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Huldra by mjorf Huldra by mjorf
Inspired by Scandinavian folklore, Huldra or Skogsrå is a beautiful but dangerous troll woman. She's the guardian of the forests and can grant boons to hunters who she favors although if you get on her bad side you just might dissapear for ever. She was also a highly sexual creature, stories are told about hunters or coalers who had affairs with her during their long periods in the woods. There is even to be found old legal documents about men being sentenced for having affairs with the Huldra.
She is always told to look as a very beautiful woman but she always has something that tells that she is a troll and not a human. In some parts of Scandinavia she has the tail of a cow, in others it's the bushy tail of a fox and sometimes the ears to. Where I grew up she was supposed to have a hollow back, like an old injured tree trunk.

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The suggester said: The distinct, eye-catching style really stands out to me. Every element simply clicks into place so well. Huldra by mjorf ( Suggested by DanielleIvanova and Featured by Astralseed )
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inkynebula Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
incoming feedback!

I tattooed this on a friend, we both love your work! :thumb454691953:
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inkynebula Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
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mjorf Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just amazing! It's the most flattering work I've ever seen! <3
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inkynebula Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you, keep it up! :ahoy:
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wicked!
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tiffanYuhan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is lovely! i really like the style
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ShayD-Trace Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. I love all the elements and detail in this, coupled with the design, its really fun to look at. (:
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Yale-A-Bowman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very unique, I love the folklore behind this. Thank you for sharing this background information as well.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/03/d…
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mjorf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature! <3
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