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Ox and Zac by Magweno Ox and Zac by Magweno
Oxley and Zacria as SQUASHY MOTHS!!

Ox and Zac are Sam’s characters, mothy 80s synth pop alien boys who are too cool and utterly adorb.

I tried to take some cool photos with filters over the lights so Ox had a pink light and Zac had a blue light but turns out coloured polypockets aren’t very good filters, so I just settled for yknow, conventional lighting. (Which I also struggle with.)

They are like plushies but with plastic hands and feet and heads. I sculpted the originals in fimo, made a mould in silicone and then cast in polyurethane resin, painted with acrylics and sealed with a matt varnish. The bodies are minky stuffed with a combination of steel shot and heavy fibre fill. The steel shot is at the ends of limbs so they flop aboot.

I think these guys have interfacing in their top wings but not the bottom (I was experimenting). They are airbrushed with jaquard silk dye using some stencils cut out of card and acetate. Ox’s wings were pretty straightforward but Zac’s caused me some concern, I tried to get as close to their sort-of canon design as possible

There will be five moth dolls up for sale in my Etsy tomorrow and I will also be opening custom moth dolls which have a super fun awesome game to go with them! The game is causing me a headache because my Flash skills are verrrrry limited, but I promise I'll get there eventually!
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are amazing, I love them!!!!
Mietschie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh em gee D': i love these!!
BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow! I love them!! :love:
Treekami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god they are too cute! :love:
Treyos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Surprisingly cute for moths. Didn't you originally do those designs to experiment with materials even though their colours were supposedly atrocious? ;)
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Minty and Pinky were made with left over minky I had from other projects (or I think I bought the pink stuff to make a pink doll with and could never bring myself to use it). Ox and Zac are a sort of different shade of pink and blue that works really nicely together - funny how a slightly different shade can make all the difference (in my eyes!)

Also their wing designs are different to match Sam's designs.
Treyos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well, their wings are much more cute now; they've got more character to them. :)
PuppitProductions Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my these are adorable! *massive attack of squee*
MiiruFae Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've never really thought of moths as "cute"...but I guess there is a first time for everything!
DarkLordsDaughter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love them!
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