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Fleeting by jaxxblackfox Fleeting by jaxxblackfox
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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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  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 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
wonderful! 
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gilamasan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Cool idea going with the authentic design. Where did you get this info about unicorns?
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  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 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  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 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Neko.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Professional General Artist
Much welcome :3
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petro66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
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 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  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 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
thanks fo link
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Musings-Of-a-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :o Excellent work 
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Champion-of-Namira Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
I agree! (I love that one little sparkle next to its hoof :))
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SlightnessOfMyMind Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Strange but awesome
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F1800 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing!!!!
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k2wolff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
I want one, but then again that horn looks like it could do some damage!
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Given what I've read about them, it wouldn't be a good idea. lol
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Alicornbrodie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Love it!
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PyroNinja91 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my favorite as well!!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
YES YES YES! Wonderful unicorn. I really do NOT like unicorns that are horses with a horn stuck on their head.
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DragonDrawer14 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student General Artist
Fun fact: the original unicorn was described as a horned deer with elephant feet... it's a rhino!
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Some artists renderings from the Medieval period do indeed look Rhino-like. Some also look like Ibex, and Gazelle. It could also be something that was held onto in some fashion through oral history from the times when the Woolly Rhino existed in Europe. Cave paintings of them sure do look like "unicorns".
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DragonDrawer14 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student General Artist
You mean elasmotherium? He did really fit the description
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, the Siberian Unicorn. Absolutely could be a contender.
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DragonDrawer14 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student General Artist
It also lived in Eurasia, so it could have been described in Europe, or in India, where the original unicorn was described to be
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KoltirasRip Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now i just have this image in my head of this unicorn being like the goats in those hilarious goat-compilation videos...the ones that scream, faint, spit, and/or flap their tongues around xD;
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Though seeing a contemporary unicorn acting as dumb as horses do sometimes would be funny too.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional General Artist
I love this! :love: What a beautiful piece!
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional General Artist
Of course! :)
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WindSwirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Oh! A real unicorn! <3
Nice work! It looks very dynamic~
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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