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Gypsy Vanner Centaur by andrea-koupal Gypsy Vanner Centaur by andrea-koupal
A centaur commission for Chris Sawyer. He's modelled after a gypsy vanner horse. Mechanical pencil on 11x14" bristol paper.

I love centaurs, but I don't often see art of them that really looks natural! A lot of times they look rather obviously like two different things put together (which they are, but...). I tried to make the centaur look as unified as one creature as I could.
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:iconang1990:
ang1990 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I really love how you unified the two creatures to one with the markings and the seamless  blending of bodies. It's very lovely, dear! :)
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconcelestialdrake:
CelestialDrake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love gypsy vanners :D
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Bubbles521 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
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Chiron1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I've loved him since the first time I saw him!

This is pretty close to my "ideal" centaur. Muscular, male (visible sheath would've been a nice addition), good mix of equine features on the torso make him look like he is one creature, and not a mix of two.

If you still do commissions, I'd love one from you. I'll check your page.
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LDSChickenGirl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Photographer
This is sweet! Great job!
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dancingheron Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool. I like the adaptation of the pattern and the ears.
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Thanks ^^
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:iconaimzicr:
AimzICR Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow. Awesome :)

I love how he's so chunky and well-built. Really stays true to the way Vanner's are.
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Thank you ^^
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takagi5174 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
wow this is amazing! I own a Gypsy Vanner and I just wanted to say that the body is very anitomically correct! :nod: very well done. Keep up the good work!
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Thank you ^^ I love horses, they're such beautiful animals.
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IceniFaoiltiarna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i love the skin folds up by his waist as he's moving. does look more natural lol
good job! great detail too. i'm going to go see what else you've done now!
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Thank you very much! ^^
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the little details here, like the leg feathers and the attention to muscle placement. Cute expression to boot!
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Thanks ^^
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ShadowwKatt Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the best looking centaur I have ever seen.

Never been one to like centaurs, but this just gives credit to how cool the design could be if done right. Great job! =D
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Why thank you! :) I agree that many centaur illustrations have a tendency to look somewhat awkward so I tried to merge the horse and human parts of the body the best I could.
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ShadowwKatt Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =D
And you did an incredible job merging the two. It could like it could be an actual living thing.
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
I'm glad you think so! Thanks again for taking the time to tell me :)
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:iconshadowwkatt:
ShadowwKatt Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
I am a strong believer that people who have amazing arts should be complimented. =D
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xXxjacknsallyxXx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Oh, wow! This is a very nice drawling! ^^
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renataisacrazychick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
WOW:XD:
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ShariiHartt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
I've drawn one centaur. Ever. And it was because your drawing inspired me to. ^.^
Maybe that and I'm a Sagittarius. Xp.
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I'm very flattered something I drew inspired you!
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Timbrewolf823 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hee hee hee, it's a nice job, but you forgot a small peice of anatomy that would actually make him male...goos job though...:giggle:
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unikai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Gorgeous! It's hard to make the hips flow in to the shoulders of the horse. I have a lot of centaur drawings, [haven't been able to scan yet] so I know how that one goes.
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you-did-this Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yay for gypsy vanners! I absolutely love this one, it's gorgeous!!
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melanippos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Three cheers for batty ponies (what the tinkers piebald horses are called in Ireland) I love how chunky he is. And the movement in the feathers.
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centaurfreak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
the anatomy and shading is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I love this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You MUST do a tutorial on centaurs like this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yunni Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Ohh, that's beautiful : 3 Excellent anatomy and those hoofs are lovely XD
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devoted2avampyre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
<333
this picture made me think, i've never seen a clydesdale-esque PAINTED centaur....so i started to think of other centaurs i've never seen.....
1.)Rocking Horse Centaur
2.) Sea Horse Centaur
3.) Falabella Centaur (these are so cute...they're as tall as like...your hips...if you're hips are at the 4 foot marker)
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the feathering and the anatomy is great!
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DebraTx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gapes, jaw hanging open* Wow! mechanical pencil???? Incredible when you think about it. The Texture and shading are superb!
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malmad Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!! Really great work!! :clap: :clap: I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE centaurs!!!
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rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
excellent work
but i think for a more natural combination the mans torso should lean a little forward as well.
its only a small detail really. nice shading
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gypsyjr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
I love the detail of the skin folds and the hoof feathers. Great pic
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Yao-Chi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
I am so pleased to see art where the two parts are conceived to be unitized as a whole, rather than spliced together like a fiji mermaid.

Such creatures as Centaurs, Fauns, Satyrs, Mermaids and Nagas ought to done this way more often.

Kudos on both the conception and execution.

It's really lovely Andrea !
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DigitalShark Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hes naked *covers my eyes and laughs* x3

Aye, i know what you mean. But its lovely done, i like.
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lionrunestudios Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
very lovely looking centy youve drawn there^_^
gotta love the pinto feel to it ^^
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SalenStormwing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Freakin' amazing as usual, Andrea! :)
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:iconzenoraziel:
ZenoRaziel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
your style with running in action is really
well done
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devoted2avampyre Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
so kool
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NosferatuGFX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
its really beutiful i love it but i think his mouth might be a lil bit lover but still this is so beutiful work :D i love it :clap: :clap: :clap:
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White-Ryvnn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
hes lovely! wowwww
i cant draw centaurs because like you said
they look like two things just stuck together and mine look so fake
you did a great job
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Firretayl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh fuzzy feet ^^

Lovely drawing!
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:icontheredangel:
theredangel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
I -adore- gypsy vanners. (and your art too, btw. ^^)
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job with the feathering! He looks ready to trot off the page :)
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ZeneAmburo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
:D How cute he is. Very nice, A. A very good reflection of all the time and effort you invested in this~
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yasha-taur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Ooooooooohhhhhh.... Ahhhhhhhhh! Mmmmmmmmmmm...... :-)
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