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Reece Doodles by Altalamatox Reece Doodles by Altalamatox
Oh my dear dA watchers, you who have never wronged me, I return from my three-week hiatus to assault you with drawings of naked Reece. Forgive me, I can't seem to be assed to go back and draw in all his clothes. Reece'd kill me so hard for this, but, conveniently, he doesn't exist. Imagine him up a suit and tie, if you would.

This is yet another of my trying-to-actually-move-a-character-about exercises. Found Reece more difficult than the glatni, probably because he's made of two real-life animals which are not known for being simple to draw.

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Reece Sorell is part of the politician cast, notably he heads the centaur division of the Network's civil rights bureau. He's something of a pillar of the centaur community. He works long and hard pushing for legislation that will remove barriers to his race being better integrated into society (things like public building codes requiring centaur accessibility, and a revamp of public school programs to better accommodate centaur children, who age several times faster than their human classmates).

Mr. Sorell has an infamous grouchy streak, but this is because work gets him all strung out and he's a new dad and worried about doin' it right. Catch him at the cafe, pub, or park and you'll find him a ready listener, witty, hungry for contemplative conversation, and quick with a joke.

Reece is a friend of Senator Montrey and Rep. Brooks, although most of their communication is digital on account of the senator's miserable horse allergy. He's also a regular at Brogan and Branagan's Specialty Tailor Shop (for shapeshifters and other beings of complicated dimensions), a social hub for politically-inclined members of the monster races. Through the owners he's made friends with Ben and Becca, who often have the Sorrels come hiking with them during summers.

Reece stands at a bit over four feet (or twelve hands, if you like) at his equine shoulders, making him nearly seven feet tall. He's based on the Fjord Horse, which means he becomes an enormously fluffy teddy bear during the winter. An obligatory vegetarian like all centaurs, Reece is an oddity among his race in being lactose tolerant, and the ability to stomach ice cream and chocolate compounded by a nervous eating habit accounts for the state of his dual waistlines. He is twenty six, which makes him mentally and physically in his late thirties in centaur years. He sounds Australian.
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missuny Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Has the Montreys met the librarians?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
They have. Eric is close friends with a couple of the Librarians (because it's nice to hang out with people from your own time period sometimes) and visits often, certainly Penny tags along once they start dating. I suspect Penny and Jackie like each other a lot. Cornelius has been to the Library just a time or two, it's far too silly for his tastes.
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missuny Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I can picture Ben grabbing Cornelius by the shoulder and be like, "Ah, senator! How nice is it to see you!"
Charles and Jackie would probably want to take Tom and see if they could hook him up to the computer somehow.
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD i have no idea why this showed up on the search list for monsters XD.
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assporn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
So that's what guys look like when we take off our pants and underwear!
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so ... normally casual in his actions. I love it! That's not something you see in centaurids everyday. Nice work!
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quentinlars Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work... awesome lines and poses
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Sytren Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you dont mind the word vomit thats about to come -nerd glasses on-

There's something I've been wondering about centaurs when they lay down, especially one of Reece's size, pardon me. Typically a horse cannot stay sitting or laying on its side for long because their body mass would end up crushing their organs, and for centaurs, having the added weight of a human half would make it even worse. Unless the ones who created them made it so they could rest without their muscle suffocating them as they laid down, but considering they were made slaves I doubt that crossed their minds.

Makes me wonder if Centaurs have special beds made for them, like a recliner where they can rest their upper body on or maybe they have a much different sleep cycle then most humanoids.

-nerd glasses off-

Sorry, I get all nerdy scientific when it comes to fantasy characters. Heheh..

I can imagine Reece being fondly jealous of his daughter, being able to sleep in whatever pretzel position only children seem capable of.
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nastergirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Maybe the human torso only holds the lungs and the heart, to make room for the massive size required and also so the problem you pointed out doesn't happen.
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Sytren Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Realistically speaking, centaurs would need two hearts so the whole body would could function without them fainting or dying of heart attacks. Even a big heart wouldn't be able to pump enough blood for the whole body. It's like, Irish Wolfhounds for example. The IW is the tallest breed of dog, and because that, they have lots of heart issues. They're so big their hearts sometimes cant pump enough blood to their limbs and causes many complications, which is why they have the shortest lifespan from any other dog breeds. This is also common for very tall humans.

Their body would still collapse from the all the weight if the laid down for to long. Like how beached wales die if the stay on land, all the gravity crushes them. Unless they developed some kind of magic or the gravity in their world is different.

I don't know much about horses relative to heart issues, and I know that horses are the most delicate when it comes diseases and physical injuries, but I assume their hearts are strong enough to support all that mass. BUT you also have to remember that Altalamatox's Centaurs were experiments using /slaves/, and I severely doubt these slaves were healthy and disease free. A horses body isn't equip or adaptable to withstand the added everything a human half brings and vice versa, so it explains their relatively short lifespan.

