Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Centaur Family


…is the title of this stunning drawing by Heinrich Kley.
Here again he succeeds in making an impossible fantasy situation look believable.
The man was obsessed with anatomical accuracy (as was TS Sullivant).
It's wonderful to see these centaurs in a casual family setting, a snapshot of a typical Sunday afternoon.
The addition of the tree helps to create a harmonious circular composition.

I usually prefer Kley's sketchier drawings, but this piece just floors me.

To see a very different scene with centaurs by Kley go to this previous post:
http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2012/09/battle-of-centaurs.html

3 comments:

  1. Kley is so great. I like his ink-and-pen shadows, mine never comes good like this :(

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