APH: AsaKiku Taurs Picture

I keep getting centaur!Hetalia plot-bunnies, like Unicorn!Arthur and Kirin!Kiku being magic buddies, since they're both based off of mystical creatures.

Though to be honest, I'm still not sure if Kirin/Qilin are even that prolific in Japanese mythology. I've found sources telling me that they're solely Chinese and others telling me that they're both Chinese and Japanese. I still really like the design I came up with for Kirin!Kiku before, so it's sticking.

I tried giving this thing a proper background, but it just wasn't cooperating. I also have no idea what that plant Kiku is holding is supposed to be. I was drawing this with the idea that Arthur was reading the instructions for a potion or spell aloud from his book and Kiku was helping him with it, but... like I said, the background wasn't working out, and I was too busy trying to make the horse anatomy look right to really pay attention to smaller details, so there really isn't much context for what's going on within the picture itself. Sorry 'bout that.

I also tried a new kind of shading with this one. I'm not sure if I like it yet, though.

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Hetalia © Hidekaz Himaruya

APH: Kirin
Hercules and The Centaur
APH: AsaKiku Taurs
Changeling
Centaur unpainted