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Gypsy Vanner Centaur
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Published: September 16, 2006
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A centaur commission for Chris Sawyer. He's modelled after a gypsy vanner horse. Mechanical pencil on 11x14" bristol paper.

I love centaurs, but I don't often see art of them that really looks natural! A lot of times they look rather obviously like two different things put together (which they are, but...). I tried to make the centaur look as unified as one creature as I could.
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I really love how you unified the two creatures to one with the markings and the seamless  blending of bodies. It's very lovely, dear! :)
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CelestialDrakeHobbyist Traditional Artist
i love gypsy vanners :D
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Bubbles521Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
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I've loved him since the first time I saw him!

This is pretty close to my "ideal" centaur. Muscular, male (visible sheath would've been a nice addition), good mix of equine features on the torso make him look like he is one creature, and not a mix of two.

If you still do commissions, I'd love one from you. I'll check your page.
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This is sweet! Great job!
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dancingheronProfessional Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool. I like the adaptation of the pattern and the ears.
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AimzICRStudent General Artist
Wow. Awesome :)

I love how he's so chunky and well-built. Really stays true to the way Vanner's are.
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wow this is amazing! I own a Gypsy Vanner and I just wanted to say that the body is very anitomically correct! :nod: very well done. Keep up the good work!
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Thank you ^^ I love horses, they're such beautiful animals.
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i love the skin folds up by his waist as he's moving. does look more natural lol
good job! great detail too. i'm going to go see what else you've done now!
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Thank you very much! ^^
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ErikonilHobbyist General Artist
I really love the little details here, like the leg feathers and the attention to muscle placement. Cute expression to boot!
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ShadowwKattHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the best looking centaur I have ever seen.

Never been one to like centaurs, but this just gives credit to how cool the design could be if done right. Great job! =D
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Why thank you! :) I agree that many centaur illustrations have a tendency to look somewhat awkward so I tried to merge the horse and human parts of the body the best I could.
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You're very welcome =D
And you did an incredible job merging the two. It could like it could be an actual living thing.
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I'm glad you think so! Thanks again for taking the time to tell me :)
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No problem.
I am a strong believer that people who have amazing arts should be complimented. =D
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Oh, wow! This is a very nice drawling! ^^
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I've drawn one centaur. Ever. And it was because your drawing inspired me to. ^.^
Maybe that and I'm a Sagittarius. Xp.
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