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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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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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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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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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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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shorty35565 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This great! So much detail!
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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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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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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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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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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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