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No match. by Miakhano No match. by Miakhano
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This art piece resides here.

Also you can take a look on detailed fragments (one, two).

Also you can take a look on roughly captured making process in flat and animated presentation.

Well well well, malicious fiend, you have pried into forest, where you do not place. Okay, what else to expect from you… :) But bullying an unicorn, which is almost twice heavier then you was a silly mistake. X) You could confine yourself with shredding squirrels and bunnies... or some wood goblin. Sharp horn gets closer and close, you’re tired… In short, in next life assess your powers soberly. :)

It's all about the unicorn as a beast, capable to use their horn deftly. Please, check awesome series of pictures by :iconblackunigryphon:. It’s several artworks about fierce battle of unicorn and gryphon:



Here is a comment by herself: “Well, unicorns are very ferocious if you provoke them. They can never be taken alive. Even in the Bible they're a beast not to be reckoned with”. I also think that unicorns are portrayed by oversimplifying way quite often in modern fantasy. :) Their peacefulness greatly exaggerated, and their powers are underestimated. I had to even deal with the belief like ”this is just a horse with horn, it is weak in comparison to other fantasy monsters”. Well, I am not against making unicorn “cute”, but I don’t like idea of making him “weakling”.

So, unicorn may be very angry and can use his horn as precise and deadly weapon. If he faces an enemy with sword or spear, he can “fence”. I shall disclose this subject with pictures. This is a second picture already. First one was ”Critical attack”:



Then there will be others.

~~~

RU:
Этот же рисунок на моём сайте.

Куда ж ты бес, в чужой лес полез. :) Да ещё и на единорога с мечиком. X) Он почти вдвое тебя здоровее. Нет бы белочек-зайчиков кромсал себе на здоровье. Ну или кого-нибудь равных себе размеров, лешего какого-нибудь. В общем, рассчитывать силы надо было. А теперь уже поздно, острый рог все ближе к шее... Прощай, бес. :)

Это всё в продолжение тематики о единороге как звере, способном ловко обращаться со своим оружием. Сразу хочется отослать к серии рисунков :iconblackunigryphon: о битве единорога с грифоном:

Первый, второй, третий, четвёртый, пятый.

И её собственный комментарий: “Вообще-то, единороги могут быть по-настоящему опасными и яростными, если их спровоцировать. Их практически невозможно взять живьём. Даже в библейских текстах единорог упоминается как зверь, с которым лучше не связываться”. Вот и я считаю, что c “обсмазливливанием” его образа в современном фэнтези немножко переборщили. :) Приходилось даже слышать ”это же просто лошадь с рогом, с другими монстрами он бороться не сможет”. Ничего не имею против, если из него делают “симпатягу”, только бы не полного пацифиста и слюнтяя, потому что это чересчур упрощает первоначальную концепцию.

В общем, единорог может разозлиться и может умело обращаться со своим лезвием. Если понадобится – даже “фехтовать” с мечниками на равных. Буду время от времени раскрывать тему картинками. Это уже второй рисунок. Первым был “Решающий удар”. Потом будут и другие.
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:iconhyperactivemothman:
HyperactiveMothMan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Puts unicorns in a whole new light. XD
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:iconmiakhano:
Miakhano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thanks. I'd say - by old but forgotten way. X)

"The Unicorn Drove Her Horn Into the Tree" - Kay Nielsen Vintage Children's Book Illustration.
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:iconmiakhano:
Miakhano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
And of course...
"The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown."

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:iconmiakhano:
Miakhano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thanks. I'd say - by old but forgotten way. X)

"The Unicorn Drove Her Horn Into the Tree" - Kay Nielsen Vintage Children's Book Illustration.

And of course...
"The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown."


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:iconpaulinaghost:
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Unicorns are awesome and its pretty disappointing that the few times there shown in shows they're just covered in a glitter all the time. Not all their are a few but not many. Fantastic piece of work here.
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:iconmiakhano:
Miakhano Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconpaulinaghost:
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
your welcomed
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:icond4everbecca:
D4everbecca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Awesome storyline image! Poor unicorn though....spike em!
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, I love mean unicorns :)
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:iconsyoshiko:
SYoshiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
i like the vantage point
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