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Cuppie Silverstar: Bolshaya Popa by TVsKyle Cuppie Silverstar: Bolshaya Popa by TVsKyle
Bolshaya Popa – “Guardians of the North”

The nation of Bolshaya Popa spans over five thousand miles from end to end and two thousand miles from top to bottom, occupying a huge swath of the northern section of the Great Continent. The climate varies wildly and so do the people – from hard-living ice fishermen in some of the most northern outposts of the world to farmers growing fruit and grains under the warmth of the sun in the country’s interior, and even some pockets of sub-tropical conditions in the far south.

The government is still regional, with kingdoms in the east and south trying and failing to extend control over the tribes in the west and far north. The eastern cities are full of carriages, castles and retail commerce, while some areas in the west and north are very hostile to outsiders – both via the climate and via the fact that the natives are not interested in helping people they do not know.

The dominant language is Lyashnaya, and while different regions have their own dialects, basic Lyashnaya will be understood by most people in the country.

There are many tribal religions throughout the country, but the largest share – about 40 percent – adhere to the old religion of the eastern kingdoms, which reveres Sredinny Hok (He Who Guards the Mountains) and Snegvrakina (She Who Walks the Snows). Another 20 percent worship the Spring Maiden (mostly in the rural parts of the east, where people still farm but have contact with the cities and therefore know about the Spring Maiden.)

The inhabitants of the country are known collectively as Shaykini (Shaykina for women). The currency is the dinvar (“dindin”), valued at about 25 dinvars per Tin Mawr librum.

One of four postcards commissioned by :iconblueplastic: back in April. To read more about Cuppie Silverstar check out these!
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SvetozarAnimated Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?!
why a "big butt"?
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:iconegypturnash:
egypturnash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huh. The inking and stylistic choices on that kid's giving me a totally French vibe - they'd look right at home in something by Peyo or Uderzo.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow-- Thanks! O.o
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:iconegypturnash:
egypturnash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF UDERZO
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:icontoongirl18:
Toongirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This little toddler looks like the baby version of Bessie from "The Mighty B!".
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconcomparisonmonkeyplz:
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:icontoongirl18:
Toongirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What is that mean?
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guysafari Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is also a 10/10
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princessninjato Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
I like the style in this one good job
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BullMoose1912 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now this isn't a metaphor for women's rear ends as far as I know, but I honestly can't tell, as the Cyrillic letters would transliterate as absolutely nothing in Russian, as there's no letter that looks like a Roman letter L, as an "L" sound is written as Л as in "lip" or Љ as in "million" and that a Roman letter H is pronounced like N as in "nice" and that the letter У is pronounced like the oo in "boot" or maybe I'm reading too far into this.
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