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"The Kelpie" by Tiffanie L. Gray

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Colored Pencil on black matboard. This montage was inspired by Mercedes Lackey's book 'The River's Gift' One of the main characters is a Kelpie, a mythical horse of Celtic lore, who lures people onto its back and then runs down into the water with them to drown them, who can shape shift into a man. (That was a really run-on sentance.) Near the end of the story he and the other main character turn into swans to escape a situation. That is represented by the celtic knots in the shape of birds in the corners.

1 Oct 2005:-) Jean Kogok
Oo! How cool--very interesting way to interpret a kelpie onto paper.

:-) Tiffanie L. Gray replies: "Thank you very much! It took 2 years to actually complete the picture, because I couldn't decide how to get it just right."
1 Oct 200545 Rosesred
very nice and mysterious. I like the way his head morphes into a kelpie. It is done differently somehow than most such things, and it looks cool. I'm not to sure about the knots, they seem a little square compared to the rest of the picture. The picture needs something in those corners, though, so maybe they're fine after all.

:-) Tiffanie L. Gray replies: "Thank you! Its the first piece I've done in a while, been doing more writing than drawing. I wanted the squareness of the knots to contrast with the flowing of the picture. But that may not work for everyone."
29 Apr 200645 Fenëah
Oh, this is a great one. I love it, it's perfect. Mysterious. Nice job!
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'The Kelpie':
 • Created by: :-) Tiffanie L. Gray
 • Copyright: ©Tiffanie L. Gray. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Celtic, Elf, Gift, Kelpie, Knots, Lackey, Mercedes, Myths, River's
 • Categories: Head or Facial Study, Lycanthrope, Were-folk, etc, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Man, Men, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Submitted: 2005-09-30 22:13:01
 • Views: 1965
 • Resolution: 510x700

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