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Old hag by veprikov Old hag by veprikov
Being a witch is not the highest paid job in the world.


Thank you for all the love you gave to old lady. She appreciates it.

Awesome :iconxxwolf-blossomxx: wrote a story about the character :aww: Check it out.

I have collected gifts from kind people here
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onisuu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
this is very touching! <33
Sarahmint Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
This has made it's rounds on tumblr -…
pytko3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
This must be Discworld.:D (Big Grin) 
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I love this not just for the breathtaking artwork, but also the fact that it's such a refreshing break from the more corrupted and evil witches I've been accustomed to seeing.  Very ingenious slice-of-life look at what their lives outside of wacky spell conjuring must be like.  The expression and scene really make this tug my heartstrings and want to buy her that hat if only I wasn't a starving student myself.  Very nice :D
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awh :( i really wanna go in the picture, and buy her that hat
lovemakesworlbetter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh ! It's so beautiful ..and sad . I just wanna get in there give her the money to buy the hat , a friendly smile and keep her company every night she returns to her house ....(as the story says she does ) :) (Smile) Wizard Hat, complete with Wizard Fire! Poof! 
Midnightdelecent Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww she so sad ;-;
WerewolfPTStudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how people have added happy things to this, it's an amazingly done piece. Her emotions look so real, and I was so glad to see her getting a bit of a happier ending.
Dragonuv10 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snarf1089 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding, this piece touches me on so many emotional levels ;w;
ThunderChaserArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and yet so sad... Q_Q
Great work!!
Owlxt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
I feel really bad for the witch * I wish she had money and If I did have money I would give it to her so she can be happy c:
tiocleiton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this work gave me an immediate sadness.
Weelokjr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
So sad… but so cool! Great work mate!
Nieuwus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great scene this is!
renacer87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student
Oh, poor witch :(

Good work :)
StaricoHoshi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...this is heartbreaking.
Woofies2003 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Aww. ;^; this makes me wanna cry... She looks so sad
ChocoWhite-QueenDuck Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :O
PrinceOracle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about this! Heart 
destinyuzumaki Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
This is just so heart touching.
M4IAN Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
And poor too. :(
SnowInHades Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So, so sad :-( If I saw her and I had the money, I'd buy her that hat. Fantastic work.
MachikoChan Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Years later and this still makes me want to cry. :(
Jok-her Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna be real, i don't know what happened, but this picture made me cry. like multiple times. Im usually a pretty emotionally reserved person, but I am just dying over here.
Ciu555 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Crying) gives all the money he has on him hugs then 😢😢😢

Old people are awesome

You captured the true emotion of sadness 😭
UteSmile Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a very nice job on this image - Enjoy your Easter weekend! Love +fav 
DarkShadow023 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... :(
LydiaPrower8 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Who else thought this was a Terry Pratchett tribute when they found it on Tumblr? (I know it was 2 years before he died.)
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor woman
eslaesla Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Old hag is so scary thing...
ATxXx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
so sad and so  pretty too
Chubby-Bunnie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Every time I look at this it makes me feel so sad..
Lunareth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Dragenlife Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello, very good your illustration, hechale an eye to mine that guided me yours to make and give me your opinion please (illustration done in memory of Terry) 
lowleveledclutter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
DarylChin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
The hag looks at the fancy hat in the store. She wanted it, but alas it was far too costly for what is left in her purse. Her mind takes the opportunity to ponder the question, "How did it come to this?"

She wasn't like this before. 50 years ago her name, Mistress Aliphera was stitched to every mortals' lips. Her potions stops death in his tracks. Her curses, dangerous and without warning. Those who knew her, employ heavily on her services. Those who resent her... knew well enough to step aside. She had everything. Everything. Then the witchunt came, forcing her into hiding. 

By the time she came out of hiding, the world she once knew was no more. The age of reason and science destroyed almost all beliefs and branded her craft, superstition. Her name, lost in the past...
amityasta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this makes me want to cry
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nooooo. :(
SlenderSaneReality Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Part of this is because I'm really tired right now and part of it is because of religious and cultural reasons but I'm legit crying right now. I would gladly buy her a new, well, everything from clothes to that new hat to better binding for her book of shadows and I would help her with crystals and energy working and aaahhhhhhh emotional moment

Day-And-Tex-Bases Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This made me cry. She looks like shes so sad. Holding her little froggie made me cry more, its just so emotinal and amazing

Thank you for bringing this to me
NotFanny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Oh Lord, I would buy this hat and a new shawl and dress and take her home because she can tell me stories and I will keep her warm and JUST SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY. On another note, excellent work in bringing out the emotions in so many people.
Lolicon-san Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
i'm gonna cry for a bit..
Wheeslides Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Ehhh this made me almost cry. I want to find her and that store and give her the hat even if it costs my entire college budget. ;-; 
 Amazing art. 
SolaceBeneathSilence Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I don't remember if I wrote a comment on this when I saw it, but I want you to know that it's been over a year since then and I still think about this picture, and it still hurts so much to see her (incredibly well done features) look like this. It may not be now, or in another year, but I have a feeling that until I myself also draw a tribute where she gets the hat this image will continue to haunt me. It's just that strong.
veprikov Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for kind words. Let me see your tribute, when it's done, please.
SolaceBeneathSilence Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Naturally. =)
Stalcry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can honestly say this is one of my absolute favorite works and I sometimes think about it now and again.  I adore it. It broke my heard when I first saw it. I love this so much, all the detail. Her body language. Her small coin purse. The toad. I just want to hug her.  I first saw it a while ago and It just stayed with me for the story it told and how it managed to work its way into my heart.  Seriously awesome image :)
veprikov Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such keen words.
jrrutten Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank You for a wonderful picture and inspiring many others to create after seeing it.
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