Vilia, O Vilia! the witch of the wood!
Would I not die for you, dear, if I could?
Vilia, O Vilia, my love and my bride,
Softly and sadly he sighed, “Vilia”
- from “The Merry Widow,” a love song titled “Vilia,” about a hunter who longs for the witch of the wood.
“The Vilia are the Slavic versions of nymphs, who live in meadows, ponds, oceans, trees, and clouds. They can appear as swans, horses, wolves, or beautiful women, naked or dressed with long flowing hair.” (wikipedia)
I believe I’ll have many more drawings exploring this theme. I love it.
pencil and colored pencil on manila paper
18″ × 12″