#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “U”

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, thanks for sticking with me this month for the A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet. I’m especially excited to share the letter “U” drawing of a dark Unicorn!

Typically, I prefer white unicorns but I wanted the challenge to practice shading and this was a purrfect lesson to learn.


Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you on tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!







A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls
  8. “H” is for Horses
  9. “I” is for Iris
  10. “J” is for Jack & Jill
  11. “K” is for Kanga & Roo
  12. “L” is for Lighthouse
  13. “M” is for Mermaids
  14. “N” is for Nightingale
  15. “O” is for Owl
  16. “P” is for Princess & Prince
  17. “Q” is for Queen (Evil)
  18. “R” is for Rabbit & Roadrunner
  19. “S” is for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  20. “T” is for Treehouse


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34 thoughts on “#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “U”

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Thanks, Lee! I appreciate your loyalty and friendship. Good blogging pals such as you is what makes this adventure so much fun and worth doing. Have a good afternoon!

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Andy, although, I prefer white unicorns the shading challenge appealed to me and I was pleased with the oUtcome of my illustration. Thanks for dropping by!

  1. Birgit

    This is very well done! I love horses and this is a powerful drawing. You did very well with the shading and I’m all for a black unicorn…something wild and free about it

  2. McGuffy's Reader

    Very nice! I need to share my vet’s art with you…TYJ Art Studio, Fine Art by John Plishka. He is amazing. His art has been on vet magazines, horse magazines, and won awards. Check it out on Facebook. Hugs!

  3. lissa

    I was going to draw a unicorn for the u post, sadly, I didn’t

    haven’t seen a black unicorn much, this is nice, I like the white in the hair and hone, it seems to shine, just the mystical creature

    have a lovely day.

  4. lexacain

    I love the unicorn! It’s a beautiful drawing because of the exciting pose you put him in with the flowing mane. I especially love the detail on the horn. Great job!

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Lexa, I’m learning detailing to any sketch really makes the difference and it’s exciting to see my illustrations take on a life of their own beneath my fingertip. Thanks for visiting today, dear friend!

  5. Thomas Anderson

    Hi, Cathy!

    i’m away from home this week (until “W”) and reading your post on a smaller laptop, but that does little to diminish the pleasure of gazing at your U exhibit – the Unicorn. You did another excellent job here, Cathy. The shading looks very natural, showing off the legendary horned creatures’s sturdy body and powerful muscles. Your unicorn appears mighty, majestic and spirited.

    Do you remember the folk song “The Unicorn,” the multi-million selling international hit single for the Irish Rovers in 1968?


    Thanks for delighting me with another great drawing, Cathy! Purrfect might be a better word, 🙂

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author


      I appreciate you stopping to visit. I know making the blogging rounds using a small laptop screen is hard on the eyes but I’m charmed the quality of my sketch was not lost. Thank you for the introduction to “The Unicorn Song”. I love the artists’ thick Irish accents. I wish I had thought to add some mewsic to go with my post but at least you did! Have a good day and be safe in your travels, dear friend!


Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a purrfect day!