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Sculpture Design Contest Entry by Kotorigaro Sculpture Design Contest Entry by Kotorigaro
EDIT: *cough* Forgot she didn't want us to colour our entries. My bad. :x)

My entry for :iconindigo-ocean:'s contest, to design her a sculpture.

Eh. Well, it's another Kirin-flavoured equine. I just love combining eastern and western mythologies. :dummy: I figured I'd do something horsey as my first entry (we're able to submit two, I'll submit my second one later this week) since unicorns are her speciality. :D

About the Kirin, from wiki-
The Qilin (Chinese: 麒麟), also spelled Kirin (Japanese) or sometimes Kyrin, is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures, and is said to appear in conjunction with the arrival of a sage. It is a good omen that brings rui (Chinese: 瑞; roughly translated as "serenity" or "prosperity"). It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. It is sometimes called the "Chinese unicorn" due to conflation with the unicorn by Westerners.

(The reason for the connection with the Western Unicorn is, I think, because they're both pure beings that counteract evil (poison in the unicorn's case))

So ya. Colouring strongly influenced by the african Bongo antelope. Kept it basically horsey except for the exaggerated long neck, and Kirin influences like the "fire", pronged horn and fleshy whiskers. Also, those "dapples" aren't; they're me being lazy with suggesting scales. Could turn em into dapples if scales are too much of a pain though.

I'd love to see her make it simply because there are elements in there I would have no idea how to tackle. Like how you'd make his/her (couldn't decide) hair look fiery. And those whiskers might have to be abandoned. :O

Just lookie, no touchie.
Art/design © Kotorigaro for Indigo-Ocean's use ONLY, if she decides to use it.
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning character! I love the colors :)
Good luck in the contest!
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconcelticlioness:
CelticLioness Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
You should make a breed outta this.. I want one soo badly lol
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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:iconwrennars:
Wrennars Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is amazing! I love the almost Chinese Dragon flare to it, and the colors just look incredible together, and I don't even like orange all that much! :la: Awesome entry, and good luck in the contest! I hope you win. :heart:
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconwrennars:
Wrennars Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! :D
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:iconkirasdarklight:
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Another amazing piece. I still wish I could draw animals like you can.
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ :heart:
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:iconkirasdarklight:
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :XD:
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:iconcari4step:
Cari4Step Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   General Artist
wow so cool!!!
*o*//
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hee, thanks! :hug:
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equestrian10 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats awesome I would want one if they were avabile. It's so uniqe
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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equestrian10 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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