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Fleeting
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Published: January 29, 2019
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I might actually be happy with this one for once.

Real Unicorn/Alicorn. Not a horse. I'll always prefer historical "Gothic" Medieval unicorns vs contemporary ones. Described as deer sized, goat-like with a lion's tail and mane. Bam.
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Contraltissimo's avatar
Oh wow I love the pristine feeling of this. :clap:
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DatKitsu|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I really love this!
I'm an absolute sucker for more 'traditional' unicorns and you did an absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking job here
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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FeatherQuilt88|Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah! :wow: Once in a while you will see a semi-traditional, slightly-less-equine unicorn with cloven hooves, thinner legs, and the lionlike tail... but this is one is one of the very few I've seen with an actual non-horselike face, and the massively long horn sometimes seen in medieval tapestries!

Very cool!
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

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FeatherQuilt88|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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AthenaTT's avatar
wonderful! 
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gilamasan|Student Traditional Artist
Cool idea going with the authentic design. Where did you get this info about unicorns?
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Reading a lot of books when I was a teenager for the most part, and later reading stuff online.
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nekophoenix|Professional General Artist
That background looks almost photo realistic in its soft blur - really makes this creature stand out beautifully! Though, perhaps gives the unintentional appearance of the Unicorn being tiny, maybe it's because it has a macro feel to the whole thing?

Love the sharp detailing on that fur <3
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Neko.
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nekophoenix|Professional General Artist
Much welcome :3
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petro66|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never heared of such a mediviel definition of unicorn, nevertheless nice concept, I like the fur texture( i'm strugling with it a lot ;), and the reflection, in technical aspect, but overall atmosfer of the pice is I dont want to say nice again, but my english is limitted :), any advice on fur???
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Fur can be tricky, I'm still not that good with it. But it helps a lot to use as much reference material as you can. I used a lot on this one, Mountain Goats and white/albino Deer in particular. Then it's about practice, and more practice.

My friend Vantid is a master at rendering fur. You should take a look at her stuff.  www.deviantart.com/vantid
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petro66|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks fo link
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Musings-Of-a-Soul|Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :o Excellent work 
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Champion-of-Namira's avatar
I agree! (I love that one little sparkle next to its hoof :))
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SlightnessOfMyMind|Hobbyist Photographer
Strange but awesome
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F1800|Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing!!!!
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I want one, but then again that horn looks like it could do some damage!
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jaxxblackfox|Hobbyist General Artist
Given what I've read about them, it wouldn't be a good idea. lol
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Love it!
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