Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
June 17, 2013
Image Size
3.8 MB


2,708 (2 today)
138 (who?)
Mavka  26 by Kuoma-stock Mavka  26 by Kuoma-stock
:star: This is a STOCK image! :star:
You can use my images for your work if you follow my rules Stock Rules Update* a minor change in stock rules concerning book covers and commercial projects
What are "Stock Photos" and can I use "Stock Photos" in my submissions?
You must follow these rules if you want to use my stock:
1.:star: Always credit me and provide a link to my page.
( Example: Model :iconKuoma-stock: or :iconKuoma:
Example: Model : Janna Prosvirina )
You must respect this rule if you post your work off-site. If you can not add a link to my page for some reason you must mention my name Janna Prosvirina in the description. Credit is not needed on selling sites such as Etsy, E-bay, etc.
2. :star:Always send me a note or an e-mail with a link to your work. I want to see what you did. Note that I reserve the right to ask you to remove any artwork made with my stock that does not fulfil the requirements stated in my stock rules.
3. :star:Respect the models and don't use the stock images for anything racist,

Download for full resolution image.

Model: my cousin Eva :iconhelleborus:
Photographer: me
Location: swamp somewhere in Russia :XD:
Date: taken on May 27 , 2013 during my vacations.

Details for those who are interested :
In Slavic legends Mavka ( or Navka, sometimes also called Rusalka) is a creature which dwells near water. Mavkas are something like ghosts of women who suffered a violent death through drowning and haunt the places where they died. They are usually depicted as young women with long hair wearing a white linen chemise or in later versions a bridal dress and a flower crown. Different to “usual ghosts” you can see them at any time of the daynight but I am not sure if that would be a pleasant encounter :XD: As you might guessed, the favourite occupation of any Mavka is to drown men ;-P
There are many stories about those creatures we enjoyed reading as my cousin and I were children, they were the source of inspiration for this stock series. It would be better if we had a rainy day but month May is usually very windy and sunny so we had to search for shadow places to shoot pictured. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and my best used bridal dress had to suffer a lot… :lmao:
Hope you enjoy the series and happy creating!

My art account :iconkuoma:
Add a Comment:
Angelmihrlhen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much Light Spirits
BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THANK YOU!!!! SO MUCH!!! I searched and searched and searched and could NOT find a good model stock for the Virgo manipulation. Then I saw this one... so thank you!! :) :heart::heart::heart:…
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
:wave: Hello! I used your stock here Passing Through by fantreasureplanetljs :D THank you!
WladoTheAlphaChicken Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thank you for explaining the folklore behind these images, I love to learn new tales! I had heard of Rusalka before, but not the names Mavka or Navka. Beautiful images!
omglauren Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock here [link]
Kuoma-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
mimose-stock Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: you've been featured here:
Kuoma-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lindowyn-stock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Beautiful! I was going to ask if this was Slavic because when I looked at the photograph it was very evident. Great work!
Add a Comment: