The Secret Garden of Unicorns
Available as a fine art print, canvas and mounted print.
*Unicorn horns were highly prized in medieval times and all weathly rulers and churches had at least one…haha…bear with me;)

A profitable trade in fake Unicorn horns quickly arose as they were prized for the magical properties. Although we now know these were Ivory tusks of the walrus it makes you wonder if we would have driven Unicorns to the point of extinction.

Traditionally there was only one way to capture a unicorn. The unicorn could not resist the smell of a young virgin maiden and would lay it’s head on her lap, the unicorn could then be taken by hunters*.

Leonardo da Vinci wrote in one of his notebooks…
The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go to sleep in her lap, and thus the hunters take it.
In this Secret Garden the unicorns can play safely away from the hunters

.3D, Digital painting and photomanipulation.
Background used as overlays from
Wyldraven stock
Model Mizzd Stock

Image copyright © 2010 Shanina Conway.
Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited: Note digital fingerprint

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  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverabout 4 years ago

    Stunning scene Shanina. Very beautiful and provocative. Awesome details! You must have gotten the pad to work.

  • Hi Seth…yes got it working and it’s eveyrthing you said it would be…
    Thank you and I’m so glad you like this:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Rick:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsabout 4 years ago

    wonderfully done

  • HI Jeff and thank you:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanabout 4 years ago

    Please add this to Parallel Dimensions :)

  • Hi Tanya, thank you and yes I will right now:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanabout 4 years ago

    Thank you :)

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thanks Sylvia:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    WOW…this is gorgeous!!! LOVE unicorns too!!! Excellent piece!!! A+ SUPERB!!! :-)

  • Hey hon, thank you…I love them too…and can just imagine how wonderful it would be to find their secret garden:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • AnimiDawn
    AnimiDawnabout 4 years ago

    This is Beautiful!

  • Hi Dawn, thank you so much:)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muirabout 4 years ago

    Awesome work Shanina.:)

  • Thanks Martin, glad you like this:)

    – Shanina Conway

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