The Angry Unicorn

The Angry Unicorn - student project

OKAY. I've been working on this for hours and I'm all sorts of frustrated so I'm going to post it and come back to it later. I'm new to illustrator. I tend to work with typography more than anything else so this project is a huge leap out of my wheelhouse. 

Research:

The Angry Unicorn - image 1 - student project

The Angry Unicorn - image 2 - student project

Unicorns are horses with a horn. So. Easy enough. I've seen a lot of unicorn illustrations in profile... but I haven't seen many straight on! Sounds like a tricky and challenging thing. IMMA DO IT.

Sketch:

The Angry Unicorn - image 3 - student project

Messy AF disdainful unicorn. Yep.

Progress so far:

The Angry Unicorn - image 4 - student project

I'm still really struggling with Illustrator commands and controls. Pathfinder, the pen tool, EVERYTHING? I tried not to get too bogged down in it being perfect. Obviously. But I'm really struggling with how to refine and tweak this to be a presentable unicorn. 

I'm gonna have a beer and think about unicorns.The Angry Unicorn - image 5 - student projectThe Angry Unicorn - image 6 - student project