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iPod Ally by phantom-inker iPod Ally by phantom-inker
So a couple days after posting the last picture of Ally, posted this picture of her character Kali rocking out to an iPod. And it was inspiring: There've been lots of creatures rocking out to an iPod in Apple's ads and fan art, but nobody's done a centaur yet. And thus we have Ally, borrowing my iPod to advertise for Apple.

Did this in a mere four-ish hours, and did everything from the waist down without reference pictures! I'm not sure her hind legs turned out all that well, but hey, she still looks cool here ;)

An interesting question to ask: How does a centaur dance? I guess this is as good a guess as any...

The cool shiznit that is the iPod is (c) Apple, of course, as are the ads that contain it. (I love my iPod!) And Ally is (c) me.

This is 1024x768, intentionally sized to be usable as desktop wallpaper (i.e., you have permission to use it as that if you want to).
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
yup, that's pretty much how I am (and look) with my iPod too
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david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Very cool! Very cool! Wait you own the rights to Ally? O.O
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I created her, and Anne liked the story I created for her enough that Anne added her to the Wotch universe, which was a wonderful thing. Someday, I need to talk with Anne about doing the next part of Ally's story: Ally has more story that I've worked out for her, and every time she appears in the comic the fans really like it.
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david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I know I do! I loved when she was holding "Andy" and was looking like "Oh boy what have I gotten myself into" Or when Miranda was first introduced and she was telling Ally she couldn't do anything to help her. It broke my heart. T_T Though at least she did manage to help her.
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interestingly there's a scene in "The Kentauride" where Mark leaves Tanita his backpack and she finds his iPod in it. She has exceptional hearing, but the next time he comes to see her she doesn't hear him arrive because she's listening to the iPod and dancing. I'm tempted to post it just for fun.
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I went ahead and posted the scene, you can find it here: [link]
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Brambles-de-la-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Eee, coolnes. And if you've ever seen a really good dressage team, that's the closest I've ever seen a horse come to dancing. :D
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FloridianPirate Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
centaurs are awesome.
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Megalania1859 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
nice ipod ad. looks just like the ones on the lobotomy box (tv). the shadow was also well executed. fantastic picture.

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"I reject your reality and substitute my own."- Adam Savage
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I tried hard to match the style as closely as I could; I love my iPod, and I wanted to make it obvious that Ally loves hers too :)
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MariaIsa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
very original. i liiikee :aww:
i think you're right, i dont think anyone HAS done a centaur ipod add before. props to you for the idea :D
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Phoenix-Lord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
this is sooo funny!
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otherunicorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
This..... well.... ROCKS!
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it quite a bit myself...
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Ophiuchi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
OOOOH normally i dont like the ipod spoofs but this ones cool
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is intended more as a myth-friendly iPod advertisement than as an iPod ad-spoof; I like my iPod, and I like Ally, so I thought I'd put 'em together: Ally advertising an iPod. Simple as that.
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nina-wolfie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
awsome love the way it's done this is the best centaur I've seen in ages
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like her! Ally's fun, isn't she? :)
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nina-wolfie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
yesh ^_^ hehe will be checking out ur gallery soon XD
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if you liked that drawing of Ally, there are more pictures of her in my gallery, and not all of 'em are silhouettes either ;)
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nina-wolfie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
hehe awsome I'll look right now.
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shannor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Love this! Ever seen horses do dressage? That's probably how centaurs dance :)
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen horses do dressage; I mostly guessed on this, and it came out looking mostly right ^^;
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jinsonlygurl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005   Digital Artist
woot- this is really good. :D
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! It was fun to draw to say the least :)
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BAMFCentaur Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005   Digital Artist
woaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!! i love the shadow heehee
so much better than mine!
centaurs rock!
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hee hee! I thought you'd like it!

And yes, yes they do ;)
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derangedfirebird Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is awesome! Great idea!

I'd love to use this as my wallpaper on my desktop, but cos it's a png file, my puter wont let me save it properly... :cries: I don't suppose there's a jpeg or gif or bmp version is there?
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, there are two options: You can either download a copy of IrfanView onto your computer and use it to convert PNG images to JPEG or BMP; or you could just IM me sometime and ask, 'cuz I'd be happy to provide a copy in whatever format you prefer :)
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derangedfirebird Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*bounces* Thank you! I don't suppose i could be really cheeky and ask you to email it to me could i? it doesn't matter what format as long as it's not png.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could, but I don't see your e-mail address anywhere on your page. Why don't you just contact me over IM sometime? I'm usually on most days, so I'm not too hard to find.
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derangedfirebird Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok! do you have msn? i can't work yahoo messenger... *ish stupid*
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do... except that in this one rare instance, I'm out of town this weekend. I'll be back Sunday afternoon, though, US Eastern time, and will likely be on-line again Sunday evening.
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derangedfirebird Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kay. I'll try and catch you then. Thanks!
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Spiffy! That's well done! I would've needed like six references to get that out.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, well, I got lucky, I think. Some days I can draw 'taurs easily, and some days I can't.
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punkrockbboy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
Thats pretty cool, wish i had thought of doing something like that
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks... Ally's pretty fun to draw no matter what pose she's in... but an iPod ad is always a fun one :)
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talyn82 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
ha, this is so cute :)

I love all your 'taur pictures
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like 'em too. Thanks for the +fav! :)
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BAMFCentaur Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004   Digital Artist
I absolutely love it when people create centaurs :giggle:
I think they should really have an IPod commercial with a centaur in it :XD: people would be like :wtf:
Anywho I really like this, it brought a smile to my face ^_^
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w00t! Thanks muchly! I like Ally a lot, and I like drawing her too. You can be sure to expect to see more of her, and probably other centaurs too, because they are fun to draw, even if they're not the easiest creatures in the world.
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Arches Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
really cool, i love it
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betherfly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such a cool idea! She looks great! The silhouette looks perfect and so much like the original ads in almost everything! :P You make me want to try drawing centaurs again.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! I really wanted it to look just like Apple had hired Ally for one of their ads. I love my iPod, and think it's the coolest gizmo Apple's ever made, and have no qualms about contributing to their advertising for it. It's really expensive... but also worth every penny!

> You make me want to try drawing centaurs again.

Hee hee, go for it! They're really hard to draw, but they can also be a lot of fun :)
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