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Unicorn Sneak Peek by LimitlessEndeavours Unicorn Sneak Peek by LimitlessEndeavours
Because in my imagination, unicorns are no horses! They are a mix of deer, goat and magic. :heart:

My computer broke again for a half week and i had plenty time seriously working in my shop :dummy: Hubby wanted me to make a unicorn in 2 days and here i am after 1.5 days. Some paint details on the eyes and mouth need to be completed as well as the berry collar.

I challenged myself with this project - kind of faux taxidermy. I used a taxidermy fawn mannikin and our highest quality "white beaver" faux fur. Taxidermy glass eyes, epoxy sculpted details and airbrushing complete this unicorn. Want it for christmas? It will be up for grabs in our store tomorrow! :meow: Stay tuned!

Check out the finished unicorn!
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Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
You know, you're partly right. Unicorns are traditionally more goatlike than horselike.
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yupp! :meow:
PhantomCarnival Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is stunning!!
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been planning to make a unicorn fawn for almost a year and haven't find the time (not a taxidermy mannikin to work with LOL).

The result is absolutely great. I really love it!
AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry, I meant "but I can't find it here NOR in the UK". Not "not" but "nor"! LOL. So yes, I'm actually from Spain and live in Barcelona. For now I've been looking for mannikins here in Spain and in the UK (online) with no results. I suppose France and Belgium will be next in the list to continue searching.

You're right, I suppose too that fawns are not killed for hunting purpose in first line, but who knows. There are also some hunters and taxidermy collectors who don't care too much about moral or legality. Finding a recently dead fawn in the forest still in good condition for taxidermy must be very difficult. I'm used to find old skulls and spines, but I have never found a recently dead big animal like a deer in the woods (well, I once found a cow in a river but that was only once lol). I don't know if deer farms are very common, but anyway I think getting a fawn isn't as easy as getting an adult specimen, so that could be the reason why taxidermy suppliers here don't use to sell these kind of mannikins. I will continue my searh, though!! lol 

LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!

I just red your journal and know about your lack of time, but if you get the chance making a unicorn fawn, I'd love to see with what you come up! :meow:
AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I will try to make one, but I'm still looking for a taxidermy mannikin. I suppose I will have to make it myself lol

By the way, I have found a store in Spain selling other manniquins and  I am very tempted by an adult roe deer. I think I will make one! I don't care I won't have space at home for it lol

I am also thinking about making an enfield, but it is always the same story: I have a terrible lack of time.
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Are there no taxidermy online shops in Spain who sell fawn mannikins? Or neighbor countries where you could order?

Though something like an adult unicorn is for me interesting too, it really itches under my nails to try a big cat again. I'd LOVE to see how your life sized deer/unicorn project turns out! ..And who needs space at home when you can crawl underneath your furniture ;)

Enfield? The motorcycle? Sounds like a lot of fun! You know, things like that are perfect as side projects! Days should have 32 hours!
AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know if there is a shop selling fawn deers in Spain, but I can't find it here not in the UK! I ave to investigate more, but I suppose killing deer fawns here may be illegal so shops don't sell mannikins for them. However, I will contonue searching.

When I said Enfield I meant the mythical creature, not a motorcycle!! LOL 

Enfields are kind of winged/feathered foxes with eagle upper claws. They are usually depicted in heradrly all over Europe, but are very unknown creatures, though. The kind of thing you see in a crest and think: "Oh, a winged dog", but it is actually a mythological creature with a name  LOL
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