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Tribute to the most beloved fairytale of my childhood: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.

I've just finished reading the book a week ago (a signed copy which I got from =black-avalon :hug:), then watched the animated movie again and couldn't help but draw something...<3

I drew the Unicorn and her human self - the Lady Amalthea.

I changed Amalthea's design a bit: her haircut + her dress (I made it dark violet instead of light so it would bring more contrast to the picture)...and overally made her moe. *laughs*
As for the background: I tried to do something in the style they had in the movie...

I basically grew up on this story....I think I first saw the animation some 18 years ago. I remember watching it in German - and even though I didn't understand the language, the story spoke for itself and left a deep impression on me...

If any of you don't know the story, I really recommend you to read the book. ^^
Also, have a pretty AMV of the animation: [link]


Media: Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop, Wacom Intuos 4

Hope you like~ :heart:
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Kanade1111 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Absolutely amazing! 
hedwiglovesquidditch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful glowy and sparkly love the style of this nice! 
Dragon-hime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Beautiful!!!Meow :3 Meow :3 
KittySib Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dressing4love Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
it is absolutely wonderful! so colorful and emotionalWow!
RinkoChanStudios Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it was an important part of my  childhood as well i loved that movie my fave chara was always Lady Amalthea because i that she was so pretty great pice love it
Teodorakis-Ashura Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh... this drawing reminds me of why I shouldn't think of Unicorns.... BECAUSE I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!! :heart: I can't stop thinking of them all day long... ;___; It's been like this since I was 6 years old, I think...

You really drew her splendidly well... Everything is perfectly well drawn: her facial expression, her fluttering hair and dress and even the atmosphere.

This picture reminds me of my treasured childhood (although I really love my 13 year old life) and how much I HAVEN'T changed.... Heheheh... ^_^U

You never seem to stop amazing and surprising me and I hope that you will continue to do so, in the future!

One of your many loyal and faithful followers,
yukino777 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That book also was very important in my childhood
sammyrhi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooo beautiful, I always watched this movie as a kid
NekoTchu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
NekoLolipop Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That mouvie was awsome ! Gooooood drawing by the way !!!
data-bull Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol -turns up the moe factor-
4evanimation Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
GORGEOUS N LOVE IT!!!!! =D :clap: :squee:
wow. i want to meet you.
Saphiraamalow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012

I love The Last Unicorn <3 And " lilac wood " !
ChubbsTheCat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. I love it! :clap:
NekoWashu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
You did a great job with this! Love it! :giggle:
SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I remember watching this movie into the ground and being shocked to actually get to study the novel in my Fantasy Literature class. Your style makes me wonder how the other characters would look under your ability.
xxTrickstaxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
wow when I saw this picture in the thumbnail image i knew exactly where it came from, because the last unicorm was what popped in my head very nice upload
ZeroChainYuy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My childhood is now restored!! I love it
FarCryDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my absolute favorite book! :heart: I love what you did with this picture; it's just as I always imagined her! I first grew up on the animation as well, so many years ago, but your version of Lady Amalthea just seems so much more fitting than what the animation showed. Kudos, and thank you so much for drawing something so nostalgic and breath-taking!
Hetare-muni Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is beaaaauutifuuuuuuuul~~~~~~
Kigiku Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*A* Brilliant ♥
Wild-Fire-Blood272 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
yes! finally someone who knows this movie! this looks wonderful :)
Princess-Haruka Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
JunAkera Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
so wonderfull <3
nekovirusintruder Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I loves it :D <3 So soooo pretty ^.^
cutemimi97 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful that I want to cry!
Whisperdark Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. I feel so at peace and her eyes are gently yet she almost looks sad. It's gorgeous.
BecauseICannibal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Wonderful! :D
ShiningShadow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
So pretty and calming and beautiful and pure... <3
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love The Last Unicorn - I watched it so many times when I was growing up. I love the colors that you used - beautifully done.
maccalon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what part did you use to color using sai and what part did you use to color using photoshop? i'm now seriously thinking so hard about what should i use most, photoshop that i have in mac or sai that i only have in windows
MzBeTz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Love it.
hippyPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what have u done!
i did nothing the magic chose the shape! not i!
i am a messanger, a sorcerer! a-
you are an idiot!
ah so funny
Hatake-no-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:heart: When I saw this picture first, I was immediately reminded of The Last Unicorn and heard the music playing in my head.. ^^

The unicorn and the plants look really like in the animated movie (very pretty *v* ), but I think that your version of Lady Amalthea is much more beautiful and fragile.. and I want her dress!
Overall I love the combination of the lovely colours you chose and the funky highlights <3

By the way I watched the movie in German, too.. but I AM German, so it's not so hard for me to understand the language ;D

supernugget123 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember watching the movie when I was little..

"Why can I not see my reflection in your eyes?" Or something like that XD
YukiroOsaki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I like your take on this, especially this younger looking version of Amalthea. The tones of purple give it rather impressive calming feel with a touch sensitivity. Great work.
SeraMasters Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's look like 'the last unicorn' Beautiful. trololol I'm silly you said that's from the last unicorn. really amazing. Super job.
Calamity9 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
i love that movie! this is great! i could recognize what it is instantly!
LaLunaPiena Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Oh my gosh, I was wondering why the unicorn looked like the one from The Last Unicorn > A < <3333
ChancesGrandma Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:wave: Love your picures. When I was young I enjoed fariytales too. :heart: :floating:
LikeYouWannaKnow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. I watched the movie like, years ago. Goddamn fabulous.
icedcap Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student
I remember being really little. I was so sick I could'nt even get up off the couch. I watched this. Over and over until I was better. This has such meaning to me .Thank you for drawing this spectatctualy peice of art.
Nee-han Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
shes so beatiful great job i really like it and i really love the backround
KalebGray Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I freaking love this. The Last Unicorn was and still is one of my favorite movies.
RyouRyou-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
the last unicorn! i love this movie *w*
really nice work you did :D
starstruck89 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
My God...what a beautiful picture for the movie!!I love that
movie,so I can't believe how wonderful that is.Stunning job!
Issane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pretty. I love the colours scheme.
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