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Poludnica by Dobroniega Poludnica by Dobroniega
Eng. Lady Midday. Female demon, seen in the middle of sunny days, mostly on fields.
She makes people sick or kill them if they fast asleep on midday in her territory. Sometimes she
kidnap children playing on the fields.

One of 20 Polish demons I painted.

Watercolor
38 x 46 cm

I'm going to be busy for the next few weeks, so I won't reply regularly to comments :(
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massivemachine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I like how there's an eerie, haunting feel even in sunny midday.

I'm looking for information about all kinds of European/Slavic folklore creatures, poleviks and poludnicas among them (that's how I found this, too). They're not the most known (unlike, say, rusalkas). Apparently they can be classified as "demons", though. Can you name sources that could tell something about them? (heh, I'd be happy to find out even what name I should call them in my own language, there doesn't seem to be any)
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks:)

I don't know any publications in English or languages other than Polish, so I can't recomend you any source :( There are some info about slavic demons on wikipedia, but not much. Some of my interpretations of demons you can see on my website: www.dobroniega.com but there are no informations about them.
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Fenevad Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
świetna praca. Pierwszy raz widzę ilustrację południcy! budzi grozę ^^
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dziękuję i cieszę się, że wywołuje te emocje, które powinna :D
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strigoi-mort Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
piękna interpretacja. w ogóle jestem też pod wrażeniem, jeśli chodzi o kwestie czysto techniczne, zwłaszcza że akwarele to dla mnie czarna magia ;]
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki :)
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DuszanB Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great painting !!!!!
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cutieloli Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
здесь! [link]
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VoyeursMiiind Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I wonder if the picture of this demon was your original point of view.The dying nature,the woman really has a demonic aura.I love the spontaneity of your painting, this is the main quality of watercolor among speed, one layer of color, no retouch.

I personally would reconsider the anatomy of her arm and the direction of her scythe,that would be definetly my style.I'm very impressed :).My honest thoughts.
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it was. There are no many pictures of Polish demons, and reading descriptions, sometimes even 3 pages in a book about one demon, gives me great idea of what I want to paint ;)

Thank you, I really apreciate that! Yes, spontaneity and speed is very important in watercolor, and I still think I overdoing my paintings. So I'm really glad, that you can see in my painting, what I try to reach! :D
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