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ECM Centaur art



ECM Centaur Art

Submissions of non-photo artwork and media.



For the general rules see Elftown Creature Marathon#RULES!

Copied art is NOT permissible in Elftown's Official Contests. Please see: Copying vs Fanart & Referencing.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

Any entry that does not follow the "Centaur theme", will be removed.
If you feel any of the entries break the rules, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.

All mediums, excepting photography (and/or manipulations) and animations will be accepted.

REMEMBER THE GOAL: We want the BEST QUALITY images to represent Elftown having the best Centaur Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!

When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however.

Brief description:

Centaurs are creatures which are half human, and half horse. They have the arms, torso and head of a human, and the body and legs of a horse. They are traditionally male. But since we live in modern times, we accept female centaurs as well.

- See also:
  - Centaur (On Elftown.)
  - Centaur (On Wikipedia.)


Aside from the regular rewards, as mentioned on Elftown Creature Marathon, the winner will receive credit for contributing to what we hope will be the best Centaur-page on the entire Internet.


How to post your entry:
Add your username and entry after the last one that has been already posted. Number your entries, thumbnail them to 300 (Please upload big images!), and separate them with the <hr> tag:

Title your entries, please!

A title more than just "Centaur" is needed.
Thank you!

1. [nehirwen] - Seeing someone familiar.

2.[Zab] - "Falconer" centaur


3.[QuietAngel] - Resting In The Woods

4. [Triola] - Archer

6. [Little Insane Cat] - Sunset Wind

7. [arthemis_] - "The Warrior"

8. [Serwa] - "Young Centaur"
A young centaur bringing a gift to the King of the Pond.

9. [Thistlewood] - "Mother and Foal?"

10. [moira hawthorne] - "Oh Ive Been Thru The Desert On a Horse With No Name"
... actually his name is Niccodemus
old art if he isnt acceptable (either b/c he is old art.. I dont think he was ever in an official contest before) (or b/c he hasnt a human head) no worries... he doesnt need to be included in the contest

11. [Aeolynn] - "Potential Mate"



Go or return to:
- ECM Centaur
- Centaur
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

See also:
ECM Troll photo
ECM Fantasy dwarf photo
ECM Orc photo

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2010-01-17 [Aeolynn]: That's too bad about photo manips not being accepted... I have a really good one I was hoping to submit ;_;

2010-01-21 [jacen81]: I agree, Kim's is really unique.

2010-01-26 [Alexi Ice]: It may not be accepted, but that does not mean you can not post it! centaur I doubt they would have any qualm accepting your picture and posting it up.

2010-02-03 [arthemis_]: You know that these creatures are exceptionally hard to draw! *edited the last part, because I saw there was no photo competition* This contest is going to be very difficult!

2010-02-03 [jacen81]: God, I really hope I have time to do this.

2010-02-03 [Alexi Ice]: Well then, I must wish you the best of luck.

2010-02-16 [Serwa]: I'm working on an entry. Sketch can be seen on me house.

2010-02-26 [arthemis_]: No one entered yet? Why? *goes to work on her own entry*

2010-02-26 [SilverFire]: Maybe they're all still working on their entries like you & SirWaka. :)

2010-03-12 [Zab]: *working* :P

2010-03-12 [arthemis_]: *also working* ;D

2010-03-13 [jacen81]: Likewise... I hope I make the deadline.

2010-03-22 [Zab]: Mine's done :)
A bit too dark perhaps..:/

2010-03-22 [Kuramasgirl]: Zab, that's awesome! :D
And I like how dark it is. <3

2010-03-23 [Zab]: Thanks! :D

2010-04-02 [Alexi Ice]: The deadline has been extended a month! <3

2010-04-02 [Zab]: Bleh! :P *feels threathened by that*

2010-04-03 [Kuramasgirl]: Ooh, I could actually enter something now. >D

2010-04-03 [Zab]: Nooooooo! :P

2010-04-03 [Kuramasgirl]: Muahahahaha....

2010-04-24 [arthemis_]: Introducing my new style: Abstract. I'm experimenting with abstract and lines, and I hope it's still within the rules of this contest. I believe through the well placed lines you still can recognize a centaur in it :)

2010-04-25 [SilverFire]: Cool line-art, but I don't think it really classes as abstract. :)

2010-04-25 [Zab]: I'm probably the wrong person to mention it, since I'm participating.. but is nr. 5 eally classified as a centaur? Looks more like ''cow-taur'' to me, with the horns and tail..?

Perhaps the artist would like to make a new entry before the time's out, so I figured I could ask/mention it now. Would have said something earlier if I'd noticed it, to let the artist have more time..

But perhaps I'm the only one who doesn't think it meets the theme, and I'm not the one to decide if it's following the rules or not. :)

2010-04-25 [Chimes]: Hmmm. After thinking about it, I think you might be right - the description does explicitly say 'horse'.

2010-04-26 [Alexi Ice]: Maybe they don't know what a horse tail looks like? the BODY part looks like a horse to me. The horns could just give it a little spice. I say it's fine but I will defenitly ask the other mods about it.
 The thing is, though, since ECM is a 'typical' fariy tale contest and the entries have to be the know what I mean, then a few of these entries wouldn't make the cut either. The way I see it, anyway

2010-04-26 [Daisy_Sandybanks]: So should I take it down then, or what?

