Haha! Two submissions in two weeks!
Alright, this is a zebra centaur(ette?) with her son. Recently I've been trying to draw different races more accurately, as my default used to be white girls. I just felt like drawing a centaur, and I thought a centaur as a zebra would be cool. Being an African creature, she had to be black. I also wanted to practice drawing black characters. Originally she was facing left, and her son wasn't in the drawing, however it looked boring as she was just sitting there, so I made her look right, which is an angle I'm not too good at, and made her looking at someone, so she is tussling her son's hair. Unfortunately the contrast in that area isn't as strong so you can't tell her fingers are in his hair.
Also, you may notice she does not have a top. I felt like that just makes most sense. She is half human, but overall she is one creature, and creatures aren't known to wear clothes. I feel like it would be weird if she just felt shame on the human part of her body, and felt the need to cover up, but not the animal part. Also, I draw my centaurs with the ears of the animal so it doesn't look so segmented; she has hints of zebra throughout. I also think of centaurs as kind of a strong warrior species so she's not super slim, and she's got abs for days! The zebra body isn't super anatomically correct, as the front portion is a little too smooth, but hopefully it doesn't detract from the art too much.
One more thing, I lost the original copy
. I scan my art at the library and I'm pretty sure I left it in their scanner. I only noticed I didn't have it two days later and when I went back to the library it was gone, and not in the lost and found.
So I am super upset about that since I was really happy with this drawing. I hope no one took it and is taking credit for it.