Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Illustration Friday - MYTH

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It is a myth that unicorns are peaceful, docile creatures. 
They're actually quite nasty. 
Not only do they  terrorize woodland denizens, but they also have a penchant for popping balloons & bouncy houses at kids' birthday parties and have been known to stalk Lisa Frank.....

So this week, I had this fantastic idea for "MYTH." I wanted to do a minotaur (doing something unusual, of course!) Was pretty excited about it, actually. I started sketching during a particularly tedious meeting at work, but the minotaur just wouldn't come together for me. And I knew if I didn't get it done tonight, I wasn't going to get it done at all, with more pressing (read: paying) projects looming this week. So I flipped the page, & cranked out something I could draw with my eyes closed. A unicorn. My friend Phil had once said unicorns are not all cute & sweet, & I decided he was right. This one is certainly not all sunshine & rainbows!

As for the minotaur.....I still love the idea. Maybe he'll appear in a future blog....

11 comments:

  1. Oooowwwww!! Wouldn't want to be that little bunny! Great scene...tons of action!!

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  2. Great choice! Love the action and reaction, beautiful movement and it tells a great story! These look like book characters already.

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  3. Haha, good one! I love the idea of the cranky unicorn and I love your illustration!

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  4. If I had a sharp horn on my head I'd stick something when I was having a bad hair day. Luckily I don't!

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  5. Holy man....I did a spittake at the Lisa Frank line! I would love to see a second panel with a unicorn shishkabob over an open fire....but, I'm twisted that way. Fantastic as always!

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  6. you are right in my wheelhouse with this one Mit! Love this concept, characters, and your execution of it! Great job Mit, this is great!

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  7. Yikes poor bunny!! I wish I could draw a horse/unicorn with my eyes closed :) I imagine if you had a huge horn on your head you would be pretty hard and do as you pleased, I guess that is why rhinos get such a bad rep - but unicorns are so pretty, they can't possibly be mean! :)

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  8. Ok, I will accept your assertion that some unicorns are nasty creatures, if you will accept that some are wonderfully beautifully kind and just like all those nice stories say they are. ;)

    I really like this illustration, especially the added little landscape details! Very action-packed scene!

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  9. Haha! No one ever told that little bunny to never play leap frog with a unicorn...poor thing!

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  10. Oh! Poor little bunny!
    It's a wonderful Illustration, love their expressions and it's full of action and details.

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