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SOD.236 – Centaur
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Great picture. Can we have it for HM3, the horse body at least. Please Jeff, can we,Please, Please Jeff can we. I’ll clean my room and do all my chores and you we be my bestest buddy for ever and ever. Yes I can stoop to begging. It would go great with the 3/4 view body top.
After that first bit of being a child all I can think of now is,”Is it there yet, is it there yet.” Sorry Jeff had to get that out of my system.
I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen a bald Centaur. What a novel idea. A little of Jeff spilling out into the image perhaps?
I know we’re not supposed to, but I pretty much had the same reaction as Hammerknight. Pretty please? With sugar on top??????
Looks like a half-orc centaur to me. I shudder to think of that threesome. 😉
There are already
twoTHREE! centaur lower bodies in Body-Monster, isn’t that enough?
he looks like a traditional centaur in war, pissed.
@Jeff: Then give us this one as a companion???? I must also confess that I’m seriously in envy of that axe… How I wish I had that as past of my HM weapons choice…. 😛
past = part….
He’s sexy. What’s his number?
@Jeff #6: Nope. We need at least 7 completely different centaur bodies before we’ll be satisfied. Get to work 😉
Aren’t Centaurs supposed to be graceful creatures? That looks half like a troll under a bridge, and half like a donkey, except for the tail.
I hate to be unkind, but this Centaur is very confusing… an amalgam.
The axe blade, though. If you get a perfect shot (a “natural 20” back in the day), you not only chop the neck, you twist the head off like a bottle opener. Very effective as well as disturbing! Yeah, I think the enemy would retreat after seeing that happen once.
Well we certainly wouldn’t want to make an amalgam out of a half-man, half-horse, would we 🙂
I was very much going for a more primal, savage kind of centaur. The whole “graceful” idea probably derives from
HerculesAchilles’ teacher, Chiron, but he was very much the exception among centaurs in Greek mythology. The rest of the centaur tribe were wild, savage, rapacious creatures, barely more than animals. That’s what I was aiming at on this one.
Chrisoph, I live with donkeys and horses. That ain’t no donkey. Not that there’s much difference other than relative size and girth once you get past the head.
Bah! I love this centaur. He looks like a badass!
And I believe the centaurs from the original myths were bawdy, horny fellers.
I didn’t mean for that to sound as defensive as it came out — it was a long night of wine with dinner 🙂
I wouldn’t worry about it, Jeff. Providing facts to refute faulty information is a public service that we should all appreciate.
@Jeff: Touché! Amalgam… more like “hodge-podge?” There is the bias of Chiron, even in ancient art (murals and urns, for example). When I think Centaur, I picture savages. After all, they are Ares’ grandsons.
It’s the tail. That’s what throws it. The cloak is blowing in the breeze but the tail is stiff. Which matches the aggressive posture. However, the tail would still catch some uplift.
I can see the tail needing some action, yeah. So to speak.
What bugs me more than anything is the horse legs. They need to be stockier and rougher to match the brutish man portion, more like a rugged mountain horse than that Arab-ish looking set. I’m very pleased with the human portions, especially the face and the cape, along with the axe. But the horse part is too refined. It would have been much better with big thick stout legs.
Hey, that’s why I do these, to work through various ideas I have in a loose and quick way, hoping I learn something along the way.
I think it is cool but the nipple ring really? I honestly think the only reason guys even have nipples is so we don’t look weird LOL.
The only real problem I have with the picture is the way there’s no “line” separating the hairy, horse-body from the (relatively) non-hairy human one. It just kind of looks like it’s all naked skin, and then you get to the hooves, and see the tufts of hair, and get confused…
What I honestly would love to see would be the horse body more like a draft horse, big and thick built.
That’s what I was thinking, too, Hammerknight.