Kelpie

The Kelpie stories originated in Scotland.  A Kelpie is a horse-like creature that lives in the seas.  It also has the ability to take human form.  It is said that this beast is mostly malicious and not one that you want to cross in the wild.

For my depiction, I wanted to show the more majestic side of the creature.  I originally did the colorful and vibrant version, and then decided to try the black and white version.  Which one do you like better?  Leave a comment!

Kelpie Kelpie B-W

 

Sources-

Horse- http://www.photoshop-php.ru/img/855/dop/hourse.jpg?PHPSESSID=03ab76a85ff7851c6171187b6fdc8e9a

Waist- http://www.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Betta-Fish-355312584

Tail- http://photography-vlm.blogspot.com/2012/04/whose-tail.html

Spikes- http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,148382.0.html

Fins- http://www.sanjuanorcas.com/uploads/1/7/8/9/17890941/1024788_orig.jpg

Sky- http://maryrows.com/wp-content/gallery/home-page/slide2.jpg

Water- http://image6.tuku.cn/wallpaper/Animal%20Wallpapers/10845_1680x1050.jpg

Fairy Battle

Fairies are well known in the mythical stories.  Tiny people with wings that try to stay hidden from the human realm. Legend says that circles of mushrooms are indication that fairies have recently gathered there.  

But fairy life is not just fluttering and dancing.  They have their own societies, and sometimes those different groups may have disagreements.  Below I have depicted a fairy dispute that has escalated to full on war.  

Fairy Battle final

Sources-

Background
Female Models
Male Models
Fire
Wings

 

Arachne

The myth of Arachne is not as well known as other Greek mythology. The tale is of a young woman who had impressive weaving skill.  So good in fact, that she thought she was better than the gods. She challenged an old lady in a weaving contest (the old lady turned out to be Athena, the Greek Goddess, in disguise). Arachne weaved scenes of Zeus being unfaithful to his wife, and Athena was enraged. Realizing what she had done, Arachne tried to hang herself, but, having pity, Athena changed her rope to a cobweb at the last moment, and Arachne transformed into a spider beast.

Below I have created what I imagine this beast to look like hiding in her cave. Click the image for a larger version.

Spider Lady final

Source images-

Model – Background – Spider Abdomen – Spider Legs