Monday, November 10, 2008
I was recently commissioned to draw my version of a unicorn. As I was drawing I was reminded of an observation I'd read at one point, put forth by illustrator Roger Dean. He noted how dragons in fantasy illustrations typically have horse heads. As I drew the unicorn's head I realized that, in fact, that's more or less how I'd go about drawing a dragon head as well. So when it came time to color the unicorn I decided to go with a dragon theme.
You can't tell from the scan (except in the whitish noise in some sections), but I also put a sheen of pearlescent ink over the unicorn so the scales would be sparkly (a unicorn really should be sparkly, I feel).