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Water horse by CindarellaPop Water horse by CindarellaPop
A kelpie is a mythological creature that usually takes the form of a white or black horse. It is a friendly animal that lures weary travelers to it, but once they're on its back, the creature plunges into the river or pond from whence it came to drown and devour the hapless victim. It's also said to take on the form of a handsome man or woman and sneaks into villages to deflower virgins.

I don't know if I really like this drawing. I feel like I ruined it with all those random ass water lilies.
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love this. ♥ The teeny lillies didn't hurt it at all~
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juicyindaskull Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tnaw such a derpy horse <3 derp derp....btw I think it's good that you added lillies in the picture :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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cosmicspider Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I like the water lilies. SO THAR.
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zusse Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a wonderful illustration!
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:iconcindarellapop:
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :3
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zusse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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muura Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad this is high res so I can use it as my wallpaper <3
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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Psshaw Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OKAY FUCK YOU I THINK THIS IS SUPER. I LOVE THE WATER LILIES. I LOVE THESE FATTY-SICKLY SCARY-CUTE PROPORTIONS.

I'M FAVORITING THIS. DEAL.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WHY THANK YOU. DERP HORSES ARE MY END GAME.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Kelpies, always awesome. I remember learning about them when I was still in primary school and wrote a story involving one but I think I decided to make it a 'nice' Kelpie (if I'd stayed true to the story I think my teachers would have been concerned) I quite like the water lillies, they contrast quite well with how 'white' the Kelpie is.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :) The literature world needs more kelpies.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs :)
And agreed. XD
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NekoNatsume Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
How ... how in the world this is not a print? I swear, ill get a job JUST to buy your art, i promise, SCREW DA ILL JUST THROW MY MONEY IN YOUR FACE :stare:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I am perfectly willing to sell originals if you'd like one. :paranoid:
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NekoNatsume Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Original? .... No i couldnt ... they need to be in a museum or something ;U;
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:iconcindarellapop:
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're too kind. <3

Almost all of my originals I'm happy to sell, otherwise they just sit in my folder.
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Wonderfully drawn! I love the expressive face and the pose. I wouldn't say the water lilies ruined this work at all, in fact, I would add a few more to the left-center side of the painting, parallel to the tail.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D I see what you mean, the tail kind of looks disconnected without the green bits to tie it in.
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
"Take a dive, loser!"
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:lol:
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TraurigerFechter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always forget about horse's weird pupils. Funny drawing, horse looks shocked.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Their weird sideways pupils are always so spooky.
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TraurigerFechter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to feel nervous around horses, the way they would stare, their size, and big teeth. I always imagined them eating humans.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I guess horses do ocassionally kill other animals with their teeth. It's not surprising, they've got enough muscle to really pick something up and thrash it.
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Puccoon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the lillies add to the picture! I love it.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Puccoon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D No problem~!
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LittleMissAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student
I adore that face, and this is really neat!
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very well drawn; the waterlillies are actually more uniform than random, but if you just think of them as the green things growing on the pond it lends a creepy air to it that really suits the creepy aspects of the kelpie. Waterlillies are pretty and being drowned and eaten by a horse is not a pretty thought. :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome! :star:
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Azalane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a creepy head!! :O_o:... It's cool, but strange too, lol!

Your drawing is nice... The plants doesn't look like water lilies but it's cool anyway! :nod:
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, they're kinda chunky, haha.
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks good myself. love its face.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. I like the expression, but not much else.
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