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Invitation by inkscribble Invitation by inkscribble
Don't ask me why there's an osprey in a moor. Pretend there's a river nearby.

My thought for the centaur was to try to make the body type as believable as possible - my main reference was Walt Disney's Fantasia. I also wanted to make it a bit gothy, so I may keep playing with the colours - suggestions?

Also - in typical airheaded fashion, I forgot to edit the description when I edited the image last time, and so neglected to mention that MAJOR inspiration for parts of his *former* tattoos (I was so ashamed of myself that I altered the parts that I used reference for) came from [link], which features art by the wonderfully talented Alex Morgan and offers a series of downloadable henna tattoo pattern/how-to books called Ancient Blue, which is what I used.
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GSnail Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice, especially that the body looks cohesive. That's something i've been having trouble with in my centaurs. Like, it looks too cut and paste. That's why i really like yours.
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Thanks a heap! My favourite centaur body types are from Disney's Fantasia. :D If you want some FANTASTIC reference, watch the Pastoral Symphony scene. :D
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GSnail Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Watched a zillion times, continuosly amazed that Disney has been cranking out top notch animation so early in the life of the field.
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FriendsWithSpiders Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The swirlies in the corners and his tattoos make me think Celtic. ^^; Nice job. :D
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thanks! That was the idea!
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FriendsWithSpiders Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well then, good job! ^.^
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JazzyJezzi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Gorgeous. His markings are really beautiful, and the bird is amazing.
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tea-bug Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Really beautiful, well done! I love the choice of colours and the bird came out really well :D
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AnotherRikku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
I love, love this pic!!! Is wonderfull
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous lines, as always :D The textures look great on his body. The font you used looks kinda of eerie and gothy, as does his feathery accessories. Beautiful work!
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