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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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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
good story good art :)
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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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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional 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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:icontiianen:
tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional 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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tiianen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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Madmorumotto Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Just WOW. This looks crazy good.
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:icontiianen:
tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hueyangdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Love the idea and look!
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:icontiianen:
tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! c-:
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sarahhite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Digital Artist
very interesting!
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:iconriochi:
Riochi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
your texture is amazing!
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:icontiianen:
tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gundogs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
oi nice, really enjoy oogling at little things like the rendering of the face and shoulder, and the darker tinted hands
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debie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Loved it :heart:
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KiraCastle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I absolutely love it! You are a talented artist with such a distinct style! I can not believe you are 20 years old - you have a bright future ahead ^^ 

The snow is really well done and as always lines...so perfect :D Wow! I'm actually working on yours right now - I will get there :) Thank you so much! 
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tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!

I'm glad you like it, can't wait to see what you've come up with! c-:
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Pronce Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like you.

Thats actually an interesting piece of information I didn't know... makes me think of multiple situations for the image.

*sigh* your style is so cool...This reminds me of Mucha the way you have the outline probably also because the format too though, but then with your own everything else, your stuff is very impressive.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I don't know how many people actually are familiar with Finnish folklore,
in Finland as well as abroad. We're somewhat tiny culture.

I personally think it's extremely interesting to see how the tales and
legends here mix the beliefs of our neighboring countries in both east and west
(plus how those beliefs fit together with Christianity). c-:
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Zazzine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is dark.  Dark and quiet.  Very nice style!
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tiianen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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