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Meet Corinne the centauress. Ain't she cute?

I've been working on this picture for what seems like ages now, and today I finished off the last few details, mostly involving the shading on her lower half. I started this picture because I wanted to show a modern-day centaur girl in a dress, all cute and spunky, looking back over her shoulder at the camera, and I wanted it to be a good enough picture that it'd work well on my front page. So here she is.

I have no idea how much time was involved in this (40 hours? 50 hours?), but it's 100% vector-art-with-a-mouse from start to finish: No bitmaps were harmed in the drawing of this picture ;)

This was loosely inspired by Akino Arai's song Follow Me, for those who are curious, and inspired more by the sound and feel of the song than by the words (though the title obviously was involved).

(This is the G-rated Disney-fied version; if you want the anatomically-correct version, there's one posted in my private gallery.)

You can see a closeup of this picture here, which shows all the detail in the print.

High-quality prints of this are available in the store!
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:iconecliptorcalrissian:
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
She's too cute to say no to. Of course, you'd have to be able to keep up!
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:iconhellion524:
hellion524 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Follow you anywhere ma'am...lmao
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:icondanparkerstudios:
danparkerstudios Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I would like to follow her.
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:iconlttora:
LtTora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I don't know, it could be a trap, to centaur women rape men? I mean according to Greek Legend that's what the men do to women.
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So would we all ;)
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:iconorangeglasses2:
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I just broke in my new shoes. Sure I'll follow!
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless your shoes are made of metal, she's probably not going to be interested ;)
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:iconorangeglasses2:
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
They're suede.
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:iconorangeglasses2:
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Great. I ruined the joke. They're not blue. I'll still try to follow her.
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
rest assured; I WILL follow her...
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:iconjoshpoint0:
joshpoint0 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Cute she is
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:iconsxfn15:
sxfn15 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I like how u made her tail color match her hair
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:iconangeldriver:
ANGELDRIVER Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever played Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder? Dora was my favorite character. She brings back some good memories.......PG 13 of course! :)
Great pic!
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did, in the arcades: Sadly, the home-console version didn't include her. But yes, I rather liked Dora myself ;)
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I read some of the comments above... I agree with you. We use to think on centaurs as distant creatures, but they could be like us... An excellent pallette of colors, I must say. Also the pattern of the background.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why they couldn't be exactly like us, or even made from us. I really like to think of them as just people with a unique shape, and that opinion colors almost everything I draw and write about them.
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DarkwingDork1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
You did a very excellent job with her. :)

I think you managed to make a modern centaur fairly well. Is she looking for new converts? (gets in the centaur transformation line) :)
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There aren't a lot of people drawing centaurs in modern society; you either get the ancient-Greek variety, the medieval-magic-sky-worshiper variety, or (rarely) the distant-future variety: There aren't that many people who seem to want to depict them today, just doing normal things and being people, and that's the kind of stuff I like best. This is a very girl-next-door kind of picture — with extra legs. The world needs more like it, I think ^^;
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DarkwingDork1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Oh I agree. That's why I like your character Ally in "The Wotch." She's cute. :)

I've written a few centaur transformation stories that take place in modern day, so I understand your interest in having centaurs in a modern setting.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Are they posted anywhere online?
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DarkwingDork1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Check your PM. :)
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:iconquackington:
quackington Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Cute is right! That has got to be one of the most beautiful Horse Girls (or Female Centaurs) I have ever seen!
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BeckyRose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist
Oh, she's lovely. Great job making the two anatomies look like they belong. :)
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like half-humans to look well-blended. Normally, I try to match the colors and lighting and pose as best I can; but in this case, I went one extra step and took sheets and looped them over pillows in a vaguely centaur-ish shape so that I could see how her dress would hang too. She's a centaur through-and-through, and proud of it!
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appletreeyaoi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
brilliant! i love how the body turned out.
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I do too :)
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I have to say, she is darned cute.

The dress colour works perfectly with the fur colour of her horse half. I also love red hair so giving her red hair makes her all the cuter to me. Well, it looks red to me anyway.

Definitely love the expression and question. It could suggest that she wants to play, go on an adventure or perhaps be a little naughty. All depends on the viewers imagination.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done!
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:iconfractalspirit:
fractalspirit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Digital Artist
I like this work... I like how you combine the girl with the Pegasus... so it becomes like an anthro art.
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... that's a horse. Pegasi have wings. But, uh, thanks anyway ^^;
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SonicClone Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
shes cute
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AzaleaCloud Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do like the details and posing this one, Inker, but there are two things that are bugging me. Namely that her tail looks truncated a bit and the eyes are way way way too close together. >.<; On the bright side, it look like you spent a lot of time on her (human) back, what with the liberal amounts of folds in her clothes, and aside from the aforementioned eye issue, the proportions are excellent. ^^
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tail is intentional; it's supposed to look like it's been cut short, just like her hair: The styles are supposed to match.

As for her eyes, some people have suggested they're too close together, but that's really the style here; I wanted to try a different style of anime, so I looked at reference pictures from anime series I haven't watched much of before. I found a girl with very similar facial features and loved how it looked, so I drew a face that matched it. In this series (whose name I forget), the eyes of all the characters were much closer together than in some others, and bigger and rounder, and I figured I'd give the style a try.

In short: She was supposed to look like that.
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KazaraYume Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Man, I think I remember her from an 'incomplete' rendition I saw a while back. Definitely worth the wait on this one. I still maintain you draw some of the loveliest centaurs on deviantART. :) Favoriting this one, it's just too good not to.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, you saw this in black-and-white before, and it's progressed nicely since then. Thanks for the compliment, and I'm glad you liked it!
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nadz07 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
she's such an adorable centaur^^, the colors are great, also, I noticed her eyes need a li'l more gap from each other, but over-all, WOW^^
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on the shape of the character's face; some need the wider-spaced eyes, and some don't. It all varies depending on the style. When I first drew her, she had slightly different eye shapes; I changed the eyes, because I wanted different ones, but I left the spacing the same. I think the result is still quite good; it gives her a unique, exotic look without making her appear alien.

Glad you like it, though!
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:iconnadz07:
nadz07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
ur always welcome, you used photoshop right^^
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I neither own nor use Adobe Photoshop. This picture was entirely created as vector art, with a mouse, in CorelDRAW.
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:iconnadz07:
nadz07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
I see, I also use Corel but only flat colors and tracing them using pen tool^^
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Manjaro-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Looks great :D
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Rogue7 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
she's very cute, and could lead me anywhere...
well almost ;)
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost? She could lead me anywhere and then some ;)
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Chiba-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Corinne is a real beauty! I really love the way you drew her pose with the arms and the perspective! She's really inspiring one ;D I must try to draw you another cute pose of her.

~C
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, yes please! If you want to draw her, go right ahead! :D Thank you! :D :heart:
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:iconericnthered123:
ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Excellent work!

Is a waiteress or something?
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, no, she's just a pretty girl in a blue dress.
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ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Well she looks like one. :D

Still great no matter how you look at it. :D
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:iconannie13:
Annie13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, very nice, Inks. :) She's super cute, and I love the pose.
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked her, Anne! Think I should do a redhead version? ;)
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