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Inktober 2019 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 23 Ancient – Kelpie

Day 23 – Ancient – Kelpie

Day 23:  Ancient – Kelpie
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober2019 
Inktober:  Ghost
MabsDrawlloweenClub2019:  Siren

The two prompts for this drawing are a great combination! Ancient and Kelpie.
Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form“. (read more Wikipedia ) This is my Scottish Kelpie he lives near the ancient stones and can appear everywhere near or in water at times he transforms in human form. 🖤🖤🖤

❤ Details about my drawings: Supplies used for my Ink drawing ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #, brown #003. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves. Gold ink.

❤ Details about these Challenges: Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2019

I took a second photo so that you can see the gold better!

Day 23 – Ancient – Kelpie

❤ ❤ ❤ See all my drawings in my New Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery 

❤ All my drawings in this Series would be available at the end of Challenge for pre-order as Limited and Open Edition Prints in my Blog  SHOP! 


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Have a great weekend and happy drawings!

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10 thoughts on “Inktober 2019 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 23 Ancient – Kelpie”

    1. Thank you Mark for asking, yes there is a meaning behind it! The horse head represents “Kelpie” which is a Mythical creature part of Folklore and beliefs in Scotland. “Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water Spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form“. That’s why I included the woman as symbol of his human form. The symbol on her forehead just came to me while drawing, I would like to know what the Universe is telling me and what it represents. It just appeared in my mind. I am sure means something powerful! Today the two prompts for the challenge were “Ancient and Kelpie” that’s why I combined the horse and the ancient stones existing in Scotland. 🙂

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      1. Thank you dear lady, for some reason that mark on her forehead ‘jumped out’. Either that or I was picking it up from you. Interesting! And then I noticed the swirl on the horse so I thought maybe there was more to it. I shall look up Kelpie, maybe there is a message for me there 😀
        Thank you, looking forward to more drawings my friend 😀


      2. Interesting! And yes the spiral symbol on the horse has a meaning. The Spiral is a sacred symbol that represents the journey and change of life as it unfolds; taking a labyrinth-like passage that leads to Source. The spiral symbol can represent the consciousness of nature beginning from its center expanding outwardly. It’s a great symbol! 🙂

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