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Pied Fawn WIP by Phoenix-Cry Pied Fawn WIP by Phoenix-Cry
It has been a while since I've worked with a fresh wet tanned pelt and not a 'see if I can salvage this' hide.

So far I have to say that I'm in love with this little doe!! The back legs look odd because the skin is just hanging there, I have a lot of stitch work to do tomorrow!

I'm trying something new with the ears, they are full of epoxy sculpt, I've been told it works.

She was born on a deer farm, the shaved area on her leg is where they put in an IV to try and save her. Sadly she died at three days old.
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EpithalamionPuk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
at first I was gonna be pissed and not appreciate this beautiful work of art because someone had killed a beautiful baby just cuz it was piebald, then I grew up and read the description. I really am glad you have the talent to preserve the beauty of this creature to share with all of us.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Thank you!  When you see just about any fawn in taxidermy 9 times out of 10 the animal has died of natural causes.  Fawns are illegal to trap/hunt at this age and since the adult deer are worth so much more to the farmer than the fawns they are rarely slaughtered for taxidermy. 
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a delicate little fawn! Oh gosh it's piebald too, so pretty!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
At only three days old she is a tiny thing! Spent *hours* wittling down the form to fit her on it!
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ThunderBadger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cute.. ^_^
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks!
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ridgebacks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013

Wow, this is really pretty!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks! Will be better when finished!
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swandog Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
She is so beautiful. ;_; Glad you could make this as a memorial of her. <3
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This way she lives on! Thanks!
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