There really are no good "tradigital" categories on Deviantart.
Anywhoo, this was for a character quest assignment in my new book illustration class. Had to re-do the "ugly duckling" tale. My first pitch was for a raven and a group of song birds, but this second idea won out by one vote. Raven still made his way in there, though.
The premise for this spread is that Ugly here (who is doing some weird little shimmying amble here because I thought it made him look even more awkward), while shunned by the prettier unicorns, cultivated relationships with all the "normal" animals. Per the teacher's suggestion, I tried mixing flats with detailed graphite.