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At the Last Dusty Fountain by Steph-Laberis At the Last Dusty Fountain by Steph-Laberis
*slaps forehead* I can't believe I haven't uploaded this yet! I sculpted this 4 years ago for my freshman 3D course. It's a fully functional tabletop fountain, based off of the opening credits to "The Last Unicorn" (which was based off of 'The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries - absolutely breathtaking works of art). This piece is about 14'' tall.

The miniature beige fountain, lion heads, unicorn, stag and "island" on which they rest are all made from sculpey and painted with acrylics. The plants are plastic, the bowl is metal and the grass is reptile moss. I have to say, despite this piece being horribly old, I am quite fond of it. Comments welcome!
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Broken-Lolita-Doll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mistressofSatan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Hey would you consider making another fountain for a commission? I would kill to have one and I am not worried about price!
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! Thanks for the inquiry ^_^ Unfortunately I don't have the time this year to make something this elaborate, I have work and a lot of side projects underway. :( If you're willing to wait then we could talk about things towards the end of the year, but if that's too long I completely understand.
ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   General Artist
totally awesome:faint:
ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
This breaks my heart, it is so wonderful!
LarraChersan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! :wow: Just as if it sprang right out of the tapestry! Brilliant work.:D
hermitchild Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing.
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I loooooove this!!! <3

You did such wonderful work on it! Thank you for sharing!!
That is Incredible! I want one.
ExarKunTheLord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Ohhh I want one of this.
Thriftstoredragon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!
krishna76 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
I am quite familiar with the tapestry as well as the movie and you did a phenomenal job bringing it to a 3d format. The deer looks exactly like the deer in the tapestry. You have created a truly awe inspiring work of art. I am glad you took out the more disturbing elements of the fountain tapestry, IE the huntsmen closing in . It adds to the aesthetic beauty of the work
lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
*gasp* I LOVE THIS!!!!! Oh, it bring back such fond memories. I used to watch the last unicorn three times in a row as a kid, I adored it to pieces. This is a really great work of art even not knowing what the last unicorn is and having those great childhood memories, but it is especially awesome for people such as myself who knew exactly what this was before I ever opened the thumbnail. <3
Lumpling Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous!!
Zechira Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me gasp a little when I saw it- What lovely work. :) And the fact that it's an actual fountain makes it all the more incredible.

Not to mention that a lot of fond memories are attached to that movie.
PurplePuppy6348 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awh, thank you! ^__^;;
PurplePuppy6348 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
EternalJustice002 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
OMG I want this so bad lol it is soooo beautiful
zoomiesangel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
would love to own that!
ravensky17 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I just found this by looking up Unicorn hunt. And WOW. I have been a fan of your work for a long while now. But this ROCKS! are there more pics?
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is magnificent! :D
such dedication and attention to detail. i'd love to see this in person!
OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just had a childhood nerdgasm when I saw the thumbnail of this. I LOVE it! Definitely my favorite movie growing up. :)
And congratz, I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all day now. :P (but its a good thing, this piece is so fantastic!!)
EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
That is truly awesome! You should show this to Peter Beagle and his publisher, Connor Cochran. (Once in a while they share great fanart in their newsletter.) [link] I think they would appreciate this.
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a ton! I know Peter and Connor, we all live in the Bay Area. They haven't seen this piece because sadly it fell to disrepair when I moved cross country :( However I am doing a new piece for this upcoming show! [link]
EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Cool! Wish I could see the show. Will you share the piece here on dA?
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I will! I took some blurry pics of it before I mailed it off, but I will ask the woman who bought the piece to take some better pics once she gets it hung up and I will post those here :)

Blurry pics: [link]
hevic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
WOW. What sort of pump does it use?
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A tiny one for indoor fountains, like this! [link]
hevic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Wow, it's the same as the one in my fish filter, but double the price as the entire filter!
Spyrre Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing. I canīt believe that this masterpiece doesnīt have more comments. All the detail is stunning, not to mention that it is a actual functional fountain. o_o
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 Sadly it's all busted up since it's been moved around a lot, so all I have left are these pics.
Nealiel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student General Artist
It is an amazing piece really! I don't mean to stroke your ego but it's really beautiful to some one who can't even make a decent tea pot in ceramics. TvT I commend you good person. It is an amazing piece. You have good reason to be proud of it even if it old!~~
Glori305 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
That is awesomely cool.

How did it hold up over time?
Fiskit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This must have taken alot of work. The details are amazing.
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
That is highly inspired and beautiful. I love that song/movie. You captured the aged personality and color wonderfully.

Cehualli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic! I recognized what it was immediately from the thumbnail, and I love that movie! :D
LikaLaruku Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Super awesome *_*
Arjuka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Brillinat :D
coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thats all i have to say
Reylena Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, great job
LovelyLadyAmalthea Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
It's beautiful!
stuwaha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is wonderful :heart: captures the tapestry perfectly :D
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
That is amazing detail for such a small piece! And a functional fountain? Incredable! I am in awe at your talent and choice of subject matter!
girlnouveau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
This is really quite wonderfull!
Nathrae Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
wow, it's awesome. great job :+fav:
Amichan10 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
This is incredibly awesome! lol A collector's dream come true, you took the scene from the beginning credits of the movie, and literally recreated it into a miniature water-fountain. Ahhh, I wish a better photo is taken so I can inspect all the details that went into this, but this is so gorgeous! I loved that movie, TLU.
Please stop and take a look at some of my fanart devoted to the movie. :) Thanks!
divinedebris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Magnificent work! It looks very much like those tapestries, indeed. The colours are perfect.

The one time I made a fountain was my sophomore year in high school. It was Sleeping Beauty's castle. I spent MONTHS on it. Everything was so perfect....then my teacher over fired it and it cracked everywhere. I hated that woman.
SleighBell Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
I looked at the title and I was going: "Odd, that's part of the Last Unicorn song.. lyrics." so I clicked and I was ... *jaw drop**puts it back in place**speechless* WOW... Beautiful work!!!
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very, very much! *beams* I'm glad to find another TLU fan on DA; it's one of the most underrated animated movies I can think of. Especially that opening with the tapestry *drools*
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