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The Unicorn and the Kelpie
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Published: July 21, 2011
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The little Forest Unicorn and the Swamp Kelpie were great friends. The Unicorn would keep the swamp clean, and in exchange the Kelpie would eat any human who ventured close enough to discover the Unicorn

This is for :iconunicorn-club: They have a contest going on called "Two Worlds, One Love"

I decided to make mine a little less romantic (though I think keeping humans from discovering you, and a nice clean swamp are grounds enough for love) I also wanted my unicorn to look more deer-like, and my Kelpie a little more unique. Though I am sure it can transform into its' scary black horse/deceptive human form like any respectable kelpie should.

The background was a lot of fun, and at some points a real challenge, but I made it through okay.
Critiques are welcome- wish me luck!

Detail shot here~

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Madame0HeartsHobbyist Photographer
cool little intake on your story and I love the dark artwork. Its beautiful and mysterious
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LunaWolfPupStudent General Artist
very beautiful the unicorn looks like a baby
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sunsetter13Hobbyist General Artist
love the kelpie!
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The-Rasmus-Raven General Artist
I love the dark atmosphere :)
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Dying-SakuraStudent Interface Designer
Congrats! I'll add this one to my fawes.
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That is one awesome Kelpie<3
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I love the background! Such a moody atmosphere :D Bravo for giving your creatures your own little twist! :clap:
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Meg-JamesProfessional Digital Artist
Wow! I really like the detailed background on this. It's cool that you can kind of see the reflection of the water on the trees and such~ It always amazes me when people can do that well! The characters both looks really cool as well. :)
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SilverVulpineHobbyist Photographer
Marvelous! :)
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TheMoorMaidenHobbyist Writer
This is such a lovely idea :3
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u do beautiful work!!!
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SusironHobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful painting! I love the scenery, and your takes on the two creatures look wonderful. :3
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mrreallydeviant87Student Traditional Artist
what medium is this person using? anyone know?
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LeasheProfessional Digital Artist
I use photoshop CS4 and a wacom bamboo tablet
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mrreallydeviant87Student Traditional Artist
thaaank u :p
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DrownoStudent Interface Designer
Really pretty :),
wow328zerz's avatar
amazing detail i love the backround!!!
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OneLifeRemainingHobbyist General Artist
Do i see a human in the background? Or is it just a random shape?
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LeasheProfessional Digital Artist
just a random one, but you have quite the imagination!
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OneLifeRemainingHobbyist General Artist
Hahah thanks XD
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mon-ange96 Interface Designer
very beautiful, u have an amazing talent
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LeasheProfessional Digital Artist
thank you dear C:
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