I recently played through The Legend Of Zelda for the NES and I really enjoyed it!
I saw these centaur enemies and I loved how stumpy their bodies were, even their weird lizardy tail. They’re incredibly difficult to deal with early on in the game, and they shoot magic sword projectiles which do a lot of damage. It turns out that while they look like centaurs, they’re depicted as more lion-like in other games, which makes them a bit more unique.
Screenshots & concepts
I used the same gradient texturing technique for this model that I used on my Card Theif model. One downside of the method is that any small details need to be included in the geometry, which can become tricky when it comes time to rig.