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Leif the Silver Kirin by Magweno Leif the Silver Kirin by Magweno
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This gentle kirin is a rare creature from Japanese mythology, said to bring peace and serenity to all who see her.

Leif loves watching water. She likes to see rivers running around pebbles, waves crashing on rocks but her favourite is watching gentle raindrops in puddles. She is quiet and thoughtful, always optimistic and a bit of a philosopher.

Leif measures approximately 8” tall from heels to antler-tip.
She is weighted with steel-shot and stuffed with polyester
Her body is machine sewn from cuddlesoft fur and her ruff and tail are 100% polyester fake fur.
Her head is cast resin from an original sculpt, as are her antlers, paws and feet.
She has wire in her tail meaning it can be gently repositioned.

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:iconblackbutlergirl:
BlackButlergirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Take my money.
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Games4Life2014 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Adorable
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So adorable!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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FairyAngie88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Oh my Gosh!! SO cute How much for one of this little creature? 
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kirins are 155 + P&P, you can see my full price list and information on how to order here: magweno.deviantart.com/art/Res… :love:
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RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I absolutely love your work!
wonderful work!!!
im still learning, do you have any tips on creating these little guys?
La la la la :happybounce: La la la la :happybounce: La la la la :happybounce: La la la la
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep I have a full two part tutorial that is linked to on my main page - or you can find it in the 'tutorials' section of my gallery :)
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FendersFAN Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a genious dammit! I love this little guy to pieces.
I'm getting one for sure, just gotta save. Any chance you accept installments?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely! The usual is two payments (before work starts and on completion) but I can go to six payments over up to six months.
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NathalieNova Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me egain, asking! Mehehe :D
Where do you get your furs from? I only know mohair-bear which can become rather expensive on shipping sadly u.u
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
mohairbearmakingsupplies.co.uk is where I get most of the long fake fur, or locally. Leif's fur is actually from a coat I bought in a sale in Primark years ago. And the shorter stuff is from plushaddict.co.uk (if you look under cuddlesoft or smooth by shannon)
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NathalieNova Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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RowanUnchained Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
>3< I'm in love, if I had a job I would waste a few of my paychecks >////<
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha well thank you :D
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:iconrowanunchained:
RowanUnchained Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You Are Welcome XD
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:iconlithe-fider:
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Help it's so cute I'm gonna DIE.  ;u;
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:icontheeyeofthelens:
TheEyeofTheLens Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Photographer
This is so adorable, looks so realistic
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:icontheeyeofthelens:
TheEyeofTheLens Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Photographer
your welcome
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:icontabbykat16:
TabbyKat16 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   General Artist
<font><font>Too flip cute!!! :omg:</font></font>
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MamaPaws Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
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HOW

THIS IS JUST TO CUTE FOR ME
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:iconuneune:
UneUne Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
what do you use to keep it all together? glue? its so cute
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah pretty much :)
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:icondevi-kami:
Devi-kami Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
So adorable and love the mythology! :)

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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks
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RubyDarlingsluckyone Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is so cute! xD
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SillySinz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
soo cuute! ; O ;
im sorry to bug, but would you know of a tutorial anywhere that can show me how to create the fur effect on clay?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
*mangakasan has a fantastic sculpting tutorial, she focuses on fur in the second part: mangakasan.deviantart.com/art/…

I use a silicone tipped sculpting tool shaped like a wedge and just drag it about so it looks like fur haha
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SillySinz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ah gosh! thank you so much!! ; v ; :heart:
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Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my goodness!!! Tooooooo cute!!
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bvanhorn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really elegant and beautiful.


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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Poor old Leif looks drab compared to the white and gold ones I'm working on now though 
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Not only do you do such amazing sculpting, how do you get such perfect pours?! I'm terrified to try and cast anything that details because half my pours are flubs. 

But seriously, that sweet little face is wonderful...she's adorable. :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I degas the resin before I pour even though it isn't really necessary, the stuff i use has a viscosity of 50cp. Talcum powder reduces surface tension too, I also only fill a third then rotate and tamp the mould to try and dislodge little bubbles, then finish filling really slowly. If there only a couple of bubbles they get filled and sanded, pinhead bubbles often get hidden with the primer coat of paint. Resin is so cheap though I don't worry if I miscast something, just gets chucked and I cast another. It works out at something like 0.0061p per gram so... I don't worry about it. :)
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'll give it a try. :) I don't have a way to degas, but I've been using a really low viscosity resin so I couldn't figure out what's going wrong...and my resin is a bit pricier so I've been repairing some really bad casts and it's just a mess. Maybe I'm just pouring too fast.  Thanks! :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Could be! It's tough balancing pour rate with pot life though, I have three minutes to work with the rencast before it kicks and if I have a lot of moulds to fill it can set in the cup! thin steady stream from a height (bombs away method) usually manages to get rid of most trapped air bubbles, but big bubbles in details is usually a mould construction problem. 
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olenka168 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Oooh so cool, such a cool creature and stunning artwork at once!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks so much
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olenka168 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
my pleasure!
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:iconlumiem:
Lumiem Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how sweet and full of life her face is:happybounce: 
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gweir77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that ones adorable!
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:iconotaku4life2010:
otaku4life2010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
it's so cute!
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:iconshadowedporcelain:
ShadowedPorcelain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love her face. The detailing of the scales combined with the shape of her eyes give her such a sweet expression
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm really glad you think so
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EverythingPsycho Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow! its so cewt :3 just that Leif is a boy name in norwegian x3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I know :( I don't care though haha. It sounds nice. I keep thinking of silver leaf gilding..
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