So... a few months ago I was visiting home and we were discussing creatures that had been built up to be real, but were not (think 'jackalope')... when my brother turned to me and asked, "Yes, Heather... what *IS* the myth of the Narwhal?"
Now... at first I thought he was joking, so I laughed... but then he said, ,"No, really, what's the myth of the Narwhal? You know, the mythological creature, The Narwhal?"
My brother is by no means a dummy... in fact, he's a pretty smart guy... so, at this point, I was rolling on the floor laughing. He rarely makes such mistakes... so when he does, well, I'm afraid we're the cruel sort of siblings who have to make sure he never forgets!
(for anyone wondering... the Narwhal is NOT a mythological creature!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal )
So, for Christmas, my brother is going to be getting a stuffed narwhal, and an illustrated story, "The Myth of the Narwhal" XD
He's gonna kill me.
Here is my prototype Narwhal... I had meant for him to be entirely fuzzy, bt his tail was too small to turn... and then I kinda just liked him this way, so I think I'll make all Narwhals this way :)
His horn is paperclay, with drawn on swirl, and then coated in gloss... and I hand colored all of his spots on him :)