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Emperor Moth Griffon by Magweno Emperor Moth Griffon by Magweno
My half of an art trade with :iconfamiliaroddlings:!
!!!I AM NOT OPEN FOR TRADE AT THE MOMENT.!!!
Thank you so much for the interest but I don't have the time right now. I have pets to feed and for that I need real money ;)

For my birthday I got emperor and cynthia moth cocoons! The emperors hatched a while ago but when I saw the first one (a male) I just had to make a doll. They are such beautiful little things, so fluffy and delicate! Safe to say I'm hooked on hatching.

pair of moths by Magweno

You can find out more about hatching your own moths and butterflies on google (here's one: www.butterflyschool.org/teache… and you can buy cocoons (in Britain anyway) here: www.wwb.co.uk They also sell cages, but it's easy to make your own cage! Butterflies by Robert Goodden has everything you'd need to know about raising butterflies and moths. If you do decide to go ahead and try it yourself LET ME KNOW! I'm really excited to see everyone's butterflies, cus loads of people have been interested in raising their own since I wrote those journals.

ANYWAY my dolls are handmade from scratch by me, I taught myself to do this with no professional help (I do have a degree but it's in illustration). I now make and sell these dolls and am starting up a business, so PLEASE don't ask me how to make them! It's not fair to ask me to divulge secrets on how I make money and it's really awkward turning people away.

My website
My youtube channel, where you can see dolls being posed!

I do take commissions! Send me an email hello@magweno.com for more info

Thanks for looking!
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:icontantalia:
Tantalia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
perfect!
how did you do so beautiful wings?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
These ones are chalk dust on suede
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:icontantalia:
Tantalia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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kelseyslk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Hi, I'm a big fan of your Emperor Moth Griffon! I was wondering if you've seen this web page...
[link]
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I follow a few moth blogs but I hadn't seen that particular page, thanks for sharing it! I have plans to make a few more moth dolls soon. :)
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GaiaWolfess Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is by far one of my favorites of your maddy.
Love him :3
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LifeAsIKnewIt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh I love moths. :3

One of my biology teachers (I looked after all his animals for him, quite a time consuming task, haha) had a bunch of moths at one point.

He had a group of Indian moon moths for a while. Those were my favourite. They were so pretty. :D He also had a few varieties of big silk moths and some death-head hawk moths at one point. The hawk moths were particularly neat, but I loved how fuzzy the silks were. <3
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd love to really get into moths but some of them need really specific light and humidity. Indian moon moths are so beautiful, I had one when I was little :)
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LifeAsIKnewIt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it's just setting it all up that's tricky (and sometimes expensive, haha), but once that's done and sorted and working, it's not so bad. :3 I'm caught between getting myself some moths or a crested gecko next, haha. I would love to have some moths at some point though. Big fuzzy moths. :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well with moths you have a high turnover :D I thought about raising moths for art, so hatching them and then pinning them to use as inspiration. I hatched some emperor moths at Christmas time and they were so beautiful I had to make a creature-inspired doll of one, now I want lots so each one that hatches is a new project, a new beautiful object.
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:iconflisafian:
flisafian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Love it
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's gorgeous! Those wings are amazing!
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   General Artist
BeaUTiful creature!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icongatastrophy:
Gatastrophy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
beauuutifull it looks like a fox bat =D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah he does a bit! :D
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Another beautiful doll, the wings are magnificent!!! Seriously the painting skills on them is impecable. beautiful stuff. =3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe it's not paint :D But I'm really pleased with how "mothy" they look
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Well I know it's your trade secret so I won't ask but it looks FABULOUS! =D
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Archenslav8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So majestic and butterflyeee. Kool!! :headbang:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thanks
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Cool work and well done
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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xkITtHEcATx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD i love the fur and the ears and the eyes and the paws and especially the wings!
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AlissaMT Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahhhh this little guy is so cute and gorgeously done! :D
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
he is so adorable! love his wings and all the floofy fur!
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Mothi03 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say your doll is beautiful.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :boing:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
:la: I have this open on my browser so I can look at it ALL THE TIME!!! It is ineffably awesome! Thank you, thank you so much for doing a trade with me! :hug: I can only hope my half with be a fraction of this cool. The wings are simply unbelievable -- they are ridiculous. Just ridiculous. All your wings break the laws of reality with their amazingness, but I particularly love these. The patterns, shape, and proportion to the body ... gosh! As if the wings weren't enough, the doll's fur and face (and those little toes!) are gorgeous! The expression in the eyes melts my heart. :heart: The nose and ears are begging to be touched and I can't wait to pet him!

I am curious about his tail...
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw I totally know your half is going to be awesome :D
He has a funky little fluffy tail like a fox but I didn't dye any of his fur it's just plain red like the rest of him.
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Squeeeee! ^^ The wings look so soft! Ultrasuede or something else?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exactly that ;)
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:iconellis-animals:
ellis-animals Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! The wings look so real and they match wonderful with the griffon. Reminds me of my butterfly, now I'm thinking about sewing a moth. :D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had your tutorial printed out and on my desk while I was making them, admiring how well you painted the wings in that! Once day I'll make a normal butterfly hehe :D
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:iconbguerra:
BGuerra Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i was like wtf.. but i love it
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:iconreprogrammed:
Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Writer
Aww!!! It's so cute! You combined two of my favourite things: moths and griffons!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's awesome! I didn't realise how much I liked moths until I hatched these ones. They're really cool but now I'm just fascinated by them
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:iconreprogrammed:
Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Writer
They're amazing! I love you stuff!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*is in love*
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is way too cool! You did an absolutely amazing job on those wings! This doll is just stunning. :o

That's so cool that you raise your own moths! Where I live we get a lot of swallowtail butterflies, and I raise and release Black Swallowtails from caterpillars over the summer. :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's so cool, I used to collect cabbage white butterflies and raise them much to my Mum's frustration :D That's why she got me some luna moth cocoons when I was little, they can't eat her cabbages haha
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Great work, I love the wings! I'm so curious I just have to ask- does he move?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep he has a wire armature, so he's fully posable. The wings have wire in them too so they can be bent forwards, backwards, up or down.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
no, i mean like can he move his head around to look at people while he's on your shoulder?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Only if you move it yourself. He's a bit small to be carried on the shoulder though, he's more of a wrist companion.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
ah, gotcha. does he hang on to your wrist, or do you have to hold him? (so curious!!)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He doesn't have any mechanism to attach him to any part of you as I like to go for TOTAL realism, so you can bend his limbs to the shape of your wrist but it's always safer to carry them in your hands. he could hang out of a back pack or a deep pocket or something like that provided he was securely tucked in there.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
i see. still an awesome little dude!
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:iconlisatoms:
LisaToms Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this one so much!! :heart:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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