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Kelpie

Pencil a4, sketch for a painting.
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Mythical-Creatures89 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is Epic!(you know in a scary way) This is awesome it's very detailed...
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Skarbog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^ :boogie:
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Mythical-Creatures89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mention it ;). it's impossible not to comment on something this epic.Kelpies are just fascinating creatures huh?
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lafoxxxita Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I was just thinking how cool this would be as a painting! Though I love it as a drawing too :) It's very dark and illustrative and makes me want to know what exactly is going on with the horse, it definitely tells a story. Beautiful! :meow:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 33 - Kelpie", you can find it here: [link]
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
omg, the cold look makes me shiver :sprint:.
What is the different between bäckahästen and kelpie?
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Skarbog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hi Stormfeuer.

For as far as i know the kelpie is the celtic waterhorse, and the bäckahästen is the scandinavian one.
They are both supposed to lure people into the water and to cause their death.
The bäckahästen ( the white brook horse) is said to be white and the kelpie is mostly referred to as a black pony. Though there are some stories where white kelpies are mentioned.
There are many different waterhorses that are similar to the kelpie.

I also found out there is a weird story about a kelpie that happened in my surroundings. This kelpie lives on the shores of the sea. If you are interested i will try to find it again to translate it for you. It's a dutch saga.

^_^

skarbog
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Hi
Thanks a lot for the information. Kelpie and other creatures of sagas are so fascinating. I did not even know the kelpie is supposed to be black^^.

If it is not too much work for you I really would like to read this saga :).
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Skarbog Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
i am still searching for it. i think i have to search at my parents home, they have some books with local stories too :) sooo. tbc ^_^
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I am looking forward to it :woohoo:.
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MummsyWummsy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Really quite amazing,the lip is good,as when a real horse pulls that face it is very similar.
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THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
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Comacold Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting angle! Good luck with the painting :)
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Neonescence Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, amazing, scary and breathtaking all at once! :wow:
I absolutely love it! Wonderful work! :love:
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mmenathalie Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Scary and wonderful at the same time, I must say I love the lip, it doesn't match but it totally works... I love these kinds of sketches! Great!!
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is wicked.love the shading and the pov.this will make a great painting.hell it makes a great pencil drawing.something about the lip though, it looks, idk unfinished.
nice work !
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Kyrna Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crap that's scary
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Jniq Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Schets? Jeetje hij is prachtig! Mooi perspectief, ben benieuwd hoe het schilderij dan wel niet word!
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