Another painting I started so long ago I barely remember what I wanted to do with it. I do recall I wanted it to have that 80's fantasy novel cover look to it. I got hung up on the mane, which was originally floofy and blonde. Pulled it out recently and decided it looked better brunet and braided. He's actually a centaur, you just can't see in this pic.
General Lykos is The Salvatican Armies first ever supreme commander. Since the days of Exeter; King Monarch the first, the rank of commanding General has always been divided amongst multiple individuals to reduce the risk of a military take over, but by the time of King Monarch the sixth, the number had dropped to only two individuals. And Lykos's loyalty is unquestionable. Advisor Noric knew this when he began to conspire with King Monarch, and it was decided that Lykos and his forces would not be liquidated like Geneal Cagan and his men. Though Lykos survived the backstabbing, he now faces a time of humiliation and subservience at the hands of The Sage Corps, which is rapidly becoming the dominant military force in Salvatica. This is unacceptable to Lykos, a man of great pride and honor, but to betray the king and speak out against him is beyond his scope. Lykos does battle with a six foot sword he recieved from The Royal Guard as a reward for his loyalty to The Queen. The sword is coated in an enchanted alloy that resists a Sages powers. Standing seven feet tall, Lykos uses this monster of a weapon with startling efficiency. His 'ripstorm' ultimate sword technique is unbeatable, and guaranteed death for anyone who gets caught by the high winds and pulled in to the spinning blade. Lykos can twirl this great sword at amazing speed, fast enough to generate sonic booms that he can send at an opponent. If he has a weakness, it's his sense of honor and fair play. A weakness that cost him his left eye in a duel against the young upstart Colonel Rison. It's the only real injury anyone's ever inflicted upon the General, and Rison paid the ultimate price for his sneak attack. Lykos is currently The Black Paw's number one threat, and is working hard to slay them all, believing Monarch will once again honor the Salvatican army if they're able to put a stop to The Black Paw's reign of terror.