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:iconholyfrap:
Just wowww, cannot believe how talented you are... *loads shotgun in spite*

Anyway, I'll stick in my lame two cents... if only to help!

The very first thing I noticed was how distracted my eye was. When i first clicked on this image and saw it, my eye was pulled and dragged everywhere but the focal point; and it was incredibly distracting...

To me, the softness of the unicorn is sort of over played by how sharp the green grass behind it is. I have a hard time concentrating on the animal, especially the amazing detail by the head, because the grass keeps jumping in and yelling "WAIT LOOK AT ME. I'M GRASS BITCH"

Other then that, everything is amazing! The rough brush strokes all pull together and create a beautiful scene... There are hundreds of unicorn based pictures out there, but this honestly a stand out.

Most unicorn potraits are beautiful clean, to represent the animal as such. But you managed to show everyone how such a beautiful animal can look so normal and unspectacular in today's world. Beauty sort of swallowed up by the world we have made.

I think how sad the unicorn is really portrays this idea.

Overall, it's a fantastic picture, and aside from the grass my eyes are having a party in their tiny little pants. ♥
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When i first saw this thumbnail, i thought it was a photomanipulation, but i knew i had to check it, so i passed my mouse over the thumb ad when i realized it was a painting i definetely had to click it.

I can't belive how amazingly made is this. This is technique wich i admire a lot because it looks rough but when you look the "whole" an amazing image pops out inside your brain, like an optical ilussion.

I really like the brightness of the unicorn, and these strokes that i can interpretate as the uni's muscles, rougght but detailed and professional i gotta say.

And the grass and trees, oh Gosh, these are incredible, i can't stop staring at them, this picture has a lot of points to look at, not only te nicorn, the whole scene is balanced and i can't find a "focal point" to look at, but maybe the grass, trees and path?
The textures are incredibly weel managed, in the right place to give the sensation they're supposed to give.

The only thing i don't understand is that building on the top right corner of the picture, it looks like some shore construction, a lil house to take sunbaths or something like that, and looks like water he substance on the right side of the image, like a beach.

And the last detail i wanna point is that orange corner on the top left side, it's like something bad is going to happen, it generates some kind of paralelism with the feeling that the image gives, of sadness, quietness and anticipation.
I really like this, congratulations because you're very talented and professional.
(And sorry if some part of this critique looks weird, english it's not my main languaje, tell me if i said something that makes no sense ^^;)
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:iconkamui85:
Kamui85 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
did you reworked this? cause i remember I differently
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Howllaby Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
(o3o)   i am at.... a loss for words........
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Arimus79 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
"If men no longer know what they're looking at, there may be other unicorns in the world yet, unknown, and glad of it."
That's what went through my mind when I saw your painting.  Beautiful and very thought-provoking.
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:iconminimony:
Minimony Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely and melancholic, I really like the colors and the feelings it conveys. I'm in love with it! Congrats! :heart:
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Psycho-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I died a little bit inside when I realized this didn't have a DD
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PrinceOfArc Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did this not win a DD? Everything about it is perfect!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Artist
..love it..:heart:..
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Xenelith Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Holly Black would looooove you.
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DigitalIre Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At this rate, I'm going to have to favorite your whole gallery. Lovely picture.
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4evermonicris Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
fantastic! =) I like how you did the vegetation and the unicorn
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Katinka15 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
It look's like the Movie ´The last Unicorn´..... !
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:iconbriconbits:
BriconBits Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student
This is so magnificent, I love the concept of it~ :'D
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PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   General Artist
Simply brilliant. I believe you do not need me to tell you how great a work of art you have rendered here. I feel that any critique I would give would be inadequate as I cannot find the words to express how stunning this painting is. As far as I can see there are no errors nor anatomical mistakes. Bravo.
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BellaLuna13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture... :dummy:
the grass and all other plants are soooo beatiful and just awesome... :squee:
the water and the path great *_____________*
and the unicorn ... the details are awesome and the horn seems to shine... :happybounce:
the bridges are also soooo great :nuu:
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BellaLuna13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
could I use it as background on my desktop? :?
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MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an interesting concept I really like it.
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DeathAngel0666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
nice
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Nemezis-Legend Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
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Wolfhawk756 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
just.. really beautiful.
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Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the contrast and textures most.
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0Lorraine0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Magnificent! You're very talented, keep up the good work.
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sakura-yuna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Amazing concept. Inspiring
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:iconorion-redde:
orion-redde Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Wow. Just...wow.
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:iconkozuku:
Kozuku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are the numbers supposed to be there?
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Tora-Ookami Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
amazingly beautiful!!!!!!
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Darkheart006 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This is incredible!
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RainbowDragona101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
"destroying the beauty..."

