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The Red Bull by melkatsa The Red Bull by melkatsa
Roughly 15 inches x 17 inches x 8 inches
Made with microplush, faux fur, fleece, felt, plastic safety eyes (with acrylic paint and gloss), polyfil stuffing, sand (for weight), and metal wire

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"Oh, you do know me!" she cried, and the breath of her delight blew the butterfly twenty feet away. When he came scrambling back to her, she pleaded, "Butterfly, if you really know who I am, tell me if you have ever seen anyone like me, tell me which way I must go to find them. Where have they gone?"

... "Over the mountains of the moon," the butterfly began, "down the Valley of the Shadow, ride, boldly ride." Then he stopped suddenly and said in a strange voice, "No, no, listen, don't listen to me, listen. You can find your people if you are brave. They passed down all the roads long ago, and the Red Bull ran close behind them and covered their footprints. Let nothing you dismay, but don't be half-safe." His wings brushed against the unicorn's skin.


- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

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My second piece for The Last Unicorn Art Show!

I know the bull in the movie had more of a hulking, muscular build, which is part of what made the character so intimidating, but I randomly sketched him with long legs that matched the unicorn's and got attached to how it made him look almost wolf-like. Since his purpose in the story was to hunt down all the unicorns and drive them into the sea, I thought the effect was interesting. Like the unicorn, the bull has a fleece-wrapped wire skeleton that allows his legs and tail to be posed :)

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HardCoreCrocomire Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but not like the drink XD
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berddygurl Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT HIM!!!!!
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synnabar Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic interpretation. :)
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TheEgyptianFury Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember the last unicorn :3
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kiitcat Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
i still have that movie o.o
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dragongrrl2003 Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, amazing! I bet the bull is soft and evil.... ^.^ X3 ADORABLE!
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Wow, and I thought I was the only one who remembered that movie, That king was a NUT!
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LedgendaryGnat Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THE LAST UNICORN.
and i love how you see the red bull, definitely original!
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Psychotic-Luxray Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, I wish I'd seen this sooner!
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PunkKimber Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Of course you couldn't have the Last Unicorn without the Red Bull, great job!
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