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Frost Giant Centaur Battle by Akeiron Frost Giant Centaur Battle by Akeiron
Adventure Path #69 - Maiden, Mother, Crone - Reign of Winter 3 of 6. ŠPaizo Publishing, LLC. All Rights reserved.
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I understand that I should be looking at the image as a whole, but I really wanted to make this about your main subject.

Taking the centaur and putting a such a strong Norse bent on it was an amazing idea. I love the eight legs, its such a great reference to Sleipnir!

Anatomically having an eight legged horse is such a foreign and difficult notion to me. I've seen them done, some times well but more often then not it feels like a beast with additional limbs tacked on as an after thought. In this instance, I feel like all eight legs are posed and placed well. I certainly look at the image and think to myself, these belong here. Now add to that already tough sell, the sapien torso of a man/giant and what a challenge!

If I had any creative advice for you, it's minimal. I think that making the twisted horns the same color as the hooves would make a little bit more sense (but that's a nitpick preference on my part)

Overall, I feel like your Jotnir (Joten and Sleipnir combined) is a fantastic creature. I can honestly say that I would love to see more Norse influenced takes on traditionally Greek mythology akin to what you've done here. Really, I can't say enough how impressive I find this piece in both concept and execution. Very well done!
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the-silverware Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's a loooot of limbs! X) Beautiful image!
Aivilo3261 Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you drew Sleipnir part of his body. The cave itself is incredibly beautiful.
Akeiron Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
scorpio81 Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
Very nice, the original is absolutely fantastic. Normally you don't see six legged centaurs, the last that I saw was in Odin in the Final Fantasy games.
Akeiron Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! This is actually eight-legged :P
Stupid--artist May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
warning dude some weirdo account took your art: [link]
ThornsOfCrimsonDeath May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Assolutamente fantastico.
It makes me think of a fusion between Odin, his horse Sleipnir and a frost giant (all are from Nordic mythology).
I really like the horse part, feel really powerfull and dynamic. :)
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