Thursday, March 17, 2011


The Dobhar-chu is an Irish lake monster; when translated from Celtic, its name means water-hound.
Drawn with india ink and calligraphy pens on a painted background.

My interpretation of it was that it was some sort of a mix between an otter and a dog, with webbed paws and fish-like fins. This picture, however, was based almost entirely off a newspaper clipping, detailing the report of a man who saw (and was bitten by) the creature.

This was done for the Alphabeastiary Challenge. I haven't actually been accepted to the challenge yet, but it doesn't matter; I had fun drawing it.

To see what Alphabeastiary has to say about the Dobhar-chu, & other people's artwork of it, go here:

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