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Published: September 9, 2008
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Wow... it's been a while since I've picked up a paint brush... seven months in fact. At this stage I think I would have been happy to finger-paint some stick people. This was a commission of an each-uisge for a website (each-uisge.com). This website is the (obviously fictional) diary on the life of the each-uisge (see below).

The each-uisge is a nightmarish demon from Scottish folklore. This bewitching creature disguises itself variously as a bird or handsome youth, though its main incarnation is as a magnificent horse with a mane of seaweed. Those who wish to possess it may be amazed by its willingness to let them ride it, at which point they find themselves bound to its back as if by glue. Prevented from escaping, they are dragged underneath the waters of a nearby loch and promptly devoured. The each-uisge isn't a fussy eater and gorges itself, but pate clearly isn't its thing, as the uneaten liver floats to the surface as the sole trace of its victim.

42 x 29cm, acrylic on illustration board.
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3494x4947px 25.82 MB
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celestialprincess101Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! :wave: you're beeautiful work has been featured in my journal this week! :iconheartflower:

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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello and my sincere apologies for replying so late. I really appreciate your kindness :) Thank you.
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You're welcome :)
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StolvezenHobbyist General Artist
Nice :aww:
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ladyarahHobbyist 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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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm just checking it out now- I'm really flattered.
Thanks again.
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You're very welcome! ^_^
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SEAWEED HORSE WITH ALGAE.

What. That is weird.
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course. :) Thanks for the comment!
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MyWorld1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are awesome with paints!!!
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for the praise. :)
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MyWorld1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!
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Wow i love this pic it is truly amazing. Very mystical but yet life like. It reminds me of a painting i saw when i was a young kid. It was painting of white horses running through the water and again very mystical. The image of that pic has been in my mind ever since as it made such a big impression on me. I had never again saw a painting of horse/s quite like it untill now when i saw this. Love it, love it,love it. I only wish i could paint like this :-)
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure I've seen that famous horse painting, as well as a couple of contemporary copies!
Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the piece. :)
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wenderful ............it good work
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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Yay! I missed seeing new art from you. lovely work; I'm really impressed with the way you handled the water and the reflection of the plants
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Becky, incidentally those were my favourite bits. :)
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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AkaishiHobbyist General Artist
spooky

kinda reminds me of my mount in DnD, I trained him to eat people on command:D
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donnaquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Pleasant, but a cheap way to keep it fed during long campaigns, I imagine. :D
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