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Gatsoh Elder

Gatsoh is the Navajo word for Jackrabbit, but my Gatsoh is a Jackalope, which makes him an Elder and Medicine Man of his warren.

Jackalopes are mythological creatures of American Folklore. They even have pseudo-taxonomic names: Lepus temperamentalus. Jackalopes are very shy creatures. One of the ways they are thought to elude capture is their amazing ability to imitate the human voice.

Painted in Photoshop CS6 for the EBSQ Mythological Creatures Exhibit. You can see my entry here:…
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glunac's avatar
His fur is beautiful, so soft looking.
Great imagination/visionary a jackalope as Elder & Medicine man. Would make a wonderful book character.
makepeaceart's avatar
Thank you! I was commenting on FB with a friend about the fur, how it looked so soft, especially the ears. :aww:

I have a few more ideas for similar type portraits, but more jackrabbits would be nice too. I agree, I could see this as a book character.
glunac's avatar
It definitely has that "wow" factor, creating similar portraits would be a great vein of creativity to follow.