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Nuuskamuikkunen by IdaHarra Nuuskamuikkunen by IdaHarra
A freestyle Nuuskamuikkunen / Snusmumriken / Snufkin, inspired by yesterday's Moomin adventures.

The funny thing about Nuuskamuikkunen is that his age is pretty much impossible to determine. What we know is that he plays with all the other kids and that he's Little My's younger half-brother (though this we only find out in the books). At the same time he seems really old, what with the wisdom and the pipe and the traveling to the south alone every winter.

In any case, I'm very much Nuuskamuikkunen's fangirl. My favorite Moomin-episode nowadays is the one where he joins Muumimamma to the secret valley to pick cherries. ♥ When I was little, I used to love Niiskuneiti (Snork Maiden). Now I have no idea what I was thinking back then. xP

Nuuskamuikkunen (c) Tove Jansson
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nadgamgee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Love it!
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Petraphobia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuuskamuikkunen on ihana. ♥
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Olen samaa mieltš. :)
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
I love it so much!!!!!! The style of it! The colours <3 I love your take on Snufkin!
I have been wondering about that too! For some months ago I talked with a Moomin fan about why Jansson never decided their ages.
Maybe he's a wise young man or a wise old man but also childish inside? ^^ I like that it's a mystery, he's a mystery himself xD
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! <3

Moomin mysteries ftw!
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Jewely-ra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is it winter around him..? shouldn't he be south by now.? XD
Nicely Done!
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine this would be a foggy autumn morning that that he's on his way south already. His bag was originally in the picture, but then it didn't look good and I removed it. :) Thanks!
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Jewely-ra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
;) np
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ZelleonHex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful work.
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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ZelleonHex Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
You're welcome :D
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snuffy-art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Lovely picture! And haha yeah, i been thinking the same! I mean, a kid whos smoking pipe? o.O lol. But whatevah,hes still awesome!!! :love:
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D He totally is awesome. His name adds to the confusion, though, the Swedish original name that is. I did some etymology search (because I made a presentation about the translations of the Moomin names and their connotations in different languages for uni) and discovered that Snusmumriken literally means 'an old bore who uses snuff'. :DDD
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snuffy-art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Your welcome! ^^
Ahaha,make sense! Yup! ^^
Maybe The guy Tove knew from real who are based on Snufkin, used Snuff in real life,
so that`s where she made Snufkin in Moomin do it too?? :XD:
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most like. :D In my eyes the Moomin characters are kind of ageless anyways, so I don't think TOO much about it, haha.
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snuffy-art Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yup! ^^
Me neither! I just enjoy them!!! :love: :la:
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MiandKasios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
yaaaay, Snufkin! It took me a long time to realise that, as moomins originate in Swedish, the characters might have other names originally and I can't pronounce them but the names you listed are so gorgeous too. Yay, moomins.
But, wait, there's a tv series? I've only ever read the books, where can I watch this?
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Moomin. <3 I lovelovelove the books, and at some point I'm going to read them in the original language, but so far I've only read the Finnish translations.

Yeah, there are two different series, actually. One that is stop motion, and that's older, I think, and the other one, which is the one I have been watching since I was an itty bitty kid. That's a Japanese-Finnish collaboration and is mostly based on the books and the comics, but takes many freedoms. :D Tove Jansson and his brother Lars Jansson were closely involved in the making of the series, so it's creator-approved, pretty much. :) You can watch most of the series on youtube: [link] (Episode 1). I personally hate the English dub because I'm so used to Finnish voices, but it's all right. ^^ They even changed the gender of the narrator, haha!
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MiandKasios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Oh, wow, that episode is adorable and amazing and I need to watch them all no, thank you so much for showing me it :D
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dooo it! :D That's what I've been doing for the past couple of days. :D
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MiandKasios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
The voices seem wrong to me but the art and the background music and everything just make up for them and...I think I might just :D
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaand because editing doesn't seem to work on comments, I advise you to take a look at the movie as well! It's called 'Comet in Moomiland'. I found a version with English fan-made subtitles here: [link]
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Neesha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeaaah Snufkin :D
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IdaHarra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr? Me and one of my friends are always going 'aaaah' and 'Snufkin is so amazing <3' when we watch Moomin (and this happens quite often, actually). Then one time there was an episode where Snufkin told Snork Maiden and My to stay at the bottom of a cliff because they were girls and therefore weak or something. We looked at each other and decided that that episode is not apart of our head-canon, haha. ^^

Thanks for the fave!
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Neesha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha and so be it :P Snufkin would never do that right XD
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