Vindur is a young gryphon intent on discovering the mysteries of the moon. Asleep during the day, he spends his nights up in the clouds, dipping and diving through that strange glow. One day he might fly up to that astral orb, probably why he's grown such a thick mane - protection from cosmic cold.
Fffff this guy is FLUFFY. I've used this type of fur before on Odette (hers was a different colour though) but that was only for a mane. Vindur has it for his entire front half and it's thick, soft and long. Cool to think I got it so cheaply from Primark but it's such lovely quality!
Vindur's name is Icelandic and is mostly used for silver horses. One of my favourite horses is called Vindur, she was silver and when she came to the Uk she was terrified of bridges and water - a problem considering she was supposed to be an all-weather-all-terrain trekking horse for the estate's owner. I took her out and showed her water and bridges aren't really that scary and she became one of the best horses on the estate. I went everywhere on that little silver mare.
Anyway this Vindur is loosely based on a Harpy eagle cos I love those goofy looking birds. He probably eats sloths too.
I got a little adventurous with my photography this time, any thoughts? Bit more interesting than plain white/black.
Vindur has been sculpted in polymer clay over a sturdy wire armature covered with wadding which means he is fully pose-able. His fur is sewn on by hand and he has been carefully painted with acrylic paints. He also has posable wing made from real coque and pigeon feathers.
His eyes are awesome, I painted them dark brown then went over them with a bit of gold ink and then varnished them. In the right light they glitter like jewels. Here's a slightly better pic of them...He is for sale for £50 + P&P on my Etsy!
You can also see more pictures there.