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This branched from my last deviation.

So basically, the whole purpose of a being a Selkie is the ability to remove your seal skin and become a girl, and then put it back on to become a seal again.

So a girl in a seal costume > my version of a Selkie.

XD THEY HAS BEEN RENDERED POINTLESS!!!

Ha! I don't care. When I think of Selkie, I think seal person, and so what if I choose to personify them a bit more obviously. ^__^
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bbristow12 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Lol
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Lana90 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Don't cry, little one! Maybe you are a roan or a child of roan and mermaid.
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
meh, I enjoy your version a lot :3
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x-Yuri-chan-x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I laughed quite hysterically at this. :D
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! ^_^ Lol
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Ruby-Blackthorn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Photographer
It is up to you as an artist, that is what art is about, putting your rendition on things and showing how you view things. Personally there is nothing set in stone of mythology that a selkie in its selkie form did not have human appearnces (sorry big mythology fan). If you really want to get into it a big thing at the moment is the Thor movie and comics. In the movie Loki is Thors brother, in mythology they are not, however Marvle took it into their own hands and made something based loosely around mythology.

Hehe sorry about that, I strongly believe that an artist should make their own stamp and that other people weather they like it or not should just enjoy the art before them rather than becoming mythology belting morons :) I think you concept of Selkies is how I would imagen them, also you have a beautiful style.
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Candy-Zombies-Unite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
awww dont cry Oula!!!
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AvatarCheyenne Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could easily imagine selkies being able to become half selkie
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Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Silver lining; She sort of explains the "Mammalian-Mermaid"Therory.
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TheVoluptuousPanda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I like your version better. Just imagine if a Centaur wasn't actually a half human/half horse thing. Imagine if Centaurs were humans in a magical horse disguise that they could slip in and out of and be two different beings instead of one combined thing. Or if a Naga wasn't a half human/have snake creature, but instead, it was a human in a giant magical snake skin that could be slipped on and off. Where's the fun in that? That's right, there is no fun to be found. So suck it. Hybrid creatures are way more fun.
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scythepuppet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's useful to remind people that selkies aren't real and you can envision them however you damn well please. At least you're not applying body glitter, right?
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TheVoluptuousPanda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Who says they're not real? Have you ever seen one? I haven't, but we shouldn't assume things lol.
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scythepuppet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I haven't seen one, and if I had, claiming that they don't exist would not speak well to my clarity of thought.

I'm not sure what you're claiming, here. That I should not assume that a person who becomes a seal by wearing a magical seal cloak is not, in fact, an actual thing that really exists? That this is an assumption that cannot be safely made?
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TheVoluptuousPanda Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just saying, if no one can prove that one exists through things like video or picture, something more concrete than word, nobody should assume that something does or does not exists. Neither you nor me can say for a fact that they do or do not exist, so we shouldn't say that they do or not, because we don;t know.

This comment was meant to be FUNNY. A little HAHA JOKE TIME LOL thing, thanks. -_-
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scythepuppet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My comment was meant to be funny, too. Well, not funny, since it's nothing I would be so careless as to call a joke. But funny in that it's a valid way of defending something from unwelcome criticism.

In any case, I'm thoroughly comfortable assuming selkies, as in "magical people who transform into seals by way of magical seal suits" do not exist. For one, I'm unaware of any concrete evidence. Or any flimsy, posterboard-and-papier-mache evidence. Or even any allegations of totally reliable evidence as heard second hand from a friend whose uncle totally knows an expert that lives in Canada.

In fact, I bet that even amongst people who claim that there are such things as "real" selkies there would be hot dispute about the precise nature of the beast itself, since of course it's entirely made up and likely drawn of an amalgam of smaller contradictory hallucinations that were tactfully edited into a cohesive story by canny people who grip your arm just a bit too hard when pressed on the proper spelling of the plural of "fairy".

