Fantasy illustration showing a kelpie stallion, a water spirit from northern mythology.
I have always found the idea strange that the northern water horse aka kelpie is supposed to look like an actual horse. Everyone who has crossed a river on horseback knows they can swim but they aren´t the best swimmers in the world and horses hate walking through muddy areas where their thin legs sink deep into the ground.
I like the idea of him being a real aquatic predator, webbing between his clawed hands and feet, covered with scales and using his strong fish like tale to propel himself through the water like a crocodile in search for prey. ;)
I’m Sally, a concept artist and illustrator from Germany, currently living in Montreal.
I love animals, creatures and landscapes and enjoy working with strong contrasts in colors and lighting. I hope you enjoy my work.
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This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.