Star Your Engines – part 3

Hello, everyone! I decided to do one more prompt for the Visual Assignment, this time for creating a warning poster. I went with something with a fantasy theme, in line with the answer I gave a few days ago on what my favorite type of story was, which I said was fantasy. So, making a caution sign about a unicorn crossing seemed like the best means of incorporating my genre into the prompt I chose.

I used the app Autodesk Sketchbook to do all of the artwork, the background, and the text, and I used the app MediBang to rotate the image so that it was shaped like a typical ‘Animal Crossing’ caution sign. I drew and filled in the unicorn silhouette myself, using photos of real-live horses as reference. I usually upload a pencil-sketch and use that as the base for any art I do, on my computer, but this time I drew the unicorn free-handed. I wanted to draw the unicorn myself simply because I felt more comfortable using my own art as opposed to art I found on the internet, just out of a personal preference.

I like to imagine unicorns as being somewhat like deer; very skittish, but not terribly bright, based on their tendency to wander out into the street and stop when staring into a car’s headlights. Although, in the post, itself, I mention that unicorns can be aggressive, too. I know it’s a cliche to write fantasy creatures such as unicorns as violent and monstrous, but I do admit that I can see the comedic appeal of such a concept; of course, their horns are also very intimidating, to the point where I probably would be scared if I saw a unicorn in real life, at least at first. I also just like animal crossing signs, in general, and I’m not exactly sure why that is. It could be that I just love animals, in general, but that’s really the only reason I can think of.

It would be pretty cool to live in a world where this sign was a real thing, wouldn’t it?

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