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Kelpie. About 9”x15”. Ink with digital colour.

I guess this piece is kind of about the things you can’t see that are hidden under the surface. A Kelpie is a shape shifting creature that most often appears in the form of a horse. It lures people to ride on its back and then rushes back into the water and drowns them.

Have to give credit to Tithe by Holly Black for causing me to forever associate carousel horses with Kelpies. Book had a big influence on me when I was 13, eight years later and I’ve finally made some related art.
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TopplingDominoes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This has an Intense back story! Is its a book? Do you think the writing would still be good if you read it again?
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
It's a book yeah, Tithe. It's written for young adults, but yeah, I still love it. Maybe it's partially nostalgia, but if you like Urban Fantasy I think it's definitely worth reading.
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TopplingDominoes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
ok hmm I'll check into it
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
woooooooooooooooooooh i love kelpies and i love the carousel idea ! looks gorgeous !!
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thanks so much, so glad you like it! :)
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Nyhte Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice work and interesting story :)
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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