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Cousins by eshkenazi Cousins by eshkenazi
Let's see. Um.

The run down is this:
I drew this over a year ago and it sat around unfinished until last week when I started painting because I was too depressed to draw new things.

I know the unicorn's nose has a vaguely canine feel to it but it's supposed to be deer-like (or as someone else graciously suggested, lion-like).
The narwhal tusks are too high on their heads...I know.

And...um...the scan seriously washed out the colors. It has more intensity in real life.

*dies*

P.S. Scanning it was a pain in the butt. Seriously.

EDIT: This was not particularly inspired by The Last Unicorn...I realize the 'visual cues' may be there but that movie and book were pretty much the furthest things from my mind when I drew and painted this. Just for the record. :)
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconunicornplz: Your gorgeous art has been featured: [link] :heart:
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thatfrenchgirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
wow, this is really cool o.o :)
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MidnightLightning Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
very beautiful work on the submerged mermaid statue. and maybe it's just a weird rock, but I swear there's a giant leech with an open mouth, just puddled on the rocks under the castle.
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eshkenazi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
*L* It is just a weird rock. I think it was supposed to be a cave with stalactites. It ended up looking like a giant, gaping maw.

Maybe it's a rock monster. You never know. XD
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Moorstream Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
I actually didn't think of The last unicorn but rather Stephanie Pui-Mun Law's paintings. I guess you might have seen them and been inspired though? She's quite well-known. It was this whole thing with the part underwater, swirly design, and even the birds coming out like that from the stone that seemed so familiar to me and I've seen a lot of. Nicely executed, I imagine how it must be better in real life, I get that feeling all the time when I scan pictures.
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AshuraG Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the animals you added...but the nawhales really made it look like some scenes from Last unicorn...which is one of my movie evergreens. I love it! An this picture too^^
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eshkenazi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
^_^ Yes, it's made a lot of people think of that movie. Which I don't really mind so much but the connection between narwhals and unicorns existed long before that movie/book. I think if I'd left out the castle, it wouldn't remind everyone so much of that movie.

In any case I'm thinking of re-doing this painting. I won't put a castle in the remake, I think.
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AshuraG Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should leave this one as it is. Because I have a positive feeling about it, not just because of good old memories.
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eshkenazi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
oh well I'll still have this version of course but there will be a newer version. I just have some other things I think I can do with this idea and that I can improve upon since this one is pretty old.

It'll be sort of a 'sequel' to this painting. ^_^
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student General Artist
It's beautiful! I hate not being able to think up some better things to say, I always just kinda repeat things so sorry about that. This really is just beautiful, I love the lion like snout, and just the whole unicorn is amazing. S/he looks so majestic and noble.
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