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Aqua - Montage by Magweno Aqua - Montage by Magweno
Aqua is an oxymoronic combination of bird and cat, he is a lynxy, dragony, birdy creature who I find very hard to place!

Physically he has a wire armature, faux fur and his head and feet are made of clay. He has been airbrushed with a blue gradient but don't worry, I've spent a lot of time trying to find the right type of paint that will stick to the fur and not affect softness. My previous commissioners and buyers in the past have commented on how the fur retains its softness quality despite the dye, no crunchyness! No dust! And it won't rub off onto your hands.

The clay (it's actually fimo, a polymer clay you bake in a standard oven) has been varnished so the paint won't chip or scratch off. He's been sewn with a ladder stitch and very strong special thread so you won't have to worry about seams ripping. Speaking of seams, they're invisible! You can hunt for them but you won't find them. Invisible seams make him great for photographing from any angle.

His wire armature means that he can be bent into any position you can think of, I've demonstrated some in the product photos. He could lounge on your shelf, ride on your shoulder, sit in a cup, whatever you think is fitting. I'm gonna take this opportunity to mention that he isn't a toy, he's a piece of art meant for gentle, occasional repositioning. I have dropped my dolls numerous times and they aren't any worse for wear, but occasionally you might catch a toe at an unfortunate angle (wooly sweaters are the worst) or a direct blow to the head may dislodge a horn (in saying that it's usually claws and toes that suffer the most). A little dab of super glue will fix any breakages.

If you are worried about posing him then I have a number of videos of other dolls I've made, dragons, kirins, moths, gryphons, all sorts. If you feel like browsing them then here's my channel: [link]

As far as quality goes my dolls can't be beaten. I have been making posable dolls for nearly two years now, I started making them at university and now I make them for a living. I spent every day, every hour I can spare, making, developing, experimenting, networking and generally working my butt off to make sure that these guys are the best! If you have any questions don't hesitate to send me a message, either on DA or to my email, hello @ magweno.com

Please check out my other dolls if Aqua isn't your style, or you can send me a message to check out my custom doll options! That's right I can make a doll specifically for YOU and YOU only! You specify the animals, fur, colours, patterns, anything, you can even send me a drawing and I'll make it. The weirder and wackier the better, I love a challenge.

Thanks for reading and I really hope you like him

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:iconkookybat:
kookybat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!! I really love that color blue. :) The texture of his fur looks interesting too!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was an interesting texture, not soft but not tacky, kind of like dogs fur.
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's gorgeous and I love the asymmetry of the front and hind legs. The fur is beautiful, and the face is peaceful and adorable.
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you like him! He's one of my personal favourites.
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
LOVE the coat pattern, such a cute character!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :D
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this creature. Very unique and interesting! The colouring/markings is very well done
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
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Kitakaze1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh he's purdie.... =3
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:iconreprogrammed:
Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
He's so beautiful and AWESOME. I wish I could buy him, but I haz no moneys...
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:iconreprogrammed:
Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
IT'S SO FLUFFEHHHHHH!
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Sorry. That just needed to be said. XD
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha
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:iconlace-and-metal:
Lace-and-Metal Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of the most detailed posables yet. Absolutely adorable, and I can see the major improvement since you've started making these. <3 Aqua has such a benevolent expression.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes but in my opinion it's not too cute or cartoony because I didn't give him any whites! I'm really pleased with his expression.
Thanks so much
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strawberrydonutgirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
his is really amazing ^u^ I love his coat and markings >u<
keep up the good work!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconstrawberrydonutgirl:
strawberrydonutgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
you're so welcome!
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:iconjustkeepdrawing:
justkeepdrawing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Oooooh, I like this one! At first I thought he was a little weird, but in the picture of it laying down it looks so sweet <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw sometimes I wish I could see my dolls through someone else's eyes, ones I think will be popular never are and the ones I think are boring are always really popular :|
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justkeepdrawing Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
You thought this one was boring then?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No I was kinda 50/50, I actually made him about a month ago but didn't have the guts or time to upload him. I don't try to guess what will be popular or not anymore, I've given up
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justkeepdrawing Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Hahaha, well, as long as you are still satisfied with what you create it's good, right? As long as you make what you enjoy making, there will be people who enjoy having it. <3
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
God, the seams are really invisible! that is fantastic xD
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thanks :D
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome! <3
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whyte-rabbit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Beautiful job, as usual ;)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks so much
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NecktiePom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
ahhh i want him as my own <3 the detail and those legs (specially the front ones omg ) <333 fff and hey i can tell he's a male by looking at the photos LOL
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL yeah well...I just thought why not? ;)
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:iconsilversugar:
SilverSugar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually think that's a pretty great touch. *snirk*
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Silvolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He's awesome. I love how you made his body shape and how posable he is!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! yeah he's really bendy but the wire is strong so his limbs don't 'spring back' like some of my older dolls.
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Treekami Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=O amazing!!!! I love the beautiful colors <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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