Hopefully I haven't offended you. My little haha-joke-times tend to have teeth.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Who created the design for the siren like seal-girl? Or when does it comes from? Is it a fanon trend?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I did.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Kudos, then. It's creative. :) It just needs a written saga now...
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Crystellia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
x3 I actually did an rp with someone where the selkie was like yours but could turn into a seal and remove their skin to turn human
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PuppyMeruChan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your idea of the selkies. Whenever I heard of selkies, I basically thought of merfolk but with seals. <3 Love your selkies!
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
8O RENDERED POINTLESS!!!! Oh no! *runs and gives selkie hug* there there your to fun to draw to be pointless :hug:
But really, I love how you draw your selkies! :glomp:
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"Na dein nos agus na bris nos (neither make nor break a custom)"
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh thats just mean XD
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siebop Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol total love here!
GREAT! ^^
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Kobiana Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just glad your interpretation still looks seal-ish. I've seen too many that look fishy. Lol.
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danitaguty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
dont make selkie cry!
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FemaleQuillTip Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
IT'S ELLE!!!!!!! >D lol besides, I enjoy your selkies better... (she can get into camp half-blood!) :rofl:
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WrenWind Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I like your version of the Selkie WAY better than the real version..... it's more interesting this way, and way more adorable! :heart:
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angelpunch00 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well it's true
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AzureAllure Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I always imagine mythical creatures through the lens of science. Like mermaids can't be a human top half and a fish bottom half, because mammal=/=fish. So there can be one that is all fishy, so no boops or hair, or all mammal, so the tail will be like a dolphin or other marine mammal. Likewise, a skin can't be taken off, so a hybrid human/seal is the only scientifically possible selkie. Also it's cooler looking. Yes cooler looking is a scientific term. :)
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pixie-rings Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ This.
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Casandraelf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, the myth never says how the seal skin is worn, so both interpretations work
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sophieoh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BAHAHAHAHAW <3
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what if the top half of the sealskin gets cut off,
problem solved :meow:
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*aims nonlethal weapon at girls head*
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies laughing*
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*calls the Humorcide department of the Police
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Here lies RayneWolfspeaker, who died laughing at a weird mythological joke. May his soul rest in peace."
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HER
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol what? Oh WOOPS! MY BAD!

Some people can tell guys from girls by the way they speak or type.
I am evidently not one of those people.


Really sorry! *orders new gravestone*
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I fogured it would have been obvious since the first part of my username, Rayne, is a GIRL'S name.

XD you don't need to order a gravestone. I don't take offense like that. it's fine, really!
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i have never heard rayne as a name.
and i was kidding about the gravestone
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i have never heard rayne as a name.
and i was kidding about the gravestone
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i have never heard rayne as a name.
and i was kidding about the gravestone
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Fiyhi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love selkies! I actually have my own version of selkies for a book I'm writing. I grew up with stories about selkies and I LOVED the Secret of Roan-Inish, so how could I not have them? :meow: My selkies go against mythology too! They still turn into seals with seal-skins, but when they're human, they retain their seal-markings. Neat, huh? :D
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ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
lol Aww, poor not-selkie girl can't catch a break.

I dunno, the traditionalist in me agrees that selkies are seals who become human by shedding their skin and visa-versa and that's the mythology, damn it! But I, too, thought of selkies as a type of human-seal hybrid for the longest time, so I feel there should be some room under the umbrella term. Selkies are half-human, half-seal, after all. How those halves manifest theselves could be up to interpretation. :meow:

(Hypothetically, though, could a traditional selkie theoretically cover themselves only from the waist down and become some sort of hybrid seal person? As a compromise?)
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FCollection Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
HAHAHA! cry baby to the right ...lmao
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
now I'm wondering if the selkies have decided that the best place to hide, is as such suit-wearing mascots.

excellent creative work.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Thats where you'll find them! Thanks so much!
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Quezy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I've never thought of selkies as fursuiters before, but now you mention it. o_o;;;;

I like your version, yeah it's not traditional and the selkies in my stories are the old fashioned kind, but it's refreshing to see some originality. Not everything has to be true to canon!
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