Monday, October 16, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smitten

"She is the last. She is the last unicorn in the world."

"She would be." Molly sniffed. "It would be the last unicorn in the world that came to Molly Grue." Molly said, "It's all right. I forgive you."

"Unicorns are not to be forgiven." The magician felt himself grow giddy with jealousy, not only of the touch but of something like a secret that was moving between Molly and the unicorn. "Unicorns are for beginnings," he said, "for innocence and purity, for newness. Unicorns are for young girls."

Molly was stroking the unicorn's throat as timidly as though she were blind. She dried her grimy tears on the white mane. "You don't know much about unicorns," she said.

~ The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle.
One of my favorite books, ever.


Andrea V said...

This is so perfect! The Last Unicorn is one of my favorites, too. I love the pose! It looks like Molly might be tired and leaning on the unicorn for strength, but also like she might just be hugging her to offer comfort. Also, the way the tail and the skirt twine together is beautiful. Thank you for making this, and for sharing it.

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