This is Yuirta, the mother of Thejial. Mate of the Wrethiar Verhan (by force) and the Unicorn of Night Aiam (by choice). She is also the mother of Scatten, Thejial's half brother. And she is the last female Unicorn of Night who ever lived in Eldengal. She dies when Thejial is very young...in front of his very eyes, no less.
I really love this character.
The blaze on her face was a total accident; I was coloring her, and it just sort of appeared there and I liked the look of it. Unicorns of Night cannot actually have white markings, so I cheated and made it a very light grey.
Yes, there IS a reason that her mane is full of little sparkles. It is a trait that some Unicorns of Night possessed, caused by an excess of aethírain fiber (the same special cryistalline substance that their horns sometimes are made of...though Yuirta's is not) in the mane and tail. These shimmery, almost phospherescent silver-white fibers create the look of stars in a dark sky, against all that black hair. A very rare and very beautiful trait, and one that Yuirta was lucky enough to have.
This was colored with the help of my new Wacom Graphire 3 tablet :D
Oh, the title is taken from lyrics from the song 'Ego Brain' by System of a Down.
'you see my pain is real / watch my world dissolve / and pretend that none of us see the fall / as i turn to sand / you took me by the hand / and proclaim that love prevails over all...'
I had those words scribbled onto the sketch, and was going to include them in the finished picture, but decided against it.