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Callie Richardson

"Xenocyss" by Callie Richardson

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I'm just making this story up for poor Xenocyss but I think it's sad... He was created as an experimental fighting machine long ago by an ancient Lythaean civilization sort of like the Akaeans. They used him for battles and, since he is a cyborg unicorn, he can never die; only keep living his life in pain. Now that the civilization has ceased to exist, Xenocyss roams the forests and great plains of Lythaea, hoping that something will set him free from his tormenting burden. Maybe, someday, he will be swept away from the raging current of anguish and into the passionate eyes of Death... [Done in pencil]

4 Jun 2003:-) Cbrist
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This is cool. I love the backround. Very ghostly. But I have a bit of constructive criticism. He's too chubby. Try making him leaner. (then again, I always draw my horses on the skinny side...) And I think his legs should be a bit longer. Also, he doesn't look all that sad. Part of it is because he's kinda prancing. Dunno, I guess I just picture him as more dragging his feet.

I didn't mean to be so critical, because I genuinely love this pic, and the story behind it. About horse anatomy: my best suggestion is practice. Also, try looking at a picture of a horse when you draw one. That always helps me sooo much.

Again, sorry for the nit-picky-ness. I do love the pic. 2

:-) Callie Richardson replies: "YEah, he doesn't look sad. wanna know why? welllll...the story behind this one goes like this. Xenocyss popped into a random bunch of my friends heads at school one day. I asked what I should draw, and they said a zebra, with tiger stripes and armour, drinking out of a leaf, that was sorta fat, and in a jungle with a monkey swinging from the trees and jungley plants. now, we expanded on this idea and embellished it, and this guy wes started randomly drawing a samurai teddy. Later, when it was finished, thea made up that story, even though it does look sorta happy. the end. thanks for the comment"
3 Jul 200345 Myth the Unicorn (AKA Lydia)
awww that is soo sad :'( nearly as sad as Myth << hee hee the armour is good. and oohhh cyuute monkey with a sword!!

16 Callie Richardson replies: "Actually it's a samurai viking teddy!! But uh whatever. I don't blame you for not really knowing what it is. (stupid Wes...) Well, thanks again!!"
6 Aug 2003:-) Mika Tapani Joronen
You know what's worse, hamster vikings, they rape pillage plunder and then they eat their children! Terrible!

I love your ideas though, every drawings has a bit of story behind it and that translates into a much more heartfelt effort on behalf of the artist.

:-) Callie Richardson replies: "hehe yeah that sounds pretty bad, those hamster vikings. thanks for a really nice comment, though. also, i can't get over how REALLYGREAT your are is! i mean wow!!!"
28 Jan 2007:-) Rosalie de Boer
Wow, very nice gallery! Love your pictures..
I hope I can draw like you some day!
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 • Created by: :-) Callie Richardson
 • Copyright: ©Callie Richardson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Ancient, Armor, Armour, Experiment, Forest, Lythaea, Samurai, Teddy, Unicorn, Warrior, Xenocyss, Zebra
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Techno, Cyber, Technological, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Weapons, Bows, Swords, Blades, Rapiers...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Submitted: 2003-06-02 00:24:19
 • Views: 756
 • Resolution: 700x541

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