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Black Unicorn by Ironshod Black Unicorn by Ironshod
A big thank you to everyone who answered my Poll on what colour they think unicorns can be. [link] The result were very interesting and I really enjoyed reading the comments. I am painting a set of unicorn artworks, hence why I chose to paint a black one for some added variety.

~YTcyberpunk made a particulaly nice comment. She said "While unicorns should all be white, according to the mythology, I'd suggest this theory; most are white, a few are black. Think of them like pearls; white ones are rare enough, and black ones are rare among rare."

A black pearl, rarest of the rare was a great inspiration to me. I chose the mountain setting to put the unicorn away up high and apart from the rest of the world and did my best to make the body look like the shine from a black pearl. Thanks very much YTcyberpunk :)

I hope you like it.
EDIT: you can now see the full set...
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:iconpandanotes:
PandaNotes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man this is gorgeous! I love seeing black unicorns. You painted this one beautifully. :)
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:iconwellunde:
wellunde Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I had this as a poster. Love it
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:iconthewildtornado:
TheWildTornado Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
It's so good that the unicorn's black! All the unicorns I had seen were white but I prefer black ones. this one is just... AWESOME!
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1228248 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
awesome.
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:iconbloody-lily67:
Bloody-Lily67 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love unicorns so when I came across this picture on google, I just had to have it. I hope you like the coloring I did to it :)

bloody-lily67.deviantart.com/a…
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yumyumcat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Awesome..the unicorn, sky, that ledge is unreal too! His incredible majestic pose is amazing.
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OlanrewajuOluwayomi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Wonderful
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:icondarkoci:
Darkoci Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always, amazing work Clap 
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:iconrascallpeanutt:
RascallPeanutt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This was stolen on howrse.com and submitted to the Creation Space. Very sorry. In the process of reporting it.
I'll note you the link once I find it. Very sorry such a beautiful piece of art was stolen. :(
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!
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:iconjoebreakdancer:
JoeBreakdancer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This beauty *.*
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:icon8shego6:
8Shego6 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Looks like (not sure if this is correct) but he looks like Thunder (?) In the Bella Sarah card collection.
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:iconthoregor:
Thoregor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black Unicorn is something new for me.. and it`s AWESOME!
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:iconspirit1212:
spirit1212 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this unicorn! It is so awesome and it being reared up makes it even better!
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spirit1212 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this unicorn! [link] It is so awesome and being reared up makes it even better!
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:iconprussiancrimsonheart:
prussiancrimsonheart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
So majestic!
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:iconmiguel2010:
Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is a beautiful painting. I like the colors you picked for the background. It is nice to see a black unicorn for a change.
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:iconasagi-k-kurosaki:
Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
I love black unicorns, I actually prefer them to the traditional white ones :)
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:iconpanda-freedom:
Panda-Freedom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Everything in this picture is soo coool!!
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:iconkennyasue:
Kennyasue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The sky is fantastic! And so is the unicorn.
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:iconcmnselgas0509:
CMNSelgas0509 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! you got great drawings!
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:iconcloakedinautumn:
CloakedInAutumn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Magnificent picture - taken right out of a fantasy world.
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:iconclawdeenwolfrocks1:
ClawdeenWolfRocks1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Very majestic. The background colors make the picture really pop. Beautiful!
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:iconribu00370:
Ribu00370 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
The word WOW uncontrollably came out of my mouth!
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:iconzirco206:
Zirco206 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
pretty
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xXVampirblutXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your unicorn
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:icongreta-98:
Greta-98 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Hi! This picture is beautiful! :) can i use it for a horse site called Howrse?
p.s Sorry for my eanglish, i'm italian (:
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:iconangiedrag:
angiedrag Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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SiriusBlacklover777 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Wow this is soooo awesome!!! great!
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:iconpoison121:
poison121 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: omg, that is SOOOOOO good
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They're all amazing! :D
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:iconchriskilue:
chriskilue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Love them all!
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:iconamtrog3:
Amtrog3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Love the background
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:iconminniminnimi:
minniminnimi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG itīs sooooooo **** beautiful!!!!!!!!! You are awesome!!!!
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:iconvineclaw:
VineClaw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
this is absolutly amazing!!! the background is amazing and the colors really bring out the highlights of the unicorn <3 love it!!
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:iconshadowdragonia:
ShadowDragonia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors in this one, so amazing.
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:iconpantherpiller:
Pantherpiller Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it's gorgeous
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:iconcaptainleef:
CaptainLeeF Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!! o.o
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:iconelvin-d:
Elvin-D Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
This is totaly epic, beautiful and awesome!
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:iconxxkitsunaxx:
XXKitsunaXX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful stuff. I really love your work. :+fav:
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in awe :)
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:iconunicorncat:
UnicornCat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your unicorns
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:iconninjacheesemaster:
ninjacheesemaster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
thats beutiful
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:iconvethblack:
VethBlack Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
i'm in love with it!
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just Beautiful!!!!
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:iconheartofiron:
HeartofIron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This really is amazing not just the unicorn but the scenery how can you draw rocks so good?
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:iconbeckikinsella:
beckikinsella Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Wow... amazing
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:iconcapnalise:
Capnalise Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Black Unicorns are way better than white ones! They're so much more mystical!
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NightmareLover27 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
just beautiful
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