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Arctic Sunset Dragon-Fox by Magweno
Arctic Sunset Dragon-Fox

I called this dragon fox "arctic sunset" because of the pale turquoise, almond and silver reminded me of cold, bright seas and the cotton candy pink is like a winter sunset. That incredibly dense fake fur would certainly keep him cosy in the frozen north! Available at magweno.etsy.com

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Firefox Dragon-Fox by Magweno
Firefox Dragon-Fox
When I saw my fabric supplier had this fake fur in stock I just had to buy a little bit of it and make this guy, I can’t get over how vibrant and gorgeous this fake fur is! Orange and blue is one of my favourite combinations, then it was pointed out how he looked like the Firefox logo haha. I can’t get it out of my head now!

He's available in my Etsy shop, with a lot more info too: magweno.etsy.com
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Crystal Kittens Group Pic by Magweno
Crystal Kittens Group Pic
These are all the finished Crystal Kittens made for the backers of the Crystal Kitten Kickstarter I ran back in July! There are 56 in total here, and took me about 11 weeks to make. :)

You can find out more on my website, magweno.com or facebook.com/magwenoartdolls or tumblr magweno.tumblr.com
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Muckle Ruda Abdab by Magweno
Muckle Ruda Abdab
Rúda/ 'roo-deh' Noun: (Scottish gaelic) Ram, tup

Rudas roam the open, boggy moors of the Scottish highlands that sometimes seem to go on for eternity. They represent the lost souls of the people brutally cleared from the land by greedy landowners to make way for sheep grazing. Rudas feast on sadness and bring a sort of misty damp feeling to any room they are in. They aren't seen as often as the other abdab species due to the inhospitable places they live in - not many people venture far enough into the wilderness to see them.

You can order a Ruda from my Etsy shop, magweno.etsy.com
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I'm just so excited, I'm like a little girl haha.

Yesterday we had a very expensive satellite internet set-up installed that runs off our battery. It means I don't have to bum wifi off neighbours or spend hours in cafes anymore, and it means I can start spending time on DA again!

I had a poke around some of my favourite artists pages and wow, there is some astounding work out there. I've found it really difficult juggling life, a croft, bills and my work. There has been some seriously heartbreaking and stressful times for me and my family in the past nine months, but hopefully this will bring about an hugely positive change.

What's excited me most since I came back online is that Spoonflower now do custom printed minky. I swear my jaw nearly fell off when I heard that! It's really going to revolutionise how I produce work, I can't wait to get my sketchbook out and start working on some ideas. I'll definitely be starting with some mofs.

I've been  progressing on speeding up processes through batch processing and have made some headway with casting clear silicones and resins, also with ball and socket joints for moving jaws and wrists (wrists always catch me out). Wings have had some more attention but not as much as I would have liked.

Big commissions are still closed but I am taking on one or two as and when I can. There are dodos and custom fox dragons available in my shop at the moment! magweno.etsy.com

And finally the best place to get a quick response from me is email! hello@magweno.com

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Maddy Norval
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United Kingdom
When I'm not mucking around with dangerous chemicals and daydreaming about little ugly goblins I'll be over-excitedly experimenting with some other material and making a huge mess.

I graduated from Illustration in 2011 and am now registered as a small business making art dolls on commission. Art dolls are an old craft with a long tradition that has burst onto the DA scene with hundreds of deviants now making monsters, creatures and critters of any shape or form imaginable. Why not unleash your imagination and send me a message to chat about creating a one of a kind monster just for you? You can contact me either here or at hello [at] magweno.com
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xia-kaligh Featured By Owner 4 days ago
AMAZING!!! I WILL BUY ONE
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Maithutrangtv Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
the dragons are lovely , I can introduce them in your fan page is not it ? I will lead to your page source
Here is my page : www.facebook.com/MaiGiaTrang10…
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edge-king Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey there, I've been a huge fan of your art for about two or three years, //you're actually the reason I joined dA too omg,,// and I decided to attempt to stylistically draw some of your art dolls--


Stilts by edge-king I wound up doing the Stiltikins one because it was so cute-

Anyway,, hope you have a good day!

-Kyle of edge-king/etremelyinnpropiart
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
As that's really cool! Stiltikins is the creation of my good friend mevagh who is travelling the world just now learning about sustainable food production :)
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KikunaPie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Random question....because you definitely know what you're doing.

I'm planning on making a custom dragon figure, and I plan on using fantasy film to make the wings.  But I've never worked with fantasy film before.
I noticed that some of your work features fantasy film.  Do you have any tips on how to use it?

All I know is that you have to iron down layers of film onto a wire frame...but I don't know anything about good brands or anything else.  

Thank you for your time! 
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know about brands either, and I'm afraid I don't have many tips! Just that you shouldn't be afraid to try something that isn't "right" or the "correct" way to do things. Sometimes the best and most unique features are made by accident, so just grab some fantasy film and play around with it!
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconcakeplz:
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LeChatSarrat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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OrchidPoet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Found you by chance and gotta say I absolutely LOVE your work! I totally just stalked your entire gallery just now ;P Love it!!!
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