2010-04-26 [Zab]: Akane Ice; how's the others not typical centaurs to you?

2010-04-26 [Alexi Ice]: Arthemis is the only one I see that might not make the cut. I think number five is fine. But I'd need a second opinion...

2010-04-26 [SilverFire]: Arthemis' is definitely a typical centaur, it's just not a typical style. :P

2010-04-26 [Alexi Ice]: [Daisy_Sandybanks] - The ECM mods would like to ask you if you could make a couple of changes to your entry to make it more of a typical Centaur (remove the horns and possibly fix the tail.) Unfortunatly the ECM is for 'typical' entries and yours is not quite typical. Sorry and thanks

2010-04-27 [Aeolynn]: Hey Akane, my sculpture for the ECM gryphon wasn't a typical grpyh, yet it was accepted. But then again... that was sort of unchangeable while a digital drawing is... XD

Just wanted to put that out there.

2010-04-27 [SilverFire]: How was yours not a typical gryphon? I just went and re-checked, and it still looks typical to me. (but there's also slightly more lee-way in the description of a gryphon - there's not set rule about where it has to change from being eagle to being lion, etc.

2010-04-27 [Aeolynn]: oh yeah very true. Just everyone thinks bald eagle/lion is typical though... mine was more panther/mountain lion/pheasant if you looked closely at the feathers XD!

2010-04-27 [Serwa]: Fukkin hell what can a person be busy.
I hardly had any time to work on the drawing I wished to make,
started on a new one today, already in coloring stage, there's a lined version on my page, hope I get it finished before the deadline!

2010-04-27 [arthemis_]: Mine is typical, I used multiple images of mustangs as reference for the lower body. Mustangs are a horses, right? :P Up part is supposed to be male ;) As for number 5, I don't know, the body part is much too lean for it to be a cow's, only the tail and the horns are cow-ish to me.

2010-04-28 [Aeolynn]: I agree, just a slight difference between it and a regular centaur, and if anyone looked at it, they would say centaur. But the judges do have a point that it does not look like a typical centaur

2010-04-28 [Alexi Ice]: I do apologize, Arthemis. It was the style of the drawing that threw me off. Now that I have looked at it properly, it does look fine.

2010-04-28 [arthemis_]: :) Don't need to, I understand!

2010-04-29 [Alexi Ice]: SirWaka! - Love the frog!

2010-04-29 [Serwa]: Finissshhhhhhhed!!!!

2010-04-29 [Serwa]: Thanks! Maybe we can make a ECM frog contest too :P then I am finished for that one already, too ;)

Was fun working on his piece, happy that I made it before the deadline!

2010-04-30 [Zab]: Looks good :)

2010-05-05 [Alexi Ice]: I'm sorry, but the poetry and text sections have one entry each. I know this particular section has plenty of entries, but they do not.

2010-05-05 [Aeolynn]: its only 15 days...

2010-05-06 [Daisy_Sandybanks]: Entry taken down.
I never saved the original copy, thus I can not revise it.
Another time, perhaps.

2010-05-06 [Alexi Ice]: Alright, that's fine. Sorry. Keep an eye out for the next contest.

2010-05-21 [Aeolynn]: Agh... finally! So sorry this took so long... I'm decently new to PS still...

2010-05-25 [jaraden]: brilliant art here! you know, i hadn't given much thought to centaurs, they seem so cliched, but i gotta say i've been checkin in now and then and giving them another shot.. i do actually have a couple of centaur images as i work on one of my gods.. perhaps i'll dig one out and submit it.. but then, is this contest still open i wonder???

2010-05-25 [Triola]: It actually closed 5 days ago, so you're out of luck, I'm afraid :)

2010-05-25 [jaraden]: ha, typical... that is just my luck.. o well, when do we get to vote? do let me know please!

2010-05-25 [Alexi Ice]: Thank you to everyone who entered.

2010-06-16 [Serwa]: No problemo!
Just like Jaraden I am also curious to when the voting starts!
Is there any date set for that or should we just continue being patient?

2010-06-16 [SilverFire]: It will be soon. :3

2010-06-16 [Chimes]: Voting started. :)

2011-01-07 [Thistlewood]: I think voting has been forgotten!

2011-01-07 [jaraden]: it's been a while since the voting opened, i'm wondering who's gonna win is all! great entries though!!! glad i checked it out again!

2011-02-08 [Kuramasgirl]: I think this contest is a bit past due to be ended. o.o Does someone need to be reminded?

2011-02-09 [Alexi Ice]: It says it is closed....The ECM people have been a little busy. I apologize.

2011-02-09 [Zab]: You mean it doesn't really need half a year to collect votes? :P

2011-02-10 [Kuramasgirl]: No problem, I was just wondering. :)

2011-02-10 [Alexi Ice]: It might! Hahaha!

2011-02-10 [jaraden]: it's good to get reminded once and a while! hell i need constant reminders these days!!! ha ha!!!

2012-10-20 [Zab]: Yay, I won! ^__^

2012-10-23 [Lakayana]: Yah [Zab] you actually deserved the win

2012-10-24 [Zab]: Erhm.. thank you? :P

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