Jackalope - student project

For my project I chose The Jackalope—a mythical rabbit with antlers. In this world of ups and downs…so nice to know there are jackalopes around, you know.


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.

Jackalope - image 1 - student project


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. 

Jackalope - image 2 - student project

Vector Progress

Jackalope - image 3 - student project

Final Illustration

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?

Jackalope - image 4 - student project

Julia Chistiakova

Interactive Designer and Illustrator