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Harap Alb by Yuuza Harap Alb by Yuuza
this is Harap Alb from the romanian fairytale with the same name :)
he is the victim of identity theft and is forced to go through very dangerous trials by the perpetrator (who is bald btw). Among the things he's forced to do includes bringing jewels from a magical deer's furr and that deer kills living beings only by looking at them (the beheaded deer depicted in my drawing), he has to bring the tastiest lettuce ever from the garden of the bear... etc.
he is holding Statu-Palmă-Barbă-Cot's sword in his hand the special sword that Saint Sunday gave to him (she also aided him in his other trials), which is the only sword that can cut the deer's head.
By the way, after the deer was beheaded, it could still talk until sunset and kept trying to persuade Harap Alb to show himself so it can petrify him :lol:

ps: i am aware he's not even getting close to wearing traditional romanian clothing :iconohdearplz:

The name 'Harap Alb' originates with the old Romanian word harap, which originates with the word "Arab" and covers the sense of "Black person" (or "Moor"), and 'alb', meaning "white". The notion of Harap Alb has therefore often been translated as "White Moor" or "White Arab"
The use of harap in this case primarily refers to the protagonist's slave condition, in distant relation to the African slave trade.


art (c) me
tools: photoshop, paint tool sai
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Hachi249 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! Definitely love the stag =P (I think stag is more accurate, google translate apparently agrees >.>)
I rarely see art related to romanian folklore and this is great, even without the traditional clothing :3 although it would probably have added more to the atmosphere, y'know

Great job nevertheless ^_^
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Astrofairy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
GOrgeous!
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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67Luna Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the detail in this and your descriptions for your drawings never fail to make me laugh. Your art is amazing!Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:
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67Luna Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!Ranranruu 
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ShiroXshinigami Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
It is very good :) Haha, it reminds me to Griffith
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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Blackartist2003 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
That Sword came out Nice.
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:
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