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"Pegasi looked almost more like four-legged birds standing next to horses. Their necks were longer and their bodies shorter in comparison, their ribs tremendously wideprung for lung space and their shoulders broad for wing muscles, but tapering away behind to almost nothing; their bellies tucked up like sighthounds', although... there were deep lines of muscle on their hindquarters. Their legs seemed as slender as grass stems, and the place where the head met the neck was so delicate a child's hands could ring it; they moved as if they weighed nothing at all, as if they might float away, even without spreading their wings. And no human could ever take their eyes off a pegasus' wings" (McKinley 129)

Trying to get back in the habit of drawing frequently- and as I just finished a novel about pegasi (Pegasus by Robin McKinley you should all read it), I was very inspired. Also, very driven to make this piece because of the lack of adequate representations of McKinleys' pegasi with their cute little alula hands!

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OkamiNoYume Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Oh my, this is stunning. Gorgeous, absolutely, breathtakingly gorgeous. And the wings! They're so grand. You've captured the majesty of the pegasai from McKinley's novel. <3


I presume this would be King Lrrianay?

Pegasus should get a movie adaptation. Plus, there's a sequel coming! 8D
Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reading this book now and am enjoying it very much :la: Beautiful drawing!
MaidenStar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! And I love the book, too!
erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
So beautiful! The details are amazing.:)
Fira1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Beautiful, and accurate! I love "Pegasus" Ebon is hilarious.
lippincottart00 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
talk about a wing-span AMAZING!!!!!
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is Beautiful.
alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the hands i find oddly creepy
jebjenniewren Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is beautiful. It matches the description perfectly and just - wow. I love it.
MyouBade Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny I had just got done reading the page only a few moments ago, beautiful artwork it really shows all the wonders and mystical feautures of the pegasi. You even got their odd little hands in there. Only I always pictured them as really small and kinda clear looking, don't know why I just do. I love Robin Mckinley's books, if you havn't done so already you should look into reading others than just pegasus.
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