Who knows? Maybe they discovered medicine or medical procedures for most of their health problems, or maybe magic was involved to permanently remove features that'd make their life difficult.
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artst04 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I love him. I would love to see antics with his family and friends. He already looks like a cuddly type of guy. The one of him tip toeing is rather amusing considering his size.
Soo he drinks coffee eh?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Oh man yes, he drinks coffee like a fish. Drinks coffee. Wait. Maybe that's not the best analogy. I'd hate to see a fish on coffee. Although Dory from Nemo was definitely tossing back some caffeine.

Now that I think about it, it probably takes a stupid amount of coffee to affect a centaur, particularly a centaur of Reece's size, so maybe his drinking habit is justified? However, two dozen doughnuts in the mornings is probably not... 
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artst04 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
*laughs* Nooo Reece may want to add in some oatmeal? Do centaurs eat oatmeal? I'm sure they do huh? And some fruit too. Variety Reece ! You need variety in your diet! * says the Medical healthcare provider as she's poking his belly. Who happens to be 5'3.25" * ;) yes that 1/4 " is important!
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artst04 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Strike that comment
Does he have anyone who *hee-hee* is on his back about that two dozen donut a day habit? I bet his wife loves to tease him.
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SilvariaKiralv Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much. His weight and movement is so believable in these sketches. The only one that seems off is the lounging one. It just looks like his human back is slightly extended compared to the others. But for a fun study of a really adorably soft character, these are so enjoyable!
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Damaiuo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I can't help but to wonder. Are you gonna draw this guy anymore? Because i really like his design and want to se emore of him.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Hey, thank you, I'm glad you like him! He's not a protagonist by any means, but he pops up now and then. (: Due to pop up two or three times in my next doodle post, I can say that.
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Damaiuo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Yaaaay
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Nimrail Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg.. that's really cool :D 
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Susiron Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really interesting and refreshing to see a centaur doing modern things like go on a computer ahahaha I love it
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, so I have a question ... What would the Centaurs of the Network do if somebody asked to ride on their backs? Like do they have an anti-subservient complex, or would they be all like "YEAH BRO, HOP UP". Also, do Centaurs have their own sports like jumping and racing and polo and stuff, and would people bet on them? Do they use horseshoes on themselves to prevent their hooves from wearing down? And on a female centaur, I know they have breasts, but do they also have mammary glands on their underbellies like horses? If so then where would their babies nurse? I don't know why I suddenly have all these questions, lol! Sorry.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I say that centaur-back rides are a lot like piggy-back rides. Cool between friends, unimaginable between strangers, nowhere near dignified enough to do in most public places. You're right that there's also a streak of racial tension in the mix. After all, centaurs were originally Frankenstein'd together as a race of slaves and they've only been free Network-wide for a couple hundred years. You might let your human buddy hop on your back for giggles, but if you were seen you'd both be judged and onlookers would feel awkward, centaurs might feel angry and humans guilty. Probably no one would say anything, but they would definitely ignore you like crazy.

Centaurs do happen to play variations on a lot of the games humans play on horseback, and they have their own versions of baseball and basketball which require quite modified fields/courts. Races and marathons are actually less popular with centaurs than with humans. This is true for any other organized sport. An element of their historic enslavement were 'games' for the private or public amusement of their masters, and so there's a bit of sensativity left about holding games in any more than a casual, local-football-club-that-meets-in-the-park-a-few-evenings-a-week kind of thing. However, younger generations of centaurs have been moving to reverse this and take official sports back for themselves. There's the probability that such games would still be seen as spectacles by other races, but there's not a centaur living that isn't used to being a freakshow.

They wear rubber horseshoes to protect both their hooves and the streets and floors of the world from each other. (:

THERE'S a good question! They nurse from their human halves and their equine milk glands are underdeveloped, not as much as on men, but enough that they don't produce. This means they come up short trying to feed a baby that's half colt, but I'm always trying to make life difficult for these guys. ;) Being half human is a nuisance but mostly corrects for itself, as they have the ingenuity to work around their badly-conceived physiologies.

