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Molly and Schmendrick

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A long overdue sketch for a friend of mine. These characters are Molly Grue and Schmendrick the Magician, from the Rankin/Bass animated film based on Peter S. Beagle's novel, The Last Unicorn. If you have not read the book or seen the movie, go do both. NOW. SERIOUSLY. I first saw the movie when I was 4 or 5 years old, I guess, and have watched it dozens of times since then. And it's just as good every time. The novel is really magical. You can read the first few pages of it on Amazon.com. :)

Okay, enough gushing from me. I drew this tonight because I was too frustrated to work on the Otter image after finding out that I lost several hours of work on it. In retrospect, not such a bad decision, since i'm quite happy with how this came out. :heart:

Painter X, Photoshop CS3, Textures from :iconwojtar-stock:, 2008.

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StarlightFeather's avatar
Naw. These two are so underrated...
III-II-I's avatar
Too bad their story didn't continue, I wanted to see the adventures they would get into.
OrangeLetters88's avatar
I have always adored these two!
LaLadayCavalier's avatar
Daaaaaw!So sweet! You drew them very well; I was surprised to find much at all art for this under appreciated couple.
WhitewolfSnowy's avatar
Molly Grue is one of my favourite characters in all of animation. She was the second animated character to make me cry. Although, I guess she could be considered first because the first animated movie to make me cry made me cry more from how amazing the animation looked when Chihiro found herself in the spirit world.
Xhydralisk's avatar
“I am no king, and I am no lord,
And I am no soldier at-arms," said he.
"I'm none but a harper, and a very poor harper,
That am come hither to wed with ye."

"If you were a lord, you should be my lord,
And the same if you were a thief," said she.
"And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper,
For it makes no matter to me, to me,
For it makes no matter to me."

"But what if it prove that I am no harper?
That I lied for your love most monstrously?"

"Why, then I'll teach you to play and sing,
For I dearly love a good harp," said she.”

It's such a beautiful book/movie/comic that no matter how old or jaded I get, I'll wait for my unicorn.
mistara's avatar
Me too.  And like Molly, I'll probably be an old woman when it comes.  I'll probably get mad and ask why it waited until I was so old, and then forgive it.
Thespian-Hoplite's avatar
These two are the ones that I wanted to see get together
A-young-soul's avatar
blacksnowcat's avatar
Just finished the book and movie today and they are so adorable.
AmethystForge's avatar
Love this, you did a very good job staying true to their look and design. :)
WaterLily-Gems-Art's avatar
N'aww :meow: this is so sweet! You've captured the tenderness so perfectly. Lovely drawing :love:
Phenoca's avatar
Oh noes! I haven't read the book!! But I have read A Fine and Private Place plus watched The Last Unicorn :>
imtherealjenna's avatar
Yay! I love these two together :) Very sweet picture my dear ;)
syvernhayden's avatar
I love that hair. So alive. And the style seems very 70's. Good stuff.
Loveisforthebrave's avatar
<3 this is what i wanted to happen
RavenBaubles's avatar
Feilan's avatar
Are you aware of the graphic novel that just came out a little while ago? I finnished reading it today. It is awesome!
This is a really nice picture of the two of them. I love that wizzard and Molly, she is so gruff.
I did a very similar picture a while back for a friend of mine. Cheers to great minds thinking a like.
thespian96's avatar
:love: This is ADORABLE. I love how well you captured their expressions. :heart:
MyCephei's avatar
M'awwwww, I so like those two!!! And your painting is truly awesome!!!!!!! :+fav:
MyCephei's avatar
You're welcome. :aww:
yukikousagi's avatar
This book got me through my adolescence. I didn't discover the movie until later, and I grew to love it as well. I'm particularly fond of Molly and Schmendrick's designs, and I've never been able to separate those from my mental images when I read the book again. :XD: You did a great job with this! Love the gentle affection here especially.
Cacodaemonia's avatar
That's the unfortunate thing about seeing a movie based on a book; you never can quite get back to what the characters originally looked like to you before seeing the movie. ;)

Thanks!
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