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This is the counterpart to my other really realistic drawing, of Arcove. This is Virtu, I believe. His muzzle should be darker, though. I have toyed with what color I really want him to be for quite a while. I think he is going to end up being either a blood bay or a light bay. I know I already painted and drew him as white with dark points, but.... I'm having second thoughts.
In my story, Virtu is the leader-in-training. He was born to herd leaders. In my story, leaders are not necessarily born into being the rulers, though there is varying amounts of royal blood running through their veins. Leaders are determined by their loyalty to their kind and the presence of some amount of royal blood. Virtu is currently under training by the current King and Queen, but they are not his parents. His parents were the rulers before the current King/Queen, and have since moved on or passed away. There has been no queen-in-training chosen yet, though there are neighboring herds who are preparing to present some of their eligible young mares as possibilities for the next queen. King and Queen do not have to be married or partners or anything like that, many aren't and lead their own lives separate of one another. Their job is just to rule and make the toughest decisions for their herd, and they do so until they die or back down from the position.
This was drawn to go with the other drawing of Arcove. These are both their horse-forms, but this guy really has a pronounced forehead diamond - that swirl is where his horn is when he is in his unicorn-form. This drawing also got a Best In Show in last year's county fair. I really liked letting the drawing 'fade' to a sketch at the bottom, I think it adds a neat effect. Or maybe that's just me :P This isn't technically a new drawing, I just have been too lazy and/or busy to put it up.
Graphite pencils, somewhere around 7+ hours.
|Old and Wise||Rebel|
|Comment Prize - 'KeiKo'||Jezebel|
|Buckskin Unicorn||Breaking Tradition|