Entry for !Vlei
's Mythical Blind Date contest.
He gave me the Capirussa to illustrate, this is the Monsterpedia entry that !Vlei
linked me to;Capirussa is a creature which was supposed to live in Indie (now Indonesia), but was once seen in the Meuse River at Brielle (Brill), The Netherlands.
The name could be a corruption of Caperisca, a small goat-like creature. Another possibility could be a corruption of Capripus, meaning goat's foot.
A female beast with a human face, a collar of jester's bells, pointed flappy ears as those of a hound, goatlike paws and a dog's plumy tail.
Of the images I found some depicted her/it as like a quadruped with a human face, some as like a centaur, and some like a faun. . . I chose to depict her like a centaur, because I got to give her two sets of boobies!!!
I've not-so-subtly hinted at her Indonesian origin and Dutch prevalence in my depiction, and for some reason I imagined her as being somewhat cheeky.
Her markings are inspired by the okapi, which I do know is African, I just wanted to do it.
Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42cm 11.69 x 16.54"