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They are the Moomins by meadow-rue They are the Moomins by meadow-rue
"Ba bababa bababababaaa~"

I've recently rediscovered the Moomins. I ordered the all of Tove Jansson's original comic strips and novels as well as the DVD box sets for all 4 English seasons of the 1990 anime version and chain-watched/read them while I was sick over the weekend.
The Moomins are amazing for nostalgia, but at the same time I feel like I appreciate them on a whole new level now. As a kid I had no idea just how wonderfully philosophical it is and how multi-dimensional and profound the characters are.
...But the Groke is STILL terrifying!!


Sketches feature quite a bit of Snufkin, for reasons I'm sure a lot of girls who watched Moomins when they were young will understand! XD

(---> Little My, Little My and Snufkin, Snorkmaiden, Snufkin and the last dragon, Moomin and Snufkin, the Groke, Too Ticky and Ninny).



Tools: Paint Tool SAI
Moomin (c) Tove Jansson
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:iconzazzyleey:
Zazzyleey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
encouragemint I just realized Allena's color pallete was probably loosely based on a character from Moomins-
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encouragemint Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
oh cool
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:iconzazzyleey:
Zazzyleey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Mhmm
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Zazzyleey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
*collapses*
My childhood
You've made something beautiful.
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Senasura Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Wonderful
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
These are all amazing! It's fantastic to see art of Snufkin with the Last Dragon, and also art of Too-Ticky & Ninny. <3
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TheBamas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
jezzz is was  like I forgot them <3 I know remeber I had even bought all the sonf  I dont relly cares what they say is childhood memories and that can no one take from you 
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Yukihoshi13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you draw Little My and Snufkin
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Hautamieli Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Groke needs some love!
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Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
omg beautiful :iconmoominplz:
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Sofia-kun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
The best drawings of Little My I have ever seen! The rest is great, too! :love:
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Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness this is perfect! Your art has honestly made me fall in love with Snufkin all over again.
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ThunderBearStudios Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I don't think the Groke will never not be terrifying.. lol.. it' not the lok that scares me lol.. it's the possibility of what could happen! xDD
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Astrand1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Oh mah gaaad.... my childhood, so beautiful! Thx I love it :heart:
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CocoChipooRocks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, where did you order the DVD box sets from? Was it the English dub?
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:iconmeadow-rue:
meadow-rue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep. English dub. :) You can get them from Amazon.co.uk.
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king-homo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artist
woAH!!! you have a super cute style of drawing little my. A+ yo
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Sadekuuro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
So much nostalgia... I really should read the books again.
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Nyekii Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrokeplz:
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Bexkex92 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes,moomin is childhood memories, but I started rewatching them recently and I really agreee. They are amazing in a different way now.
I love this. Especially the way hou drew little My
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Groke the best here XDDD Her smile is so funny.
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ekwiwokacja Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's weird, but this is the first time I see Too-ticky with breast :O
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Bigpearl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Adorable! As a finn I really like this! The hand-in-hand -walking is so cute!
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Batshitcrazy11 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I love what you've done with the characters, and the dragon is just so cute!
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Orminita Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. Snufkin's hot XD
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Kirsikka-star Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I love it
I used to watch moomin here in sweden on tv .I watched it in swedish but also in finnish because i am half finnish :D
I love your artstyle :D
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GirlFromNorth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I love your Little My and Snufkin!! And yep, I understand EXACTLY why you like to draw Snufkin ;) *wink wink*
I agree about the Groke: I was scared to death everytime she came ...still is, lol
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Feliangimus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
am i the only one who had a crush at snufkin?
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, you are definitely not the only one! XD
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Feliangimus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you!
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww... Snufkin and My look so adorable together... They should start dating! ;p
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If they weren't half brother and sister! XD
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know. :D Oh, well... who cares! It's Moomin-world! :P
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RainbowPockys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
MOOMIN!!! :D
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WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
:love: *Too busy Snufkin-fangirling to say anything*

*clears throat* Right... Sorry 'bout that. But, seriously... These pictures are awesome! :D I love your style, it's so pretty!
(And I'm guessing that you're able to guess which of these pictures that are my favourites, eh? ^^)
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KuroDaiki Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^3^
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Totoro1988 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
You are SOOO good it kills me! Fan all the way :D
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your style :heart:
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Smarticle-Hooters Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That picture of Snufkin and Little My just made me melt. xD Adorable~~~! ♥
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SallySamson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great pic.<3 loooooove!!!<3<3
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emos-at-JTHM Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Do you know where you can buy the entire series in America? I've only seen up to episode 27, and I really want to see the whole show! :)
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking on Amazon.com, the DVD box sets are being sold at ridiculously high prices. Likely because the DVDs aren't being made anymore.
I downloaded all of mine from this torrent: [link]
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emos-at-JTHM Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Great pictures!
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bluekomodo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
love it x33
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Milwa-cz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
tahts so lovely!!!!!
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AnataHana Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Moomins is one of my favourite things EVER! :3
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minimurray Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Hehe Snufkin is my favourite!!! I loved watching them as a child but as all kids I forgot till I was 14 and went to my first anime expo in London and saw them on a stall and loved them all over again hehe :3 mind you when I was little I always thought that Too-Ticky was a boy.... But only getting the dvds and watching all over again I was mistaken... Lol
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AnataHana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I realized the same thing my dear. They are full of irony, great philosophy and symbolic stories. Btw, I saw Tove Jansson's art in art museum Retretti last summer (a great art museum here in Finland). They had actually brought her original drawings and paintings there and I was honestly mesmerized. :)
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TildiZ Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
How cute! :D
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Nor1Nor1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Too Ticky is WOMAN?! Oh my god I didn't know that! :omg:
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