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It Came From The Sea by tohdraws It Came From The Sea by tohdraws

The surviving accounts vary, with some storytellers merging the two monsters so that rider and horse become one - a vile hybrid of man and beast that, they swore, was Nuckelavee's true shape.

From the few recorded descriptions of the Nuckelavee, we learn that his head was similar to that of a man only "ten times larger". He had an incredibly wide mouth that jutted out like a pig's snout and a single red eye that burned with a red flame.

Hairless, his body was also skinless, its entire surface appearing like raw and living flesh. It was said that his thick, black blood could be seen coursing through his veins, as his sinewy muscles writhed with every movement he made. His long ape-like arms hung down to the ground and from his gaping mouth spewed a foul, black reek.

All in all, not a pleasant sight to encounter on some lonely stretch of coastline.

- Orkneyjar.com 


Nuckelavee illustration commissioned by Colin Stuart (C) 2018. 

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clearwater04 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
that is sick
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Naramyon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
*Nopes across the house and under a pile of blankets* 
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CarsonEllis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy. Very clever placing it off in the corner.
Like fridge-light horror.
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M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
I am glad I knew about this creture of legends from a friend.
Because, goodness, the Nuckelavee is pretty unnerving, with the misfortune it brings and all.
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GeruSadora Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
I love your art so much.
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:iconkomical:
Komical Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
he's actually a pretty nice dude tho.
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YETItheSKIER Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Bruh, the last thing the Nuckelavee is is a "nice dude".
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psychotichunt3r Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RUN IT OVER
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Raven-Halloween Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Ok nice sign, its a night scenery of some ki-WTF IS THAT


D:
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
I get the hell out of there!
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TheOfficialLobst Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Wow I thought this was a photoshopped picture until I saw that you made it
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:iconpreyote:
Preyote Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
How about no?
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:icondaggerbeak:
Daggerbeak Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Oh that's so creepy!
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:iconishi-kupa:
Ishi-Kupa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
creepy
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:iconpriestessraven:
PriestessRaven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
I think I'd rather just hit a bunny. 
Sorry, bunnies of the world.
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Sagebrush-N-Saddles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Looks like a scene from any of the shows dealing with Cryptozoology and Paranormal. Scary cool.
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Cainmak Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard of him :)
Amazing work!
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:icondouzocosplay:
douzocosplay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh great art! SO SPOOKY!!!
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:iconjimmythegiant:
jimmythegiant Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me in the car: ...NOPE. *throws gear in reverse*
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peeteargriffen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
wait!!! WTF is that white thing in the center of the image?
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masterofshadows Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
They did one of these on RWBY, it was pretty freaky.
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SilentLadyGTA Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Beautiful ! surprising
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Qbaska Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would shit my pants if i would see something like this on road at night!
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