Friday, November 25, 2005

Illustration Friday: SMALL


KI-LIN
the chinese unicorn

colored pencil (berol prismacolor)
approx. 16" x 16"
on 180lb. Arches hot press watercolor paper

In keeping with my theme within a theme (I totally hadn't thought about it that way R.A. but you’re so right!)... this is my littlest unicorn. I had it all worked out at one point, but I think I remember him being about 5 or 6 inches tall. Isn't it interesting how, with being so small, everything else around gets so big. A blade of grass becomes the equivalent of a sapling tree, a droplet of water could soak you, a colony of ants could present a real threat. Poor little guy!

Yeah, I like these themes!! They've been making the last few weeks kind of easy for me, but new work is coming... I just know it.

Happy Black Friday to those of us shopping in the US!

22 comments:

ratlion said...

wow...love the whole unicorn thing you've got going here!

problemshelved said...

I really like the tiny unicorn, the scale and the detail is beautiful.

Duncan said...

Beautiful Detail this must have took ages to do.

LunaGraphica said...

Very Lovely. Like your work alot.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Such a beautiful piece of work. Love the details.

Berol Prismacolor is my favourite brand of colour pencils.

Jojo said...

Beautiful drawing, just fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Found your site through EDMs.

Love your work! Looking forward to seeing other things. How on earth do you achieve those varying colours/tones with coloured pencils?

violetismycolor said...

very nice...original and lovely.

Cate Anevski said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love how he doesn't really look small at all until you realize that the plants surrounding him are just grass. I had to do a bit of a double take. You do beautiful work!

scott said...

oops, published my comment to the wrong post.
sorry 'bout that.
great grass..
great unicorns too
good stuff
scott

Manuela said...

But you are really good in this
I like this one But I think me prefered one is "Free"

Ciao

ValGalArt said...

oooh pretty! love this

carla said...

I am once again really amazed by your masterful technique with colored pencils. This is an absolutgely gorgeous drawing...the detail, the finesse, the composition, the framing...I love it:>

a said...

this is awe inspiring. I love the fanciful nature of this illustration. What a treat it would be to come upon a tiny unicorn like this. Your color pencil work is lovely.

Holly said...

Beautiful detail and colour. Excellent work.

Daniel Davis said...

Wow, these prismacolors are fantastic! Great job! Terrific shading and blending. Nice work.

Rose said...

Very nice!

anthony said...

i love your illustration. i've always enjoyed pictures of unicorns. i looked at the variety you have done so far and i like your imaginative way of incorporating them into each topic. they have all turned out beautiful.

Demona.- said...

I LOVE THIS!!
*sigh* Makes me want to go outside and see if I can find one of these on my backyard.
Awesome illustration!

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