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EQ's Hippocampus by KatePfeilschiefter EQ's Hippocampus by KatePfeilschiefter
Commission of :iconepinequeen: 's Hippocampus concept.
Design belongs to her. Art (c) me.

I really like the look of these hippocamps, reminds me of the Greek depictions of nymphs and heroes astride seahorses, where the mythical beasts were depicted with finned forearms rather than hooves. Ex: [[link]]
Also, interesting bit of info, hippocampus is the name for the seahorse genus as well as a component of the brain dealing with memory and spatial navigation (apparently one of its ridges resembled a seahorse to a Venetian anatomist). It can be broken down from the Ancient Greek into hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea-monster".
Knowledge is power.

cs3
7/13/2010
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LaylaandNero Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist
CUUUUUUUUUUUTE! :hug: Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Rexander134 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome job.
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IceBlast360 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AGAIN. GOD.
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Happy-Horse13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol im afraid of whales,dolphins and sharks and when I saw this picture (which is very detailed and amzing ;) ) it almost gave me a heart attack.
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cynomolge Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Really cool and thank you for that link.
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Rakaseth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how suited to life in the water you've made it look despite its similarities to a horse. The dolphin-like face is a great touch :)
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UnluckyNumberXIII Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knowledge is powe indeed. Wonderfully drawn and colored.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Love the colors and the design on them! :D
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Sea-Angell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is a fine illustration of scientific forethought and creative ingenuity. The head is more dolphin-like and the two front limbs end in flippers, far more useful than horse hooves. The horse mane is now a single crested dorsal fin and ears are now mere slits on the sides. Like so many viewers before me, I'm in total agreement with your mastery of the water effects. Both of you did a great job, here, bravo.
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danny2610 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav :D
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Denodon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely colours and amazing work with the underwater lighting
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EarthsShadow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
LOVE the colors!
The baby is adorable.
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Dawww! I remember these from my Age of Mythology game. You draw them so adorably!
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The-Psychotics Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Wow, beautiful picture! :D The lighting in the water is incredible. ;)
Do you know how much the PhotoShop cs3 is? I was thinking about buying one.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love the intensity of the colors here, and the detail is beautiful :) Especially the light shining from the surface!
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