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Svitlana Balukh's Ukrainian smallfolk

I have known this artist for more than a decade — I once commissioned from her a handmade gobelen bag that looks like an owl. the owl turned out so gorgeous it ended on my wall as a decoration.

in the recent years, she has been concentrating on drawing Ukrainian plants and fungi and illustrating children’s books.

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Svitlana Bakukh was born and got her artistic education in Lviv.

Here are some of her recent works that depict her take on Ukrainian Fae, or smallfolk. Some of them do appear in folk tales, and some she just imagines.

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Keeper of Mountain Crystal Glass

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and here is her artistic process:

Don’t Wake Me

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Full Moon

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Will’o’wisp

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In Dark-Dark Forest

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Small Mushroom

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Mushroom THIS Big!

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Dancer

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Heather Blooming

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What is Your Wish?

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Chanterelle

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My Little Bird

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Cuckoo

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Gardener

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Little Onions

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Lungwort

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Forest Sprite (Nyavochka)

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Tulip Fairy

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Witchy Brew

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Air Sprite (Povitrulia)

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Warm the bird

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Feed the Birds

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Who’s there?

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Night Star

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 and here are her owls:

Iron-Nose Witch (Bosorkania)

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Warlock

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Jaw Harp

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if you enjoyed Svitlana’s art and would like to purchase from her — feel free to contact her through her Facebook page.

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