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The Lion and The Unicorn

This was my submission to ~Bill-Pulkovski 's art book Through the Looking Glass.

Here's the official blurb about the book:
The Looking Glass is a collection of art inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. With over 30 illustrations by 17 talented artists, this book is an explosion of vivid color and striking imagery. Gaze as each artist guides you down the rabbit hole and through their whimsical visions of wonderland. Read small biographies on all the contributing artists and find out what makes them tick. Will you be able to answer "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" You may just find that answer in... The Looking Glass.

You can read about it at the Looking Glass blog, or order a copy for yourself here.

Oh! My entry was based loosely on the Lion and the Unicorn from "Through the Looking Glass," in case that was unclear. :D It's modified slightly from the version in the book; in the book version, the lion and unicorn's heads are closer together, but looking back I realized I kind of liked it a little better with them spaced slightly apart. ^^;
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Archomethean's avatar

This is lovely. Rather eye catching.

RazorbillAnimation's avatar
I might watch this artist, I really like this style ^v*
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FloreFLo300's avatar
OMG!!!!!!!HOPES AND DREAMS INTENSIFIES Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote Litten Intensifies Triggerbear is triggered. (Emoticon gif.) HTF Toothy {Gift} Nuxu intensifies intesnifies icon (fucxy) dogger.gif Adrien Jawdrop Plz HE'S EVERYWHERE 
TheGamingArchivist's avatar
Unicorn wins. The lion is too cowardly. He doesn't become king of the forest until he moves to Oz (oh snap spoilerz) 
christinted's avatar
The composition and the stylised creatures look really comical the way you've drawn them which really suits the nonsensical storyline. Would love it as its own print though.
Looks like only one of them is getting this crown.
Ros3WindN33dl3s's avatar
I love this<3<3<3<3
NeoniZigzagoon's avatar
The unicorn looks mad, and the lion looks friendly?
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ScribblerMather's avatar
The lighting is beautiful and the chess pieces in the corners are a nice allusion to the setting of the book!
lonelynightrain's avatar
Your works are so beautifully drawn and brought to life! :D
GenkiPuck42's avatar
I love the soft, creamy colors and the (looking-glass!) symmetry of the lion and unicorn.
YOLOice's avatar
This Is Soo cool! :lionoid: I'ze a unicorn Request: Midnight Shine la plz Request: Fairy Dreams la plz Request: AtomGlitch la plz Request: Emerald Wave la plz Request: IceSplatter la plz Gift: Winter Moon la plz Gift: Mudslide la plz 
phyantom000's avatar
Oh there is so much in this picture...layers upon layers upon layers. The lion is the traditional symbol of England and the Unicorn is of Scotland, like in America how we have the Bald Eagle? Same thing, just different animals. She is also holding the Crown Imperial commissioned by Henry VII to show the new absolute power he tried to have as king.

Makes me want to go write a fantasy novel about a girl who grows up to become a powerful Queen. Great stuff!
pippy-lunalove's avatar
That is beautiful and incredible!
Wondlalovin's avatar
No gimme.
Don't listen to him he'd make a terrible king.
No really. Give it.
He's a fricken unicorn don't listen to him.
Well lions are enormous cats. You want a cat to rule you?

Girl: wtf why am I even involved in this.

Great pic :)
skytheloxables's avatar
The girl, idk if she's supposed to look like her but, looks like Alice from Alice In Wonderland
juliedillon's avatar
This is based on a chapter from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass", so yes, it is Alice. :) 
Mortiscia's avatar
From what little I saw of the rest of the book this must be one of the (in my opinion) best illustrations =)
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