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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.
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yupp! :meow:
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PhantomCarnival Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is stunning!!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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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!
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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 

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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:
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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.
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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!
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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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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD OMG I am totally not up to date with mythical creatures - i am SO sorry :ashamed:

THAT sounds actually even more interesting then the bike! :meow:

I-I thought you live in Spain? Now i am confused. Help.
I don't think fawns get killed for hunting purpose in first line. I think they die most of natural causes or will put down if they are not able to survive.
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry, typing error! I meant "but I can't find it here NOR in the UK". Not "NOT" but "NOR"! LOL

Yes, I'm actually from Spain and live in Barcelona. I've been searching for mannikins here and in online UK shops with no result, so I think next in the list will be France and Belgium.

I neither think fawns are hunted in purpose, or at least I wan't to think they are not, but I'm sure there are hunters and taxidermy collectors who don't care too much about legality or moral in this matters. Finding a recently dead fawn in nature must be difficult. I least I am very used to find old deer and boar skulls and spines, but never found a recently dead big animal like a deer, adult or fawn. I don't know If there are many deer farms but getting a dead fawn legally for taxidermy purposes doesn't seem to be the easiest thing, so I suppose many taxidermy suppliers prefer not to sell these mannikins.

However, I will continue my search for the perfect fawn mannikin! Lol
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aaahhh! Now it makes sense to me :D

This online shop has only one fawn, but maybe this helps. hauser-tierformen.de/hausersho…
I used to buy there glass eyes. The service is great (both email + phone), maybe they ship to spain too!

I know that at the time when fawns are born, the mother does never leave the baby alone. So, if a female deer gets shot during this time, the hunters would search the near surrounding to see if a fawn is there. At a deer farm i guess, a fawn who did not survive, is discovered fast and will stored in the freezer for some interested customers. :/ Actually i have no idea. Don't believe what i say :ashamed:

I find skulls, horns, antlers and massive teeth all the time on our ranch. It's always exciting when i find something and on the way back to the barn deers are crossing my way XD A little bit scary..! I have a huge respect of these animals.
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kimrhodes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is great, I love faux taxidermy when it is Done really realistically like this. 
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, Kim! :meow:
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
love it! How large is it? Only 2 days? WOW!!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Check here for all information: www.limitlessendeavours.com/co…
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so adorable, I love the more goat-looking unicorns. :)
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :meow:
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dot-DOLL Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeousness!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
That is so gorgeous! I totally want one!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! There's only one available :D www.limitlessendeavours.com/co…
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy freaking wow! Amazing! Looks so lifelike! :D
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Youre welcome!
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eien-no-musouka Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013

While I agree that unicorns are not horses, I wish to add feedback to your project.  From the traditional sense, unicorns are suppose to appear as white goats/deer with a single horn and cloven hooves.  You have covered this area well.  But in addition to this, they are suppose to have a lion's tail.

Other than that, beautiful work.  Someone will truly enjoy this piece while the rest of us can admire it as a picture.

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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your feedback!

I agree, they do have actually a lion's tail. I chose the short tail - and the brown color as well, to break the picture of the traditional unicorn and make it look more like a familiar real animal. :meow:
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PixelNoob Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that is absolutely lovely!  It looks so real :meow:
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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NickalosAntonia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i had the money i would so buy this little dude!!!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
:meow:
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NickalosAntonia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have aboslutely great talent
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Sylvaerian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow. This looks so dang real! To the fur to the tail. I know he'll sell in a heartbeat.
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! 
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Sylvaerian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome! I always love seeing all your new creations. <3

(Including those streams... sad I missed those, but hopefully you'll do more! Watching them via livestream. XD )
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is beautiful!!!!! So jealous!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank yoouuu!! 
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leopardluver11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
May i ask how much its gonna be at what time your selling it at because i'm going to be gone most of the day
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
It will be $285 USD and somewhen in the afternoon up for sale on www.limitlessendeavours.com

Stay tuned!
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leopardluver11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
ok thanks would love to buy it buy I don't have the money right now
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leopardluver11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahhh I want it
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Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks gorgeous so realistic for a fantasy creature. You really out did yourself with this one my friend c:
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
No thanks needed for telling the truth c:
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