ihtiriekko was said to haunt the place of its death
or the house of its killers.
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KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the symbolism
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kate-n-bd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
great art with great backstory, I love how the composition makes you first feel that something's wrong here before you actually notice what exactlty it is.
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this amazingly made
i'm your new watcher sir
i love how you paint 
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duxia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it! c-:
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GinKyofu13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow great details!
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duxia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ShinjuMarkez Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
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JoJoBania Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
This is amazing! ~ :icongawwplz:

The texture in your art always blows me away~
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alkonost-terrible Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Heart 
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually heard of this before, and this is an amazing representation of it :heart:
I love the child's design and the background. And as always, your colouring style is just to die for!
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