it makes me sad that so many witches are seeing the community as being part of a “trend” and trying to decide who is or isnt a “real witch”
being a witch to be part of a trend isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even if its true. more people are joining the community, and exploring magic. some people dont even practice magic, they just take pictures of themselves in witchy clothes for aesthetic purposes. but that isnt bad!!!!!
people have been dressing up as witches for centuries but recently its been giving our community a better look because people are losing the idea that witch=old hag with green skin and warts. now, witch=cute, smart, interesting, and, well, magical. its fun, and as a witch myself, i love it. it makes me proud to be a witch.
i just wish that more witches were open to the community growing. we’re becoming stronger as a whole. witches are still looked down on by many (namely christians), but its easier now more than ever to be open about our practice.
witches becoming a “trend” isnt hurting our community. i think more than anything, its helping.
Another redesign of Baba Yaga; the quintessential witch in my opinion. She’s one of my all-time favorite characters in folklore, and I love trying different designs every time I draw her. For this one, I thought it’d be funny to give her chicken feet like her house. I also added goat eyes to give her a more unsettling appearance. I always like my witches more monstrous than human.