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Caught in the Vines by keelerleah Caught in the Vines by keelerleah
Commissioned for :iconelvenboi: of his centaur/cyborg character along with a friends original character named Taiei.

Hehee, this was my first ever experience at painting a centaur (and a half cyborg one especially). I haven't drawn many horses in the past, so this was sort of a new experience for me. I had to look up a bunch of horse reference photos, but in the end I'm rather pleased at the outcome. Also a note on the armour. I originally did the design for a previous commission but I liked it so much that I decided to use it again for this one.

Please No Critique Desired !!!
Painted completely in Photoshop.
Multiple references used
Time: 2 months
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A cyborg centaur. I have NEVER seen such a thing. Wow!
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:iconhipolub:
hipolub Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
i just had a very pleasant look over your gallery and this one is certainly the best piece. i really enjoy the clime and character design. one joint + this and i'm in wonderland. :) 
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:icondrumgirl:
drumgirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ausome job!!! It's so neat to see centaur artwork! I still think they are one of the types of creatures that fantasy books, games, and movies don't make enough use out of! The background is gorgeous and I love the armor that you designed for the centaur :thumbsup:
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:iconbronyonabudget:
BronyOnABudget Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
A cyborg centaur--that's something I've never seen before! I like the originality
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:iconrosered77:
RoseRed77 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I absolutely love how you mixed midieval and futuristic fantasy with your Centaur!!
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:icondeaxsa:
Deaxsa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
it looks like he is going to open a REALLY BIG envelope
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:icondancergirl88:
Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Cool
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:icondeath-hymn:
death-hymn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This is badass. Love that sword, really unique!
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:iconazzedar-san:
Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I love the armor, very well done *3*
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:iconasukasatochi:
AsukaSatochi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
that's really great!
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:iconlittlegoblet:
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I was just gonna say, I don't think I ever saw you do a centaur before. He looks awesome and well proportioned. The fellows armor looks brilliant too. Interesting to see the robotic parts. Its like adding mythology and scifi together. Is the girl wrapped up in thorny vines? If so he came at the right time. I think that heavy blade will do the trick just nicely. Just as long as he cuts the vines and not her along with it :giggle: lovely scenery too buddy. this picture really inspires the imagination.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like an interesting story! :D
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:iconlynmimichan:
LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome!
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:iconnanfe:
NanFe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why are your work always so detailed....tell me how ;______;
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional
Well I work on a fairly large canvas (usually 3295x4434 px) then the details are usually done zoomed in by 200%. It takes a long time but I like the results the best when it's done like that. ^^
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
wow it look so amaznig ^^
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:iconwickerdywack:
wickerdywack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I love the woman and the backgrounds.
Personally i don't like cyborgs so you lost me there. :P
The centaur face looks like from a picture, somehow i don't like him lol!
Cannot recall the actor he reminds me of.
Nice work. ;)
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:iconjinxxescapethefate:
Jinxxescapethefate Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really awesome!
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Majestic heavy on Dark Elf from Lineage 2, right? Awesome job bringing the horse and the mechanic parts together with the armor. Don't see armored centaurs all too often, and this one looks great!
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:iconlkjslain:
LKJSlain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
wow. It looks great.
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:iconpoldallelovesnare:
PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a very interesting combo of elements! Haha! I think you did a good job with the horse anatomy...and turning it mechanic ^^; I LOVE how creepy and foreboding the forest appears! It looks very thick and unforgiving :D
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:iconzahnradfee:
Zahnradfee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is really cool! You did a great job on the cyborg centaur.
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Job !! ♥
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:iconmuraki3777:
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wow...the centaur looks so cool!!! Great work!
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:iconraynetempura:
raynetempura Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Looks awesome! A horse/cyborg... interesting! You did a great job executing it. And that's one hell of a sword... x3
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
very nice work here, and for a first time doing a centaur you did quite well. :)
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:iconclareainstalis:
Clareainstalis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is pretty interesting. I like it!
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:icontseng-akera:
Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEY!! i recognize that armor XD i wonder why lol

For anyone that wants it's the male Dark elf Nightmare Heavy armor from lineage 2, i love that armor
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional
:lol:
Yep. I did a previous commission of a pair of characters from the lineage game and I ended up reusing the design for this commission as well. I normally don't do that, but the design just went so well with the centaurs build that I couldn't resist. :)
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:icontseng-akera:
Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i know keeler that was my commission ;) that's why i said the armor looked familiar :P
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional
:lol: My bad. I'm not very good at remembering peoples usernames. ^^;
I hope you don't mind that I reused it here. ^^;
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:icontseng-akera:
Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doesn't help i also changed it when they opened up that feature.

that's fine, i don't own the armor but i just thought it was funny you used it again, looks good on him. are you going to post my commission by chance?
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional
I'll probably get your commission posted eventually (either here or at my elfwood gallery). I have loads of other finished images that I haven't posted yet either... and I still do want to get them up sometime too. ^^;
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:icontseng-akera:
Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you sound like one of my other friends, so many commission she doesn't want to upload them all at one time.
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:iconshorty35565:
shorty35565 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This great! So much detail!
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! The detail really keeps my attention. My only bit of advice is that the faces are so....expressionless, I guess, that I can't really tell what's going on. Is she stuck? Is she scared of being caught, or of him? Is he friendly or dangerous? I would assume the second because of his gigantic sword but since he doesn't look particularly threatening it's difficult to tell.
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional
I admit I do struggle with getting expressions right. Just something for me to keep working on I guess. ^^;

Oh and she's supposed to be trapped in the vines when he shows up. The client was a bit uncertain as to what the centaur should be thinking and he went back and forth with different ideas for a time. Finally in the end the client just wanted a slightly smug expression on the Centaurs face (the centaur was basically amused that she could allow herself to be caught in the vines in the first place). It doesn't show up as much in this smaller version but up close they do show a bit more expression.

I'm glad you like it otherwise. :)
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do like it! And yeah, "slight" expressions are always so difficult haha.
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:iconevil-is-relative:
Evil-is-Relative Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love how detailed this is. The scrollwork on the sword is especially lovely.
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:iconandreaarizaa:
AndreaArizaA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like how it looks. Looks steampunky. And as usual, flawless coloring. I eel a bit of black in it is working to make it look a bit like an American comic again. Like it.
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:icontamuril2:
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
The cyborg parts are amazingly detailed. I'm not at the level i can do those types of things yet, so to see a piece as well done as this impresses me to no end. Very, very well done!

I also love the background, sword, and...well...everything else! You have a wonderful talent.
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:iconwildbrumby:
wildbrumby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
"Really? Again? This is the third time this week! I'm sick of cutting you free woman!"

I love the mechanical legs. they look awesome! The detail you've done is just amazing.
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional
Thanks very much!
:lol: Ya, I know I've been posting a lot this week (although this is the last for awhile). I usually work on multiple commissions at once and it just worked out that these were all finished about the same time.
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:iconpacoexko:
pacoexko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job
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:iconkim-anderson:
Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: I love the characters against the background, they really stand out. Looks amazing as always. :D
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:iconroskvape:
Roskvape Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, lovely!!! :D And I've never heard of a cyborg centaur before. . . . Huh.
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:iconmanu-chann:
manu-chann Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow *.* amazing!!
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Cool
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:icongaaraterra:
Gaaraterra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely amazing *3*
I love it :la:
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:icondrowelfmorwen:
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geez, amazing as usual! :) Two months!! You are truly a wonderful artist ^^
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