Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
  • Photo
Download JPG 800 × 1035


Submitted on
December 3, 2011
Image Size
1.0 MB


10,518 (7 today)
1,100 (who?)
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
Add a Comment:
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] 
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:
67Luna Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!Ranranruu 
ShiroXshinigami Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
It is very good :) Haha, it reminds me to Griffith
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
Blackartist2003 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
That Sword came out Nice.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:
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!
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:
WelPruvNothingToLose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very good....
Add a Comment: