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Selkie -- 4 by toerning Selkie -- 4 by toerning
He's finding her something to wear.

Acrylishop.

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blindthistle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
do you have this whole series for sale somewhere? I would love to have them as prints or in a booklet or something? 
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TheSamuraiWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely aborable and beautiful :clap::heart:
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
precious and adorable and adorable and...(why can't we give multiple Favorites and Kudos?  I want to, here)

she's smiling at her first baggy clothes, I would guess.  the sealskin was always form-fitting, I imagine.  :)

even knowing how most Selkie tales end, this makes me have hope for these two here.

bravo on making this image (and its related images) so finely.
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filipinowhiteboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Captain Haddock?
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baddafantasy Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this picture got such beautiful emoitions in there, love it! :)
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Baureal Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looove the man's face and expression, he's cute !!
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:iconpolandspring:
polandspring Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
He is amused!
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
If this wasn't the traditional telling of the Selkie mythos...

"Dear...um...I should have told you my skin was not to be washed with the whites. A lot more than colors may bleed over. You might not want to put your shirts on for the next seven days..."
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
i really like this series! great work
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:iconnicoshii:
nicoshii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful♥
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is great, is it a one off or a series or a take on something? Well, it's lovely nonetheless, and I heard painting can be a bitch so kudos to you.
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toerning Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
yep, part of a series, they're grouped together in my gallery. Thanks!
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bunnicustard Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this Selkie series--hopefully there will be more?
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the fisherman's expressions <3 This mixture of media looks great too.
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Thornmage Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I like it, the soft colours and all, but I can't help but notice that the man looks kinda like that guy from Tin-Tin.
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SpacyBear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This is a really fantastic work! Such an atmosphere!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks real class. =)
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WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Doh, how cute! X3
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Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful art work. Exactly what I needed to get the creative juices flowing inside the old imagination engine. Thanks :)
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DreamOfRain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
What a sweet picture. So 'aahhhh~'.
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:iconkirite:
Kirite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So stunning

I love your mix of traditional and digital. I really love this story as well!
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FuzzyWuzzyWuzA Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, so oddly sweet. I love both of them so much :la:
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leftb4right Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
the lighting in this is beautiful!


also, im in love with that man, he is beautiful too
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student General Artist
They look pretty happy. :'D Aww.
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nimrod14 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist
I love everything in this series, the style is so beautiful. Just...wow.
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cupiocupio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
You have been featured here! [link]
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SamanthaMcVay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I love all of your gorgeous pictures in this series, but this one is my favorite. :heart:
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TheDandyDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This is so cute :love: Tee hee poor guy :D
Straight to favorites
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MT-000 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
reminds me of the movie "Ondine" which is also about selkies :) wonderful art!!
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oldmanwaterfall Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I'm wearing an Aran sweater just like his - so cozy :)
This series is really beautiful, what made you choose to do a Selkie story?
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thanks so much! I know, it's based off a sweater that my giant cousin wears that makes him look like a cozy hibernating bear.

I've always been really into selkie mythology, and this particular story (lonely hermit discovers animal-lady bride and shit goes down) has some hold on me that I can't quite figure out...maybe I will once I finish telling the story?

Thanks for your support!
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TheTeaADDICT Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I love his expression. Its sweet. <3
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BarkingBone Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
On of my favorite stories...
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Madame-Hobnob Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
This picture is so animated, I can almost see it moving.
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madkaye Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Incredible.
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songstressoflight Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
*^*
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koppi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Oh, this is so fantastic. The atmosphere of it is wonderful.
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I love the tree-bark-like design of the man's sweater. It looks so cozy for living by the sea :)
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the way you drew this!
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gexpert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Oh by the way, I'm not sure if it is meant to be made this way, but the two seems to be friends rather than lovers in my perspective, which is very hard to do so.
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gexpert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I haven't got a clue of the whole story, but you had just became my favorite artist so far. By the way, this is just awesome... did you use computer?
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ElmiraDeu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
It looks like a scene from a movie O:
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ShadowsAndLight Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
He finally looks a little happier, perhaps because she's also looking a little happier.
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BenjiLion09 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so precious...everytime i see this pic, i just go "AWWWW!!!!" cuz it is too damn beautiful!!! Keep it up cuz i love these two :love: :love: :love:

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Art is what makes my heart beat 60 beats per minute :heart:
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SofiJane Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I love their expressions - and his jumper! Brilliant :)
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Grawuar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the story of Selkie. And your technique is very good, well done! :)
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Hallpen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Oh....!! It's so beautiful....:love:
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AzraelOfArmageddon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thats adorable :3
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flamehead23a Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I'm sure she feels a bit out of her skin at the moment... >.>
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