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Greathorn

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By Ranarh   |   
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© 2020 Ranarh
Another unicorn drawing, surprise! ;)
This time I used ample amounts of powdered charcoal, which made the subtle gradients possible. It's messy to work with, but I like the effect. It's tricky with almost all unciorn to find a nice composition with the horse head filling one half very heavily, and then the horn poking into what is basically empty space.
Charcoal and chalk on paper, 61×43cm. Available on Etsy, www.etsy.com/listing/820463133…

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SketchMonster1Professional Digital Artist
Sensational piece with amazing texture. Incredible work. If you get time please give feedback on some of my work.
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RanarhProfessional General Artist

Thanks a lot. I'll see what I can do for you.

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mantisngo2468Professional Photographer

Beautiful!

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

Someday I may get tired of unicorns. I've been told I should do more phoenixes and griffins.

Thanks!

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SylvesterliveNew Deviant
Wow didnt know that was made with charcoal. Nice work 👏👏
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RanarhProfessional General Artist

My favourite dry medium. Pandemic advantage: I now wear a mask while drawing so my lungs don't get filled with microscopic particles anymore. Gotta see the good in the bad ;)

Thank you!

(What did you think it was made with?)

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Absolutely beautiful! Amazing how you can make something like this with just charcoal.

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

Oh, I'm not even that good :blush:. The realism masters can get out of that medium is astonishing, and I'm working hard to get my expressive strokes just right. You should see Nathan Fowkes' charcoal work.

Thank you very much!

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lol, well you're certainly better than me! The last time I used charcoal was waaaay back in middle school. It's a fun medium for sure. You're doing really well! Keep it up :)

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

:thanks:

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Excellent work

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RanarhProfessional General Artist

I had this feeling such a horn might be heavy to carry, but now I pity him a bit ;)

Using powdered charcoal allows much more to work from a middle tone instead of just adding blacks - erasing charcoal is almost impossible when drawn, but powder falls right off the paper.

Thanks!

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