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Swallow Gryphon by Magweno Swallow Gryphon by Magweno
The swallow gryphons should be migrating back North soon for the breeding season. This one got trapped in my aviary last year when he was trying to poach some of the quail food and I was going to let him go but he was sooo skinny I kept him in over the winter. I don't know what swallow gryphons like best to eat so I just fed him live mealworms, millet, chick crumbs and some lettuce. Turns out he doesn't like mango at all! Anyway after being fed by me all winter he's got pretty tame and is quite happy to sit in my hand and let me stroke him.

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MystikJinx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man this looks so cool!
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MLeighHood Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is incredible and I had to share it on my blog. I hope you don't mind. You can find the post here: curioreverie.com/2014/01/19/sw…. If you would like me to modify or remove anything, just let me know and I'd be happy to oblige.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohh no I don't mind at all! That's brilliant, thank you for letting me know and sharing it! :)
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Kamalionify Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I'm in LOVE with this one !
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KutiePieKarli Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
i love it, it looks soooo real!
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thegirlwithnoname10 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it's so cute! is it for sale? if so how much? (in american dollars)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not for sale outside of the UK, sorry. There are issues sending swallow feathers cross borders.
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:iconthegirlwithnoname10:
thegirlwithnoname10 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
darn
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks so realistic! And I love your description too, haha! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
We are pleased to feature your amazing work here [link]
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hiya! That link doesn;t work :(
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Did you try the one just underneath it? It should work for you.
Sorry about that.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, didn't see that one :) Thank you! Great collection of work there
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
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crumbleupsoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I drew him with my ipad
not exactly him but something very similar
the colors are very different but the pose and feathers are the same
so I kind of used yurs as a ref but If I get it up I will put the link to this
thats if I get your permission to post it
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Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah sure! That sounds great :) Definitely send me a link and I'll feature it in my journal!
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crumbleupsoul Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link]


just put it up
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cahliani Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute and amazing. I'm just thoroughly amazed by all these dolls. Wow. :heart:
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Romantic-Outlaw Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I love him and the beautifully sad story behind him! A real work of art. :)
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Black-Feather Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He does look so real! Just amazing!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Black-Feather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome. i love that Gryphon!
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MistressVixen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
That is awesome. I love the tail! So pretty, and the real wings, those are icing on the cake.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :) Im glad you like it
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IssuesAndDrama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so BEAUTIFUL! <33333
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw thank you :)
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XiaoDiamaoh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
How in the WORLD did you do this?!?
Its incredible, FAVED!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! It took a while... ^_^ Thanks so much
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shadow-of-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   General Artist
how and out of what did you make him? i'm lovin' the fuzz!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pff a large variety of things! Including real swallow feathers, fimo and fake fur.
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RimaMakura Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Artist
so cute
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Mad-March Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ouo so tiny and cute! the wings are v impressive, as always hehe
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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CharliKrok Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
BEAUTIFULLLLLLL
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jacij Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   General Artist
Lovely- so cute :) How did you manage to get a whole heap of feathers that match up so well for his wings?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
There's the story about the feathers here: [link]
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Fox-on-Stilts Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Oh this is just so adorable. I want! *makes grabby hands* :la:
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:iconoreochema:
Oreochema Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's so cute! I'd fave it more than once if I could, but I can't!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha aw thanks so much
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:iconoreochema:
Oreochema Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! Are you selling any? Or is it just a past time?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No this is my job :D I make art dolls on commission, I don't often get time to make dolls for myself so it was really fun making this guy. I've looked up some laws and I can only sell swallow gryphons in Europe though, but most of my dolls use farmed chicken or duck feathers imported from America so I can sell those anywhere (apart from New Zealand and Australia) quite happily.
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's cool! I may just have to purchase one from you at some point! Do you have a website?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do but I don't have any stock at the moment, [link]
I might do in future, if you're really interested you can sign up to my newsletter there (click on 'contact') or I could add you to my waiting list :)
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I think I'll subscribe to the newsletter first. That way you have one less name to worry about being on the waiting list. Thanks for the info!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem, hope to do business with you sometime! ^_^
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DCVerdone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Well that's just to awesome for word. YOU MY DEAR PERSON ARE EPIC!!!!!!!!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Thanks! :D
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Naoru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I love the attention to the body and wings, its so well observed of real animals, he looks so real and natural <3
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sculpted him from a quail actually so not quite a swallow, but I had a couple of mummified ones as reference when I was doing the colours and markings :) Thank you!
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