Arctic Unicorn - each 8 x 10” - coloured pencil & acrylic
No love to the scanner!! >:(
Design based on pronghorn, cheetah, caribou, greyhound & horse anatomy. The skeleton and muscular system have a number of subtle non-ungulate adjustments that lend it an alien quality without compromising the familiar silhouette.
Cursorial tundra mammal; no sexual dimorphism; horn grows continuously throughout life; gathers in large breeding/wintering herds but sexes segregate during spring & summer; omnivorous; crepuscular; poor jumper but excellent swimmer; hooves lengthen during late summer/early fall & act as snowshoes; circumpolar distribution; extremely wary of humans.
I want to do a fake taxonomic monograph. Head-canon says they were originally classified as Antilocaprids due to the characteristics of their feet until a complete skull was found…