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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 Dec 16, 2014  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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:iconyuuza:
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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casacudor Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
cea mai corecta traducere pentru "Harap alb" ar fi " White slave" ... cat despre desen ar trebui sa umbli putin la trasaturi si proportii - TRASATURILE CHIPULUI : in desenul tau Harap alb este profund efeminat, cu ochi migdalati, coafat ca o domnisoara de 20 de ani si cu strasuri in urechi ... Proportiile umane:  in comparatie cu latimea umerilor si grosimea bratelor - picioarele personajului (pulpele, genunchii, ) apar imense. Cauta omul vitruvian al lui Da Vinci ... In rest , talent ai cu carul, peste starea deviantart!
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Poate din perspectiva ta ar parea afemeiat dar asta a fost si intentia mea, asta a fost felul in care am vrut sa-l desenez. Daca te uiti prin galeria mea o sa observi ca toti tipii arata feminin, este felul in care-mi place sa desenez eu (de fapt s-ar putea sa crezi ca in galeria mea sunt numai fete, dar daca citesti comenturile mele o sa vezi ca nu e asa). Poate nu esti de acord cu felul asta de a reprezenta baietii dar fiecare are gusturile lui :)
Am deviat de la poveste-, i-am facut parul alb, hainele sunt orientale si nici pe departe romanesti, este evident ca nu aveam de gand sa reprezint un Harap Alb "autentic" sau reprezentativ. Este pur si simplu reprezetarea mea
Pulpele par mari pentru ca vroiam sa sugerez ca pantalonii/salvarii sunt facuti din multe straturi de material in forma de frunza asteate ca niste foi.
multumesc mult pt comment! :love:
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WelPruvNothingToLose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very good....
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :love::heart:
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WelPruvNothingToLose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
at art...
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ketkazva Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
~ CAT DE TARE~!!!! :iconstunnedplz:
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mersi XDDDD
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AndreeaIuliana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ce interpretare frumoasa! Felicitari :aww:
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
multumesc! :love:
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AndreeaIuliana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
cu multa placere :love: Iti stiam cateva lucrari de pe tumblr dar habar nu aveam ca esti romanca, apoi cand l-am vazut pe Harap am zis, clar, she's Romanian! :D
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
de pe tumblr? nu prea postez decat schite acolo :) poate au repostat altii din galeria mea
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AndreeaIuliana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
dap, era portretul lui Martin Freeman in The Hobbit :)
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, ala a circulat intr-adevar :lmao:
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AndreeaIuliana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
lasa ca e bine, o meriti :hug:
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Sole-Reverie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Beautiful detail! i like the story that goes along with it too. :)
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D when i finish translating it i will link to the full version :D
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Sole-Reverie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cool! That would be awesome. :)
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PadmaWolfStar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
e belea rau xD cool mishto =3 :D
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
mersi, ma bucur ca-ti place :XD::la:
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PadmaWolfStar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hehe cu placere xD ^^ :D
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KatorDecember Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
that is really awesome.. i love details +_+
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :XD:
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LegoVasavouchi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigosh the story of that deer is scary. I can't even imagine walking around with that deer's head, and it's all "Heeyy, come on man, no hard feelings here, just - whoop, I think you've got some food on your face, just look at me, I'll make sure you're okay. You don't wanna show up with my jewels and a dirty face now...Just turn those peepers to me now... come ooonnnnn" :stare:

But that is so cool, I love how all your pieces are so in depth, taking inspiration from such awesome stories. All the details are incredible, and his outfit is super cool. I like all the background stuff too, so so cool, especially those gnarled branches.
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
actually he waited until sunrise when the deer's head stopped talking :lol:
thank you so much for the kind words :love: i'm glad you like it~
the background has parts of the story too
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LegoVasavouchi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank goodness, I don't know if I could have handled that talking deer head. Scary stuff!

I thought the background stuff might be part of the story! I noticed you seem to put a lot of thought into your pieces, so very few things are random or without meaning. So cool! :}
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Tocmai studiez "Harap Alb"! Apropo chiar imi place desenul, nu mi-l imaginam asa pe Harap Alb:)! Really good job
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
mersi, ma bucur ca-ti place versiunea mea a lui Harap Alb :D :heart:
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cu multa placere!!!
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serunisavana Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
It's so cool. Great art! :)
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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kikyomoon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Chiar mi-a placut povestea. XD

Looks really awesome! :D
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ma bucur ca-ti place :love: <333
si mersi si pentru watch ;u;
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MoroMonster Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
This is stunning. There are so many details and the colours are perfectly fitting together. And even the background is so OMG... <3 I love it *_*
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love: i'm really glad you like it~ <333
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Amena-dono Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow asa da x'DDDD daca stiam ca arata asa Harap Alb...poate ma straduiam mai mult sa invat pt basm la bac :iconimhappyplz: LMAO x'DDDD
Genial!!<3
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe ma bucur ca-ti place :D ^////^
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bybyhime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Artist
very beatiful great art
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
multumesc :) :heart:
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pispispis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, I'm glad that other people in other countries have heard of White Moor/dragut,ma bucur ca si alti oameni din alte tari au auzit de harap alb
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sunt din Romania! doar am scris in engleza sa poata sa citeasca oricine
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