Category: "The 12 Signs of the Zodiac"
I choose the Sagittarius.
There once was an evil Emperor who ruled his Empire with great force and abused both men and horses. He brought great despair throughout the land. On one very nice day, the Emperor decided to take ride outside the gates of his city. It was when the Emperor was out of the city limits when Sagittarius decided to strike and bring peace to the land.
The Sagittarius is more of a representation or symbol, rather than a centaur actually striking the Emperor. ;)
I have to be honest and say that I wasn't too happy when I woke up on September 1st and checked the category for round 1 of the MocOlympics. I still don't like the category for personal reasons. With that being said, it is like life: things don't always go the way you plan and would like them to go...
Nifty take on the category. I like the centaur, and the foliage work's pretty good. I think the path is a bit too plain, the large plates give blocky edges and there aren't any colours or textures to break up the dark tan. Same for the wall, while this is some texture it's mostly plain grey. All the same, a good effort, and the border was a good touch.