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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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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.
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!
Lyhli 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!
quentinlars Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work... awesome lines and poses
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.
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.
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.
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?
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... 
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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