My grandma asked me for a painting of a winter scene a long time ago, but I didn’t have the time to start it when she originally asked. So, this is what I’m doing now. She just likes the woods and forests and snow, so that’s what I started to do. Until I got the idea, hey, let’s mess around with light sources and stick a unicorn in there for good measure.
Basically, it’s a unicorn walking through a dark wood, its horn lighting the way, until it hears something following it. It turns, and sees a stag watching it, and the two stare at each other for just a brief moment. That’s what it seems to be that I’ve captured.
Mostly drawn this evening, a little done yesterday. I’m working on an 8”x24” canvas…and I haven’t worked with canvas since I was a little girl. I’m also not sure how I’m going to color it. I’m a bit afraid to, actually. I have never colored snow before, and I don’t want to mess it up. What do you think I should color it in? Watercolors, india ink, watercolor pencil? I kind of want to avoid using too much of regular colored pencils, because I want the painting to look smooth, and colored pencils mess with the graphite too much.
Pictures taken with my phone, which, naturally, can’t capture all the detail, but one does try. Also don’t know why it’s a bit fuzzy. Ah, technology. References were used for the stag and unicorn (the unicorn was originally a deer). And yes, that is Thorin Oakenshield as my wallpaper. Thank you for noticing. c: