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Seahorseunicorn by OdditiesByErnie Seahorseunicorn by OdditiesByErnie

"Seahorseunicorn" - Charcoal and pencil on pink card stock - 8.5" X 11"

“Unicorns," I said. "Very dangerous. You go first.”
― Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

“Sea horses have complicated routines for courtship, and tend to mate under full moons, making musical sounds while doing so. They live in long-term monogamous partnerships. What is perhaps most unusual, though, is that it is the male sea horse that carries the young for up to six weeks. Males become properly "pregnant," not only carrying, but fertilizing and nourishing the developing eggs with fluid secretions. The image of males giving birth is perpetually mind-blowing: a turbid liquid bursts forth from the brood pouch, and like magic, minuscule but fully formed sea horses appear out of the cloud.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

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CommuMist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That shading is really nice. The dorsal area looks really three dimensional, you must have some sharp charcoal!
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OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - thanks for the complement - keeping some charcoals sharp is impossible.. you have to find the right hardness and not buy cheap charcoals... but evnn then its challenging and you spend a fair amount of time keeping it sharp... lol...
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CommuMist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only imagine. Good job anyway, you seem to have found a system that works.
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