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Selkie Rock by Hbruton Selkie Rock by Hbruton

I love Selkies and for some reason they always have red hair when I paint them.  Today's incidental bird is the lovely Harlequin duck. The seals are my fav type, grey seals.  Original and prints for sale.

19x15 acrylic on illustration board

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SetoEevee7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so happy you have made a man selkie, they really need more love <3 Selkies are also one of my favorite myths and I think you have captured them perfectly :) 
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GYPSY-kinda-UNSAFE Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist
I like the idea of a male selkie! they were traditionally female (I'm sure you know all this) and if a man managed to capture them by stealing their seal skin they would be enslaved to him and make perfect housewives (sexist I know but hey the lore is very old) so I suppose if some girl managed to steal his seal skin he would have to give her back rubs and do the dishes? hopefully no one would be so mean to him haha
but that's only a small part of the selkie story and not the most attractive aspect at all, plus you know, selkie society has advanced by now and she wouldn't take that kind of treatment, she's a strong independent seal who doesn't let anyone steal her sexy seal skin or tell her she has fish breath ;)
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Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
There is a sexy man posed on a rock. No idea what is going on, and not complaining either way. He looks like a fine specimen and all, but admittedly, the best rendering is on the seals. Those look good!
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ThePaleRaven Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Beautiful. I adore Selkies to. I had, for a short time, a young selkie girl as a rp character. Since you're a fan f selkies and the songs came to mind I shall link this wonderful song called the Selkie and the Maiden.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGT5lB…
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