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Anthous by Magweno Anthous by Magweno
Made for AliceFelidae over on FA, designed by :devpainted-bee:


On the reference sheet it says: "Anthous is a small plant spirit who looks after the blooming and polination of the star shaped flowers of spring and summer. If you keep such flowers in your bedroom, he will visit you in your dreams."

The trickiest part of this commission was getting the dripping nectar whiskers right and the fleshy leafy petal ears posable. They rotate back and forth and up and down thanks to a ball-and-socket rig. The entire body has wire running through it so it can be gentle repositioned, and his face and paws are polymer clay painted with acrylics.

If you're interested in a commission please send me an email to hello@magweno.com!

Keep an eye out for immediate updates and chat on my tumblr: magweno.tumblr.com

And see what's available right now in my Etsy, I have a cute Alpaca in there looking for a home. magweno.etsy.com
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:iconlittleclifford:
LittleClifford Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much for a request?
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:iconstrikeapose101:
strikeapose101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who honestly needs to suck up to Lee's poseable artwork when really on deviantArt there are much more creative and fun art dolls than hers?!?!  People who stick to her like bugs on flypaper don't see the point...
No backstories that make each doll unique, corny fake jewels and blunt imagination?  Unicorns - from her raw imagination.  Yep.  And the animals, she basically just paints the head and uses fur to match color schemes and blah blah blah...
And people call that IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY?  I used to be stuck on flypaper with her as well, blindsided but now I can see more...

I heard that she took off with all of your tips and gave you 100 percent credit on who taught her how to make them...
Yes self taught sculptor but no self taught poseable art dollist (not a word but who cares) herself...
I love your work!  What's up with Lee in her stuck up world?  Yes not kind words but she gave no words at all to credit you...
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:icondastierlockjaw:
DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, im not usually big on flowers but wow... this.. this is extremely adorable. VERY nice work!
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:iconsas0524:
sas0524 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love ho you made the face look so happy :D super cute
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
All part of his design! ^_^
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:iconfranciscathedragon:
Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have never seen a creature like this.
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:iconrobert-clell-asher:
Robert-Clell-Asher Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful! Reminds me a bit of the 'flower binder' cat/kittens in the 'Magic and the Healing' books by Nick O'Donohoe... But your creature is way more sophisticated. 
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! :)
Asher
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO cute!!!!
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:iconaubrey486:
aubrey486 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on fire! ow my gosh! That's awesome!!!:squee: 
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:iconkirin-hunter:
Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!i never seen something like this before!!!Cool design!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Isn't it? I think it's so cool, I'm really honoured I was asked to make it :D
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A cat with flowers on its tail?  It'd be chasing itself all day, trying to chew on the petals!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Never ending fun!!
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Good job on the whiskers =)  Beautiful beautiful doll =)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :)
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:iconabwettar:
Abwettar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This is so beautiful ;o; I especially love the whiskers ;o;
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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:iconabwettar:
Abwettar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome <3
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that FACE with the whiskers and the eyes! ^^
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha actually it was nice sculpting something with closed eyes :D No pupils to paint, what a relief
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:iconthunderchicken42:
Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOODNESS
This is adorable AND amazing! Good job!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconwaterdoe:
waterDoe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :o
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous doll!
All this flowers and stuff.
You did well on the whiskers!
Its desing is very complicated. I bet you one of the few people that could 
possibly accept such difficult challenge! I admire that on you!
As an artisan interested as I am, I usually like to know the materials that were
used on artworks, such as the petals and stuff, and if it was airbrushed or 
what. Anyway, I like to know details like this, but maybe is just me! XD
Now I need to find that gif on tumblr again!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well the petals were actually designed on the computer then printed. They have a lot og subtle speckles snd detail you cant see in the photos. The image was then transferred onto liquid fimo an reinforced with silk, then I added little details like the spots. They were heated up and shaped into the right form with a spoon. It was a really long process that I would definitely do differently next time! I would just airbrush them next time hehe.
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh that is amazing!
The image was transferred to the liquid fimo? I didn't knew wuch thing would be possible!
They look really amazing, like latex to me!
Yeah, maybe airbrushing latex would be easier! But it is impressive the ideas you have!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Latex would be a cool thing to make them from but it discolours over time, unless it's a really dark colour it doesnt look too good after a couple of months in daylight.
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I didn't know it!
=/
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:iconnaoru:
Naoru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh you have a FA account? If you have time would you be able to give me your username? I would love to follow you there too! :) Gorgeous detailed work as usual!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's carn-dearg! Not much differs in what I upload tho! :)
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:iconnaoru:
Naoru Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I like to add on all sites, its almost like spreading the word! Since when you fave stuff other people tend to see it too and what have you, I like to add or fave things on other websites even if I've already done so somewhere else ^^
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you, it makes a big difference
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a neat character and you did such a great job on bringing it to life! I really enjoy this one
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Very cool. I love the face and the markings in the fur!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontallydragon:
tallydragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This one is magnificent. The petals and the whiskers and that cheeky smile...it's just glowing with life!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconchristmaseve:
christmaseve Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is way cool. Love the colors and details! :D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks
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:iconkatwolfeclipse:
KatwolfEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love this character! and you made it come to life almost literally I love it!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!
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:iconsilvolf:
Silvolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is really beautiful and unusual!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you! 
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:iconwolfool:
Wolfool Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah this guy is incredible!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you
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:iconkitaronicus:
Kitaronicus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
What an adorable creature!
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loooove how you did the ears (I saw the little animation on tumblr!)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks! They were really fun to work on.
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