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The last One by Saoirsa The last One by Saoirsa

When the last eagle flies
Over the last crumbling mountain
And the last lion roars
At the last dusty fountain
In the shadow of the forest
Though she may be old and worn
They will stare unbelieving
At the Last Unicorn

When the first breath of winter
Throught the flowers is icing
And you look to the north
And a pale moon is rising
And it seems like all is dying
And would leave the world to mourn
In the distance hear her laughter
Of the Last Unicorn

I'm alive!


When the last moon is cast
Over the last star of morning
And the future is past
Without even a last desparate warning
Then look into the sky where through
The clouds a path is formed
Look and see her how she sparkles
It's the Last Unicorn

I'm alive!
America - The Last Unicorn



Here a long overdue gift for my dear aunt, she had to wait a quite long time, but luckily she didn't take it ill at all. :D (Big Grin) 
So I drew a unicorn for her, simply because I love them and wanted draw tham again,
the last, which I've drawn is already two years old and oh boy, I've improved so much! Oops! 

But one thing has not changed and will probably never, thanks to the movie 'The Last Unicorn'
have unicorns for me always a deep melancholy and grief, which they radiate with all their essence.
They are fantastic and elegant mythical creatures and belongs definitely to my favorites,
I'm getting always so nostalgic, when I think of them, especially this last one. Heart 

Even though I have just like with werewolves, a clear idea of how they should look.
And I'm a little allergic on these (sorry) pseudo unicorns, which are actually just white horses, with a horn on their foreheads.
Split hooves, long graceful legs, spiral horn, and lion tail, so look unicorns and right so they are beautiful. Meow :3 

And to the painting itself, now the scanner has once again destroyed quite a lot of the textures and color rends. :P (Lick) 
But otherwise I like the result pretty much, the moss and the trees look better on the original
and the unicorn is not so overexposed, nevertheless this here is also quite nice! Aww 
I think it is needless to say how much I enjoyed to paint this white mane and the tail,
even if it was a true nightmare to paint the background around all those little damn details! XD 
 
I'm was unfortunately not very active on DeviantArt lately, and that's not because I wouldn't have any ideas,
it's just that I'm currently a little lazy to colour all these sketches and I prefer to wait until I have the motivation, 
instead to try colour them half heartedly, so I hope you understand. :) (Smile) 

Haha by the way, have you all survived the holidays? =P (Razz) 
I must confess, I was the last few days so busy with eating, that it's a miracle that I didn't explode!
In any case, I have now recovered myself a bit and looking now forward to the new year! 

Acrylics and Gouache on A4 Bristol Paper

Here are some other of my works: La la la la 



I hope you will like it! :happy: 




Art © :iconsaoirsa:
Lyrics © America


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XKuonjiX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Aww das ist wirklich wunderschön geworden! Richtig magisch :3
Das letzte Einhorn kam am Weihnachtsabend übrigens Blush Meine Mutter schwärmt voll für den Film aber wir haben leider etwas zu spät eingeschalten und konnten nur die letzte Hälfte sehen ><
Ach immer dieser Scanner, ich kann mir zwar nur vorstellen wie wohl das Bild im Original aussieht doch ich finde es sieht hier trotzdem mega aus!^^
Der hintergrund scheint wirklich nicht so leicht zu malen zu sein aber du hast die ganzen Details sehr gut gemeistert. Das Moss sieht irgendwie so verlockend kuschelig aus wenn ich es so betrachte :D Da möchte man sich gleich reinlegen oder ich zumindest xD
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, viiieeelen Dank, freut mich, dass du es so magst!  Meow :3  
Beim Moos währe irgendwann das Ziel, dass ich die Steine und wurzeln darunter auch etwas sichtbarer malen könnte.
Das würde dann zwar nicht mehr so verlockend kuschlig aussehen, doch es würde dem Hintergrund noch mehr Komplexität verleihen.^^
Ach, dass der am Weihnachtsabend lief, habe ich überhaupt nicht mitgekriegt, passt aber irgendwie gut in die Weihnachtszeit. Aww 
Naja nicht so schlimm, hab in eh auf DVD, ich kann es also noch nachholen und dann gerne auch in der Schweizerdeutschen Vertonung! XD
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XKuonjiX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student General Artist
Kein Problem ;D
Also ich bevorzuge ja trotzdem noch das kuschelige Moos xD aber ja mit den Wurzeln und Steinen hätte es wahrscheinlich dann noch realistischer ausgesehen aber es ist ja sowieso eher im Fantasybereich^^
Also heutzutage kann man ja zum Glück solche Filme einfach im Internet anschauen, naja so mach ich es wenigstens xD Ich hab mir dadurch viel Geld gespart :D
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I-WindWalker-I Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This movie will forever be one of my all time favorites! It's so artistic and creative and your beautiful piece does it justice :). The soundtrack is also fantastically amazing!!!! America is a great band and I enjoy listening to them in my spare time. 
Very gorgeous indeed; keep up the wonderful work mon ami <3
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it very much! Meow :3 
It wasn't easy to capture this artistic melancholy and at the same time to establish a little other, own version of the unicorn.
But I'm very glad that you think I have made a successful piece to this challenge!^^
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I-WindWalker-I Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Il ny' a pas de quoi! You're welcome. I understand the challenge lol it certainly can be a difficult task. Again, it's very beautiful and I can't wait to see more from you in the future :happybounce:  
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Sarn-Elyren Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome work! I've never seen the movie in whole, but I really want to! You drew her so well, it's so flowing and smooth, and you caught her luminosity very well!

also, here is a cover of the Last Unicorn song that I adore, thought you would like it too. :D www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPq8VT…
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww many, many thanks, I appreciate it very much! Tight Hug 
This piece was quite challenging for me because I'm not particularly good at drawing horselike creatures and above all in this pose!
But luckily I was able to hide with her mane, that I have no idea of the horse anatomy! :'D

Yeah, you should in any case catch up it and watch the whole movie, in addition to some of the Disney stuff, 
was 'The Last Unicorn' the ultimate movie of my childhood. (I think it was even the first vhs cassette I've ever owned.) :D (Big Grin) 

Sorry, for some reason I can't look at the cover, which you linked.. 
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Sarn-Elyren Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It came out really well! Horses are incredibly difficult, but you pulled it off really well! :la: I love the pose, heh, it's really lovely!

