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=p yeah, still messing around with Vorpax Chronicles creatures. This is one of my centaurs. I picture them as something different than people with the lower halves of horses. Hence why the centaur appears to be very thin and lithe. These guys live in the forests, so I kind of melded a deer and a horse together to design its lower body. If I had used plain horse structure they;d look heavier and more bulky. Some centaurs are more bulky, true, but those are the berserkers and they're very few. I mostly wanted to focus on the regular ranger-type ones that are fast and swift runners and know their forest like the back of their hands.

And hey... look at the background!

Vorpax Chronicles Centaur design (C) to *ElvenAngel
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Arcotroll Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Αυτή ή εικόνα είναι που τράβηξε την προσοχή μου στην γκαλλερί σου την πρώτη φορά. Μου αρέσουν όλα και ειδικά το χρώμα του κένταυρου που είναι όμορφα <<αλογίσιο>>. Βλέπω ότι διάλεξες τον δεύτερο τρόπο απεικόνισης κένταυροι= πλάσματα-του-δάσους-σαν-ξωτικά-απο-την μέση-και-πάνω σε αντίθεση με τον πρώτο ο οποίος με βάση με τα πρότυπα της μυθολογίας μας τους δείχνει με ανθρώπινα χαρακτηριστικά. Μία ερώτηση γιατί πάνω απο τις άλλες οπλές έχει άσπρο τρίχωμα ενώ πάνω απο την μπροστινή δεξιά έχει μάυρο; έχει καμία σημασία;
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Basika... den 8elw oi kentauroi mou nai fainontai san 'apo ti mesi kai panw an8repoi/kswtika'. 8elw na tous blepoun ws ennaio synolo enws plasmatos, oxi miso-miso. Prospa8isa na dwsw ligaki 'kentauria' xaraktiristika sto panwkormi, me autia kapws mytera san alogo, matia ligo san zwou, kai oloklirwmeno xrwma mi an8rwpino. Basika... o ka8e kentauros diaferei apo ton allon, kai autos edw einai apla enas mikroswmos, enas 'light cavalary. Yperxoun kai pio barioi kai stibaroi kentauroi.

Kai, to xrwma... apla sta aloga an exeis proseksei to xrwma syxna skourainei sta podia, ektws kai an exoun aspro. Kai an prosekeis, stin deksia opli tou den exei aspro, opote to xrwma skourine.
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ArchaicDemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
:drool:
just :drool:
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
XDDD
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ArchaicDemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
:giggle:
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Infrunitas Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I'm currently reading Steven Pressfield's book that defines the Spartan warrior. Something that i never realized until i read it is that soliders would keep little trinkets and reminders of home on the insides of their huge shields. That's what I thought of when first saw this. What I like most about this picture is that it keeps me guessing and makes me watch the charcter all the more intensely.
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That's really deep! I haven't read that book just yet (though I am familiar with it), but frankly, I really wasn't thinking much of a spartan definition of a warrior for my Centaurs... at least, not the ranger and archer ones, the berserkers, maybe but all the others have a mentality a tat bit different than 'spartan'... It kind of applies more to my Minotaurs (I'm still trying to get that poor race to look anatomcally possible... poor creatures, I cannot draw cattle!! T^T)
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MetalChocobo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
What a cute centaur! I really like his look, the braces are a nice touch. I like the background too. :)
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
=D Thanks!
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valefor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your take on the traditional centaur. Never thought of blending a deer with the horse/human combo. Background is really pretty...
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it came out of the blue actually. I was aiming for something bulkier, but it turned out thin, and I thought, 'well, this looks different, lets play along' and I messed some deer in and kept working with that.
^__^ The result turned out better than I thought.

And the BG... a total, wonderful accident!
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dreamseerX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
Oooo this turned out really really good! The way you CGed his skin is positively delicious! X3 The background also looks really good.
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
=D Yeah! I'm glad you like it, thank you! X3 The skin CG was tough, but yeah, it worked out in the end. Wo0000!
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Sancy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
BG! O_____O
you just left the club of the "we-do-NO-BGs"
cuz this is sooo nice n vivid n green

th centaur is kewl too!specially the horse part

keep the nice work up sweet-pea!<3
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
=D Ja!! Thank you! I've been tryin to get out of that club for a while. *gigglesnort*
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Asthenie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
pretty!
You did an actual background! Yay! :D
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
XD yeah, for once. lol.
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leonhart-less Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Look at that background, indeed!!!

I like the lithe-ness... I'm usually turned off to Centaurs b/c of the bulkiness, but I like this one!
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot. Good to know the different is likable.
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OkamiNeko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Love it. You did the lower body very well. Only one thing odd I find about it though. How is he standing on his two right legs? Not to be picky or anything it just doesn't seem natural.
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
You know... I don't know... I realised it too late.... but then again, deers and camels walk like that, so I guess it works...........somehow.
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Salavin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Background! yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
pretty pretty!!!!! :333
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ElvenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
=D Thankies!!!
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