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I did this in 2 hours, just to get it out of my head.
Hence the suckyness.

Finland(c) H.Hidekaz
The Groke / extract from the book(c) Tove Jansson

*The title is Groke's name in Russian.
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Evjesoleie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Quite interesting picture, really.
Allthough I'm not too happy about the Groke, but that may come from that one guy chasing me around in a Groke costume when I was 4... e__e

Still loving the picture, though~ :3
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Himura-mechniza Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Морра! вот не ожидала её увидеть с хеталийцами *_*
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Po-mojemu, vsjo, chto mozhno i chto nelzja bilo i budet skresheno s Hetaliej xD
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Himura-mechniza Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ээээ... видимо да xDDD
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Mambha Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Oh wow, this brings back so many memories!! :omg:

Mrk (Groke in Finnish) used to hunt my childhood nightmares and in some Finnish study she was voted the most frightening character ever. If you've read the books she isn't nearly as scary as in the animated version. Phew, just thinking about that episode gives me the creeps.. But when you think about it she's just lonely. Poor thing. :no:

Anyway, nice work! You captured the feeling very well, I can almost hear her growling. Black woods, a trademark for Groke. If Tino can handle Berwald I'm sure he can manage with this lone wolf as well. :nod: (NOT)
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The most frightening ? Oh, the poor thing indeed - it's just misunderstood D:
To be honest, I've never seen the series, just the books :)

Thank you very very much! :D
Tino is badass enough, I think ;D
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MalinChan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Wow I really like it!
Escpecially since Morran(her Swedish name) is on it.
I used to fear her so much when I was a kid.. now i quite like her :3
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)

Same story here, you just have to feel sorry for her at one point :D
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kriskaiba453 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Writer
I love Fin's pose, it's just a wonderful pose. I would love to be photographed in that pose, but if I was smaller weighted...

Anyways, I think it's interesting, one of those monster things, though I don't think this will end up with him have that special kind of "Meeting" in with it, it's not like that

Been trying to write this, but the guy in my Environmental Science class who I flirt with ALL the time with, showed up and couldn't finish it with him sitting next to me

The Lighting was done well providing enough light and dark space.

I wanna know what the passage says though~
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh those anime people and their perfect physique. I envy them :/

It says :
"The Groke stared for a long time, because it wasn't in a hurry.
For it, time was endless and passed slowly."
Thank you! :D

Hehe,is he cute ?
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kriskaiba453 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Writer
I know, I get so Jealous of them sometimes...I'm like I wish I could be that Small in weight, but then I give up because it's an unreachable goal so I go back to liking my weight for the most part.

That passage and how you drew the picture work very well with each other...Too bad we'll never know what Fin thinks about this...

Well I don't like him like that, I always tend to flirt with guys (Occasionally girls, but their harder to flirt with sometimes) all the time, I once talked about Military Jets, Guns, and I forget what else with a couple of guys <~Flirting techniques, bs your way through the things they like, Unless it's guns, I kinda like guns...and vehicles are kinda cool anyways<~Reads Gun magazines sometimes. But he isn't like nerdy like I have been used to with like the guys at my High School were. *Shrugs* I suppose he's cute, but I'd probably not date him, But he is giving me a ride to our fieldtrip on WED, in his car, so I'm kinda stoked about that *And he'll know where I live too 'cause he's dropping me off afterwards*...To me flirting can be just about anything...*Apparently I can also do it without realizing it, was told this once by a guy*

I really like Strikeout......it helps when I've used ** and ()() too much
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right?
That's the thing that throws me off in mangas sometimes. BESIDE the almost identical faces. The character's body structures are almost always the same. In reality, there are so many different body types and shapes...

You foxy fox you ♥
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kriskaiba453 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Writer
Yeah, I like variety (Though I will always Adore Tall Guy characters(Also goes for Gals too); Sharp Male features (Soft mostly for female, unless she's you know...a Badass character/Heroine then maybe sharp characters). OH Glasses are a must (though that only just puts them higher on my list), and Historal outfits/Storylines...ECT I would contrinue but I'd ramble like two more paragraphs)...

I like realistic manga's too, because of the variety, of course the one I'm going to refer to is kinda weird: Jisatsu Circle, I like the realisim in it...

Clones suck (unless for some reason they...*trails off*)

Yes I'm very Foxy, someone else said that (Who is in two of my college classes)....*listening to Numa Numa...and it's stuck in my head*
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xKilaylaXstarx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
The Grooooooke o_o;;;
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Naruto0023 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist
HUFSA!!! :noes: I hate her!! :( She have hunted my childhood in so many years now!!! And i'm still afraid of her!! D: (lol? :XD:) .. Nice drawing anyways! :aww: :giggle:
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She can be quite creepy alright :D

Thank you very much! :love:
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Naruto0023 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Yeah! :XD:
Np,sweety!~:heart::hug::glomp::tighthug:
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SarcasticMamba Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I want to poke this Groke thing. I looked in the comments to see what it was. I have heard of the Moomin books somewhere...don't remember where. Anyway, fantastic job~
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd probably lose your finger, but whatever, poking is too much fun :iconimhappyplz:

