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FOR SALE - Helaku by Magweno FOR SALE - Helaku by Magweno
Helaku is Liwanu's sister! I mucked up delivery times and the next 3 commissions all need the same fur so I had a couple of days spare, so I made Helaku. I love her red feathers, they have a seriously stunning green iridescent sheen to them in the right light. She also has inset taxidermy eyes, which is a first for me. A lot of people have suggested I try using pre-made eyes and I'm so stubborn I keep saying I'll make my own resin eyes, but I bought these a while ago and it was time to use them.

Anyway, what I'm sure most of you are excited to hear: she's for sale! Also heralding my first eBay auction! scenceable suggested it, seeing as I'm revising my prices it would be a good idea to see what they're averaging at. She'll be up for auction for the next ten days.

:star:Follow this link to see the eBay listing and read more detailed information!:star:

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I make my dolls entirely from scratch. From a roll of wire and a pink lump of fimo I work them into my dolls, it has taken me years to learn how to make these and it is a very rare and unique craft (there are only a few people on DA who make these and we are very specialised). I start by making a wire armature, then sculpt fimo (a polymer clay) onto it, that makes the head and legs. Once the fimo has been baked then I wrap the armature in stuffing, measure a pattern and then cut the fur. I hand sew the fur around the armature, then add embellishments like feathers and scales so that in the next step I can match the colours. I then paint my creation carefully using tiny paintbrushes and an airbrush, using high quality acrylic paints. The last step is to varnish the clay to make sure the paint doesn't come off and to add a realistic gloss to eyes and scales.

I do take commissions! Send me an email hello@magweno.com for more info
Thanks for looking!
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FOR SALE - Helaku by *Magweno ( Suggested by DragonflyAndromeda and Featured by FrockTarts )
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KittenButler Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmah god, do you like take requests or something like a custom cuz I totally love these ;w;
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Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what varnish brand do you use because whenever i use the one i have it makes the paint sticky.... 
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
vallejo matt or plasticote spray, if I had access to a cheaper source I'd use krylon crystal clear, it's fantastic stuff. 
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Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok thanks a lot! another thing, i finished making my art doll, but my dog chewed on it and ripped off a claw. i tried gorilla glue and hot glue gun, but neither worked. do you have an idea?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
cyanoacrylate glue - CA glue - loctite brand lots of good ones but I use an unbranded, unlabelled CA glue from my local hobby shop.
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Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok thanks, and i submitted two pics of my first art doll to your "poseable art doll" group 2 days ago, and it still says its waiting to be reviewed. if it's stuck want me to resubmit it?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No sometimes it just takes me a while to get around to checking it. :)
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Paradigma62 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Fascinating creature, that really inspires!
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1500 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
So beautiful!
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EvesDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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