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Commission - the Lion and the Unicorn by drachenmagier Commission - the Lion and the Unicorn by drachenmagier
Commission for ~irtireditislate
A lion and an unicorn, fighting and in the form of the infinity-symbol. :D That was fun to draw! Not too easy till I had some kind of concept that didn't look like... they were doing something completely different from fighting though. d:
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Sending that original out won't be easy. T^T I really like the mane.

Drawn while being bored during a cardrive, colored while listening to a weird mix of metal-versions of TV-songs and Neil's Puppet dreams. Note to self: Do not watch those anymore when having a flu. O,o Did weird stuff to my dreams.

edit: *wide grin* the first BAMF!Unicorn I ever drew~
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:iconangelaaron:
drachenmagier, i this piece of artwork, its amazing and excellent, i love it so much! i love the colours and shapes of both lion and unicorn, i do like the blood coming of the shoe and paw, i didn't ever notice that you drawn the lion and unicorn to look and shape like the infinity symbol. i think you should of added a background to make it a more of a battle seen. i hope to see more artwork like this as it amazing and excellent, and your a really god artist and love all your artwork and i hope you keep the great and amazing artwork coming.
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:iconjo-san:
I didn’t notice the infinity symbol at first, which I think is a pity. It's cleverly implemented and fits the theme well.

It stays true to the medieval unicorn. I could argue, personally preferring them lithe, that its legs could have been a little longer and the head and torso smaller to balance it all up, since the stubby features are -almost- cutesy.

Like the lion's composition. It bugs me a little that it looks like its mane is covering its entire back like a carpet. I think with its right paw around the horn, the symbolism would be clearer.
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:iconstarlioness:
Starlioness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
whatever you do Unicorn don't run into any trees!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I think any kind of unicorn would be in a tight spot if they did that. XD
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:iconmarwil-arts:
marwil-arts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013

great work.

 

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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontrickster91:
Trickster91 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lovely. I like the way you colored the unicorn. Unique colors, but it works very well. :)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjo-san:
Jo-san Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wrote you my first critique. I’m a little bummed that everything I wanted to write didn’t fit in there (a hundred words srsly?!), so I really had to cut corners. Mostly the praise had to suffer, as I wanted to be constructive in criticism.
But I wouldn’t have critiqued you if I didn’t think you could handle it. :) Here goes:

I love the concept so much that I'm a little jealous. This is one of these images I see and go: “why didn’t I think of that?” Classic stuff of fairytale, and your soft drawing portrays that beautifully.
For being your first unicorn it's not bad! I love the soft plumes and feathering.
The horn looks does de-attached from it, but I think that is because of the sharp shadow in the mane.
I kinda want to see this motif re-imagined as a tattoo.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, it's a minimum of hundret words, not a max. :D
I saw it, thanks for the critique! Will get to it later on too~.

And I can handle almost everything when it comes to critiques. Even IF I feel peeved at first, I will let it settle and think about it for a few days. It's rare that I only get negative critique without anything behind it but trolling, so it's ALWAYS worth thinking about it. :D No matter how it sounded~.

And thank you very much for the compliments! =^^=
I can't really redo it as a tattoo, since it was a commission. But no one said you can't take the idea and try it out yourself. I certainly won't mind. ^^
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:iconjo-san:
Jo-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, stupid. Looks like I learned something today. XD
I kind of wish people would dare to critique more often. I'm here to improve, after all.

Might want to try my hand at something based on this concept. Someday. When I dare to draw a lion for the first time in ten years.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always mention it in the comment (I keep forgetting that), because people tend to be scared to write anything negative otherwise. Heck, even when they use the critique feature, only one out of ten actually contains critique. :/ You'll have to search near and far to find a good critic.

