Friday, January 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: CATS Pt.1



UN CHIFRE
the amazonian unicorn

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

I am planning to do an original illo for this week's topic, but I couldn't resist a chance to get this guy posted... because he's one of my favorites and I love him. He lives in the trees of the Amazonian rain forest and has many cat-like traits, big cat traits that is. He's about the size of lion, but a bit larger. Omnivorous; he can and will eat anything.

24 comments:

carla said...

This is so amazingly imaginative and wonderful! Looking at the precision with which you created this creature and it surroundings, it's easy for me to believe that it really exists! I am in awe of your talent...truly! How long does it take you to complete something like this? It's so fine and sharp!

lus said...

amazingly beautiful
congrats
and i admire your imagination

steve said...

Beautiful ! Very realistic ! Great spots on the fur !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

ValGalArt said...

very beautiful!

Ester said...

I like your image. It's original, fantastic, and fun to look at. Love that horn!

frank h said...

MB,
I saw one once
at night
but, until now nobody believed in me!
At last, a second person to confirm that, oh, jeeezzz

About the drawing - my opinios es : WOW!
outstanding!

Leezy said...

Can I pet him, or will he eat my hand, too, do you think?
This is really cool and such a great technique/style.

Doug said...

Hmmmm... looks a LOT like a Liger, know for its skills in magic... but with a horn. :o)

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! Excellent!

Sea Angel said...

I am loving this! So beautiful!

Mike Thompson said...

Terrific work!

zordis said...

Great inspired imagination .... Beautiful work and absolutely divine creature!

Katili said...

What a beautiful thing you have created.

wonil said...

you never fail to amaze! your world of unicorns and other strange creatures are truly rich and beautiful!

Giles said...

Another beautiful piece! Your pencil work is truly amazing :)

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Alison Ashwell said...

This is really original - lovely work

Jaimie said...

beautiful! You do amazing things with colored pencils.

Aravis said...

I can see why he's one of your favorites; this is beautiful work! It's creative and original. Wonderful!

scribblesk said...

Wow such beautifully drawn detail!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. The colors are great too.
wynlen - www.wynlen.no

Leontine said...

The amazonian unicorn is crazy delicious!

Bill said...

Colored pencil?? Damn! I thought that was gouache or something. Cool character design, I like how its breaking through the frame. Thanks for stopping by my blog...and yes, Bill Peet's stuff is awesome!

Mark & Emma Frudd said...

What you're doing with colored pencils is pretty amazing. Really nice work.

Floyd said...

I am the lucky mom of Mindy and have the original of this color-pencil drawing on my living room wall here in Maine. I, too, am in awe of your talent.

Love, Mom OX OX

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