Illustration Daily – Day 186: Centaur

Centaurs of course have their roots in Greek mythology. Some hypothesize that the legend originated from non-riding cultures that were awed and confused by contact with equestrian invaders. If you’d like to see a “real” centaur created from the remains of a Shetland pony and man, you can travel to the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and view creation of Bill Willers, called “The Centaur of Volos.” Otherwise, you’ll just have to make due with this little centauride braiding her hair.

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Centaur, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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