Pencil drawing of a Kelpie from Scottish folklore. Art by KiriLeonard.com

A kelpie done for Month of Fear’s ‘What Lies Beneath’ theme. Kelpies are a water spirit from Scotland that inhabit lochs/lakes. The kelpie is definied as “the Lowland name of a demon in the shape of a horse”. Although the horse shape is considered the most common water spirit in Scottish folklore, the name is attributed to several different forms in narratives recorded throughout the country. The most famous one being Loch Ness.