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Topielica by vinegar Topielica by vinegar
/edit 10.07.2008

finally found time to fix her face and some general lights. yay! here's a comparison: [link]

also, the one sent before was flipped, but I decided to leave it how it was.. I know I wrote earlier about sharing a tutorial about this one and perhaps I will, if anyone's interested, after I'll fix some other older pieces..

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Topielica - meaning a girl who drowned / was drowned / is constantly drowning. She lives by the water (lake usually, but swamp like terrains came to my mind) where she died of unfortunate love or was killed. Teases men to come close to her and then drowns them. Usually has black hair, black eyes with no pupils, dressed in white or wears no clothes at all. Polish (well, slavic) mythology.

I hope to make whole series on slavic mythology, actually :)

Painted for PB Myths event, Photoshop CS2, few evenings, no direct refs used except for looking up my hands / face for lights.

Close ups can be seen here [link]

and I might make a mini tutorial out of it when I'll find some more free time..
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:icononurahart:
OnurahArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:iconaivmirr:
AiVmirr Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Very good and atmospheric work!
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:iconendag:
endag Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Beautiful
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DailyBird Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful artwork! the use of colors and shadows is magnificent!
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:iconsearleit:
Searleit Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Świetna praca - i to zarówno jeśli chodzi o jej postać jak i tło - mroczne, nocne niebo i las.
Nie traktuj tego co powiem jak requesta ale bardzo bym chciała zobaczyć kiedyś kikimorę i leszego twojego autorstwa :))
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Hokova Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Rusalka is described similarly.
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Rusalka is a more neutral spirit of forests, she's sort of a Slavic nymph, that can be good, bad or anything in between. Topielica on the other hand is a demon - a ghost of a drowned girl, who died in sorrow or pain (suicide or murder). Their only activity was trying to drown men, while Rusalkas were dancing, mesmerizing men with dancing and led only a few to their deaths. One was about revenge, the second about dangerous, risky fun. Maybe not a big difference, but meaningful in my opinion :)
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:iconhokova:
Hokova Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I said similarly not the same:) besides, I know my mythology, don´t worry:D
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I know, I know! I just thought it would be nice to elaborate a bit on the topic, in case someone else was reading it and wondered about the actual difference :) Slavic mythology is something that even many slavic people know little about anyway, it'd be nice to change it, there's a great potential in it.
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:iconhokova:
Hokova Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! And theres so few pagans nowadays.
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anderssen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Awesome! Keep up the good work!
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elektrozelle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Bardzo piękna! Kocham to! <3
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JizneDar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
за душу берёт =)
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Спасибо!
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Nighttears2010 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
great work!
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:iconinuria:
Inuria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
i always knew that the japanese horror was rooted in slavic mythology, yet no one listened :D
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Całkiem się porządnie prezentuje jak na kogoś, kto się utopił xD Chyba przed zrobieniem jej portreciku musiała wykąpać się z mułu :D
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:iconmalize:
MaLize Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
What a fantastic work :)
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Delillah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty OO.
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Angelia61 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sliczna praca! :clap:
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Zardeenah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Hello,

this is a standard message explaning that your artwork has been featured here:[link] .
Have a great day :iconcupid:
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:iconmandyrin:
Mandyrin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009   Photographer
Very beautiful and mysterious. I love the effect you gave it.
How do you pronouce that name? "Topielica."
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SisterOfNight87 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
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blacktiger98756 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student General Artist
her eyes are nice and creepy. very nice
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful scene :)
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patmem Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
świetne ;) z chęcią zobaczyłbym twoją wersję północnicy, albo strzygi. Tę ostatnią skrzywdzili niedawno twórcy pewnej gry...
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Jurikrwawasuka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Północnicy czy południcy? (mam na myśli kobietę pojawiającą się na polach o 12:00(ale czy rano czy w nocy to nie jestem dokładnie pewien) xD )
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vinegar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
oj to prawda, skrzywdzili, aż dziwne, że w taki sposób ją zrobili :D
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REALSwiatlocien Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Piekne! I takie słowiańskie, mimo iż czarne włosy :) Na pierwszy rzut oka skojarzyło mi się z Yennefer z sagi Wiedźmina :P
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Magialuna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
This is a very moving piece of work. Thank you for sharing the story behind it, it really adds to the mood. So much of the story is apparent in the painting already, though.. it is in her eyes, expression.. the lighting.. Such a wonderful and well done piece of work. I love it.
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the-imagined Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! a whole series? that'll be awesome.
I am sooo watching you now!
she's beautiful by the way
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vinegar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
thanks! :)
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the-imagined Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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MorganElfan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
[link] featured :heart:
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MorganElfan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
omg... she is so beautiful and... love it
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mimose-stock Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great work........ ^^
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Flowerchild666 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Awsome! All of these are great!
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Ebizz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student
OOh I love slavic mythology! You should make a Wili next! This is great by the way. You really captured a mysterious mood that fits well to the story. But seriously make the Wili!!!
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vinegar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
what exactly is Wili? I'm basing my knowledge mostly on polish variants of slavic myths, so I think I haven't heard this name before, but would love to learn about it, perhaps I know it under a different name?
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Bjornieman Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Niby w jakimś komiksie pojawiały się takie stworki jak Wiły, ale co to cholera jest ta wiła (albo wił;), to diabli jedni raczą wiedzieć, a Rokita w szczególności. ;)
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Gaminator Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Kurczę, fajne!
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Moth-called-Marigold Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Photographer
Piękne. :clap:
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vinegar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
dziękuję :D
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Moth-called-Marigold Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Photographer
Nie ma za co. Bardzo mi się podoba. Szczególnie ten skrót ręki i nogi - wiem, ze to trudna sprawa. Tym niemniej wyszło bardzo dobrze. I te oczka takie mroczne - achajowe. :aww:
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vinegar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
hehe, faktycznie, jak w Achaji, nie pomyślałam o tym ;) aczkolwiek bazowane na mitach o Topielicach ;)
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Moth-called-Marigold Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Photographer
Domyśliłam się po tytule, taka sprytna jestem. :slow:

Swoją drogą żadnego takiego mitu nie czytałam, ale w książkach fantasy motyw się przewija.
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doma22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
chyba nie chciałabym jej spotkać w lesie;)
klimat, tło, i sama topielica, świetne
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DWilsonArtCreations Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely work dear ! :D
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vinegar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
thanks :D
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60sheart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Writer
i like this one a lot better than your first. it seems softer, it doesn't have the harsh angles like the first one. i applaud you.:hug:
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