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Capirussa by CrimsonMagpie Capirussa by CrimsonMagpie
Entry for !Vlei's Mythical Blind Date contest. :B

He gave me the Capirussa to illustrate, this is the Monsterpedia entry that !Vlei linked me to;

Capirussa is a creature which was supposed to live in Indie (now Indonesia), but was once seen in the Meuse River at Brielle (Brill), The Netherlands.

The name could be a corruption of Caperisca, a small goat-like creature. Another possibility could be a corruption of Capripus, meaning goat's foot.

A female beast with a human face, a collar of jester's bells, pointed flappy ears as those of a hound, goatlike paws and a dog's plumy tail.

Of the images I found some depicted her/it as like a quadruped with a human face, some as like a centaur, and some like a faun. . . I chose to depict her like a centaur, because I got to give her two sets of boobies!!! :dummy:

I've not-so-subtly hinted at her Indonesian origin and Dutch prevalence in my depiction, and for some reason I imagined her as being somewhat cheeky. :giggle: Her markings are inspired by the okapi, which I do know is African, I just wanted to do it. :P

Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42cm 11.69 x 16.54"
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I've never heard of the creature and I live in the Netherlands. I do like how she turned out. Looks very cheeky indeed. :lol:

I'm not shoving enough money to dA to be allowed to critique properly however I did notice that her lower face is a bit odd. A bit crooked like she's once broken her jaw or something.

It's as if you drew me. In the form of a goat/dog/okapi/centaur tribal lady-woman-jester ofcourse. :o

(Yes, I have a crooked jaw. Is the crux of the last bit my post yet I don't think it's very understandable.)
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not very well known at all, I could barely find any info on it, even after hours of searching. =p

I see what you mean about her face. :nod: I'm actually terribly bad at getting my character's faces to line up properly. :B Pffff, I'm sure you're much prettier than this character here, and I don't think you have four boobs either. :evileye:
AWdeV Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
No. No I do not.

I've got two hairy moobs tho. And my jaw's crooked due to me breaking it as a baby. :B
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Moobs you say? :flirty:
AWdeV Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Yes, fat and hairy ones.
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Lionsong Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your lovely art has been featured: [link]
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. :meow:
Enzoguri Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
OH my this is great! :la: I love the shades of purple, plus I love the added effect of the windmill from a distance. Plus I think you've captured the Capirussa perfectly. amazing stuff :3
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yey, glad you like it! :w00t:

I was quite please with the purple too, it's the first time I've done a non-blue sky. :B

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