This is the second remake of an old favourite for Purple Friday 🙂
So this is another recreation of an old favourite in watercolour. Last year the Scottish Parliament became the first in Europe to commit to teaching children about LGBT+ issues and teaching them that being LGBT+ really isn’t a that weird.
Today is Purple Friday in Scotland, which is the last Friday of LGBT History month. A day to make think of all the little gestures we can all make to make LGBT children and adults feel included.
So I’ve been wanting to remake this old favourite in watercolour for ages. I first tried drawing the web out in white crayon before adding the wash but it did not come out well at all. So I’ve instead gone for the three parts separately.
The blue wash was done on its own, then the spider on its own page. This time I used a drawing pen instead of my usual brush pen, which made the legs a lot easier to draw.
The web is actually the original, which was drawn using black ink from my brush pen on bristol board, after scanning it, it was turned white in Photoshop. Put all the pieces together and this is the result. Not bad I think 🙂
This is one of a few I’ve been recreating in watercolours in time for my comic cons this year. The first of which is in just a couple of weeks in Dunfermline! You can buy a signed print there or, as always, it’s available to buy on the website 🙂
Well guys, it’s been a long time coming, but the What a Naughty Unicorn book is now out! Thank you to everyone who has supported me during its creation and to everyone who has made me feel like this silly little web comic of mine is something worth doing 🙂
You can buy What a Naughty Unicorn on Amazon at http://getBook.at/naughty
So one of the pages of the Naughty Unicorn book is actually the original Naughty Unicorn cartoon, but of course, I’m doing it in watercolour so I had to draw the original from scratch. I decided it’d be nice to share it here.
For comparison, check out the original here.
As with all of these, you can order a signed print if you like, just choose the buy print button under the cartoon 🙂
So I’ve been feeling a little down lately, hence the lack of cartoons in the past couple of weeks. Sorry about that.
This one came back as another twitter conversation recently. It seems to be a major belief of the unionist side that those who support independence are filled with hatred for the English. If not that, then they feel a need to tell people that indy supporters hate the English. It simply isn’t true, and I felt this needed to be shown in my cartoons, so here’s the unicorn’s good friend, the national animal of England. It’s been three centuries since they’ve felt the need to fight, and being independent of each other isn’t going to change that 🙂
In other news, I can announce that I’ve written a basic draft manuscript to a children’s book (for ages 0 to 145) called “What A Naughty Unicorn!” I don’t know how much of an appetite there will be out there for it, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and it’s nice to now have the basic story written for it. So that’s nice 🙂