This fully articulated gryphon art doll was commissioned as a Christmas present for a fabulous girl called Janie. It's based on a male American kestrel and a silver torbie cat, with a few unique parts thrown in here and there.
With green glass eyes and Tissavel fur this art doll is one of my proudest achievements, mostly for his articulated wings. Each feather has been drilled and attached with pivots to a wooden mechanism that allows the wings to spread and fold like a real birds wings. You can see a video of this in action here!
Janie's gryphon measures approximately 6" in torso length and has cast resin front legs and back feet. His head is sculpted from polymer clay and airbrushed with acrylics.
The silver feathers have a remarkable sheen to them that makes them shimmer in the right light and are from a goose. The brown feathers have a green iridescence to them and have been responsibly sourced from a juvenile shag, kindly sent to me by Shadow-and-Flame-86
! (If you have feathers think I could use in a project please get in touch! As long as they are clean I will take them, and will pay for postage.)
I am open for commissions (you will be added to a waiting list), please send me an email to email@example.com or DeviantArt note with a reference sheet or description of what you would like so I can give you a rough quote and waiting time.