Samiel the Hippalektryon Picture

This. Piece.Took.Forever! Mostly due to indecisiveness... I worked on it on and off for about a day or two. I couldn't even begin to count how many references I used for this.

SO! Onto the character himself. This is Samiel A.K.A Sam. He is a Hippalektryon. [link] Basically they are Rooster Horses. Even their name is a combination of the Greek words for 'Horse' and 'Rooster'. It's one of the lesser known hybrid creature from Greek mythology. I haven't quite gotten his personality figured out yet but I'm toying with the idea that he'd be quite a modest fellow, despite the fact that he has very striking patterns on his feathers and coat.

I'm also considering not making him an OC specifically for My Little Pony so I may just draw him in my standard style sooner or later.

Sam is a Leopard Appaloosa ([link]) mixed with a standard black and white speckled Rooster sorta like this ([link]). While I took a little bit of creative freedoms with the tail and eyes, all of these are in fact plausible color patterns for both chickens and horses.

My Little Pony is (C) to Hasbro
Samiel is (C)
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