I don't think I ever drew a lion (real lion, winged creatures do not count d: ) before.
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:iconjo-san:
Jo-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll keep in mind to ask for critique properly in the future. Premium or not, critique feature or not - it's better to just make it clear that you are ready to hear any and all comments!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. Plus, you can ask for critique when you're not a premium member too. *shrugs* You just don't get to use the "shiny" feature.
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Jo-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've given crits before. :)

I wouldn't have bought a Premium for myself anyway, as I'm not too pleased with how DA is run these days.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mostly got it for the no-adds. d:
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:iconcercan:
Cercan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You should be decorating metal or something. Every time I see your work it reminds me of something ornate and beautiful, like a pocket watch or jewelry. There is a certain "grandness" that comes to mind.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
I definitely would like to try that. Though I think engraving is not too easy to master. Tried glass once and failed horribly. d:
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:iconkalriem:
Kalriem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Pretty good, but the color and texture of the horn make it difficult to distinguish visually from the lion.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
Hm, this can be good and bad, actually. Here it could help with the form of the drawing, since it was supposed to be an infinity symbol. And "connecting" lion and horn would make it more visible, wouldn't it?
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:iconkalriem:
Kalriem Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
It could be, but my main concern is that I initially failed to recognize the unicorn as a unicorn. If you want to connect the two visually, I would suggest a gradual color change from the unicorn's color to the lion's.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. I didn't see it from this perspective. Thanks for pointing it out. :) The original is already on its way to the commissioner, so I can't change anything there anymore. But I'll definitely keep this in mind for the next drawing.
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:iconkalriem:
Kalriem Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Meh. It's just my opinion. I'm wrong, like as not, and if the commissioner's happy with it, it doesn't much matter anyway, does it? :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe, but I can still learn from my mistakes. And if I CAN learn from an obvious mistake, I would say it definitely matters. :D So, always tell me your opinion: It might always help me to get better.
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:iconlurks-no-more:
Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
"You call that a horn? This is a horn!"
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Indeed.
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:iconmissge:
MissGe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I lived in Paris when i was younger, this reminds me the statue in the "parc de seaux" :) : a lion and an unicorn, fighting , thx for posting this
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always again~. ^^
I hope it reminds you of good things.
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:iconmissge:
MissGe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I found the statue! it s this one [link]
yes it reminds me of very good things!!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sehr schöne Komposition mit den Posen, und das Einhorndesign gefällt mir sehr… auch wenn's pink ist :D.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank. :D
Leicht pinkig. Gab einen schönen Kontrast zum Gelb des Löwen~.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Awesome work here
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnymbrixion:
Nymbrixion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Oh my gosh....I really want to throw more money at you for another commission xD!
They look absolutely fantastic!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
Thank you very much! Well, you know how to contact me~. Feel free to just drop me a note with the info. :heart:
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Holy...:faint:
Amazing work! I love every single line here!! Well done!:clap:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconhechicerarip:
HechiceraRip Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Amazing art!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ryuu1818 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   General Artist
amg. dat fur. ouo
my sister will die when i show her this pic...<3
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lion and Unicorn fan, I guess? Or more Alice? :D
And thank you!
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ryuu1818 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
unicrons to the max lol
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:iconfalconmage:
FalconMage Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
And I really like the mane too! Didn't know they were the symbol of infinity till I read the description
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Well, the symbol is not too visible. I already had to change the proportions of the unicorn as it is and I didn't want it to be too obvious. :D
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:iconfalconmage:
FalconMage Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
doesn't show that it's very obvious! XD
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HolySwag Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
thats the most Legendary fight scene ive seen before. High five on the unicorn. it looks so angry and ready 2 destroy that lion, and with a horn like that. it might possibly do it lol

All in iall tho breathtaking pic dude. nice job with the color choices!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconzeldacaitlily:
zeldacaitlily Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning colour choice! x:+favlove:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconendlessshower:
EndlessShower Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa.... Seams like a pretty fair fight. I can't imagine either one winning, I just see them fighting forever.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say so too. Would be fitting too, considering they are posing in the form of the infinity-symbol. ^^
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
People make fun of unicorns a lot, but they can be bad ass. Excellent work!
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