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The Dragon and the Unicorn by TristanAlexander

The Dragon and the Unicorn


21 May 2015 at 12:32:49 MDT

I was not sure I would finish this in time for Balticon and I hope that the pictures I have of it are good enough (it is cloudy and grey out and I can not get good outdoor lighting photos of this. And I won't have a chance to get better ones if it sells at Balticon this weekend.) So anyway, I had a lovely oval frame, wanted to do something Steampunk for it and this is what I came up with. I had considered putting a couple of people in the foreground but after many attempts, it was clear I was not going to be happy with that. So I suddenly thought of doing a Unicorn, something I had not painted or drawn in many years. So here is "The Dragon and the Unicorn", 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 oval, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original and prints for sale.

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Visual / Traditional


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    Ah! I haven't seen one of your fantasy airships in a long time!

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    Possibly a new favorite of mine. I really love the lighting on the left side of the mountain, though I think the dragon ship could have used a slightly brighter white highlight or two on the carriage or figurehead.

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      Thanks! As for the highlights on the dragon ship, if you pay attention to most of my other Steampunk airship things you may notice I tend to like to do a lot of highlights on metal. In this case I decided to try and keep it a bit subtler to make it more Bronzy and to help with putting it a bit more distant. I really appreciate the kind words and the critique.

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      Oh and it seems you are the only one who liked it enough to fav it!