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November 27, 2012
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Cloud by Magweno Cloud by Magweno
Cloud's wings open and close folded like real birds wings, it's taken me a month or so to work that one out but I'm really happy with the new method (despite it taking 3 days longer than the old method...) so it's what will be used for bird-winged dolls from now on.

All of these feathers apart from the royal blue ones have been dyed by me using veniard feather dyes. They are a mixture of duck, goose, chicken and quail feathers, the goose and quail feathers moulted by my own birds :)

He has an aluminium wire armature coated in plastic for durability. Ohh I haven't measured him but he's pretty big... Each of those duck quills are about 8" long. His wings are really fun to pose, they move very pleasingly. I'll have a video of them up later and I'll update this deviation when it's up.

I make dolls almost exclusively on commission... If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please send me a note, but please be aware it could be up to a year before I get to you. Prices range from 160-330.
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Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THe color choice and expression on this work really well! Good job!
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't design Cloud, he was a commission, I was sent the design to make. But I did sculpt his face and I'm glad you like it!
TalonWolf-Jedi-OnDA Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah how do u make the wings fold?! i make these birds for my animated videos and after a few uses i have to stop and take a break cause my bird's wings snap. all i do is wire the wire around the duck feathers and well. .-. its not very efficient.
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a sort of complicated system involving heatshrink tubing, dowels and bolts. It takes forever to make and I don't do it anymore! If you want the basic construction you should take a look at this tutorial: [link]
TalonWolf-Jedi-OnDA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm interesting, lol yeah I've came up a good idea for the dragons wings but I've always been puzzled about the feathered wings. heh i may be a wire worker but hey thx i might be able to do this xD
MacLagun Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
GhostRiderWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's moveable too? AMAZINGLY EPIC 83
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! ^_^
Zyden Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Goodness, you are talented.
Magweno Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw gosh I wouldn't say so. Anyone could do this with enough time and perseverance.
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