The Last Unicorn #2
Here's my second cover for The Last Unicorn series being published by IDW. The second issue had a lot more to go on than the first issue, not to mention it was about more than introducing the characters, so I had a chance to put more of a narrative into it.
The crux of the story involves a traveling freak show of sorts, lead by the evil witch Mommy Fortuna and her bumbling wizard manservant, Schmendrick.
I didn't have any reference to go on for Mommy Fortuna, who likes to collect strange and exotic animals for her show. I envisioned her to be adorned with jewelry of all kinds, flowing silk and velvet. In my mind, I was thinking of a "glamorous" version of the "trash lady" from Labrynth, but I've been told by more than one person that she reminds them of the old witch from Spirited Away, who I agree she does resemble.
Anyhow, after I finished the initial sketch, I showed it to a colleague of mine, Joe Suitor, who suggested that I enlarge the Unicorn. Initially I resisted, but he was right, so I went into Photoshop to do the dirty work before taking it to inks.
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