I finally finished my Unicorn – or, to be more precise, I finally painted him and wrote the 33 pages of instructions that go with the pattern. This Unicorn was designed more for adults than kids, but I’ve had a lot of fun arranging him with his little friend, the rabbit. Am I already entering my second childhood? 🙂
I used photos of a Somali Wild Ass for the model of this sculpture. If you do a Google image search you’ll find photos of several babies that have been born recently in zoos, and they are absolutely adorable!
The pattern for the Unicorn has him standing up straight, which makes him a perfect example of how all of my sculpting patterns start out. Once I have all the proportions of the legs and body the way I want them, it’s easy to change the shapes of the legs at the joints to put the animal sculpture in any posture I want. In this video, I show you how I’d change the Apoxie Sculpt Unicorn’s legs if I wanted to use the same pattern to make a sculpture of the Unicorn running. And if you added wings and drop the horn, you’d have Pegasus!
You can do the same thing if you draw your own patterns for animal sculptures, starting out with all four feet planted on the ground.
The drawing book I mentioned in the video can be found here. I believe it’s now out of print, but you can get a copy on Amazon for just a few dollars – and it’s worth it. If I lost mine, I’d have to buy another one, I use it that much.
Download the pattern now for just $9.00:
Check out safely with PayPal. The pattern includes a 33-page instruction booklet for making your own Unicorn sculpture with Apoxie Sculpt.
This Unicorn could also be made with another brand of epoxy clay, like Magic Sculpt, or you could use the Silky-Smooth Air Dry Clay recipe on my website. You’ll find it in the Paper Mache Art Library.
As soon as I finish posting this, I’ll use some epoxy glue to attach my Unicorn to a wooden plaque that I painted black. The little Mini-Rabbit will be sitting right beside him. If you’d like to purchase the two patterns, for both the Baby Unicorn and his little friend, click here.