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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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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!)
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear you did your research ;)
FoxyFotos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I clicked on the tutorial, but the link is broken :/
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]
Pumpulaatti Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He is really cute! :)
Jennebraska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Another well done piece, you are so creative.
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!
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow your scultures are amazing
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: Thank you!
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yuor welcome XD
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