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The Selkie

Selkies have always been fascinating creatures to me. I grew up with the story of the Selkie Bride and always found them a strange and beautiful part of fantasy and culture.

Considering that I am actually writing about a selkie, I figured it only appropriate to paint one. I've always meant to, anyway. Here, I took a little touch of inspiration from The Little Mermaid: a mythical creature longing for something and someone else in her life.
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theabsintheart's avatar

Yay selkie art!

Er. I adore them, the selkies. I probably shouldn't, but I do.

Kitty-Grimm's avatar
Thank you! And you totally should. Selkies are awesome!
theabsintheart's avatar

I almost never see it. I loved the stories I read about them as a kid.

skullsndroses's avatar
This is so beautiful! The intricate detail breathes live into this artwork, and the colouring is absolutely remarkable! I love the pearls, shells and seaweed in her hair, so lovely. :D (Big Grin) 

What tattoos are they? I know they're Celtic, but I'm just wondering what they're specifically called.
Kitty-Grimm's avatar
Thank you! On her upper back is a triple moon symbol and on her lower back is a triskele symbol.
skullsndroses's avatar
You're welcome, and thank you! :) (Smile) 

I didn't expect to get a response that quickly. Giggle 
BDOG375's avatar
Beautiful job!
BDOG375's avatar
You're welcome! :D
I've never seen something so beautiful. This work is perfect and I'm really disappointed that I lack the words to tell you that in a hundred ways more. I'm obsessed with selkies and this is probably the most adorable picture in the Internet. 

Lots of love from Berlin
Kitty-Grimm's avatar
Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words! <3 
Tezeze's avatar
Beautiful picture! :D
Tezeze's avatar
No problem! ^^

I'm an musician from Germany, Tini - from the Folk-Duo 'PurPur' I have with my twin-sisters.
We recently wrote a brand new song called 'The Fisherman and the selkie" and I wondered, whether you maybe would allowe us - of course with link and name and every-thing, to use your beautifull!!!  picture on our homepage, to illustrate the song?
That would be awesome!

This is our homepage:

And this is the song:…

A big 'thank you' for your art, anyways! It's beautiful!

Greetings from Germany, Tini
Kitty-Grimm's avatar
Hi, Tini! Send me an email and we'll discuss it. Thank you very much!

You can contact me at
Megarah-Moon's avatar
I really really love this! <3
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Thank you very much!
rachelillustrates's avatar
This is ABSOLUTELY breathtaking. 

Do you offer prints of it anywhere?
I'm also very interested in a print!
Kitty-Grimm's avatar
Thank you! No, but I'm working on it.
I also would just love a print! 
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