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Black Unicorn

By jaxxblackfox
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Inturpritation of a gothic style unicorn. I hate the new-age kind of unicorns, big white horse with a horn... that's SO a 20th century perversion of the mythology. Unicorns historically represented a lot of things including sodomy, death, distruction, wickedness, and the vices. They weren't always smiles and sunshine.

So, in honor of that long and sometimes dark history. Here's a black Uni'. My desperate attempt to break the mental and creative block I've been suffering for the last two weeks.

Art and character ©Tina Leyk. No touchie.
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Alimera's avatar
Wonderful picture! I love It!!! Congratulation5   Stock Image by Alimera
Marlenatelep2Loader's avatar
Amazing,really amazing!
The-Ravens-Murder's avatar
Is it okay if I use this as a reference pic for my character? I'll credit you in the description.
DelRosal's avatar
This piece looks very familiar to another artist on DA.
DelRosal's avatar

Neon Dragon has a Deviant Art account too. It just looks very close if tilted a bit.
jaxxblackfox's avatar
I know Neon Dragon. They drew that image a year after I drew mine. Wouldn't be surprised if there was some inspiration there given we know each other's work.
DelRosal's avatar
cool. maybe Neon will comment one day.
Jabber-Wock's avatar
I really like the Gothic interpretation, but I can get behind a noble, powerful creature too. Just not the sunshine and rainbows version. If it gives you cavities by its presence, you're doing it wrong.
Airswirlseternal's avatar
Gorgeous - I love the elegance of the pose, and the way you've made it more like a deer than a horse in some ways :) The tail design is also wonderful - amazing work :clap:
ElliotandSam's avatar
Kind of reminds me of Taiki, from Twelve Kingdoms... I really like this though, it's beautiful..
FoxyRainbow's avatar
I can't even begin to describe how awesome this is...
GothicUnicorn21's avatar
Once the most beautiful picture of a unicorn I've ever sen  
tylersphar's avatar
SO COOL!!! Would make an awesome tattoo
shattered-raven's avatar
I love him, can't help but be reminded of all the other mythological creatures who have been warped through time. He's amazing I hope he did help with your creative block because he's just too good.
Grand-Corsair's avatar
I feel you on the whole horse with a horn crap with pwetty rainbows.
Starsong-Studio's avatar
Hello! - I would like to feature your beautiful image in an article about unicorns on this blog: [link] - The article is scheduled to appear on Wednesday 20 February.
I will credit you of course, and link back to your DA gallery.

Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! cheers, frodo-lives
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Your image has been featured here: [link] -- thank you! :flowerpot:
DatPurpleGlasses's avatar
I really wanna be this beautiful creature now..:)
Rebekki-chan's avatar
i love your unicorn and every time i look at it i feel so inspired
to draw a unicorn.
Sesshomaru-Miroku's avatar
This is wow... Just amazing! I agree, the unicorns that are simply a horse with a horn is, well, the word that comes to my mind is corny. Keep up the great work! (do you do commissions?)
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Unfortunately, no. I don't take commissions currently.
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