Day or Night... Day or Night... mmmm, Day.
LICORNE DES CARAIBES
the caribbean unicorn
colored pencil (berol prismacolor)
approx. 12" x 18"
on 180lb. Arches hot press watercolor paper
Back to basics. Another oldie. This was officially the first unicorn of my small series. I was working on turning them into a book, but I can't write... so, yeah... it went no where. I did come up with plenty of theories though:
This guy is amphibian, he never actually leaves the water (unless absolutely necessary - life threatened - blah, blah, blah), but spends most of his lifetime wading through it. Unicorns are usual solitary animals, but the Caribbean variety are very social. They have strong family bonds and mate for life. Babies are born looking like sea horses (usually in twins or triplets) and spend the first several years clinging to the long tail hairs of the parents (both parents raise the fawnlings).
I'm sure I have more, but this is all I could remember at the moment. I had favorite foods, life spans, and personality traits all worked out at one time.
It was tough selecting this illo. I actually had several I could use for this theme - and I couldn't decide. But I hadn't presented a unicorn in quite a while, so in the end I had to go back... enjoy!!