Alkonost by larissad ()
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Alkonost is divine entity, a half-woman, half-bird creature, the bird of dawn, grief and sorrow in Slavic mythology. Alkonost descends to the earth from the heaven to fascinate people with her singing. Alkonost is singing about death, calm and mercy. For Orthodox Church Alkonost personifies God's Will. However, for mortals the bird is dangerous. Hearing her sweet voice, men will forget all they know and wish, follow her blindly, and die.
Character morph and texture is Anya by Shesa
the rest is done in Photoshop CS and Painter 9
PS. Alkonost' head has been overpainted in Photoshop in the second version of this picture