This is my design for the mythical creatures design contest. I decided to try drawing a mythical creature that wasn't as well known or as popular. Selkies are a race of beautiful seal like creatures that when on land shed there pelt and transform into beautiful young women. Like most myths there many different versions to the legend, sometimes there just ordinary looking seals when not on land but sometimes their described as more enchanted creature in other tales. The version I prefer tells that the Selkies come from the land of the faeries on a distant Island, when on the island their form is of a beautiful elfish like being but when they must venture into the sea to go fishing they change into the form of a seal but this is vary dangerous cause if they stray to far into mans waters they'll be hunted down for its pelt. If a Selkie loses its fur it will not be able to return home and will have to remain in the in the world of man forever.
In case its to small to see here's a link to the full sized version of my design [link]