The Centycore - Lineart

Posted May 31, 2010, 4:19:27 AM

Completion Date: 03-17-10
Time Taken: 3 hours
+ Crescent Illustration Board (Cold Press)
+ 05 mechanical pencil
+ ZIG Millenium pens
+ Watermark added in Photoshop CS2
+ Vocea - Varekai - Cirque du Soleil

"Centycore (or yale)The centycore is an odd and sinister beast inhabiting the plains of India. It has large, elephantine ears, horse's hooves, a lion's body, a great snarling mouth like a bear, and a single ten-point antler protruding from its forehead. Oddly enough, its name is sometimes given to the Yale, a black spotted bovine that can swivel its horns in any direction." - Mythical Creatures Guide

I drew this weeks ago in the midst of family drama and catching up on homework for school. Originally, this lady was for my Design for Illustration class but I opted out due to how detailed she was going to end up. I decied to use my forest spirit, Hejran, instead, but I loved the linework of this enough to post it. I desperately wanted to paint this traditionally but decided against it for the main reason of not wanting to fuck it up. So I scanned it in and virtually forgot about it up until now. Huuuuurderp.

Now, I know the centycore is portrayed differently than this, but I wanted to take my own spin on what a humanoid one may look like. I took so many liberties with it and all, but who really cares? As opposed to having just one ten point antler, I gave her several sets of antlers, all uniquely shaped and sized; the central one is the one I love most.

The elephant ears weren't working when I drew them, so I just gave her very large ears with stretched lobes and gages to simulate the feeling.

I still intend to do something with this in color, but I'm not sure what yet. All in all, I love it~

Artwork, Centycore woman © 2010 P. Lolla (*souls-poison)
Do not use without permission. Artwork and character copyright P. Lolla (*souls-poison); All rights reserved. Do not alter, copy, and/or redistribute under penalty of law.

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