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Glimpse of a unicorn

By Ironshod
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As some you you may already have seen I've been working on a set of artworks with the theme of an enchanted woodland. It is just like a normal forest but if you go there and take the time to look closely you might find the creatures are a little unusal ;)

This one is a somewhat different painting approach for me. Its not about strong design or details, instead its all about creating a mood. I hope it will lead the viewer to imagine a magical unicorn appearing out the haze of a late summer in the forest.

You can view some others in the set here ...
Blackberry dragon [link]
Mushroom fairy [link]
Oak king [link]
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Hi! Do you do/sell commissioned pieces? I'd love to talk more if so. 

Thanks! -Lauren
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The unicorn looks beautiful to me. He seems to be just minding his own business.
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I have enjoyed viewing all of your unicorn artwork and really feel like each unicorn piece could be a jigsaw puzzle. Keep up the awesome work, Ironshod. 

P.S. My little sister and two former friends of mine would LOVE all your unicorns.
P.S.S. This particular piece is featured here:…
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The soft colours of the wood add to the effect of the unicorn belonging there. :)
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I actually purchased a tile piece of this ^^ really glad to find your account I love your worjs
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Aw, he's so pudgy! He's gorgeous, love him <3
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[link] Someone stole this picture and cropped of the watermark....
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I have this piece on a shirt :)
Bought it at the Large company, it's like a gothic/emo/scene kinda company, not sure if it's just available in my country or around the world.
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Wow beautiful ! You're very talented ! :)
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Isn't this also a puzzle? I think I might have it. XP
Almalphia's avatar
The hubby got me this on a wooden box with a tile on top for a gift! I love it!!!
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I love the sunlight coming though the trees and love your Unicorns :love:
megsai's avatar
ok usually i dont like unicorns but these, i lovethem
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Just thought you'd like to know that this piece has been posted/stolen here, without your permission.

btw, it's thanks to the "fantasy lighting brushes" that used this as an example image that I recognized this piece. :P
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I don't know what to say :o
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You've been featured: [link]
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Amazing unicorn image,tones & lighting!!
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This. Is. Awesome. I wish that I was equipped with your skill! Very breathtaking, I love it.
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i add it to favorites!
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