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Tarina - Contest by CobraVenom Tarina - Contest by CobraVenom
[EDIT] I came 2nd place :la:

Woo, it's finally done! Contest entry for :iconwrentree:
Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to make a head shot view and info of babies and the inside of the mouth. Still, I am rather happy with how it turned out :meow:

I made this design perfect for use as a mount due to the fact that it has a straight, solid back and nothing protruding from its back or middle section that could get in the way of a saddle or a rider's legs. Rather than a bit in the mouth like a horse, it is controlled while riding with the reins attached to its horns.
I based the design on tapirs, jaguars, snapping turtles, and a little bit of bear :la:

I hope you like it!

Painted from scratch in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Tablet. References used.
Art copyright *CobraVenom


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:iconhymnsie:
Hymnsie Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your creatures are always so awesome! :XD: Love the colours and the horn design :D
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CobraVenom Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :la:
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DsGBiohazard Mar 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Great work, and great art. But I'm just going to be the minority here, it's kinda generic. It's like every other animal. But great work none the less. Gratz on second place!
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CobraVenom Apr 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :la:

And thank you for your opinion - most people don't leave very thoughtful comments so I appreciate it :meow:
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Posonee Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice name (:
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CobraVenom Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, but :iconwrentree: actually named it :meow:
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:iconposonee:
Posonee Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay. Tarina is finnish (too) and means story c:
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manaista Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on 2nd place. I really like your work with the colors.
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CobraVenom Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :la:
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manaista Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very much welcome :D
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