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Avero, The Littlest Gryphon by Magweno Avero, The Littlest Gryphon by Magweno
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]
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:iconxpikamaster:
xPikamaster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Ahh I didn't realize you were responsible for this tutorial :o this tutorial helped me out the most with my art doll @U@ (And Avero turned out so cute too waah!)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear you did your research ;)
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FoxyFotos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I clicked on the tutorial, but the link is broken :/
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I took it down over a year ago now, sorry. I have a journal explaining why: [link]
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:iconpumpulaatti:
Pumpulaatti Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He is really cute! :)
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:iconjennebraska:
Jennebraska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Another well done piece, you are so creative.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks, I made five more armatures yesterday so there will be more soon, hehe!
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow your scultures are amazing
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: Thank you!
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yuor welcome XD
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:iconilaezha:
Ilaezha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the expression here! He's so adorable!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was funny when I was eating some chicken in my room the other night, he was peering from around my monitor with the most convincing "I have big puppy eyes, pleeese may I have some chicken... :3" look. you know, the one a dog gives you when it really wants whatever you're eating. It was really funny...
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TimelessReference Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but but...isn't a gryphon part bird..wouldn't that mean he'd be eating with in the same family or species or whatever..o.o


either way i love it.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Eagles and other raptors eat small birds so I don't think they're much bothered about the ethics haha
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TimelessReference Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah. Still love it. I have a creature you'd find interesting. It's part fox. Part bird, Part chameleon
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That sounds really cool! Is it like a gryphon that blends into surroundings or does it have cool reptillian feet and stereoscopic eyes?
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:icontimelessreference:
TimelessReference Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i haven't actually drawn it up yet. I fail at animals. but it has thehead of a bird and wings with the long fluffy tail of the fox.the back feet are paws the front feet are the chameleons feet. and dotte along the head and along the boney part of the wings are scales. and it can changes it feathers and scales to match it's surroundings. I'd love to see it but as said fail at animals. It's also very dainty.
I call it a camloxon
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That sounds really cool! You should commission someone to draw it or something :)
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:iconilaezha:
Ilaezha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:lol: I'd love to have seen that!
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:iconpurplemelons:
PurpleMelons Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Digital Artist
So cute!
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TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
He's so cute!!! :love: :love: :love: :love:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha glad you like him
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   General Artist
he's so happy looking, the materials blend really well, and he's so wittle!
kudos
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Avero loves life even though he's teensy weensy! :dance:
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   General Artist
he's a little ray of joy
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so cute! The expression is very life-like!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
aaaahhha!! i like this one!!! *hugs it*
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
He loves the hugs!!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
yayyyyy :D *gives alot more*
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DannArte Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! he is so adorable :)
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MidnightPredator Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student
If I had spare cash, I'd totally buy this little guy. He's adorable!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's really nice to know that it's not just me that loves him that much! Hehe
It's always such a pain when you love something but just can't afford it. :hug:
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Mad-March Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ooh this is great! A tutorial would be much loved!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Part one is up! :) [link]
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:iconmad-march:
Mad-March Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
CB awesommee!
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:iconkekira:
Kekira Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
OOOOH I need your tutorial!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Part one is up! [link]
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:iconmasshuru-mu:
masshuru-mu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
mang
he's adorable :I
I esp. love his face and little ear tufts!
I like me my ear tufts.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ear tufts are great I love them.
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:iconmasshuru-mu:
masshuru-mu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
except on humans. I don't love them too much then. :I
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dunno... I was just thinking about myself with ear tufts and I think I'd one pret-ty awesome tufted eared human. rwarr
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:iconmasshuru-mu:
masshuru-mu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
well that'd be p cool

but old men with giant ear tufts
just doesn't appeal to me much rofl
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm gonna draw one
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:iconmasshuru-mu:
masshuru-mu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
do it.
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:iconmadkazer:
Madkazer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is so awesome! You're truly talented =)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it, thank you!
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:iconcerisedolls:
Cerisedolls Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artist
this one is over cute !
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe thank you!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these dolls you make! He is fantastic, great work.
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