Madame Centaur and the Merchant Fox Picture

I had a dream the other night about a Centaur society. I feel most of the times centaurs are depicted as primitive creatures, but in my dream they were more sophisticated, like a Greco-Roman society where there were the rich, the working class, the poor, the politicians, the artisans, and the gladiators. I wrote down about 10 image ideas I had for them, and one was of a polite lady of society curtseying someone on the street.

This image took me a good 8 hours from sketch to finish. I used my light table with a grid overlay to get straight columns! I hardly ever do backgrounds but I felt that I wanted more of a story and setting with this piece. I have plans on coloring this but that will wait for a later date.

Image is (c) Rebekah Byland 2013 and may not be used without permission.