Meet Avero, the smallest doll I have made to date and also the first with wings that fold properly when repositioned.
He will also be our star for the upcoming tutorial! You will learn how I make the armatures, sculpt the head and feet, sew the fabric and then paint the finishing touches. How I made the wings won't be included yet because I mucked up half way through and had to take them apart... If there's enough interest that'll be the next tutorial.edit:
Part one of the tutorial is up! [link]
Avero doesn't let his small size get him down because he's far too busy flying around admiring life. He has adapted well to being domesticated which only delights him more - recently he discovered his favourite thing to eat is overripe mango. There aren't many wild mangos in Scotland so I think it's the comfy, central heated life for him...
This little gryph stands at a proud 5", measures 11" from beak to tail tip and is 2.5" from shoulder to shoulder. When his wings are fully spread they reach 12" from tip to tip. His eyes have been painted with gold ink as has his beak and then varnished which gives them a fantastic shimmer under the right light.
He is also for sale! [link]