Chasing Twilight

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After a bear there should be a bull, right? I wanted to add my own little twist to the story, keeping up with the folklore theme, same as with the Golden Apple of the Forest which featured the bear.
It is thought that in ancient Finland there were two clans, … (read more)

After a bear there should be a bull, right? I wanted to add my own little twist to the story, keeping up with the folklore theme, same as with the Golden Apple of the Forest which featured the bear.
It is thought that in ancient Finland there were two clans, one of the bear and one of the moose. So, this one, became a bull moose. The moose may not be quite as feared as the bear, but in old times it was also a sacred animal, a revered ancestor born in the stars along with the bear. This drawing was inspired by tales of the Goblin’s moose. It was an animated construct made by goblins, the mischievous spirits of forest, in response to a hunter’s bragging to be able to catch any beast. The moose was let to run free and cause chaos in the north. And it would be then chased by the hunters with skis. It would be captured but only temporarily, before escaping and leading the prideful hunters astray by the mountains of the underworld. The moose is also chased by Lemminkäinen, one of the Kalevala’s heroes tasked by Louhi, mistress of the north, to prove his worth as a suitor. Lemminkäinen will fail at first trying to force the chase, but only after singing the praises and pleads to the people of the woods, He is able to capture the moose and bring it to the North, though that is not the end of his tasks

Chasing Twilight
digital drawing, MSPaint
2022


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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2022/11/24

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Great illustration!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2022/11/24

Thank you!

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Diana Coatu
2022/11/14

So beautiful Mikko! 😍

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2022/11/14

Thank you Diana!

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George Boya
2022/11/14

Loved the art and story Mikko!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2022/11/14

Thank you George!

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Marcel Caram
2022/11/14

very cool illustration!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2022/11/14

thanks!

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