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Kelpie

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The Kelpie is a water horse that roams the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland
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EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
Casper's friend Nightmare is a good kelpie.
Curiously, even before I read the story of the two first meting, I had written that Nightmare, unlike other kelpies, was good and NOT a man-eater.
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Idk bout y'all, but if I was wandering around in a spooky swamp at night, and I saw THAT thing emerge from the water, I'm gone. Nope. I heard the legend.
Also noice work!
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LadyofValedranHobbyist Artist
Oh boy. He's going to regret going near that horse...
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Unita-NProfessional General Artist
Oh no! Oh Noes 
MagicTruth's avatar
Very realistic and detailed. Exactly what I imagine a Kelpie to be like. Stunning work of art! <3
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roses-of-archusHobbyist General Artist
Very pretty. 
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Unita-NProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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roses-of-archusHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. 
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PsychoBoom102Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im very happy that some people like myth ^w^
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Unita-NProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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PsychoBoom102Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yw~
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EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
Those who are fool enough to ride a kelpie - not much of them is found later...
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Felicity-MoepHobbyist Traditional Artist
The long swimming hair gives it a nice Kelpie-like touch! :)
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Reminds me of Alan Lee's work: LOVE IT
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Gorgeous piece!
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This is beautiful. Love folklore and the kelpie is probably one of my favorites, even if it is a dark creature. 
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blacksnowcatHobbyist Traditional Artist
God its so pretty but that would scare me to death-considering what it does
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It is said to lure humans, especially children, into the water to drown and eat them. The water horse would encourage children to ride on its back, and once its victims fell into its trap, the water horse's skin would become adhesive and the horse would bear the children into the river, dragging them to the bottom of the water and devouring them—except the heart or liver. A common Scottish tale is the story of nine children lured onto a kelpie's back, while a tenth kept his distance. The kelpie chased the tenth child, but he escaped. Another more gruesome variation on this tale is that the tenth child simply stroked the kelpie's nose but, when his hand stuck to it, he took a knife from his pocket and cut his own hand off, cauterizing it with wood from a nearby fire. The child saves himself but is unable to help his friends, as they are pulled underwater with the kelpie.Creepy right?
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blacksnowcatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that IS creepy!
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Wonderful. I love how the kelpie looks like it's part of the river itself. And the low angle of its neck is downright crocodile-like, which seems fitting, given what kelpies do.
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Gorgeous! love the detail in the kelpies face
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littlemissGingHobbyist General Artist
I love it, very well done. :)
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CrowsReign-StockProfessional Photographer
oh my!!!this is a masterpiece!!!!well done!!!
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