This is Kiwi, a gryphon commissioned by ~ExiledFullCircle
She's a mixed media art doll, made with fake fur over a wire armature, with sculpted clay head and feet. She was finished back in November but the commission was only completed in late December, hence the small delay in uploading.
Kiwi features large, real feather wings. The feathers are a mix of duck and goose, my own embden Golly donated a lot of feathers to this project
They have been dyed, cut and attached to a backing that allows them to bend at the 'wrist'. As demonstrated here, they can achieve a number of poses. The primaries fold under the secondaries quite neatly. This is a more cost effective solution for those looking for a winged doll who can't afford the fully articulated wings, but do want a bit more movement than just a solid wing.
She also has a couple of new features for my work, a posable jaw and hinged front feet.
On one of my earlier gryphons, Damael, he had flexible front legs that allowed a huge range of articulation and felt realistic. But if cost is a factor, hinged front feet may be another option for you. They allow a moderate range of movement, when the front leg is raised the toes will pose relatively more realistically, adding another degree of fun (if you don't mind seeing the hinge).
To request a quote for your character or creature to be made into a professional art doll please send me a note or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a reference sheet! My art doll commissions list is always open (although the waiting list is quite long). Prices start at £180 (Click here to convert this to your currency
) winged creations start at £250
Thanks for looking!