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Prison of Hearts - 2 Worlds
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By Ala-Rai   |   Watch
Published: July 21, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Ala-Rai
"The unicorn's hooves clattered on the smooth rocks as she made her way deeper into the cave toward the pool within the first cavern. She had been shocked, at first, to find a water horse living in such a remote location and curious toward the circumstances under which he came to be imprisoned in a cave pool. She had been coming here for a month now, listening to the trapped horse’s tale. Sometimes she brought seaweed to give him nourishment. Other times she simply would listen to tales of his lost homeland.

Her heart began to pound faster in anxiety as she approached the edge of the deep pool. Glancing into the empty depths she began to worry.

Had the trapped hippocamp survived the night in his prison? Had he somehow managed to escape, and left without saying goodbye?

As she peered into the depths, a brilliant flash of red illuminated by a streak of sunlight in the dark cavernous pool came into view suddenly, causing the chestnut mare to give a sigh of relief.

“You have returned.” A melodious baritone voice rose from the depths.

As the brilliantly colored hippocamp gazed up at her, she felt her heart cry out. She wanted to help him escape. She wanted to follow him wherever he should journey. Yet she knew this was impossible, for his world was one she could never live in. It was a sad truth, one that pained her to think about it. For it was in that moment that she realized she loved him."


Anyway. Entry for :iconunicorn-club: and :iconwaterhorses: contest. Whoo! :w00t:
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TiElGar's avatar
Very beautiful! Art and story) I made drawing with trapped one too, but, hadn't idea to steal Your idea :)
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I actually liked your idea with the water horse in the ice. It's definitely unique. :)
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Welcome, and thank You very much too)
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markie23Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous!!! very nice colors etc
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot!! :D
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KoeyohteHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, beautiful!! Nice rich colors and I really like that border you added too. I really like the green in the water horse's body! And those fins :love: Really nice work on the background!!! :D

~Koey
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the comment! :hug:
I'm glad you noticed that on the water horse! I was wondering how the colors were showing up.
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The-Skykian-ArchivesHobbyist General Artist
Amazing </3
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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blackmustang13Student Digital Artist
oh i like this :)
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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SilverFlightHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful manes on these guys ^^. I love how you've done the half-in-water half-on-land perspective, I think it works really well in this piece.
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww! Thanks for the lovely comment! :hug
I struggled for a while with how to keep the two horses in their own elements without it looking too cheesy. :)
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FrostmuzzleHobbyist General Artist
The water horse is so purdy! :D Especially how he holds his front legs, and those fins <3
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Ala-RaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's made me want to draw more hippocamps. I hadn't realized how much fun they were :D
Thanks!
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