Some of you have been following my journal where I talk about my practices as a contemporary shamanist / animist / totemist / insert-other-ist-here. Part of that is working with spirit helpers, or bizarre, mythological, or legendary creatures in the otherworlds.
Meet Oooshala, the young water horse who is still finding his voice, and mostly helps me in my shamanism to carry things I need for healing myself and others from place to place.
There are many types of mythological water-horse. However, Oooshala is based off a European type, where he is a small fey pony with a mane and tail of fire. He lives in the sea to keep his inner flame from burning out of control; but he can emerge from time to time, lighting the path, and protecting those who require protection.
19.5 x 28 cm. illo's board, fineliner, pencil, acrylic, aquarelle