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Foaly the Centaur by RoseSagae Foaly the Centaur by RoseSagae
He's such a smartass... but that's why we love him! xD

This is kind of how I pictured him - I added the freckles as an afterthought because I thought they'd be cute x) He has a sticky note on his tinfoil hat, he wears watches for a few different time-zones, he has a PDA-type-communicator-thing on his left front leg.

The LEP acorn symbol on his shirt as well as the typical nerd pocket full of pens... isn't he just adorable? He also looks a lot more like my dad than I had originally planned o____O Weird... Also, my colored pencil pics always scan funny, so that's why he looks so jaundiced :( Oh well - it looks a lot better IRL, I promise.

Anyways, I used a new type of lineart. I usually line them with black ink, but this time I tried lining it in pencil. What do you think? Does it look better than my old method? Example of old method: [link] - can you even tell the difference??

Special shoutouts to the following people who commented on this as a scrap:
*mindsend, ~meihua, ~pichu4850, ~dreamwhisper, ~Deriance, *Majoras-Cappuccino
*thinks she'll start thanking people on the finished product... yessss*

Image (c) RoseSagae
Character (c) Eoin Colfer
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:iconmidorishina:
midorishina Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
X3 Me read that book too~!
This wasn't how I pictured Foaly though. I sort of went for a more scientist-like look and a darker skin.

But then, I think your version suits him. XD He more adorable this way. *pinches cheek* XD
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I redrew him, I would include a labcoat xD I'm ashamed I didn't put one in the first time through!
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midorishina Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
Nvm, I still think he's cuter. XD

For some reason, I'm imagining Root behind him, steaming XD
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, totally saying "You call me Julius one more time and I'm demoting you to staff mule!!" *loves Root* xD
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midorishina Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
XD
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ziguyo Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
OMG Foaly!!? This is the first fanart of the Atemis Fowl books I've ever seen :aww: I love that series :heart: I immagined Foaly to have brown hair/fur, but he looks cute blonde and sort of nerdy-looking too ;P

*coughdrawartemisnextcough*
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cough [link] cough*

The best part about books is that everyone sees a character differently x) *having fun looking through other Foaly fanarts*
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ziguyo Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
Oh :o Why the heck did I never think of looking for clubs!!?! *runs off to check other Arty fanart*

Thank yous.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~ArtemisFowlfc is one I think x) That's the one I was looking through earlier!
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Aldanax Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
I dont really know the guy, one of my friends told me something about the books and I remember her mentioning this char though x) You did a very good job on the colouring =) The difference on the lineart can be told, pencil one makes it look softer but both of them fit well :aww:
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The books are kind of fun if you're looking for a good read ;D
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liongoalkeeper Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
I've been curious as to what those books are like. Hoi Centaur :D Odd Name...
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know xD When I saw his name the first time I was like "Oh brother. Yeah THAT'S original."

I own the first one - it's in my room on the floor by my bookcase if you want to read it x)
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liongoalkeeper Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
Maybe I will this summer :p I still have to finish reading Eragon ><
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's next on my list for the summer too xD I want to reread HP first, though... and I need to finish the Left Behind books someday before I die xD
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Majoras-Cappuccino Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
... But I'm the only smartass here! DD<

*attempts to kill Foaly with chewable vitamins and origami*

ph34r!!1 :spin:
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Xanacat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
Oooh, nice job on the horse anatomy! :o

I kind of like the lineart in pencil--it's what I usually do on mine--because it's easier to correct if you go back later and want to change something, and it doesn't leave you with two different textures in your drawing like lining in pen and colouring in pencil sometimes does.

Of course, I also can't line in ink at all, so maybe I'm a little biased...=P
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! I usually like ink lineart because then I can erase all of my scribbles underneath it xD I'm trying to decide if pencil lines are worth the extra work x)
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Xanacat Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
xD That's the part I was always bad at in inking--usually I like the scribble underneath it better than the lineart. I never know which scrawly lines to keep and which ones to take out!

Switching styles is always tough until you get used to it. Good luck picking which one to stick with! :o
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
I <33333 Foaly! I always thought he'd be hugely muscular though, oh well :) hurrah for preconceptions!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could see him huge and muscley, but I guess I kind of pictured him a scrawny nerd xD
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meihua Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
psh nerds don't have to be scrawny :P our class consists of only computer/math/science nerds (woohoo advanced learning programs) and none of us are the scrawny nonathletic uncoordinated type ;P
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - but he seems like kind of a chicken xD Like in the second book when they finally cleared his name but he didn't want to come out of his "booth" until Root was back because he was afraid of the LEP? xD
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dreamwhisper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Foaly looks so cute!^^ The colors look really nice.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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judomo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
Aww, everyone loves Foaly ^^ Though I never really pictured him this way *tilts head* But he's cute! And I love the coloring :)
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think people ever picture fiction characters the same x) That's what's fun about it!
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chutkat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
:D That really came out great ^^ Yes he's so cute :3
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! x)
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Origami-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
Rose is right; he is adorable! I'm liking the dapples on his hindquarters to go along with the freckles on his face.

I've never read any of the books, but this is making me interested. I know our library has them, perhaps next time I go I shall have to grab the first one.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should! I've wanted to try them for a while now and they've been a really easy read during school so I'm having a lot of fun with them xD Put them on your summer list ;D At least if you hate the first one, you don't have to finish the series!
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
someone's been reading the artemis foul books!! i love thouse books. they are so good. have you read them all?
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on the third one right now, so don't spoil them for me xD
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I won't. but i'll tell you this they are sweet!!!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm really liking them so far!
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
tell me what you think when you finish the books. i like holly myself.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Holly - I really love Foaly, though xD
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
my fav. is holly
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pichu4850 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
hmm i guess wit pencil its brighter/softer/paler? XD Well I love the freckles on his face and also the dappled patterne on him is cool also.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah - and scanning it really distorts the colors/contrast for some reason xP But thanks!
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Angeldogdemongirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
Cool^^
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fyrefawx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006   Photographer
hehe, believe it or not, I just commented on a different centaur pic! I really need to break out my PC's! And possibly read artemis fowel (sp?) sometime, I thought it was more of a contemporary than a fantasy!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's kind of cool because it's kind of a combo of both :D You should try them! At least if you hate the first book you don't have to read the others xD
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fyrefawx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006   Photographer
*looks at the long huge list of books she has to read* Yeah, I might eventully =P I'll see if I can get through what I have for now!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a huge list too xD;; *hopes to strike some of them off this summer*
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mindsend Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
<3 cutey! XD
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*loves Foaly*
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mindsend Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
Me too <3 He's the geekness. XD

There was actually one time where I thought, "You know... I'm sure faeries know how to cross breed... It be fun sticking him and Holly together" XD
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTFFF xD You're worse than I am!!
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mindsend Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
XD Yes, yes I am. But think of it -- it CAN really fit....

It would just be awkward in a physical sense. XD
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