Sagittarius: The Centaur Picture

Here's another play on mythological imagery, though this time I've overstepped the boundaries of reality more than a little bit.

After many hours of trying to match up a man and horse (I have a whole new respect for artists who depict centaurs, fawns, mermaids, etc.), here is my centaur, Chiron.

As science and exploration haven't revealed centaurs on our planet (yet!), I have taken a cue from Anne McCaffrey and set him on another world; appropriately, in the Triffid nebula somewhere in the vicinity of the constellation Sagittarius (I think).

I will leave the scene up to the viewer's imagination - that is part of the charm of fantasy art. It exercises the imagination.

Drawn in coloured pencil on 11" x 14" Bristol board.

Thanks to kittykitty5150 [link] and Linzstock [link] for reference photos.

EDIT, as of April 1st, 2011: I'm pleased to announce that The Centaur was chosen as First Place winner of the Unique Themes Fantasy Contest [link] ! Many thanks!
Centaur Rendezvous Point
Age of Mythology
Sagittarius: The Centaur
Centaur Huntress