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Selkie by wolfanita Selkie by wolfanita
Made for a Mini Contest on :icondigital-art-fantasy:


Selkies are creatures from the Scottish mythology. they look like seals but can strip off that skin and look like beautiful girls beneath.
if a human finds the abandoned skin while the selkie walks around in her human form, he can hide it from her and force the selkie to marry him, but that's definitely no good way to start a relationship.

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Themrys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Regarding male selkies, wikipedia says: "Male selkies are described as being very handsome in their human form, and having great seductive powers over human women. They typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their life, such as married women waiting for their fishermen husbands. If a woman wishes to make contact with a selkie male, she must shed seven tears into the sea."

Now, that's a slightly better way to start a relationship, isn't it? ;)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
Indeed? Well, there are many, many variations of myths. I just knew male selkies as rather, well, unpleasant guys. Maybe the version you mention came up because the ladies thought it was unfair that just the female selkies should be pretty and all they can get are storm-causing monsters (I heard selkies do that to revenge all the slaughtered seals). But I won't complain...;)
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Lmih Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely! She has a beautiful face!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
thank you! :D
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AvatarCat09 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Wow...this is beautiful. :)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   General Artist
thank you! :aww:
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SplatterEyes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. This is so beautiful. I love the shading, her pose, and the way her seal skin is staring straight through you.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
thank you! :blowkiss:
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VengenceOfGaia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I don't often see art of selkies. Very nice and interesting.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   General Artist
thank you! I guess selkies are still not as known as mermaids and other creatures from the sea.
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