How to make a Mixed Media Unicorn in 5 Easy Steps !
I remember watching the movie The Last Unicorn when I was a child and just being so in awe of these magical mystical creatures, I also remember it being the 1st movie to make me cry ! Having already taken on the task of creating Mermaids
I decided it was now time to delve into the land of unicorns. You can see my finished print here
Step 1- Pinterest
I first made a pinterest board ( Ijust love pinterest for creating ideas boards)
Step 2 – Sketchbook Drawings
I then went about a few sketches, I slowly realised that I hated drawing horses ;(
Yes, artists too have trouble drawing certain things. My usual aversions are animals, faces and people- give me a still life anyday ! Anyway I figured the most important part of the unicorn is the head so I started from there and came up with these little designs.
Step 3 Paint the background
I then got to work on the background for the collage which I did in acrylic paint on canvas board.
Step 4 Collage
I then dug out my batch of hand coloured papers ( I have a large stash of these in my studio that I’ve created over the past few years that I regularly add and subtract from)
I cut out all the shapes I needed and used a rainbow colour effect for the mane. I loved cutting all of the hair for the mane but I do admit it is very labour intensive getting them all to fit together.
Finally I added interesting circle shaped papers to the sky to break it up and add to the fantastical element of it !
Step 5 Record the image
After this process has finished I then take an image of the collage and after a tiny bit of editing, its is ready to print !
And voila, here she is finished and just out of the printer ! ‘Luna’ , as Ive named her is now available to purchase in my store in 2 different sizes !
Who would you love to give this to ? Do you think you could give it a go ?
If you are interested in my adults sketchbook class , a great introduction to drawing and mixed media, please get in touch
Hope you enjoyed watching the progress !