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The Last Unicorn by shmekldorf The Last Unicorn by shmekldorf
Tribute to one of my favorite movies of all time! I hope all you fans out there like it too! This was so much fun. I've never done so much glitter.
At first I was just searching on deviantart and I didn't see all that many tributes to the Red Bull so I just drew a sketch and then I decided to throw in the unicorn and it got so out of control!
Thanks to melemel.deviantart.com/ for the lovely ornate frame they made avaliable!

Here is the process:fav.me/d5qg5uy

Peter S. Beagle wrote the book and the movie is based off of that

EDIT:
Made some updates and fixed some things that were bothering me. This artwork is now available for purchase on my Redbubble! www.redbubble.com/people/dream…
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The Last Unicorn by *shmekldorf ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by Lyricanna )
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Critique by AIRLESSTHEGOOSE Jan 12, 2013, 10:32:38 PM
Wow, what an amazing work of art you have here~!
This is truly epic.

For starters, I have never read the book or seen the movie, but after looking at this for a length of time, I can tell you I would want to go out to Borders or Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy. The way you portrayed it literally made me "judge a book by its cover" and for good reason.

Obviously, the central focus of the piece is the bull, and you made the bull turn out so well its amazing. The colors, combined with the pose and expression of the bull really give me a feeling of nervousness that he is charging right at me, and that is the kind of thing I expect to see when I look at a piece like this. Amazing job :)

Another thing worth noting is the background and border, both comprised of the horse and the intricate lace surrounding the whole work of art. It really feels appropriate, and very well fitting for the whole piece. I really feel this would make an amazing book cover, thinking it over in my head.

Overall, you capture an amazing image here, and definitely one that should not be looked over by any passing by artist.
Congrats on the completed piece, and I look forward to seeing your art in the future. :D
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:icondanielflemming:
danielflemming Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I want to see that movie, but I want to read the book first...
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:icongrimtales134:
grimtales134 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
oh my god..... I LOVE the movie! ^^
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!
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:icongrimtales134:
grimtales134 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Cool!! ^^
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Photographer
great work.
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnightshadeulf:
NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Such beautiful art for one of the best book and movie!
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondruid-owl:
druid-owl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That bull used to give me nightmares as a child! And i can still remember all the songs :D~
Thanks for bringing the memories come flooding back.
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MOVIE AS A CHILD!!!!! <33
Now i have the urge to go watch it... :XD:
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Go watch it then!
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I SHALL! :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! Congratulations on your DD! :love:
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you!
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:iconparaspriteful:
Paraspriteful Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This movie scared the everloving shit out of me as a child ::S

Gorgeous work though x
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD thanks!
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:iconlilartemis777:
Lilartemis777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your user name hahaha ** my name is lyrica :D
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiralima:
iralima Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you so much for helping me remember why the Red Bull was pretty much the scariest thing I'd ever seen for the first 10 years of my life XD You captured it perfectly. There is nowhere near enough fanart for this movie ^^
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks, and sorry! XD
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:iconcookiemonkeyponey:
CookieMonkeyPoney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I defiantly just got hit with a wave of feels. So many memories, awesome job!!!
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icontrelliah:
trelliah Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a lover of both the movie and the book. This is just awesome! Well done! :D
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I really want the book! X<
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Writer
As a huge fan of The Last Unicorn, this makes my day. Thank you for posting this! The vibrant, brilliant colors really contrast nicely against each other.

Congrats on the DD! Well deserved.
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy you like it. It's my pleasure!
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:iconrandverserence:
RandverSerence Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I must say that movie holds a special spot in my heart very very well done =). Bravo!
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! C:
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:iconhedgehogkween:
hedgehogkween Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
At first I thought it had something to do with my little pony... not because of the unicorn, I thought it said "discord".
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
huh, I'm not really into the My Little Pony thing.
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:icontormentedpuppet:
TormentedPuppet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I remember this movie! I would always feel bad for those animals who were locked up at the circus.
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I felt bad for them too. That old lion and the itybity snake.
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:iconcharbonardent:
CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is probably my favorite book of all time and you've done an absolutely marvelous job at portraying these caracters! Absolutely stunning! :love:
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It has been my pleasure to share it!
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:iconcharbonardent:
CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconstrudel--cutie4427:
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Writer
I wish I could draw the Red Bull (and I doubley wish I had your skill)

This is an amazing picture. Words cannot describe how amazing it is. :heart: and I love the movie (even though the Red Bull made its' way into my nightmares... and My sister's too lol)
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks. Yeah, I don't remember ever having a nightmare of the Red Bull, but always loved his character.
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:iconstrudel--cutie4427:
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
Yeah, it's so strangely unique... I think?

I should see that movie again.
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very unique and mythological, just so cool!
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:iconstrudel--cutie4427:
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
Yes and it's the type of story that pretty much anyone can watch. Just enough horror for fans without scaring children (too much lol) romance, "manly" enough for guys while still being fun for girls. It's a pity it isn't as well known as it deserves...

You know there's a graphic novel out now right? My little cousin read it :D
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I know, I really want to read the graphic novel and the extended ending!!!
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:iconstrudel--cutie4427:
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
I didn't know there was an extended ending... I'll have to borrow it now to read!

There's this really cute story at the end during the interview (which I read lol) where these two big scary-looking blokes came up to the creater and basically thaked them - explaining that every time their parents would fight they'd hide in their room watching the movie and if it wasn't for that movie they would never be the well-adjusted people they are today. It was the cutest thing I ever heard.
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, What a cute story! That sounds touching ^U^
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Crissiesaurus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!

I can't believe it took me 19 years to finally read what this Last Unicorn business is all about! Such an inspiring story :3
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:iconshmekldorf:
shmekldorf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks! I'm glad that its not just kids that enjoy this movie.
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DemonicAngelMoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
literally watched this movie for the first time sunday. the irony
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