A friend of mine described a picture she wished she could paint and I liked the idea.
I asked her if she would mind if I painted it and she said that would be fine.
As a herald, I was determined that my unicorn would not be just a horse with a horn. I call those Nearlycorns
A true unicorn has the body and head of a horse, the tail of a lion, the legs of a stag, and the beard of a goat and the twisted horn (probably of a narwhale)
In order to get the feeling of the lightening strike, I need to show the bones and spent some time researching the skeletons of horses, deer and lions.
I then spent some time joining these together so they looked like one creature and painted the resultant skeleton in shades of electrified blue.
I then added the flesh in layers to try to get the partially transparent effect.
The background I worked in airbrush and fine brushstrokes to get the wave effect of driving rain.
I am still quite pleased with the result.
I sold the painting at Loncon in 2014.
Until next time