I really need too, it seems like a classic! :la:

That's odd, well, here's another one, form the original promo video. Maybe it will work, but it may be a regional thing. I tested it and it worked. But again, could be regional-
youtu.be/uF1Q56YAo0Q?t=1m28s
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soo much! Love 
Ah, now this video I can view and wow, it's a truly felicitous cover, I also like how the material from the  movie was used,
like a beautiful AMV with beautiful singing too! Heart 
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Sarn-Elyren Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem!!! :la:

I really liked that too, it was a nice little touch to the video! I love that band, they do mainly comedy work, but their cover stuff is AMAZING.
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow awesome! I kinda forgot about that movie, I used to be crazy about it when I was younger tho. I should watch it again.
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I''ve seen that! It's amazing!
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judahdaog77 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is. Thought you might like to know.
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. It's the best!
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am a dummy! 
Hmm yes, you should really watch this movie again, for me it's a little masterpiece.^^
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I will. I haven't seen it in YEARS!
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judahdaog77 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That unicorn looks like the one from the movie, Legend by Ridley Scott. Interesting.
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, I don't quite agree, the unicorn in this movie is just a white horse with a horn on the forehead.
Here, I tried to give a look like a real unicorn, the only thing which is somehow equal is the long mane.
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judahdaog77 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I know. But, I'm just saying respectfully, that yours looks much better than the one from the movie and also more life-like or realistic as well, like you said. 
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I'm very glad to read this, because I'm not particularly good at drawing such horse like creatures. Giggle 
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judahdaog77 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't agree. I'm just glad, you can still draw creatures like these, even if you don't realize it. 
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
Truly amazing, and I love that movie, but who doesn't :)
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! I am a dummy! 
Hehe, that's so true, I know in any case nobody who doesn't like this movie. XD 
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
This is absolutely beautiful! I love the background.
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I put a lot of work into the background and atmosphere, so I'm glad you love it! Giggle 
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
You're welcome dear!
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The woodland in the background looks so magical and mysterious but at the same time very almost cozy! I love moss! And the unicorn is just stunning, and stands out beautifully against the darker forest! I love it!Green Heartbeat Mini 
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you dear I appreciate it very much! :ladummyhug: 
Yep, the forest was a challenge here because I wanted to paint it gloomily, but also alive, to create a nice contrast to the unicorn. Meow :3
But it's a shame that the scanner has destroyed the depth of the picture so extremely,
I'm even thinking of scanning it again and trying to improve it. :P (Lick) 
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm do not know why scanner works that way... It boggles my mind! I hope it works out for you! *fingers crossed*
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm yes, scanners don't like traditional artists particularlyStare 
And I still ask myself, how the hell some artists can upload their works seemingly perfectly, without any pollution by the scanner. ;_;
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
When I had my super unsuccessful and half hearted watercolor attempts I found that my scanner robbed it off color particularly... I even used a phone app to edit the color back into it... It is still so weird to me... Because of course you want to present your artwork just as you see in in person and then it's so hard...
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean, I try also always to keep it so close as possible to the original, but sometimes it's just hopeless,
I haven't uploaded already a few pieces, because I couldn't save the colors and the texture at all. :/
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh no even a few drawings we didn't see... :( I wonder if the scanner program has some settings or something...
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've already adjusted the settings as well as possible, but it depends mostly on which color commutations a picture has.
Sometimes it works better and sometimes it works not at all.
For example Cold Warrior has the scanner almost perfectly captured, 
Brictom however I had to edit quite much, that it's again closer to the original.

But I've been resigned with it for a long time and doesn't annoy me so much anymore, after all, it doesn't really matter anyway! Fool Emoji-35 (I dun care) [V3] 
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Superb work you did here, like how the mane and leg hair came out. :thumbsup:
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Hug 
Her hair was my favorite part to paint, but this is usually, when something on the picture is, with white hair!^^
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
You're very welcome! :hug: :)

Neat.
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NuttallArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Really nice job on the hair :)
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! La la la la 
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DestinySpider Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ein Hörnchen :D
Ist super geworden, besonders die "Mähne" ist toll. Und irgendwas an dem Wald lädt zum Entdecken ein ^w^
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, danke! Meow :3 
Ist eigentlich schade, der Scanner hat die Tiefe des Waldes ziemlich zerstört,
aber ich bin froh, dass die Atmosphäre noch einigermaßen zu erkennen ist! ^^ 
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x-Kaelara-x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely flawless! :wow: The unicorn is gorgeous, but the amazing background especially catches my eye. Very well done! :la:
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you, I appreciate your kind words very much! Love 
And the background was so hard to paint, I'm glad that especially this factor could caught your eyes!^^
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Ghostnappa101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
That awesome buddy
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Saoirsa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo much! Meow :3 
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Ghostnappa101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Your welcome buddy
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