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Manticore by Akril15 Manticore by Akril15
A sketch of a traditional* manticore.

*By this, I mean the medieval definition of the manticore, man's head, lion's body, scorpion's tail. I just recently found out that one or more modern fantasy novel collection and/or roleplaying game is spreading the image and concept of a winged manticore through today's impressionable youth, replacing the earthbound manticore of old. What's this world coming to??
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BettiFelon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009   Writer
Yay! No wings!!!
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AlphabeticalMisery Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
My dad stared at me strangely when I told them they didn't have wings. He was quite surprised.

Yay for no wings! Wings are hard to draw and don't belong on the cute little beasties! *huggles manticore* So killer awesome!

*faves picture*
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Thanks! I personally think manticores are cool enough (and dangerous enough) without wings.
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psychosomatic-itch Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
My sentiments exactly! Just because something is evil-looking, doesn't mean it HAS to have Devil wings. But you know what ticks me off even more? When people just draw manticores as some variety of evil winged lion with a scorpion tail, leaving out the human face entirely!

Nice picture, by the way.
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
A manticore without a human face?!? Blasphemy! :P

Thanks!
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MilkToothCuts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
wow cool^ ^ hehe i did a manticore sketch too and i think its so cool how the interpretations are differnt for diffeernt artists^ ^ this one is awesome! hehe
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cheziah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004
I adore this. To save myself grief, tho.. I just call the winged ones Manticoras. I mean, there are so many varieties! X.X The african (it might be another culture) had barbed tails. And three rows of teeth. I just consider it different.. variations?

Anyway, I'm not good with that stuff, tho I do ADORE manticores, and manticoras.

Care to finish it and color it sometime?
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