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
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..
So beautiful!!! 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!!
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.