Brollachan

2D Weird posted on Sep 30, 2018
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In Scottish folklore, the BROLLACHAN is a creature that haunts dark, deserted places, especially ones with large bodies of water, and is said to appear as a dark, shapeless 'cloud' with a pair of reddish, glowing eyes. It is said to be the larval form of a species of faery called the 'Fuath', and likes to gain possession of the bodies of men and animals, especially children, draining them slowly of their life force and then leaving the host a dry, lifeless husk as it searches for new prey. The Brollachan can talk, but is said to know only two words: 'me' and 'you'. Here I let my imagination run wild in portraying this creature and sketching out a place where you might spot it. :) Haven't been doing any freehand drawing for a long time so I just thought I'd give it a shot; the result is this sketch, which I did in a couple hours one evening early in September. Suggestions for improvement, please, anyone?

Comments (14)


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pchef 11:30AM | Sun, 30 September 2018

beautiful drawing, and thanks for the infomation

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Greywolf44 12:53PM | Sun, 30 September 2018

Like anything in life, the more you do something, the better you get at it. I like your sketch and would encourage you to just keep on doing what you're doing. You WILL find your own rhythm and style. 😀

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GrandmaT 1:36PM | Sun, 30 September 2018

Awesome job! I love the story, too. My only suggestion is to make the lines inside the edge of the cloud a little less sharp.

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crender 2:27PM | Sun, 30 September 2018

Amazing !!!!

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ontar1 3:51PM | Sun, 30 September 2018

Fantastic scene!

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RodS 6:25PM | Sun, 30 September 2018

This is wonderful, my friend! Oh, my.... It has been so long since I've picked up a pencil and (actual) paper, and just had fun sketching.... This inspires me to get back to this traditional medium once in a while.

Fascinating information as well - I was not aware of this legend.

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starship64 1:28AM | Mon, 01 October 2018

What a weird creature. I like the contrast between the curves and white spaces in the brollachan and the straight lines everywhere else. It really helps convey the sense of an unworldly encounter.

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eekdog 9:02PM | Mon, 01 October 2018

Superb drawing art, love the eye in clouds and rain fx. I would get out if that swamp waten. Know telling what could be lurking in it.

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nefertiabet 3:52PM | Tue, 02 October 2018

Nice work!!!

steve2 2:23AM | Sat, 06 October 2018

Very nice drawing. I agree with greywolf44

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Radar_rad-dude 12:33PM | Wed, 10 October 2018

A most excellent drawing! You have really captured the essence of this creature! Very fine work! Bravo!

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KarmaSong Online Now! 8:40PM | Mon, 31 December 2018

I'd never heard about this feature of Scottish legends, even though I've been to Scotland several times ! Your illustration and drawing is simply excellent and I hope to see more of your own compositions in 2019 !

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anitalee 1:08AM | Fri, 12 April 2019

Excellent

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A_Sunbeam 7:58AM | Fri, 14 June 2019

There's a few of them in the Houses of Parliament .... Great image!

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