Baba Yaga - Slavic witch (not so evil any more :) )

From the CFA  Character Design for Fantasy Fiction course led by @paulmcdonnelldesign

For my bust I decided to bring an aspect of Baba Yaga to life as the personification of Mother Nature, It was important to me to use natural forms and sculpt her so that she appears as if she could step out of the flora and fauna around her in any moment. I played with themes of life and death as well as ancient Slavic symbology and runes. The glowing crystal at the centre is the heart of the Baba Yaga and in turn the most sought-after gem, the heart of the forest. 


Comments

  • thoroughly developed and rendered, I see a character of power and not so much of malice. Your final sculpt looks exactly as you described your intent.
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