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the supper of the last unicorn by barbarasobczynska the supper of the last unicorn by barbarasobczynska
a random group of wizards/black magicians while having a feast of unicorn flesh, I suppose assuming that unicorn flesh must have some special powers, i didn't want to portray them all as some totally wicked beings, it's just what happens in the world of wizards sometimes, there's an official banquet and it's trendy to offer a unicorn flesh among a smorgasbord of numerous refreshments and appetizers ;)
it may be, or may not be the very last unicorn that they're about to eat, but it doesn't really matter, does it? unicorns don't exist anymore anyways:sniff:. when they existed i imagine their flesh tasted like almonds

the idea to make the picture actually appeared in my mind some time ago while watching a documentary movie "Albino Killings" that made me think about how we humans are strangely greedy to kill and "consume" what is extremely rare or unique
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Sanza-Willow Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014
This piece of art gives me really strong emotions. I am impressed at how pure and hurt the unicorn looks. It is the first image of a unicorn I see that makes me believe such a creature is actually innocent, beautiful and unique.
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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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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh, yes, of course I give you my permission to feature it on the blog, only please credit me and link it to my gallery :) and don't make any changes in the file, I mean no cropping, colours-changes, adding any elements etc.
Thank you for showing interest in my work :bow:
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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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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi,
absolutely I am interested in your work, you are one of my favourite artists here on DA. :)

I am looking for some artists to interview for the Amazing Stories blog, and you are on my list - would you be available to answer a few questions I would send by private message? It's not urgent - I plan to do a few interviews to publish over the next few months, but please let me know if you are interested.

cheers, f-l
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SaphireAlicorn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
no wonder unicorns are rare...
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flutterlicious20 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just had to tell u how funny that was.
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nice message
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nuuuna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
you're right, we , humans, we do the same thing. horrible habit , indeed
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your detail is fantastic!
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cbocquee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
wonderful concept and execution, so much beautiful design to look at.
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MT-000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
again, you are my goddess.
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Chekkata Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Sad but beautiful.
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xBlackWindDragonx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Excellent work on the attention to detail of the brocade pattern on the clothes! So very intricate but the details and the line weight isnt lost at all!
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haius Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Meat that tastes like almonds, I can't decide if it would be delicious or repulsive. XD

I think you have captured this moment perfectly, with a vast array of different faces and different motivations. Some of the wizards look a bit more evil than others. ;)
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your art is always so poignant
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OhAnneli Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Basia the genious :heart: Great work :heart:
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ravensky17 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
almonds. mm,
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redlizzard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
jednorozca na surowo?
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
o, nie nie, wypraszam sobie, jednorożec jest grillowany! ;), tylko mięso jednorożców tak ma - nie ciemnieje przy podpiekaniu, a choćby i był odrobinkę niedopieczony;) to - jak nadmieniłam powyżej - nawet na surowo smakuje migdałami :nod:
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redlizzard Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:)

rozumiem tez ze nawet siersc my sie nie pali odslanaiajac skore...lol

piekna praca :)
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J4n3T Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap: You are too wonderful! :hug:
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Kumoashi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
So gorgeous! And so much colour, even though it seems such a dark picture. Their faces are so expressive. And poor supper is so glowy.
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ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The horned baby is awesome. I also like the peculiar way in which the blue clad sorceress in front is handling her fork. The coolest touch, I think, is the low puncture in the unicorn. I presume that this is the cause of death. I also can't help but think that the unicorn is raw and uncarved. So this is going to be quite a fee-for-all. The baby seems to have already tasted unicorn before, and his mother/sister/nurse is all for it, but the older members of the party seem the most enthralled and hungry. Does unicorn flesh have aggressive anti-aging properties?

Given the choice I would probably not hunt and kill a unicorn. That said, if offered I would certainly eat some.
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So repelling yet fascinating at the same time, wonderful concept and beautiful execution!
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silvith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
"when they existed i imagine their flesh tasted like almonds"
With imagination like that, no wonder your artwork is always so wonderful! Are you up for adoption? ;)
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
haha you want to addopt me? :D :whisper: but baby, I'd bet i'm older than you:nod: anyways I'm honoured with your offert ;)
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Vincent7995 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Your sense of black humor has tickled me. XD
Excellent sense of contrast and color saturation. You've got a lot of variety in your characters, too--young, old, beautiful, scary, etc... Very impressive.
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JosRomeo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
OMG.. I love your work so much. I noted your note, and If I did has the coin to spare, I would let it rain.
le sigh
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Red--Squirrel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, so much detail.
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Impressive work !
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Erislei Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow almonds.
......they totally would.
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Vongchild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way, the woman on the far right viewed in profile is really, really pretty and sinister. :)
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Vongchild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Does that baby have horns?

I really love all the details in this, and the concept of it in general! Your work is some of my favorite on DA, it's always great to see more of it. :)
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, it does :) I'm happy that someone noticed the detail :D its mom must have had some really strong relationship with dark infernal powers (vide "Rosemary's Child") i guess such things happen when you mess up with black magic too intensely;)
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RADification Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I wish you'd been among the illustrators whose books I read as a kid. I think I'd have an even stronger love for children's books (heh, personally I think that's a bit of a misnomer 'cause to me "children's books" are brilliant for all ages). Your style is the vividly coloured and imaginatively detailed type that leaves me grasping for words to properly express how much I love it.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and I'll have a drumstick =D
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zedka Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Photographer
Brilliant !
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axrai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I absolutely love the details and the scene. It feels like its telling the untold story of those magnificently dressed and seated people in ' The Magician's Nephew'
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derkert Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Oh poor – Unicorn!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Beautiful.
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Bardzo ładne! Skąd ty masz tyle pomysłów na to wszystko? Wygląda super!
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water-lilie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
terrific : D
so tale-like
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you, that was my aim :bow:
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water-lilie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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skrane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Artist
not the last unicorn! NOOOO!
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
i'm so sorry :petting:
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