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Kiwi by Magweno Kiwi by Magweno
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 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!

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kookybat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!! especially the feathers!
JJJeweLLL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Abwettar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh this one's gorgeous hehe c: I adore the colours :)
Bazzarro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is a beautiful doll. The colours on it are gorgeous! I love how well sculpted the face is and the fact that the jaw moves. I can't get over how beautiful this is :D
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah thank you very much! ^_^
Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
So adorable, the wing colors are so eye catching!  ^_^
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!
midnight1802 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Very cool!!
DragonTygress Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite part has got to be her face. :D And I love that she has a poseable jaw! I've seen those on other art dolls, and it's awesome that you've started doing them too. It really adds a layer of realism to the doll, I think.
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