Tutorial: How To Draw Fictional Creatures (Unicorn)
Skill Level: Middle School+ (Step 4 may be modified for various skill levels) Tools: Paper, Pencil Skill Sets: Drawing Basics; Proportion; Shape, Form
Step 1: Basic Shape Framework
Line drawing of basic shapes: how to draw a Unicorn by Nate Lindley.
Tip: Convert complex images into basic shapes. Work loosely and lightly - most of these lines will be erased.
Step 2: Improving the Basic Shapes
Line drawing of improved shapes: how to draw a Unicorn by Nate Lindley.
Tip: Think about the scale and relation between various shapes. Wait to darken the lines until you are certain the objects are correctly placed and sized.
Step 3: Forming Complex Shapes
Line Drawing of complex shapes: how to draw a Unicorn by Nate Lindley.
Tip: Do not worry about getting every smudge off the piece. Sometimes those smudges leave a faint detail that can help inspire you when finishing the piece.
Step 4: Skill-Level Finishing
Rendered artwork: how to draw a Unicorn by Nate Lindley.
Tip: Be sure to vary line intensity and break lines throughout your artwork. If every line looks exactly the same, the piece will be flat. Mix bold and thin lines; the piece will become visually interesting.