Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
August 30, 2004
Image Size
67.6 KB


78,582 (2 today)
3,929 (who?)
The First Last Unicorn by puimun The First Last Unicorn by puimun
Cover illustration for Peter S. Beagle's upcoming collection THE FIRST LAST UNICORN AND OTHER BEGINNINGS, which will be coming out from Tachyon Publications sometime in late 2004/early 2005. To find out more about the book and its scheduled release date, go to [link]

No, it's not a reprinting of the last unicorn, but instead contains previously unpublished chapters (from The Last Unicorn, as well as other books) and stories by Peter.

And regarding the appearance of the unicorn --
To those of you familiar with TLU, you already know how she is described in the book (or have seen the movie), but to the people who don't know, she's supposed to look less like "a white horse with a horn," than an altogether different type of creature. Thus, the deerlike head, the sinuous elongated neck, the lions tail, the thin legs and cloven hooves are all on purpose.

Prints (and the original painting): [link]
Details: [link]
The Sketch: [link]
Add a Comment:
Almalphia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Not sure if you are aware of it but someone on Ebay is selling this picture on phone covers. Here is a link for one of them, I think if you go to the page you can see the person and check the other covers too. I hate to see people steal art. 

I hope this was helpful! I just adore your work and hope to own some one day but only through you, not from a thief!

Wendy Toney _ Almalphia
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LadyAmalthia1996 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014, that's where this photo originates, that lady has all kinda of beautiful artwork, just so you know lol
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I'm the owner and artist of Shadowscapes. :)
LadyAmalthia1996 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Well then this means I get to personally tell you I LOVE your artwork lol
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :) And I do appreciate you looking out for me. It's from watchful viewers like you that I find most of the non-sanctioned usages and thieveries of my art.  So I do appreciate it!
LadyAmalthia1996 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
 No problem, glad I could make you feel loved, cuz I really do love your artwork... especially the ones with the mystical creatures, especially the Unicorns since I collect them.. so thank you for sharing them with the world
solarcat20 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The detail and precision in the background is incredible, and the glow around the unicorn is done so wonderfully ^^
Add a Comment: