I hope you've all seen "The Last Unicorn", PI!
It's one of my favourite movies. I don't care if it was made as a children's movie, I adore it! And in my art class, our final project is to make a rendition of a famous piece of artwork. I chose Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David. For my rendition, I decided to change the horse to Lady Amalthea from The Last Unicorn (in her unicorn form, of course) and Schmendrick the Magician to replace Napoleon.
Finished - for the most part.
Here's where I am currently. I'm working with chalk pastels.
If you click this, it will show you the in-progress lines.
Overall, I'm really proud of how the unicorn is turning out. I hate that I had to add Schmendrick though. >.< I can't draw people, and he's not very attractive to begin with. So...he doesn't look so good. Dx
I just thought I'd share with you guys! I'm sure there are fans of "The Last Unicorn" on PI. :))
ohmygodohmygod that's dazzling ._____.
And that being the movie OF my childhood, I can't... I can't take the amazement ><;;
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I like them both The picture and the movie <.<
Wow thats cool, She looks almost the same only with no color.
Edit; Now im going to watch the movie XP
That's amazing. I wish I could draw like that.
Lady Almathea She looks stunning!
Thank you all so much!
@The Last Unicorn: I like your username! How ironic. Haha. x)
Love the movie its a favorite of mine as well! your drawing is totally gorgeous, and perfect really!
I can't even draw her at all. ;p I love her myself. That has to be my favorite old movie, I felt bad for her at the end. It was really sad, because its like she freed the unicorns and still she would be alone in her woods. It was almost like.. dang what was the point? lol
And here is a fun fact. I watched that movie when I was little. To me, its not really a movie for children and I was really young at the time. I could'nt believe my mom let me watch it, because it was so dark and scary.
I think it came out in '82 and that was the same year I was born and I never saw it until I think I was five or older. I never saw it again, until now and I'm 29.. I was shocked. ;p
Easily my all-time favorite movie, hands-down, and the reason I'm obsessed with unicorns today. The art style enraptured me as a child and I watched it again and again (my VHS is quite snowy). My sister was scared of the Red Bull and wouldn't watch it with me, LOL!
I think you've done a lovely job with Amalthea; her style looks almost exactly the same, it's most apparent in the eyes and muzzle. I can feel your pain with drawing Schmendrick; he was my favorite human character in the movie AND book but in the movie he's certainly no "looker" and I'm sure getting his sizing and facial features correct is a pain. He does look like Schmendrick, at least!
@Star * Princess: Thank you so much!
@Jackalope: It took me FOREVER to get the style of her face, I don't even know why. Her muzzle is just so slender, and for some reason, quite the challenge! The ending really was sad, I wish she didn't end up being alone. She made so many friends and just left all of them. I know! People say it's a children's movie, but I never saw it as one. Real fairy tales are actually quite gruesome, and scary for children! x) Wow...it never gets old, though, right? It's a movie you can watch over and over.
@Pristine: The art style was what really fascinated me when I first saw it, too. I love the way she's drawn. Haha! My twin won't watch it with me, but only because she's annoyed with seeing it so much.
Thank you very much! The muzzle was especially difficult. Schmendrick was worse, he's oddly diproportionate to begin with, and I really couldn't recreate it. I'm not good at humans to begin with. But I was happy with Amalthea, so I just kinda slapped him on paper the best I could in one shot. x) He's my favourite human character in the movie, too!
I have it on DVD! I am super-annoyed with what they did for the artwork for the DVD cover, making it look wayyyy more kiddy than it actually does in the movie (which I feel might turn people off of it if they've never heard of it but happen to see it in the store or something).
Your artwork is awesome so far! You captured her beautifully!
Oh my god, that is epic.
The art is fabulous! But it's also hilarious, because I seriously love that film. Your Schmendrick is boss, as is Amalthea. But now I have the theme song stuck in my head. Trololololol *trots away happily*
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Love the Last Unicorn.
Love the art.
@Kailandra: I agree! The DVD cover looks so cheesy. I think it's part of the reason my boyfriend won't watch it with me...but also because he doesn't like unicorns. He's so lame, haha. ;P Thank you very much!
@Snickerdoodle: Thank you! I love the theme song. I've learned to play it on ukulele. B|
@kami-sama.com: Thank you very much! Glad you love the movie, too!
I'm finishing the piece today, and plan to post a picture of the final product. ^-^
Here we go, all done. ^-^ Well, actually it was just due. When I get it back, I might tweak it some. Especially the light coloured mountain; it needs more darks. But anyway, here it is!
Gorgeous. I love it.
Oh yea her face is really slender and her legs too are skinny as well. Real fairy tales are indeed gruesome and scary.
Some of the stories that are well known and some you never heard of. Like The little mermaid did'nt have a happy ending, like the disney film. Same with alot of the films that disney has done in the past.
My mom told me a fairy tale story about The Red Shoes by: Hans Christian Andersen and in the story it is about this little poor girl who gets a pair of red shoes and in the story she dances and dances and she can't stop. So this woodsman had to chop off her feet, because she could'nt pull them off.
No it never gets old, I love the music in the movie alot. I thought I had the dvd, but I don't lol.
I love the finished version.
Thank you, Fresian Pirate!
@Jackalope: The legs were a challenge, too. Especially if I every try to just doodle her - I never get the legs right.
That's very true. Cinderella didn't have such a happy end, either. If you've ever seen the musical "Into the Woods", it shows a lot of the gruesome nature in fairy tales.
That's terrible! In Cinderella, the step sisters cut off their heels and toes to fit the slipper. Fairy tales aren't as happy-go-lucky as they're told today. And thank you!
I remember that. Yea that's kind of desperate. I don't think I would ever do that, not even for a prince. I will have to go look up Into the Woods, I've never heard of it before.