To me, that's what this picture is telling me. I love how the unicorn just draws you in to look at it. In it's surroundings, this almost looks very real yet fantasy like, this is beautiful work, the colors and shadows are just brilliant.
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Nanouk-of-the-North Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Amazing! Love how the whole picture is so dark, and the unicorn is so bright
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enerai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Niezwykłe to jest >_>
Tu już mi nawet nie o technikę wykonania chodzi, choć ta stoi na naprawdę wysokim, wysokim poziomie, a o sam pomysł i przedstawienie postaci. Kontrast pomiędzy nieskazitelnie białym, czystym jednorożcem a tym metalowym mostowiaduktem (czy co to tam jest) i brudną wodą rzeki nasuwa bardzo wiele myśli i skojarzeń, podobnie jak opisanie schematycznie długości mostowiaduktu i rogu jednorożca >_>
Nie wspomnę już o detalach, jak choćby kłosy traw i liście, które w bardzo przemyślany sposób uzupełniają cały obraz i czynią go złożonym tak, że aż chce się patrzeć na tę pracę i patrzeć. Świetne cienie i uchwycenie muskulatury jednorożca, tak w ogóle.
Nie no, genialna praca.
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LonelyDreamcatcher Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
incredible!! <333
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XDisenchantedxTinaXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
omg wow.....im like speechless......
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i-mi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link]
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KyraWildheart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Woah… that truly is beautiful!
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:iconlostfeathers:
LostFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful artwork!
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:iconraua:
Raua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
It dying, isnt it? Because of the humans, killing the magic.

Beautiful picture, I love it.
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:iconle-sort:
Le-Sort Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wauw, really cool. I like the style too =D
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:iconlord-skorg:
Lord-Skorg Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
can I read "40€ 50C" under the bridge ?
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:iconchiibe:
Chiibe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
so poetic
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Catclown011 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
this amazing!!!!
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kiinastar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Wow, beautiful and a little sad!!!
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Bounty-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
brilliant work...
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:iconxanaduis:
Xanaduis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Breathtaking. I can't breathe. Love
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KitCat1127luvsyew Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude that's so freaking cool!!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
...*stare*
My god this is just so amazing! I love the colours and the rough look -though it's still kinda detailed- what brushes did you use for the brushes and grass? Self made ones?
The choice of colours is wonderful, too so the only thing that kinda, a tiny lil bit bothers me is that the unicorns pose/position makes it seem as though it's sorta...sliding down that hill or something.
Maybe placing it so that it's back is somewhat paralell to the base of the bridge would improve the composition a bit. -also another minor thing: The reddish glow under the bridge (upper left corner) looks like it's bright enough to shine on the base under it, maybe a few red highlight there would be pretty ^^
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GleamingGrin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful end result! I love how you say so much with very minimal detail.The cold metal of the bridges overhead and the muddiness of the river lend to a very monotonous color palate which is masterfully complimented by the red in the path, the green in the brush, the blue in the bridge and, of course, the white of the unicorn. The textures are skillfully articulated and your use of shadow strengthens the impact of the image! Kudos!
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Riechstag Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
In a forgotten corner of the world.....in the face of the mysterious.....to define, delineate... to frame.

To grasp is to rend.
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musigal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tryhard art. :}
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ElliGothlibelli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't express how much I love this...it's incredibly beautiful, yet somehow sad. ♥ Great work!
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mitchey93 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
just... amazing :)
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SweetnessDude Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
gorgeous, i love your unique style and ability to create something magnificent from pixels of light. gorgeous.
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