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Black Unicorn by jaxxblackfox Black Unicorn by jaxxblackfox
Inturpritation of a gothic style unicorn. I hate the new-age kind of unicorns, big white horse with a horn... that's SO a 20th century perversion of the mythology. Unicorns historically represented a lot of things including sodomy, death, distruction, wickedness, and the vices. They weren't always smiles and sunshine.

So, in honor of that long and sometimes dark history. Here's a black Uni'. My desperate attempt to break the mental and creative block I've been suffering for the last two weeks.

Art and character ŠTina Leyk. No touchie.
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:iconalimera:
Alimera Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful picture! I love It!!! Congratulation5   Stock Image by Alimera
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Amazing,really amazing!
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:iconthe-ravens-murder:
The-Ravens-Murder Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it okay if I use this as a reference pic for my character? I'll credit you in the description.
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:icondelrosal:
DelRosal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
This piece looks very familiar to another artist on DA.
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:iconjaxxblackfox:
jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really?
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:icondelrosal:
DelRosal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
neondragonart.com/Art/display.…

Neon Dragon has a Deviant Art account too. It just looks very close if tilted a bit.
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:iconjaxxblackfox:
jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know Neon Dragon. They drew that image a year after I drew mine. Wouldn't be surprised if there was some inspiration there given we know each other's work.
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DelRosal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
cool. maybe Neon will comment one day.
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Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I really like the Gothic interpretation, but I can get behind a noble, powerful creature too. Just not the sunshine and rainbows version. If it gives you cavities by its presence, you're doing it wrong.
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! 
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:iconairswirlseternal:
Airswirlseternal Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Gorgeous - I love the elegance of the pose, and the way you've made it more like a deer than a horse in some ways :) The tail design is also wonderful - amazing work :clap:
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:iconelliotandsam:
ElliotandSam Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Kind of reminds me of Taiki, from Twelve Kingdoms... I really like this though, it's beautiful..
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:iconfoxyrainbow:
FoxyRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can't even begin to describe how awesome this is...
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GothicUnicorn21 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
Once the most beautiful picture of a unicorn I've ever sen  
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littlewolfyone Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
neat :)
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:icontylersphar:
tylersphar Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
SO COOL!!! Would make an awesome tattoo
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shattered-raven Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love him, can't help but be reminded of all the other mythological creatures who have been warped through time. He's amazing I hope he did help with your creative block because he's just too good.
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Grand-Corsair Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I feel you on the whole horse with a horn crap with pwetty rainbows.
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello! - I would like to feature your beautiful image in an article about unicorns on this blog: [link] - The article is scheduled to appear on Wednesday 20 February.
I will credit you of course, and link back to your DA gallery.

Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! cheers, frodo-lives
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your image has been featured here: [link] -- thank you! :flowerpot:
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:icondatpurpleglasses:
DatPurpleGlasses Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I really wanna be this beautiful creature now..:)
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:iconrebekki-chan:
Rebekki-chan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
i love your unicorn and every time i look at it i feel so inspired
to draw a unicorn.
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Sesshomaru-Miroku Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is wow... Just amazing! I agree, the unicorns that are simply a horse with a horn is, well, the word that comes to my mind is corny. Keep up the great work! (do you do commissions?)
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

Unfortunately, no. I don't take commissions currently.
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Fumuku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconxxfeathersxx:
xxFeathersxx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's really awesome. :) Actually inspired me to draw a unicorn when I usually don't do that... (it's actually on the site now yay!)
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marydemauro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY IS THIS AWESOME THING IN SCRAPS?!
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:iconwaffluver13:
waffluver13 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
it's very beautiful!!
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MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
But smiles and sunshine are so pretty D: I do really like this though. A stab at the origional and unconventional unicorn that is very admireable.
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daughter-of--wolves Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I drew a unicorn using this image as a reference a million years ago, and I'm wondering how you would feel about me uploading it, but putting a link to this page in the description, clearly stating that yours is the original? If that's not cool I completely understand :)
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jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. I don't mind.
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daughter-of--wolves Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Here's a link :aww:

[link]
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! Someone who DOESN'T think unicorns are all pretty white horses with horns on their heads!
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lynettetan1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
its beautiful!!
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majerah1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!

I love the slender shape and the flow of this.One thing I think alot of unicorn art lacks.The tail is wonderful!
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:iconlenoranightfluffytai:
OMG its Beautiful X3
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TeddyBear1007 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I love your unicorn, I have a tat of a unicorn
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:iconninewhiteroses:
ninewhiteroses Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I love everything about this. Wonderful piece.
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:iconmad-and-mirthful:
mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Much better than the usual white ones, I must say.
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
pretty! <3
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moonbabyA7X Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Would you mind if i got this tattooed?
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:iconjaxxblackfox:
jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
knock yourself out.
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moonbabyA7X Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
ty very much
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Regenfliege Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
OMG I :heart: it!!!!! Great style!!!
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:iconthefreak21:
TheFreak21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is absolutely awesome! Almost every day I look at this amazing work you did here. That new big white horse is kinda nonsense...
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psychorama Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Love this! It's gorgeous!
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very lovely and epic. It is really rare now-a-days for me to find art of a true unicorn. You know, cloven hooves, slender bodies, beards, very long horns and a lion's tail. Thank you for this piece.
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Luka-Co3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lets say one day you give your son a icecream cone and it dissapears, the next day wondering in the forest you will most likely you will find your sons icecream cone stabbed through your heart with a horse covered in icecream laughing at you.
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Luka-Co3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i understand your frustration idrew a unicorn you could see one of my versions
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