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January 29, 2013
The Last Unicorn by *shmekldorf
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The Last Unicorn

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Tribute to one of my favorite movies of all time! I hope all you fans out there like it too! This was so much fun. I've never done so much glitter.
At first I was just searching on deviantart and I didn't see all that many tributes to the Red Bull so I just drew a sketch and then I decided to throw in the unicorn and it got so out of control!
Thanks to melemel.deviantart.com/ for the lovely ornate frame they made avaliable!

Here is the process:fav.me/d5qg5uy

Peter S. Beagle wrote the book and the movie is based off of that

EDIT:
Made some updates and fixed some things that were bothering me. 
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AIRLESSTHEGOOSE's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, what an amazing work of art you have here~!
This is truly epic.

For starters, I have never read the book or seen the movie, but after looking at this for a length of time, I can tell you I would want to go out to Borders or Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy. The way you portrayed it literally made me "judge a book by its cover" and for good reason.

Obviously, the central focus of the piece is the bull, and you made the bull turn out so well its amazing. The colors, combined with the pose and expression of the bull really give me a feeling of nervousness that he is charging right at me, and that is the kind of thing I expect to see when I look at a piece like this. Amazing job <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Another thing worth noting is the background and border, both comprised of the horse and the intricate lace surrounding the whole work of art. It really feels appropriate, and very well fitting for the whole piece. I really feel this would make an amazing book cover, thinking it over in my head.

Overall, you capture an amazing image here, and definitely one that should not be looked over by any passing by artist.
Congrats on the completed piece, and I look forward to seeing your art in the future. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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Thank you so much for such a positive critique and wonderful comments. I take it to heart and I'm sure I'll be thinking about it when drawing other pieces. Again, Thank you for your encouragement! C:
AIRLESSTHEGOOSE's avatar
No problem~! It was my pleasure to critique such a lovely work of art :)
Legacy-Galaxy's avatar
Apparently there's an energy drink called Red Bull too.
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Yeah it come up on searches but the character is from a movie.

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Nice interplay with the unicorn and the monster thing!  Makes me want to read the books and movie :)
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I haven't read the book, but I'll read it eventually. I love the movie though!
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I remember this movie! I will always love it, and yet still be confused by it :3
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Yeah, its a pretty weird movie.
Kenzelli's avatar
Still very well done with how they animated the unicorn, though the tree..... just ??
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If love that tree!
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I want to see that movie, but I want to read the book first...
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oh my god..... I LOVE the movie! ^^
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Such beautiful art for one of the best book and movie!
druid-owl's avatar
That bull used to give me nightmares as a child! And i can still remember all the songs :D~
Thanks for bringing the memories come flooding back.
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TGIBA's avatar
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MOVIE AS A CHILD!!!!! <33
Now i have the urge to go watch it... :XD:
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