The Kelpie is a shape-shifting water horse of Celtic folklore. It appears to travelers as a beautiful horse beside a body of water. It would encourage them to ride its back, and once its victims fell into its trap, the water horse’s skin would become an adhesive, and it would bear them into the water to drown and eat them. Lovely stuff.
This piece was made for Inktober 2017. To see how the prompts were used and the process of creating this illustration, check out my Inktober video!
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