Original Creation Date: December 30th, 2006

The Snow Maiden, or Snegurochka, is an old Russian fairytale of an elderly couple that had the dream of having a daughter. One day, after a fresh snowfall, the couple fashioned a girl out of the snow and she magically came to life. But as the seasons changed from winter to spring, the Snow Maiden became increasingly sad. When summer came, the girl was in a deep depression. One day, while wandering the woods, the Snow Maiden came upon a group of girls. She began to hike with them until after dark, when the woods became colder and the girls built a camp fire to warm themselves by. Watching the girls jump over the camp fire one at a time, the Snow Maiden lept across the fire as well, but before she reached the other side of the fire she disappeared into little more than a watery mist.

Charcoal on 90 lb. paper, 16″ × 18″, freehand.
Ref. Model: Elin S.

Original available for purchase. Note me for pricing.

Ania Ahlborn is an author, avid traditional charcoal artist, and photography hobbyist. You can find her photography here and learn more about her on her website, AniaAhlborn.com

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  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkalmost 6 years ago

    love it, great work

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...almost 6 years ago

    I’m a big fan of your work Cinquain, you are a brilliant artist

  • InkRain
    InkRainalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely, great work.

  • capizzi
    capizzialmost 6 years ago

    Stunning work..

  • Tollwut
    Tollwutalmost 6 years ago


  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing work.

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersalmost 6 years ago

    WOW that is just gorgeous – everything about it!

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork !

  • paperslayer
    paperslayeralmost 6 years ago

    Like frickin wow!!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, I can’t believe this isn’t a photograph…this is absolutely fantastic!!!

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