Mercury by ElrondDrakendil

Mercury

ElrondDrakendil

20 November 2015 at 07:26:57 MST

MERCURY
colored pencil, ink and paint pen
9”x12” bristol board
personal work © 2015
Prints and merch here!

Returning to my Planet Horse series, meet the first of the terrestrial planet horses: Mercury! Here represented by an Icelandic Horse performing its distinctive gait, I wanted to evoke the fleet-footedness of both the planet (Mercury has the shortest year of all the planets) but also his legendary namesake: the Roman god of messengers, whom the Greeks called Hermes. I couldn’t find any good true-color references for the planet, so I elected to keep him silver—yet another reference, this time to mercury the element.

Mercury, along with Venus, Gaia (Earth) and Mars will be going to the Midwest Furfest art show in December, which was where the original Planet Horses made their debut in 2013.

The complete Fantastic Equine series can be found here:

http://goldeenherself.deviantart.com/gallery/55045090/Fantastic-Equines

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http://www.redbubble.com/people/goldeenherself/works/17718321-mercury

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