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Born of Sea Foam by puimun Born of Sea Foam by puimun
Medium: Watercolors
Size: 8x10 inches
Prints available here: [link]

From Dreamscapes - Myth & Magic [link] :

The concept of magical equines being birthed from the sea is a powerful image that has found itself repeated in many myths. Greek Poseidon was the creator of horse. Mighty white-maned creatures surging up from the ocean’s floor in bursts of sea foam and crashing waves. The Celtic goddess Epona was also said to have been born from sea foam, taking the form of a white mare when she stepped to land. And then there are the narwhals, the “Unicorns of the Sea” for their long spiral tusks like a unicorn’s horn that for centuries were traded and sold as being the genuine article.
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:iconnemoaves:
NemoAves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
this is exquisite. they truely look like other worldly beings!
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CuteSkitty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow it looks fantastic, great use of colors! and the unicorns look so elegant!
I love it! great job! U v U 
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Mattifemaule Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually I don't like unicorns :S but what a lovely picture this is!:heart:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, I love the idea!
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:iconcarmendee:
carmendee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I have nearly all the watercolor books you have out. thank you they are very helpful, and thank you for such pretty things to look at. Love your unique style. 
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Glad to hear you are enjoying the books so much
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KetchupClawz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does anyone else remember the movie The Last Unicorn? this reminds me of that movie! its beautiful!
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:icontiaharribel93:
TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artist
Amazing *-*
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cool :)
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Druakim Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
very pretty :)
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
oh my! this is absolutely beautiful!

I'm like so in love with Unicorns because my last name is Einhorn which means unicorn in german! n_n


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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
beauty unicorn
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:iconturntechgeneticist:
turntechGeneticist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
i have the same book

i love the chapter about witches and the other one about the moon maidens ( or whatever they are called)

this piece is great. i've been meaning to do a piece similar to hers
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, I wrote the book. This is the original piece created for the book.
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:iconturntechgeneticist:
turntechGeneticist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
oh wow!
really?
i love your work
i thought you were a fan, sorry

you are really talented
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :)
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:iconturntechgeneticist:
turntechGeneticist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, great use of watercolours!
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DarkDragonBlood Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow it reminds me on a scene from the movie the last unicorn :-) i loved hat movie when i was small xD realy great Job!!
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FanguoftheFlowers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! The scene from that always scared me as a child D:
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BoobyTiger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
What a lovely piece <3
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Picachu-DK Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
wuut pretty!!:)
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platipii Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE LAST UNICORNNNNN~
Okay. I'll stop.
Lovely work, however! <3
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
drools* amazing!
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suanach Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I've loved your artwork since I first bought a copy of Dreamscapes. Yours is not only the first book I've ever been able to find that teaches how to do *portraits* in watercolor, but the subject matter and your beautiful, ethereal interpretations make you one of my favorite artists. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work as well as your techniques! I love both water and unicorns, as well as the color palette, so I'm favoriting this one.
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RoseTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just stunningly beautiful.
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PuppyLion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I'd love to see that every time I went to the beach! Soothing colors to the eye as well.
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ponygirl74 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   General Artist
This reminds me of The Last Unicorn when she frees the others from the Red Bulls control, lovely picture.
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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xenoangelz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have always admired unicorns as a child. This is a great watercolor!
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aquamarinetiger98 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just too gorgeous for words
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placidofebrero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Amazing.so unique.
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Espell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so delicate gorgeous and mythical
one of my favorites
i love all of ur pieces
how the colors blend and the soft lines and swirls :love:
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drake-rex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Es curioso, tengo un recuerdo muy remoto de mi infancia en la que veía una película animada en la que la espuma de mar en las olas se transformaba en caballos, pero no recuero si eran unicornios. Honestamente comenzaba a creer que lo había imaginado, no tenia idea de que fuera una leyenda
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Jabbercrow Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful colours, very evocative!
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Gojiguyver3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   General Artist
This is freakin amazing!
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:iconloupgarou752:
LoupGarou752 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, it reminds me of the ending from the Last Unicorn.
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Whimsical-Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
What a fun idea! Looks great!
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Mistress-Of-Myths Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Celts also have a myth about an evil spirit that comes from the sea and takes the form of a horse.
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hoofandsnort Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't express how much I love this piece.
so delicate. so much movement.
gorgeous.
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Usagi017 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Writer
So beautiful. I love every single thing you paint! They are all incredible.
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FluffyIOlliadisss Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
It's totaly the greatest art I find out this morning!
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CrazyLibraxxx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Stunning! The flow of the colours is spectacular and I love the idea of Unicorns of The Sea!
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Gorgeous. Why is this not a print? LOL. This belongs on the bedroom wall of a cute little girl or a very fantastical teenager.
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cheshiredream Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
All I can think of is the Last Unicorn- when they all got to go free from their imprisonment in the ocean... oh how I love that book ~ and how I love your paintings!!!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
WOW!!!
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DevilsBitch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
this reminds me of a movie I once saw as a kid.. hmm. Beautiful work by the way, just wish that i could remember the movie. goshdarnitall.
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Marzipaz Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
The last unicorn?
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:iconladyinsomnia22:
LadyInsomnia22 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful :O
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