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Ozzy by Magweno Ozzy by Magweno
This is SaritaWolff's lammergeier gryphon Ozzy! Who turned out to be a really fun commission. :)

I made a lammergeier gryphon once before during a project last year when I first got into making the dolls; it was nice to revisit the same animal one year later.

He measures 7.5 x 4.5 x 14 inches and is entirely posable, including his wings.

My dolls are fimo sculpted onto a wire armature which has been wrapped in batting. I then measure and cut a pattern out of faux fur and hand sew this around the armature. Any details are glued on, the wings are then made (if applicable) and finally the fimo is painted and varnished. The whole process takes a few days - one day I'll record how many hours!

He's posing here with a fimo light horn I made for myself at Halloween but didn't end up wearing.

Thanks for looking!

I do take commissions! Send me an email hello@magweno.com for more info
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I can't get over his wings. Or really him in general. What exactly is a lammergeier?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think they're vultures, or a member of the vulture family, or cousins of vultures... Something like that.
Anyway they're enormous white, silver and black birds of prey that eat bones. They fly up high with a bone then drop it on a big flat rock to smash it, then land and eat the shards. They're absolutely fascinating birds, I saw one once in France with a bone, it was really thrilling. They're also known as bearded vultures.
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Interesting. And also apparently very beautiful. I will go look them up!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the wings!
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mevagh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Seriously awesome! I've been so busy recently and consequently haven't been on dA for a month or two...so I was mega impressed when I logged on and saw all the dolls you've been making! The wings on this one are so amazing, I watched the video you made of it. Keep up the incredible work!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh yeah I've been a busy bee... The wing construction has got a lot better since I made your doll, but it's still special to me because it was my first. :D
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Elkian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
OMIGOSH SOOOOO CUTE
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
glad you like him :D
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Ophillia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
So cute!
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Baroquecat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He's wild! :-)
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