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Black Knight of Dark Night by puimun Black Knight of Dark Night by puimun
Black Knight of Midnight
Size: 19x18.5
Medium: watercolor
Detail closeups: [link]
Prints and original available: [link]
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Baba Yaga of Slavic folklore: she was wise woman and witch, bestower of gifts and curses, life and death, crone, grandmother, and goddess. "My white knight, bright day. My red knight, round sun. My black knight, dark night," so she names her three servants.


To see the other two pieces in this trio:
Red Knight: [link]
White Knight: [link]
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner 4 days ago
 Very well drawn. 
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:iconkvilesse:
Kvilesse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
баба Яга не была богиней. ведьма - да, но не богиня
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:iconkvilesse:
Kvilesse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
очень красиво. хотя славянские рыцари немного по-другому выглядят))))
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I lvoe it :D

The Dark Night was ehr favorite and most loyal, since Witches rely on the Night to keep their witchcraft sceret.
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twpLink Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I have waited so long for this THANK YOU!
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twpLink Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I have waited so long for this one, THANK YOU!
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:iconlicentiah:
Licentiah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love witches!! This is very nice indeed!!! <3
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:iconlicentiah:
Licentiah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
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:iconfigah4:
Figah4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I like this peace allot, it has a very heroic feel to it
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:iconsashathefox:
sashathefox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Always schematically colorful, I love it :heart:
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:iconalonegaia:
AloneGaia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Wow! Beautiful!
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:iconsorbetsurprise:
Sorbetsurprise Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I so love your foxes!
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:iconlolli-rayaspop:
Lolli-RayasPop Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
OOooo its amazing!!
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:iconneil-macleod:
Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconalexandrarena:
AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconm4xw3ll:
M4XW3LL Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
beatiful
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:iconbetweenasleepandwake:
BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this scene :heart: Beautiful work !
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:iconwaruzimu:
Waruzimu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Beautiful work! I know this legend
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:iconfreedomafterlife:
freedomafterlife Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! :clap:
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:iconalcyone07:
Alcyone07 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Wonderful!
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:iconmedricht:
medricht Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I love the crescent moon encased by the tree trunk, perfect pic for the autumn months.!
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:iconaoimevelho:
aoimevelho Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Foxes, masks, the moon, the composition itself - you have a gift to convey the atmosphere of magic and myth.

I like your art and I'm so happy to see you draw the three knights of Baba Yaga in your incredible style! I loved these knights very much when I was a little child and my mother was reading me fairy-tales.
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:iconnenuiel:
nenuiel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
If I add any more comments I'll just be redundant on what I've said for your other pieces. Fantastic work as always! =D
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:iconklinik:
klinik Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
fantastic!
I most like the anatomy of the horse..but all is well too-
just great!
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:iconlullaby-for-me:
lullaby-for-me Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
What gorgeous watercolors! You have such great control over the media!
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:icontyhe:
TYHE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Really, I don't think I heard that. Baba Jaga - old witch of the woods, yes, but servant knights? Anyway, I'm here to dare you to paint a picture without: fox, wings, fish, majestic tree. Because I think you limited Yourself to repeated topics. Try something new. More architecture?...
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous work, Steph!
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:iconbhut:
bhut Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Impressive! But what's with the foxes? How are they connected to the rest of the night-time theme?
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KingOfThePeeps Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This is epic on the level of classical renderings of George and the Dragon. The Knight himself is quite interesting, with a midnight stallion and razor longsword. The shield is intriguing and I find myself wishing I could discern just what heraldry it bears. The inclusion of the Drama masks is fascinating, and I'm curious as to what it means, or as to why he has them. The scene is enthralling, very artistically done, what with the curling of the tree's roots, the rocky, soil-y appearance of the precipice, and the backdrop of creepy forest. Probably the most interesting thing besides the Knight and his entourage of foxes, is the center tree, it's branches give the impression of grasping hands, and the hole in the middle likens to a portal or doorway of sorts, perhaps there's a legend to be written here. Altogether a beautiful and fascinating piece, full of texture and detail, excellent work.
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EclecticEcho Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I love this series! And the twisting roots and branches really add a sinister feel!
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:iconremiofthevalley:
remiofthevalley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Photographer
fantastical!
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:iconzoragirl13:
zoragirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
:batman: ? jk, lol
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:iconpumpkinking86:
pumpkinking86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Looks like an Illustration for a Magic The Gathering card. Reminds me of the art style of Rebecca Guay. Very cool!
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:iconnatonelsa:
natonelsa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very beautiful !
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:iconsahilee:
Sahilee Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh - I love this one! The moon that can bee seen through the hole in that tree. All that foxes :love:
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:iconwhitewolffie:
WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Very cool. The night foxes are comin' to get us! X)
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's lovely :aww:
I like a lot the fox ;p
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:iconbreaisbees:
breaisbees Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
eeeee i love the foxes!!!
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:iconfayrinn:
fayrinn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So dreamy and beautiful! I'm amazed.
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:iconemisferosinistro:
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!!! :+fav:
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:iconrizathepenguin:
Rizathepenguin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice! I really love the trees in the background, (As well as the ones in the front of course!) they seem really ghostly.
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, great work!!!
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:icondragonladych:
dragonladych Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Another instant :+fav:
I love how the roots curl into spirals (my favourite symbol) and I love that fox sitting on the boulder in the back. Well, I love all your foxes, but this one is especially cute :)
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:iconsfinga:
Sfinga Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Amazing
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:iconrayagov:
RayaGov Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconkaterlin:
katerlin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
yay it is finished all three knights and beautiful as always, i love it
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:iconwaywardgypsy:
WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I listened to that story as a young boy! Thanks for making it come alive :D
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