Pencil drawing of a unicorn by Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2015.

Unicorn Sketches

Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves-for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides.`` ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

I’ve been making at effort at paying more attention to my sketchbook lately. I really want to improve my drawing skills and to do that I have to draw more. As much as I like digital it has resulted in my drawings being lazy. I skip over the drawing too easily when I can always paint on top – it’s not a good approach. A wonky drawing shines through in the end no matter how much you render. So drawing before paint, time to learn. Here’s a group of unicorns to begin with!

Unicorn Study 02
Unicorn Study 02
Kiri Østergaard Leonard © 2015
Unicorn Study 04
Unicorn Study 04
Kiri Østergaard Leonard © 2015
Kiri Østergaard Leonard
kiri@kirileonard.com

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

6 Comments

  • Melody

    09.06.2015 at 12:15 Reply

    the unicorn is so cute on her back and i love the happy face of the last one! 🙂

    • Kiri

      09.06.2015 at 13:34 Reply

      Thanks Melody! I’m considering if I should do a whole calendar-series with the unicorns.

      • Melody

        24.07.2015 at 15:50 Reply

        You’re welcome! 🙂 Yes, a calendar would be a great idea! especially with a full page “unicorn” per month, on a good quality paper that would allow us to keep the pictures, or frame our fav! 🙂
        (Sorry to answer you so late, but things I’ve been crazy lately lol…)

        • Melody

          24.07.2015 at 15:52 Reply

          Forgot to ask… will you be doing it in color?

          • Kiri

            29.07.2015 at 10:45

            It would definitely be in color, yes! My schedule is a little crazy this fall though so I might not be able to do it until next year.

  • ingejensen5Inge Greis

    05.06.2015 at 16:35 Reply

    Aawwww, as always your Work is truely amazing!! <3 <3 <3

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