Thank you very much! :heart:
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SarcasticMamba Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I don't want to loose my finger x.x
You are very welcome~
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll still have 9 more :D
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SarcasticMamba Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
If he has to take one of them, can it be one of my pinkys? I don't need them as much as my other fingers...possible on my right hand? So I can still attempt to play guitar? XD
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you play the guitar ?
Awesome.For that, you can keep your fingers.
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SarcasticMamba Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Uh well I can, but I'm not that good yet ^^;
SWEET *wiggles fingers happily*
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My2Sisters Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Hufsa :3 (The Groke in Norwegian).
My cousin (one year elder than me) was afraid of Hufsa, while I felt sorry for her/him/it having to be alone... and she/he/it just wanted friends. D:

When my mum tried to scare us from using our stairs to the ground floor (which were dangerous - because we could trip in the stairs easily) she told us Hufsa were down there... so we shouldn't go down there.
My cousin froze with a ''OAO''-face as I ran downstairs to find her/he/it... XD

This was the first thing who stroke my mind when I looked at the photo. And at first I thought it was Norway instead of Finland when I watched the Deviation in the micro-window; because morra is morning in Norwegian... but in dialect; not the standard one. owo
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hufsa" sounds.. quite adorable, actually xD

I know, I used to be afraid of it after reading the first books, but then I felt so sorry.. It just wants some warmth and some company D:

And now I've learned a Norwegian word, cool :D

(Thank you very much for commenting and the fave! :) )
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My2Sisters Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
It is actually an adorable name. XD
It is pronounced Hf-s. :3

Indeed... my mum hardly read the books for me, though. I watched Mummitrollet (The Moomins in Norwegian, and I dunno whether I spelled The Moomins correctly) on TV, and we had some films with them too. :3
I could watch them... but then I ''murdered'' the vhs player. XD :lmao: (I put a film in it the wrong way, and it got broken... muahahhaha.)

Morra is pronounced m-rr. :3 Yes, is actually one of our letters... XD we have the same one as the English alphabet, but with , and at the end (, and ).

(Np. owo I liked it veeeery much. -stares at Hufsa- ^w^)
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are the TV series any good?
My grandpa bought me the books, although he hadn't read them himself :D

Argh, technology.So vulnerable xD

Your language is awesome♥
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My2Sisters Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I dunno... I have not watched them since forever. :XD:

Thanks. >w<
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Shizuri-chan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow interesting in a cool way. this thing remind me on moominXD
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Yeah, I've just re-read the Moomin books xD
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Shizuri-chan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np^^
cool X3i want to see it again i loved to watch it when i was little
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Nenema Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
"Suckyness'?? Hardly! I love this!!! If i may ask what is a Groke? This is so beautiful and mysterious! Fabulous work once again!
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much ♥♥♥
A Groke is a creature from the Moomin books by Tove Jansson.
It's a creature nobody likes. Any place it would stand or sit on immediately freezes over and nothing will grow there ever again.
In reality, all the Groke wants is some warmth and light and maybe,a friend :)
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Nenema Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Aww poor Groke! He sounds like a very lonely fellow =(
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of reminds you of Russia, doesn't it :)
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DrRelth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! xD
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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NeverGrowUp42 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
What's a Groke~?
:heart:
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a creature from the Moomin books by Tove Jansson,a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist.
The Groke used to disturb me as a kid, everything around it always freezes.It doesn't speak but just goes around, seeking for warmth and light..
It's actually just an understood being,at the end of the last book I felt quite sorry for it :)

:love:
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NeverGrowUp42 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Oooh~
He sounds so sad, always searching..
Maybe I'll look for these books :3
:love: x2
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NightmareVictim Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
In Germany we also call it "Morra"...
Just recently my friend and I talked about how much we were scared by the Morra as kids xD And when I saw your picture I just had to laugh so much!
But I really like it ;D I imagine their meeting as quite interesting...
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, wusste ich gar nicht - hab die Buecher nur auf Russisch gelesen :D
"Morra" ist eigentlich am naehesten zum Original.. so sagts Wikipedia xD
Vielen Dank! :)
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NightmareVictim Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Und ich wusste nich, dass es dafr noch andere Namen gibt... hab immer angenommen "Morra" sei finnisch xD aber wenn Wikipedia sagt, dass ist nah drann ist ja alles okay ;D
Kein Problem! (:
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*misunderstood.
Gawd, I need to think before I type xD
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VeraLakshmi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Боже я так люблю эту книгу ;_; хоть это и было уже давно, но я так любила ее перечитывать 8D ♥♥
Попадись она щас мне в руки снова..

И правда момент будто застыл у них.. и отдает спокойствием, уж незнаю почему~ xD
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Banshee-Tao Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Я вчера перечитала все 4. В этом возрасте как-то совсем по другому воспринимается :)

:heart:

Кстати : [link]
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VeraLakshmi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
хDDD (!)

...Мне кажется я завтра хорошо проведу время |D

:heart::heart:
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