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Possession by SovaeArt Possession by SovaeArt
Good thing it's not made from clay or I'd have squished it!
Work in progress. Something I've been doing since last November.
I'd like crits regarding the formal elements (light, technique, etc)
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The movement of the piece flows nicely. I was caught up in the circle of the girl, the unicorns rear, then back to the equine face, then up the trees, then back down and back to the girl. Completely missed the male figure a couple times over till I really was checking out the negative space. The A-symmetry of the background and trees creates interest and the high vanishing point adds to it.

The lighting is interesting, it's as if the unicorn is what is illuminating the scene, and yet the tree behind her has so much light hitting it instead of her shadow. Or perhaps it is the tree that is glowing and the unicorn? I do see some reflected lights on the girl's shoulder...

The emotion of the girl is truely a enveloping calm, while the unicorn's expression strikes me as frightened surrender. The way it's rear is relaxed and yet it has one leg ready to pull it's self up if needed. The most interesting touch I see is her toes around it's tail. How unusual, and very... controlling that is in this piece. The male figure's emotion is plain grief and/or anger. The reflection of the blade is seen after you spot his in the shadows, away from the pure blinding light. Makes you wonder what he'll do to either her, or the unicorn...

All in all I love this piece. I only wish I could use have it as a wallpaper on my pc ^^; :heart:
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MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
you has been featured! [link]
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Emu-O-Hara Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Your gallery is really amazing !
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BloodSpatteredAngel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I don't like the bad man! =[ He is scary...

It is a beautiful picture, I just think you need to fix the unicorn's front legs, make the extended one a little bigger, slightly longer and thicker to bring it up to scale, and the folded under one maybe a lil bit thicker as well..

Love it, though!
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Blinky38 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
wow this is really pretty, and haunting at the same time. plus i like unicorns :dance: amazing job
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AntaresDrake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a scene from a fantasy movie.
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Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
This is very neat! Almost didn't see the guy in the background...
He came into view and i jumped! He's kinda freaky...lol

Beautiful piece...
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ShivatheDestroyer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!!! :wow: The lighting is excellent - You not only get a soft glow from the trees, but also from the unicorn herself. The blending and shading is fantastic, and I love the fact you've made the background so dark - on a piece like this it really brings the main characters into focus. Excellent job!! :love:
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Lisadora Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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SmileyCookie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
precious:)
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Zaratops Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
It looks really beautiful. I love the atmosphere and elements of otherworldly nature and light. <3
The only things I'd nitpick about would be the unicorn's left foreleg is a little small and short, and maybe it's neck a little stubby as well. But since they are fantasy creatures, there isn't really a correct anatomy for unicorns. :meow:
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