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It is said that in the north of Britannia there lived a beauteous flaxen-haired girl whose mastery of horses was unmatched in this world; and those she raised excelled beyond all others, even those of the gods themselves. Pursued one day by thieves and bandits, she drove her mare to leap a great chasm to escape; but not even a steed such as hers could leap so far, and she fell to her death. Freya saw this, and in her anger she smote the thieves with a single strike of the back of her hand. Then Freya came upon the ruined bodies of the girl and her mare and carried them to the isle of Avalon, where she breathed life into her once again and reformed her with elvish blood as Laila, the ageless Lady of Avalon, blessed with wings that she might never fall to her death again. There in Avalon she yet resides, waiting at the gates of the Valley of Pomora to greet weary travellers and carry them to the Great Halls of the Nine Sisters where they will be given respite and a feast of grapes and apples and bread and honey and milk.

My wife happens to be a big fan of the concept of winged centaurs, and I realized yesterday that I draw far too few of them. (So between yesterday and today I drew this, and dreamed up a little bit of story to go with it.

I feel mildly inclined to finish this with color and shading and background at some point, but I have so many other pictures yet to finish that I probably won't for a while.

So, well, pretty winged centauress pinup artwork, about 5 or 6 hours or so over the last couple of days with, as usual, just CorelDRAW and a mouse. And, as usual, ignore the poorly-drawn hand.
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tandokuno-ookami Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student
cool wings
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Great job with the face, especially the eyes and ears. Her human torso is also in a cool, natural pose. I'd love to see the fleshed-out version of her.
the-journey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lookin pretty good.

I would move her left eye just a little bit for symmetry.
RFortescue Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
"she drove her mare to leap a great chasm to escape; but not even a steed such as hers could leap so far"

Toto, we are not in Tandy anymore... ;-)
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anne writes the Wotch, not I, and though I am a fan, it is not my style of writing. For contrast, while Caity's World is perhaps the most visible example of my writing, it's far from my best. The meager sample in my comment on this work shows a little of what I can scribe when I am properly inspired; and perhaps someday I will attempt to publish my best. For now, only I and a few others have read it, and for now, those few will remain its sole consumers.
Rogue7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Magnificent :heart:
chekm8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
i love ths story it really complements the art
Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I wonder how the skelleton of her would be... Nice concept, I love her eyes and the wings...
BunnykinsNoda1982 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love it! and job well done!
ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
She saw Fantasia too huh? :D

Awesome work.
Agent505 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Writer
Hands are tough to draw!

Interesting concept, the little fable is very enchanting.
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