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Magical Evening by daekazu Magical Evening by daekazu
On the night of the 30th of November, in Poland, we celebrate the so-called "Andrews" (due to St. Andrews nameday). It's a magical evening, on which we fortunetell our future lives, and try to foresee our yet to be found second half.

The most famous divination is pouring wax through a hole in the key (the old, rusty type), to a bowl of water. The hardened wax should be lightened with a huge candle. The divination is based on the shadow cast by the wax-figure on the wall.

Another divination is on pieces of paper - you write a name on each one, and then hide them under your pillow. In the morning, when you wake up, the first one you will pull out, will bear the name of your future partner.

Presenting, Pink Sugar during Andrews Night. For the second time, in a unofficial costume. Do you see who is beside her? :]

When I was little, I really liked Andrews Night. Later on I have forgotten about it.

Tell me, do you celebrate it?


Pencil, ink, watercolors, Photoshop and mouse
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:iconlunalovegoodart7:
LunaLovegoodArt7 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the red dictator!
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student
Szczęściara, takie ładne serduszko! Mnie w zeszłym roku wyszło skrzyżowanie velociraptora w depresji ze smokiem wawelskim i kawałkiem gluta. :(
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daekazu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Hehe, przyznam, że Andrzejki obchodzę, jak tylko o nich sobie przypomnę. :)
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student
Ja również, ale wosk dość rzadko leję, jeśli już to u kogoś. Mama ma jakiś uraz do tej tradycji, zawsze myśli, że musi być pełno bałaganu po tym. :P
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SwanEvermore Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the whole picture! She just looks so sweet. ^^
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:icondawnroseofredwall:
DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Sounds so interesting! Never heard about it before.
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:iconliquidchaos:
LiquidChaos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Amazing adorable and well drawn.
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:iconlitlmomma:
LitlMomma Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Why... It's Red Dictator of course! Great one!
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:iconoceanryn:
oceanryn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
You .... did this with a mouse?
Then I must be REALLY bad
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Mecarion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Great day - and great pic for it!
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:iconleaftherabbit:
leaftherabbit Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's sounds really cool :D
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:iconai-to-maho:
Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
lovely as usual! but whats with her outfits> she always in hearts and red?
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kissmypaintbrush14 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Is it Red Dictator?
P.S. I love Pink Sugar! She's so sweet, and yet so sexy at the same time!
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battybat284 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
shes so cute!!!!!
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T-h-a-e-r Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Oh wow! Love her out-fit! :love: I've celebrated Andrews before, I have a friend who's Polish and she told me all about it. I remember being 12 and thinking, "Huh?, Andrews? what's that?" :confused: It was a fun time in my youth, I might try to celebrate it again, awsome pic!! :deviation:
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FionaASiren Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds wonderful. I should try it with a group of my friends and see if it catches on. It would be very interesting to celebrate.
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Xarendargar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
interesting custom and an interesting picture
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I never heard of it.
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PaigeRange Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
the hair is lovely
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Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that is so interesting. I am like a quarter and a smidge of Polish. But we do, do different polish foods. And a couple foods specifically for the holidays. :D

Thank you for sharing this with us. It's fascinating.

I really like the drawing too.
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
oh, that's really interesting to learn about :0 Really good work too <3
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monikasalamon1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
My wax always looks like ink blot and I never knew how I was supposed to interpret it, but I have always liked it !

a tak przy okazji niezły rysunek :-D
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MikomiDarkLightning Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Wow, your style really captured my attention! Lovely work!
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Awesome pic
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:iconcuriosajess:
Curiosajess Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Interesting holiday....I absolutley love this picture.
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cricketfantasy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
woah that's really cool
I'm actually 100% polish (my fam are immigrants from poland) and I have never heard of those traditions and stuff. I'll have to ask my parents next time I see them but wow so cool :D
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December-Rainfall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
She's pretty! ^_^ Is she a character you made up or is she from a show or something?
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42510611 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
wow,no way!

my birthday is on november 30th!
and the guy I have a huge crush on is anmed andrew!

(is this a sign?i hope so,i really like him! :blush:
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lady-keaira Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Red Dictator! :love:^^ We celebrate St. Andrew's Night in Romania too. Only the divination is with a mirror under the pillow and the face of the future partner will appear in the girl's dream.
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littlemissartsy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
wow! that is such a cool custom. i know something about Poland now :D
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Simply-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Interesting "magical" evening you celebrate. I like it. The dedicated piece fits it well.
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ashleighwoodall Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
do people actually believe in the rituals practiced on Andrew's night? I mean is it sort of like witchcraft or is it more of a Santa Clause type thing? Oh and beautiful picture.
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lalalaal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
ahh! this is so lovely, i love the atmosphere nice colouring!
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dracochik16 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that ritual true? ..I love the whole image ., especially how u made the red eyes look good and sexy on her ... but her right hand is like weird dont u think?
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Mopee7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I love her hair and face! My birthday is the 30th November :dance:
You're a really greate artist.
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LeeleS2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I like these spells. I will try them sometime XD
:+fav:
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S0ci4lSu1c1d3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I do not celebrate it.. but I will now. Specially since it's on my birthday! :D
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Porcelain-Postmortem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
We do not celebrate it here, but it sounds like such a wonderful day! I think this picture is so beautiful, I wish I was there to take part. Maybe I should go to Poland someday!
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Roninshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Awesome. Love the atmosphere you created. Matches the holiday your celebrating perfectly.
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sailorkaye Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Traditional Artist
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
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agunzagun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
nice color great work dude :)
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Grella Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I Love That Colourss!!!
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AotsukinoTora Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't celebrate it in Sweden, wich is sad, 'cause I love magic... :cries: Love the light and the colours
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redinu Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i love your art its so colorful and amazing^_^
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morbidunloved Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Wow. I'm Polish too and i've never heard of Andrews Night.

Interesting.
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Omnivoxy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I want to know more about this custom, it sounds interesting!
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Kenouni-Renashin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
Wow. That's so awesome, I'm completely lost for words. Amazing details and shading. And that outfit is super sweet. :+favlove:
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
nice
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For-No-One Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
that's gorgeous!
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Dragonne89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
I Love !! =D
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