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Unicorn as Totem

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Unicorn as Totem

I've never really liked horse-based unicorns, unless they are dark, gothic creatures. So instead I did a goat-based unicorn. This one's not so dark and gothic though. But I think it's more fluffy than you're average horse-based unicorn.

Original available for sale ($75 USD) - on hold
18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in)
illo's board, fineliner, aquarelle, pencil, metallic and iridescent paint
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2200x1870px 4.39 MB
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AlrikN's avatar
Haha I can just can see this guy saying that "more fluffy than you're average horse."
Nikkigamer's avatar
i love goat based unicorns too. also the chinsese unicorns. good job.
lilmewty's avatar
Aww he looks like a goat! So cute, awesome pic'!
Sasiadragon's avatar
I know this is a pretty old painting, but I like it very much, so I decided to comment anyway. I find the horse-with-a-horn unicorn a bit boring too, and this goat-unicorn is both cool and very beautiful ^^ I would almost wish I wasn't so fond of the deer-unicorns, but maybe I can sneak some goat into them, too.
The eye is very expressive and detailled, I also like the fur around the horn and the mane. Makes it a bit more mythical and not just a goat-with-a-horn. Very good work!
Now I can't get the image of an unicorn eating a cardboard box out of my head xD
Ravenari's avatar
Hahaha, I imagine goat unicorns would probably get into a lot of trouble. 'This cardboard box is delicious! No, I really am a mysterious, mystical being, honest! Oh gosh, are you wearing denim??? *nom*' :D
Sasiadragon's avatar
"Why I only lay my head it the lap of young ladies? Dresses are so much more delicious!" -Crushes a pearl necklace between it's teeth-

Real unicorns eat clothes. And cardboard.
I think I'm off to create a new character xD
Ravenari's avatar
Hee, honestly, it's such a great idea. I imagine goat unicorns are not very well behaved at all.
Sasiadragon's avatar
I don't think I'll ever be able to take unicorns seriously again xD
Un1c0rny's avatar
Goats do have a very cool aesthetic. I like the eye, the beard, and the shape of the face. I agree, I prefer the more mythical image of the Unicorn (antelope legs and cloven hooves, lion tail, goat's beard, etc) than the more recent "horse with a horn" version (I'm not sure where that one came from... it's not like there are any unicorns in Disney movies except a brief glimpse in the Noah's Ark clip in Fantasia 2000).
Ravenari's avatar
Goats are lovely. I'd like to revisit the unicorn-in-goat-form again, at some point, and make it a bit more rugged and 'fantastic' (in the mythical sense, not in the complimentary sense).
Un1c0rny's avatar
A unicorn made to resemble a bighorn ram (with those spiral horns) might be impressive, too.
Blackshadowbutterfly's avatar
I love it, as I commented on your profile, your art really speaks to me ^^ I can't wait to see what other ones you plan to make ^^
Ravenari's avatar
There should be five more coming soon! :)
heidik8's avatar
~Artist!~?you have so much courage! Bravo for you eloquence in stating the power of all our relations! Totem series *BRAVO*
Ravenari's avatar
Thank you so much!
chalicothere's avatar
Very nice. I think you and I have the same opinion of unicorns. The medieval goat and lion-based ones are far more interesting.
Ravenari's avatar
The medieval goat and lion-based ones are far more interesting.

Absolutely. :D
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:iconunicornplz: Your gorgeous art was featured! [link] :heart:
Ravenari's avatar
thank you for the feature! :)
lupagreenwolf's avatar
I've always liked this goatish unicorn, but goatish without the unrealistically...um...slenderized proportions.
Extatosome's avatar
Unicorns are traditionally more goat-deer like creatures. I appreciate the fact you didn't go for a "mass media" type of unicorn - I'm sick of those. I approve of original animals, not just horses with a fantasy horn. (I sound bitter, heh)
Ravenari's avatar
I approve of original animals, not just horses with a fantasy horn. (I sound bitter, heh)

Tis okay, I get pretty bitter about it too! Heh.
ScurvySimon's avatar
Great goatish unicorn! I think you did a great job on the colouring - the bluish and purplish tones do well in giving the whiteness more shape.
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