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I had this idea for a deertaur for awhile. I don't think I've ever drawn a centaur before o:

Ava is a melanistic red deer from England. She is a little under 12 hands at the shoulder and comes to a total of 5'8" tall. Red does are quite large and I wanted her to appear strong and muscular. She has asymmetrical cornrows and tattoos on her neck. Her body fur is shaved into the skeleton shape (look up shaved horses to see what I mean). That means the bones aren't markings and they aren't permanent. She could change the pattern or let it completely grow out if she wanted to.

I was inspired to draw her by :icondragontrash: and I imagine her to be part of his taur gang who like doing nice things for people.

Ava likes to volunteer at the animal shelter and the assisted care facility near where she lives. She bakes casseroles which she donates or gives to her neighbors and she sings in the church choir.

Unshaved Ava

Oh and I added a texture: Texture
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
So beautiful! 
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner May 27, 2018   Digital Artist
thank you!
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WaterGleam Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely!
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016   Digital Artist
glad you like
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Saranagor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Wow! I'm not much of a fan of deer-taurs generally, but this design is just great- dripping with personality.
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! I had a lot of fun designing her and I'm glad you like her even if deertaurs aren't usually to your taste.
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Norrolith Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept and execution. Very nice indeed.
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words very much.
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:iconnorrolith:
Norrolith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They are well deserved words.
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Is this posted anywhere by you on your Tumblr? I'd love to reblog it to a monster girl blog I have! <3
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Digital Artist
No, sorry. I don't keep a tumblr anymore.
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's ok! Thanks a ton for your time! C:
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the image c:
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is really lovely!
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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Colorsmoothie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, love the bones and the lashes ;D
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah those are totally falsies haha
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:iconjonkin:
JonKin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good design! Very unique!
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm pleased you think so! thanks
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gckatz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Writer
Wears a punk vest, volunteers at an assisted living home. Good for her not letting stereotypes box her in.
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Digital Artist
hell yeah! c:
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what an interesting and original idea! I love that her upper human body's skin tone matches her deer lower body's melanistic shade! Her clothing style is really nice, and it's really completed with the idea of her also "decorating" her fur. I'm really impressed with the originality of her overall! Keep it up!
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fralea Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Yeah normally people don't just change skin tone half way across their bodies so thats what made sense to me c: Besides which I had envisioned the character with dark skin before I settled on how her fur would be. When I decided on black fur I realized that the deer's skin tone would naturally be dark as well so it all tied together and made sense haha. Not that you couldn't make a dark skinned and light furred deer as well but that's just how I wanted her to look.

Skeletons and skulls go well with the punk aesthetic as well as the idea that if you like one type of modification (piercings) you probably like others (shaving hair... mohawks are related to punk culture as well which is a similar concept i guess).

I'm really glad you like her, I did put quite some thought into her design c:
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fares002 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Interesting take.  I like it. 
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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dragontrash Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
yessssssssssss
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Radicles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omaigosh she is so precious *W*
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Digital Artist
thank youuuuu <3 <3
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VaryagOfMiklagaard Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS AWESOME
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:iconfralea:
fralea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much! c:
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