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Walking Man's Road by MWRoach Walking Man's Road by MWRoach
Paper size: 18’’ x 12’’
Tools: Sharpie markers for the base coloring and Unicorn/Prismacolor and Crayola colored pencils for mountain shading, grass, clouds and moon.
Time Taken: 7 days working about 4 hours a day :faint:

ABSOLUTELY NO DIGITAL GRAPHICS WENT INTO THE MAKING OF THIS FANART (in your face, Photoshop! I did all those f*cking stars individually by hand! BOOYA! :headbang:)


Like most people my age, who, on a whim, purchased "The Last Unicorn" on DVD at Wal-Mart and watched it, I felt a sudden urge to do a fanart of my absolute favorite childhood movie.

This pic was inspired by the song “Man’s Road”, which is played a couple of times throughout the movie. I tried very hard to make the unicorn look at least somewhat similar to the one in the movie (she's so beautiful), as well as the BG.

Yes, I did an actual background :wow: My mom and I were discussing it last week, and we decided that my work REALLY needs backgrounds, so I had to give it a try. But, I had no idea The Last Unicorn would inspire it :XD: It started out as just a sketch of a common country scene…then I thought it’d be cool if the unicorn could be running by. Then I colored a little bit…then a little bit more…now, 7 days later, my hard, intricate, back-breaking work is complete.

I am extremely proud of this piece. :boogie:


Enjoy...and if you've never seen this movie...WATCH IT! It truley is an amzing movie with such enchanting characters. I'm sure the novel is great too....I never read it, but I hear it's really good :D


I need to rest now...my fingers are killing me :phew: I'm so happy this is done.


Oh...if I colored outside the lines, it's because I had the hiccups at the time :blush: ^^;




BTW, the original piece can be purchased (it ain't gonna be $10.00, though, I'll tell ya that much!) Note me if you're interested.
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:iconrunswiththewolf:
RunsWithTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I love that movie!
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MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! :D
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! this is INCREDIBLE work!:faint: looks beautiful!:love:
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D :heart:
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcomes!
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orchidew Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohmahgoddddddddddd your backgrounds and scenery are amazing never stop :heart:
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww: :heart:
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:iconorchidew:
orchidew Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shgagdahd the detail and effort that must have gone into that sky o.O
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LynxMaid Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This is quite good! I neglect backgrounds a little myself, I'm glad you put in the extra effort! The one thing that strikes me as not so good is the deep shadow under the unicorn's eye. It makes her look sleep deprived. I also would prefer more detail in the grape tree, but that may be simply stylistic choice.
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MWRoach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, BGs are pretty daunting sometimes!

I made her look sleep deprived because of the lyric, "I'm hungry; weary. But I cannot lay thee down" from the song "Walking Man's Road", which is what inspired this pic :D

I didn't worry about giving the BG too much detail. The BGs in the movie aren't too terribly detailed plus I wanted the main focus to be the unicorn :heart:
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Epona80 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Wolves28 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
omg!!! i so remeber watching this movie when i was younger=] lol i love this movie!!! awsome job<3
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Nuuhku87 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
beautifull colours. :]
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Rakshah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Late comment! :p

This actually made me miss breath, no joke. I remember watching this movie like seven years ago, but I'd forgotten about it until now. You have no idea how many memories I have with this movie!! It's definitely one of my favourites. :D And you did a stunning portrayal of the unicorn; she's so beautiful. :heart:

Love it.
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Aw, that is insanely nice of you to say! :hug: It's my all time favorite animation.

Thank you so much! :love:
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Rakshah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Mine too! :P That and the Lion King. If only I could draw felines.. xD

You're welcome. :hug:!
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah yes, TLK...gosh, it's been so long since I've done any fanart of it...I must remedy that...
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Tori-Inazuma Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great job!
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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T-r-e-s Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
aww, this movie was my favorite of favorites growing up *A* Amalthea looks beautiful <3...i wanna watch it again D:
i left my VHS in Bolivia T^T <--ish a forgetful dumb@ss
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies Tres! Glad you like it! :hug:
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
oh, and I have the 25th anniversary copy on dvd signed by Peter S. Beagle!
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
awesome!!!
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
welcome!
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could tell right away from the thumbail that this was Last Unicorn fanart! :love: This is beautiful - and kudos to you for drawing all those stars by hand. :faint: That must have been a killer. Stunning image, Roach!
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...that's what I was goin' for! Thank you very much, Bori! :glomp: Yes, I almost went completely made...but believe it or not, the bushes took the longest because they're so big and my marker tips are very tiny. Glad you like it though! :dance:
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inuyasha666hiei Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ita beautiful ^_^
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite movies (and books) of all time. I wore the VHS out when I was a kid :aww:

Beautiful work here, with the colors and style. I think I'm going to have to watch it again now :D
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...me too! I used to make my mom sit and watch it with me (she hated the movie). And now, 14 years later, I'm still making her sit and watch it with me XD Thank you, though! I'm glad you like it! Yeah, seems everyone is inspired to watch it now! :giggle:
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nikkilly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh wow! :omfg:
This simply amazing!
The shading is fabulous and the background looks great, especially the mountains and stars!
Fantastic Job!
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :dance: :hug: I appreciate that! :heart:
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nikkilly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Your very welcome! :]
Keep up the great work!
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the need to watch it again now, i actually got it for my 13th birthday lol
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...yeah, watching it may inspire you to do a fanart of it too! There's really not enough Last Unicorn fanart out there...
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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
wow, beautiful work!!!! :clap: I also love this movie ^'^
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies! Yeah, this movie pwns :D
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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Yeah!! I wish there camed more unicorn movies like tis one!!! It be awesome <XD
Isnt there someone making a last unicorn 2 version now? I think i readed that somewhere. It should be like a real movie?not cartoon if u know what i mean.
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Susesz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
amazingly done! : )
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies, susesz! :hug:
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Susesz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
your welcome! : )
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
oh my goodness!:wow:
this is amazing!:faint:
your background pwns all!!:worship:
i really love the swirly bushes and the mountains:nod:
of course the unicorn herself is a beauty as well!:iconglompage:
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MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies so much, HC! :glomp: Maybe I'll stop being a chicken and try to draw water next ;) Glad you like it! And I'm glad the unicorn stands out! I was afraid she'd be lost in the BG...
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
yay! you havent forgotten!XD
if you want to restart, or if you want to do something differant just let me know, im cool with it:thumbsup:
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:iconmwroach:
MWRoach Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....really? That would make me feel soooooooo much better about this! I'm just not confident enough to try water yet -_-; Is there something else on your mind that you'd prefer instead?
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
its fine!:hug:
i want you to enjoy doing the commision:D
hmmm....i'll let you do whatever you want, if thats alright with you:aww:
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
You should do backgrounds more often, this is superb. It was a good idea to use purple and green: they contrast slightly but still look harmonious
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