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Just felt like finishing the dragon-y unicorn draft I did in the bus the other day. :D I HAD planned to use other colours than blue at first! I swear! But... well... I really like blue. It is relaxing to work with it.

Acrylics on A4 mixed media paper.
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CalligraphyLegends's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Vision: I can really see the idea behind it and the colors chosen go so well with the theme of the art.
Originality: It's not the most original thing I've ever seen; it honestly reminds me a lot of Windigos from MLP: FiM. However, the idea of combing a unicorn (an older, more folk tale inspired unicorn) with a dragon and adding the wind element to it all? That's original. Unfortunately, the color scheme is not. Blue and purple are very common to use especially when it concerns unicorns and wind.
Technique: Your technique is really fantastic. Everything is blended nicely and the movement is very fluid.
Impact: This isn't a huge impact at first glance, but when you take the time to see the details of everything... Basically, it creates a bigger impact after time. Even on initial glance, though, the impact is still pretty strong solely because of your expert skills. Although, I think it would be stronger if you had gone with a different color scheme but still kept the wind theme.
(Perhaps not such an icy cloud color scheme, but a sunrise cloud color scheme? Using pinks, oranges, yellows, and a touch of blue.)
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much for the compliments. =^^=

Granted, unicorns are one of the things you often see. But I still love the concept. And how every culture actually has a creature like a unicorn. Different name, maybe, but the basic idea is the same. I'm simply fascinated by such creatures.

I guess all the impact I wanted to have with this drawing was the feeling of swoosh~. d: Though the ideas of a sunrise colour scheme is atually really nice! Would it be ok if I tried that?
CalligraphyLegends's avatar
Go for it! My style of art is a very different from yours and it would be interesting to see something in your style using that color scheme.

(Yeah, I love unicorns too ^_^ I find mythology so fascinating because there are distinctions between cultures but similarities also.)
MayLouise's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Vision : it's always very soft to the eye, that's your style, and you master it.
Originality : it's a tough one ! On one side, I'm so not impressed by unicorns...I'm a bit tired of them, to be truthfull. But on the other hand, you managed to make it very unique, aerian, and I really like the clouds and the wind running through it. The notion of a sky tail has nothing new, but it is brillantly done.
So, on originality, technically, as an idea/concept, it has nothing of original. It's the way it's done that makes it stand out, and gives it a lot of power.
Technique : no surprises. I like the way the clouds move with the tail. It would of been easier to make them straight, but it has more impact like that <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Impact. It's a unicorn... but a good one.
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much. :D
I take this as a good sign, that I was able to take a topic that bores you and make it interesting again. :D At least a bit~.
MayLouise's avatar
Oh yes, it's definitly a good sign :D
I'm kind of binary : either I like or I don't. If I feel "meh" about something, I just categorise as "don't like". Feeling indifferent is, for me, the worst "insult" to do to an artist.
But it's true that when i see a unicorn, I just tend to swap to another drawing, without giving it more notice.
So, already, keeping me more than five seconds on the same painting (of an unicorn) is quite noticeable. That I even take the time to make a critique about it is even more noticeable. So yes, if my opinion counts to you, it is very good sign XD
And yes, only a bit, sorry ;) Though it is a very beautiful painting, it hasn't yet made me friends with those four legged thinking spears. But it may, one day... you just never know :D
MetalLuke's avatar
Holy s***... this is the best unicorn I have ever seen...
drachenmagier's avatar
D'aw, thank you! :D
storymaker29's avatar
like wow (world of Warcraft)
lylecore's avatar
reminds me of kirin in monster hunter series
drachenmagier's avatar
The one critter that eludes me completely in MH Stories. QwQ Only saw it once...
Viperwings's avatar
Majestic creature!
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WhimsiKitty's avatar
This reminds me of my original alien species

But like 1000 times cooler.

;-;
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You're welcome! Kawaii Face: Smile 
Cakey11's avatar
I love it!!!!!!! :)
Nortstar's avatar
wow :wow: It is so pretty :)
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EJ-Art's avatar
I like this very much! Ur style is amazing!
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much~! :D
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