Thursday, August 16, 2007

Selkie Emerging Concept

This is a concept I came up with in the last couple days. So far it's still in the planning stage, I'm trying to figure out the best way to do the armature right now. Please pardon the wierdness of the sketch, I'm a 3d person, perspective and stuff like that I just don't get.

So here's the basic idea. Selkies in celtic folklore are women (if there are male selkies they just don't appear in folktales) who live below the sea and take the form of seals. They can take excursions on land where they remove their seal skin, if a man wants to marry a selkie he must hide her seal skin because otherwise she'll leave to return to the sea. Some tales tell of selkies living on land for many years and having children with their human husbands only to find their hidden seal skin and disappear leaving her children forever.

This sculpture will be of a young selkie rising from the sea, pulling away her seal skin.
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