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September 23, 2004
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Tanin - Cthratos by silvestris Tanin - Cthratos by silvestris
Cthratos, the sleek draconic unicorn of my post-Pangaea story Tanin, in his true as well as humanoid shape.
This character is a goodguy, despire his fearsome looks. ... Well, he opposes the badguys, anyway. That pretty much makes him the protagonist.
Though I suppose it's a matter of fighting on the right side rather than doing the right things - this ancient, ruthless creature will shy away from no means to reach his goal; the obliteration of the enemies who oppose him.

Media used: Corel Photopaint 9, Wacom Graphire3 tablet.
Character and image are silvestris (me) and my NOT be used in any way without my permission.
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Ameko-Shadowsong Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo gorgeous. I don't even know where to begin explaining what I love. The movement of it is beautiful - the movement of the hair - and I love the expressions. From those narrowed eyes, you can definitely tell they're the same. The jagged ear rather than a simple pointed is really neat; and I can't stop staring at the luminous jewel on his forehead, which seems so three-dimensional. :heart:
PlushKraken Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
WOOOOOOW!! :omg: :faint: Loves it!! :D A dark unicorn, man! :drool: *wanna have*
silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Thank you. :)
Synner666 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
OH GOD!!! This is really fucking beautiful. Pardon my language, but it is worth it! Sooo amazing :clap: :+favlove:
meirya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
O_O Wow. He's *beautiful*. In both forms.

The story sounds fascinating as well. And I have absolutely no useful comments. >.> Erheh.
fwtiboo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
This is sooo cool, I luff it.
The design is brill and the character just rox!
+fave for me
Fortunes-Favor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Hobbyist
Wow, this work is truly stunning--your use of the darker shades in particularly is spectacular. I love your outlook on the unicorn--the more delicate, longer-limbed frame and slender petite head give it a definite separation from a horse. The hooves also seem elongated to me, and it's an interesting look. I'm in love with the mane as well, the fan of it is remarkable in adding life to the picture. Beautiful work!
silvestris Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Thank you - I'm gladyou liked it. ^^
thenumber42 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I like the native american look you gave the character. Kind of like ElfQuest....ok, I am rambling.

I've noticed that the style in which you drew the the unicorn is different from the style of the cat in your Pantheros pic. While the cat seemed to look almost something like a photo, while in this case the unicorn looks very stylized. Feh, like I know anything.

Keep up the wonderful work!
silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
Well, that goes for both face and animal - this was the first one I did. For the other I had already experimented with the concept, so I could put more attention into the details.
Then again, I like stylized as well as photo-realistic - most of my art tends to end up somewhere in between. ;)
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