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Happy Kelpie by CindarellaPop Happy Kelpie by CindarellaPop
The shapeshifting, water-dwelling horse like monster of Scottish lore, just chillaxing and having some noms in a pond. This one is a character for a story, his name is Kenneth.

The little shadow in the upper left couldn't be helped, I scanned this from a book. :< Markers, pen and white gel pen on moleskine sketchbook paper.
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Best kelpie I've ever seen. OuO I love how he seems to be in mid-transition between horse and man. So much awesome.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an awesome Kelpie design! I love its goofy face and clawed hands, you manage to make it look swampy and ghastly, in a comical way, without going the usual "made of slimy kelp" look. You have a knack for making equines look hilarious and monstrous.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :D I love horses and goofy looking monsters. It's sad that kelpies are so overlooked in the fantasy genre, really. Selkies too.
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LadyCaitlin55 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
He can't hide his evilness. I really like it.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He just wants to be pals. <3
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Clerical-Error Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really awesome kelpie design! It's definitely intimidating, especially with those teeth.:D Awesome job making the tail look slimy, and the skull in the water was a nice touch.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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AngelicCarrot Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww I love it so much! Scottish mythical creatures are wonderful :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D Kelpies and Selkies and other shape shifting what-nots from Scottish lore don't get enough love.
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hphnstories Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
This is totally awesome. :love: I love drawings of unusual mythical creatures and you made him look really cool. Nice anatomy and nice use of the markers too! :+favlove:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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flatw00ds Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ABOOBOOBOO. I love him from the tip of his fat little tail to the end of his slime-dripping muzzle. Also some pretty nice water going on there, just saying.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks! I'm sure he appreciates the sentiment. He doesn't have many friends. :<
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks fab, nice job on his pose and the colors
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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muura Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
The BEST kelpie oh myyyyy <3
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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TheEELeater Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
How is this so good jkfdjskfjksdljfkldsjfkdsjfkjdks
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
YEARS OF PRACTICE
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
kelpies give me heavy jeevy :fear: Real nice picture yes!
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He just wants to be friiieeeeends....
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
With benefits?
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
...He's a horse monster, so hopefully not.
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Sadly, I've read worse then horse-monster-thing on person :paranoid:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Please do not go into detail. I'm still reeling over the fact that there is porn out there of Blossom from Powerpuff Girls and Aku from Samurai Jack.

Wrong on every level. THERE'S A LOT OF LEVELS AND IT'S WRONG ON EACH OF THEM.
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I'm still reeling from a forum dubbed "Sonic Passions" and Cars rape-fics :iconstaresplz:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cars...? Oh no... oh GOD WHY
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