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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 Featured By Owner 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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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :la:
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DsGBiohazard Featured By Owner 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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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice name (:
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, but :iconwrentree: actually named it :meow:
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:iconposonee:
Posonee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay. Tarina is finnish (too) and means story c:
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on 2nd place. I really like your work with the colors.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :la:
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very much welcome :D
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:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic.
I wanna ride one of these!
...Heck! I wanna do an National Geographic documentary on these things!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you so much! :la:
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:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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:iconwolfrunner5987:
WolfRunner5987 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Urg, I want one. <3
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
It seems everyone does XD You'll have to ask =WrenTree if you can get one - I have a feeling you aren't allowed to make one though :saddummy:
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:iconwolfrunner5987:
WolfRunner5987 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone wants one because they're amazing! And I'd actually be able to draw it somewhat well too, so that's a plus lol.
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!! Thanks so much for entering hun!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :la:
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:iconcross-realms:
Cross-Realms Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
this is awesome! =D
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcross-realms:
Cross-Realms Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
of course! =D
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:iconluckdown:
luckdown Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
this is so amazing omg <333
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconkawamaru:
Kawamaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's looking amazing! :)
Btw, is "Tarina" his/her name? Because tarina means story on finnish : D
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CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
Wow, I didn't know that - I'm not sure if Tarina is the name of the character or the species, it was just the name given for the contest and other entrants have named the species Tarina, while others were calling the character Tarina :?
Still, Wrentree has a character called Story, so maybe that is why she chose that name :meow:
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:iconnarutard277:
narutard277 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
I want to make one!!!!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconnarutard277:
narutard277 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
So really, can I make one?
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
You'll have to ask =WrenTree, but I don't think you are allowed to make one :saddummy:
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:iconnarutard277:
narutard277 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Did she use your species? If not, then it's truly YOURS isn't it?
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, I came 2nd place and the "design will be used as a secondary species in the world of the Water Forest" So yes, the design is hers now, not mine :meow:
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:iconnarutard277:
narutard277 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
oh, okay... That's cool for you, but I really wanted one.... XD Oh well!
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Hm, I'll just have to make another species that is open :la:
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1stFrostfirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG i want one T^T
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
So do I, but you'll have to ask =WrenTree, because I don't think you are allowed to make one :saddummy:
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:icon1stfrostfirewolf:
1stFrostfirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
they are amazing though ill have to ask her later on and congrats on winning as well
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :meow:
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:icon1stfrostfirewolf:
1stFrostfirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yw
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Filmographer
Ah gosh the body form and colors are gorgeous.
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:iconcobravenom:
CobraVenom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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