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The Little Owlmoth by Magweno The Little Owlmoth by Magweno
A bespoke art doll made using plastic, minky, polymer clay, real chicken feathers from my own flock, velvet, acrylic paint and some other misc materials! He is 6” tall sitting and his wings are 13” across.

He took nearly a month on and off to make, he would have been done in three weeks if it hadn’t been for a late delivery of velvet! One week overdue, I wasn’t happy!

His head was originally sculpted in fimo and then moulded and cast in resin, as were his hands and feet. The feet have had minky attached to them for added realism, took a long time to do but was definitely worth it.

He’s a cute wee guy and had a very rewarding colour-scheme that I had fun painting. The wings were really complex to work out, I spent a lot - a LOT - of time making masks for the wings (they were originally plain white velvet) and getting the details right. As he’s an owl/moth combo I wanted the top half of the wings to look almost like outstretched owl wings. They lent themselves well to the shape of a moth, I was pretty pleased with that heh

At some point I’ll upload the concept sketches I drew :)

You can find more of my work at
[link]
And more photos of the little owlmoth here.
And if you’re interested in a bespoke doll, armatured or floppy, send me a message! Hello@magweno.com
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:iconpatrx:
patrx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Nice work!  Love the colors of the li'l fellow!    :+fav: :D
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:iconlongloststranger:
LongLostStranger Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
omgomgomg this is the best!!!!
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:iconimmortalpanda:
ImmortalPanda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*scream* OH LORD THIS IS SO ADORABLE <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
lmao! Thank you :D
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:iconzombiehun:
ZombieHun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should make some more of this type of moth doll. they're very adorable and unique in body composition ^_^
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Massive feet, tiny hands lol
Yeah te moulds are still around, I always had plans to make more but never got around to it :)
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:iconcreecreehoneybees:
creecreehoneybees Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww!  I love this!  :)
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:iconleatherhead72:
LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just amazing!!!  Love your winged creations!  Must be the big eyes and the colors! Noir
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconbarnowlgurl23:
barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool
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:iconsilvermoon442:
silvermoon442 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty and cute! :meow:
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:iconrebeccabrogden:
RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! ^_^
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:iconmanicminion:
ManicMinion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those colors!...just amazing
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you
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:iconimaginary-alchemist:
Imaginary-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute. :squee:
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:iconcarlsbergensis:
Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great concept and faultless execution.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :)
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:iconrubydarlingsluckyone:
RubyDarlingsluckyone Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooh how cute! :D
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEEP! I love the colors! 8D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did loads of different colour combinations and this one was kinda tribaly which the commissioner really liked ^_^
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! I hope to see more of these in the future. 8D
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:iconlandgart:
LandGart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe very cute
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:iconroaring-flame-cat:
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanna cuddle him and love him forever. <3
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:iconabwettar:
Abwettar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goshhhhhh ;3; Why am I so poor this is so so so so so beautiful wahhhh omg it's so gorgeous ahhhhh jshdcfjhgjkshjkdhjkhajksdhjkshd dying over here ;o;
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:iconcptguapo:
CptGuapo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Hahahaha... So cute! It seems a son of Pai Mei and a Gremlin...

Great work.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconomfgitsbutter:
omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Fantastic wings! I really love your dolls... specially since I have one now mwahahha!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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:iconca-twin:
Ca-Twin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vary cute:)
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THOSE FEET! *flails at*
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:iconnecktiepom:
NecktiePom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
omg my owlmoth ,i'll need a name for him ;u; he's just so cute ,i can't wait to see him in person (i'm saying him as he's so bright <3 )
and you made moulds so you can make more of them? -runs around- an army of owlmoths!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did he was too cute not to mould, I wanted one for myself! ;u; A nice blue and green and brown one, and someone on fb wants a luna owlmoth.
I do forsee an army of owlmoths.
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:iconsilvolf:
Silvolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww I love the feet and wings, really awesome!
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:icontawadi:
Tawadi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two of my favorite things~ <3<3 I love him!
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
fine!
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow love the wings! I see you are getting really good with that air brush ^_^
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd hope so after 18 months of mucking around with it ;)
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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:iconbambidarling:
BambiDarling Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable!
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:iconalvarofuegofatuo:
AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! It looks great! Are you listing it on Etsy?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry, this was a bespoke commission, but thanks to your interest I may make another and list it sometime. :) It is a very time consuming pattern though so it will be at the higher end of the price spectrum.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the confusion may be that not everyone realizes what bespoke means? I had to look it up myself as it's not a common term here. ^^
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paper-cabbage Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
just incredible!wonderful work,this and others in your gallery.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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:iconcraftyflareon:
CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
daww
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