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Koschei the Immortal

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This week's CHOW, Koschei the Immortal.

From the wiki:

"Koschei cannot be killed by conventional means targeting his body. His soul is hidden separate from his body inside a needle, which is in an egg, which is in a duck, which is in a hare, which is in an iron chest (sometimes the chest is crystal and/or gold), which is buried under a green oak tree, which is on the island of Buyan, in the ocean. As long as his soul is safe, he cannot die. If the chest is dug up and opened, the hare will bolt away. If it is killed, the duck will emerge and try to fly off. Anyone possessing the egg has Koschei in their power. He begins to weaken, becomes sick and immediately loses the use of his magic. If the egg is tossed about, he likewise is flung around against his will. If the egg or needle is broken (in some tales this must be done by specifically breaking it against Koschei's forehead), Koschei will die."

For the record, his marks the first time I've ever painted a duck and a lich in the same painting.

I was planning on adding color, but I think I like it in black and white.

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This shit is

Brutal.

Great job its awesome

Awesome.

You drew Koschei.
And you did him justice.

First drawing of Koschei on NG I've seen!

This picture is actually very good, it has good atmosphere and design. Personally I think that it's a lot better without colors, it makes it more hmm... scary, I guess.
It's good to see that someone have drawn this character. Almost all russian people are familiar with him thanks to fairy tales! Ah, childhood :)

altrian responds:

Thanks!

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