Russian folk characters

Russian folk characters

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Russian folk characters

Title: Russian folk characters
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 34997 points)
Posted: 12/3/2006 04:47
Statistics:  65 comments    113 faves    0 avatars

These are russian folk characters before christianity, sort of nature spirits.=)

 "Chert" or "bes". Actually he has lots of names. Evil minded troublemaker, lived around human enviroment - family problem, illnesses, cattles diseases, murrain and much more - all blamed on him. In later christian concept has been merged down with a satan.

"Leshij" - forrest spirit, usually unfriendly to mankind, if run into human could makes him lost in the woods or lead him in a swamp.

"Borovik" - pine tree forrest spirit, most of the time quiet loyal to men, if they behaive respectively - do not litter or hurt trees for no reason. Otherwise does the same as above. Helping peasants  find  mushrooms by moving around from one spawn to another and whistling.

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King of Spades (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/20/2014 04:48

Arpo78 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/13/2013 05:16



Kingy (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/18/2012 05:51

Well this is just stunning.

Dyl (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/25/2012 16:40

 nice work

luisniel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/20/2011 17:39

 Like always, a nice piece. Congrats Fool, you are the best.

RuizV (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/13/2010 08:22

 You rocks, Fool

Zedeem (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/8/2010 03:05

We from Croatia had something like this before cristianity too.

pixman (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/16/2010 22:24

 Круто! хотя леший какой то больно уж блондинистый)

imera (Level 1 Private) @ 5/26/2009 10:37

funny folk tale :D love it

Danelock (Level 1 Private) @ 3/21/2009 09:56

Needs more kolobok.

Conzeit (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/23/2008 06:29
I really like leshj....hace u got any folk art of it?

EvolMate (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/15/2008 11:32
Как всегда, на высоте.

dro man jerr (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2008 12:38
if those are russian folk charachters the russian folk is bomb lol

Pixel_Devil (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/5/2008 04:03
Здорово, очень :)

Hedde (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/23/2008 06:33
Really cool, i would like to see these in a scene. :)

green_bald (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/9/2008 21:02
that mushroom guy is clearly an Amanita Muscaria, the infamous hallucinogenic mushroom!

Caith.Rikku (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/9/2008 08:50
5/5 it is too awsome! I am without words!

Pokedude (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/11/2008 19:14
They is cute! I like the mushyroom guy!

Lovec Upírov (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/27/2007 05:41
5/5 this is very very specific and fantasy style......slight frost whould we did not find heh

DevonR (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/5/2007 20:10

отличный сказки

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/21/2007 16:02
По разному... Под настроение - от пары часов до бесконечности.=)

shlyapnikova (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/21/2007 10:01
Старые добрые сказки :) Классные картинки! Много времени уходит на такую работу?

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/20/2007 23:33
These look incredible as always.

Kung-Gi-OH! (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/23/2007 15:27

thats brilliant~ no other words to describe it..

lander (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/31/2007 00:51
Great work! I've heard about Borovik, but never know who he is and what he does )

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/15/2007 16:28
you have a nice style on all of your work ... 5/5

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/12/2007 01:09
I could guess from the preview it was from you.. you got a very nice style, those characters are really full of life.. no special crits from me.. 5/5, I especially dig the bumpy patterns on the mushroom guy  and his expression with the mustache

Jooble (Level 2 Peon) @ 4/11/2007 05:01
Don't need these things to get lost in russia! The borovik's my favourite

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/2/2007 06:12
i like the body expressions as well as face expressions.

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/26/2007 04:57
You're definitely one of my favourite artists at PixelJoint. Everything I`ve seen so far has been fantastic.
Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/20/2007 14:17
Veeery nice.
I like the 'acting' of the characters. You are truly skilled!

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2007 04:07
These are super. The textures, especially the mushroom's top, are superb.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/6/2007 08:01
Many, i guess=) These three pieces aren't  ment to be together, I put it them on one canvas just to make single entry. Well, since they are in a same spot now  pallete could be optimazed for them to share. Cant tell for sure how many - i'm not home. I think about 24 each.=)

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 1/6/2007 05:41
how many colors are there?

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/28/2006 02:45
Biffo, that concept well known pretty much to every kid in Russia, at least in my generation =) There is a  very detailed written discription for each character in folk stories - hard to miss.=)

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2006 19:43

This is flippen awesome.  Did you draw the concept from another artists reference, or did you visualize this?  You're pixeling skills are top tier pal.


exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 12/19/2006 12:55
That's really cool. Original idea and flawless execution!

Cryssy (Level 2 Peon) @ 12/10/2006 23:21
This is actually so adorable. And the shading is so smooth

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/10/2006 21:57
Wow I really dig the folklore.

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/7/2006 15:59
wow it's really cool to see your interpretations of these characters, I imagined chert differently than this and now seeing this I almost want to go back and reread all the stories and picture this little guy instead - he's so.. devilishy cute!

Nevanda (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/7/2006 06:37
Ho Ho Ho :) Really nice one :) Gratz :)

Fusionx (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/6/2006 16:43
I like the way these look a lot.

Afflict (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/5/2006 22:23
These look GREAT!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/5/2006 20:55
Guys, thank you all very much for your comments.=)

Mykola, yeah, fun days are over.=)

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/5/2006 15:37
Ahh man, you bring me memories of those soviet children's books I used to love when I was a lil kid.. In a very good sense!

7sons (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/5/2006 15:04
this piece deserves 100 000 favs im speechless

horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/5/2006 14:31
Very strong and original characters. Especially that mushroom holding creator.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/5/2006 13:56
So much character and expression to these guys. Wonderful palette aswell, it really caught my eye.

fr0st (Level 4 Killer Klown) @ 12/4/2006 08:41
these are kickass, awsome characters - great detail - overall 5/5 + fav, gj :D

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/4/2006 07:30
Love the earthy tones and the subtle shading. I can never quite get the handle on that myself.

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