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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!
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Aivilo3261 Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you drew Sleipnir part of his body. The cave itself is incredibly beautiful.
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Akeiron Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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scorpio81 Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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:iconmagigrapix:
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.
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Akeiron Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! This is actually eight-legged :P
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Stupid--artist May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
warning dude some weirdo account took your art: [link]
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ThornsOfCrimsonDeath May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Assolutamente fantastico.
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:icontenessi:
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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