I spent some time googling pictures of jackrabbits, deer and jackalope head mounts (creepy). I also looked into jackalope tattoos and Native American ornaments for inspiration.
Here's the initial sketch. I wanted my jackalope to look like neither a cute little bunny nor a horrible bloodthirsty beast. I felt like I need more ornaments and patterns but I decided to do it later, on the computer.
This is what I ended up with. I'm still not very satisfied with the ornaments, because initially, I wanted the picture to be more decorative.
Ideas and suggestions are welcome. Or tell me a story about a jackalope. Do you have them where you live?