Nooo, excellent questions! Thank you! :glomp:            
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You responded! <3 *flails into a gibbering mess of happiness on the floor* Yaaaaaaay! :D YOU'RE THE BEST.
Because I always wondered about the mammary gland thing and I'm just very technical and curious when it comes to "mix" races and stuff. Like I have this thing I'm working on which is like an encyclopedia of the supernatural but I'm trying to make it as plausible and detailed as possible and right now I'm all on mermaids and things lol
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Oooh! *joins you in flailing* I love that kind thing! One of my very favorite kinds of thing! Ever consider sharing snippets of it on dA/online? I'd like to hear about mermaids and things! :)
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TOO! I never thought about putting parts of the encyclopedia up here but that could be interesting. If you've ever seen that faux-docu-drama on Discovery Channel called "Mermaids: The Body Found" that freaked people out a la War of the Worlds style, I pretty much take after their explanation (sea-ape theory) with a few more details and things I thought needed adding. I have tons of other stuff in the encyclopedia too: different types of ghosts, vampires, werewolves, spirits, legendary creatures, magic via psychokinesis, etc. I started it because I write stories that are speculative fiction with some supernatural and scientific stuff intertwined and they all take place in the same universe, and there are all sorts of things in that universe that require "laws" of their existence and it was getting too hard to remember them all without writing them down, especially because I deviate from the accepted "standard" or "norm" of certain creatures in popular fiction. Most all of it is me saying "not that it may actually exist but if it did exist here is how it rationally could"and adding things that do exist like sanguinarians and psychic vampires, witches and their tools, ghost hunting equipment and theories, etc.
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
LIKE DOES REECE'S DAUGHTER EVER ASK HIM FOR RIDES ON HIS BACK BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO PICTURE IT AND IT JUST OMFG IT'S SO CUTE
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Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure what it is ... but I really like this picture! Interesting design.
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet amazingly you made the anatomy work :o
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AnnaCStansfield Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've been drawing centaurs lately, and I was trying to imagine them living in a real life house and such. Especially laying down! So I'm deeply impressed with him lying down here! That is awesome!
Fantastic work! As always. I adore your sketches and all your stuff. :)
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rebooking Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Fantastic!
I love his personality!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha weird centaur. It looks a hyppo :)
Shire horse, I guess ^^
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome large centaur anatomy study XD
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LaJolly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is an amazing character!!!
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You and everything you do are/is awesome. I love how you manage to convey both weight and flexibility here; it's such a unique character shape and you really manipulate his design for all it's worth. :3
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love all these poses and all of your art is great. these poses are simple tasks and yet im sure i would have a hard time drawing them
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weeya1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This is so cool, I love your drawings and I love how you this chaiter so funny and normal for a centar
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AceTucker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... don't understand how skill like this is even remotely manageable. Aspiring to this, most definitely
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Weaver8 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Writer
I love how you have him doing some rather mundane things like changing a light bulb or surfing the net. I especially like the one where he steps in gum, I assume it would be difficult to get it off one's hooves. I've always liked chubby characters, like Magda or Fluffbutt. Reese seems to not be an exception to that. I'm always impressed with how well you can draw them. I don't think I've gotten too good with drawing people of varying sizes and shapes yet, but I'm getting there.

Thanks, and glad to see some more of your doodles~
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so my question is, does this mean he has two stomachs? or a two of everything for that matter. because there would be his human tummy, and then his horse tummy. and can the horse tummy only handle grass and things, while the human tummy tackles chips and snack foods? would he have two livers, and then could he drink a heck of a lot more then a person or a horse could?
just curious about how the inside anatomy would work (:
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Good question! My med student friend and I debated this for a good long time. I think it's been decided that they mostly just have horse organs and their human body cavity is given over more to muscles. They do have a redundant human heart or something like it, in theory to regulate blood flow so the powerful pressure driven by their equine hearts during exertion doesn't burst their little human heads. I have no idea if that makes scientific sense but it sounds pretty good. (:

You might be interested in checking this out... [link]
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
interesting. so then with that in mind, if his upper half is mostly muscle, he could take some severe hits and even puncture wounds and not be in any risk of severe internal damage, as long as it were to his upper human torso, and wasn't near the heart.
that's pretty cool. and thanks, by the way, for answering my question!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
He'd have much better chances than a human, that's for sure. He's still got a long windpipe, esophagus, big arteries and miscellaneous other tubes running through his upper body, which would be unfortunate to slice up.

Not at all, thank you for your interest and for posing interesting questions!
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome, it's my pleasure!

lol, oh man, I always forget about that darn windpipe.
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You forgot to mention one thing about him: That he's QUITE a handsome devil.
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Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He just looks so comfortable moving around with his body, it's awesome. ^^
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Oh, thank goodness! Centaurs are a trainwreck, I do my best to get whatever it is about the balance, proportion, and join right. There's no making them less awkward, but maybe they can be made to look at least somewhat believable. Thank you!
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Phageous Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uuuuaaahhhh, he's so curvy! I still think it's really cool to see a pudgy centaur. And boy am I envious of him being able to hold a book up to read while still having his hands free. ;P He seems like a charming fellow!

Out of curiosity, is there a reason he is mostly hairless? That is, is he a balding centaur, or does he intentionally shave his hair/mane off?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Mwaha, thank you! Every now and then the number of beautiful cliche representatives of fantasy races I see reaches critical, and then I have to go consciously trash on that race. I'm afraid that's pretty much the answer on Reece's hair- I just thought a bald centaur was funny. It's even better that his second half is one of the most heavily-furred horses around. I don't think baldness is at all common among centaurs, however. Like Cornelius, Reece is meant to span the culture gap between humans and some other group, so in his design I've given him some visual traits that make him more typically human, so he stands with a, with two hooves in each camp, as it were.
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Phageous Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I totally understand that desire. C: Besides, characters that reverse cliches are usually far more interesting to build and observe. Also, I hope to see some extremely furry Reeces in the future, because that sounds fantastic. :D
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Aaah, do not let me forget about wintertime Reece, because this is something I much needs see myself! I imagine it's the season he's most comfortable in, poor guy. Actually, no. Reece lives almost entirely in buildings so seasons are probably moot to him. But no amount of sitting around indoors can save him from his winter fluff!
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