Thursday, October 27, 2005

Blind Contour Friday 13

A blind attempt to make my Unicorn statuette come to life...

Sigh... been caught up all week with family stuff, last-minute errands and rush final artwork preparations. My head is now throbbing.... I think I badly need this one week vacation. I will be busy this whole weekend (tons of parties, family reunions and Halloween celebrations!) so i'm posting my illustrations early :-)

My favorite Unicorn (the real statuette actually doesn't have any color, i just added these in...)

So, in my "play hour" with Nicky the other night, i decided to include my beloved Unicorn statuette in the Jurassic play theme happening on his bedroom floor. After a few minutes of watching his T-Rex biting and clawing his Stegosaurus... I got bored and instead took out my sketchpad and did a quick sketch (using a ballpoint pen! I couldn't find a decent sharpened pencil in his bedroom....) of my Unicorn. Can't say it was a great sketch given i only a ballpen on hand, but i think it's pretty much what i'd imagine a horned horse would look like.

I also did a Blind Contour version of the statuette, but this time including the base because i found the flowery details on it challenging to draw. Didn't feel like coloring in the BC, though... just felt like it needed to be kept that way to give attention to all the little details going on inside and around it.



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8 comments:

pedalpower said...

Wow, you guys who can make bc so accurate amaze me! Neat drawing...and a nice way to spend time with your son.

Cin said...

wow talk about a well drawn horse! wonderful how the repeated lines in the bc give it such movement! and like seeing both versions

ribbiticus said...

one word - WOW!!! :)

donna said...

hello :)
I did drop by here on friday and left you a comment, but it doesn't seem to have worked..
I think this is a lovely BC, and nice to see it compared to the seen version. I love the wings, very pretty.
Thanks for your nice comments on mine. Hope you have a great halloween too!

angelique said...

wow, I don't know which version I like better, both have such lovely qualities and details. Nice job!

janey said...

What a complicated BC. I missed this weeks which means a few for next Friday. I feel an obsession growing here.

"Maggie" said...

This is SO well done, I love it! Amazing line work!

Nait Sirhc said...

WOW! I really like what you did with the coloring around the unicorn. Spectacular and inspiring...