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The fabulous *scenceable has commissioned me again, this time to make her gorgeous winged kirin, Versailles (or Verse for short).



A tricky design to get right and a scrupulous commissioner meant that Verse has eaten up most of my working time over the past three months. I had very specific requests like the glass eyes, bending ankles and mohair mane and tail. Her first legs were rejected and I had to chop them off in a rather gruesome fashion and remake them, so Verse actually has brass cannon bones.

Her antlers are a mix of sculpey, wire, fimo, resin, plastic and epoxy for flexibility and durability. The leaves have been superglued on and reinforced with epoxy, so they are well attached but can still flex and bend. She's been dropped on her face many times (you'd fall over too if you were missing a leg) so her face branches are made from bendy plastic as well.

Her mane and tail are wefted Wensleydale lambs fleece from a small flock in Kent and alpaca neck fibers sent to me very kindly by =bvanhorn. Her wings are female pheasant sent to me by a family friend on the Isle of White, preserved by me last autumn and then dyed purple for Verse. They have an intricate mechanism that enables them to fold and open like real birds wings but still look smooth and beautiful. I had to take each feather off the original preserved wing and reattach them to Verse's mechanical wings so they they folded properly and looked right. Minimal glue involved, so they are soft.

I'll have more photos up soon and hopefully some outdoor ones by the end of next week.

If you're interested in a bespoke doll please don't hesitate to send me a note or email, hello@magweno.com :> Prices range from 170-330, I ship internationally.
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:iconbaryonyx62:
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wow:
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WarriorBunnies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
O0O
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Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's great work with the color purple.
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:iconcrimsondreamer14:
CrimsonDreamer14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!
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IsenVarulven Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
LOVE the wings!
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:iconlasergiraffee:
LaserGiraffee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much do commissions from you cost? This is beautiful <33
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're currently starting at around 180 and go up from there :)
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:iconlasergiraffee:
LaserGiraffee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're so beautiful //starts saving up//
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ghost111999111 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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skinnedkitten Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Amazing!! Just perfect!! What is brass cannon btw? I googled it and all that comes up are brass cannons, that shoot lol
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cannon bones on a horse are like human shin bones (I think), if you google 'horse cannon' in google images it should show you where it is. Brass is just the metal tubing I chose to make them rigid :)
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skinnedkitten Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
ok i see now, thanks!
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Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is just gorgeous.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you
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:iconsing-down-the-moon:
Sing-Down-The-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is so beautiful!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconeredien:
Eredien Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconnightwolfrose:
NightWolfRose Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O.0 Whoa!
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:iconvampresswolf:
VampressWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Your skills are out of this world! ^w^ This little creation is gorgeous!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe thank you, she took a LOT of work ;)
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:iconvampresswolf:
VampressWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
You're very welcome! ^w^ Some of the best art does :D
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow...that's really something! amazingly beautiful doll! :)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! Took a lot of work but she was worth it!
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Treekami Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing! 8D
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Chipsticks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Those legs are really impressive.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ;)
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. I can't even...wow. Amazing.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe ^_^
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:iconvereshti:
Vereshti Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
My jaw literally dropped. This is beyond awesome.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Fantastic!
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Delinlea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is so pretty! beautiful made <33
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely beautiful. You did an amazing job maddy. The leaves are stunning.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks Whisper
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EclecticRat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! You can truly see the time and effort it took to create this beautiful art doll, and no wonder it turned out so well with a character concept like that (kudos to scenceable).
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Too true! I could make a marvellously accurate and technically masterful doll but it would mean nothing if it was of a really badly designed creature :>
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Krinkee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
God, this is BEAUTIFUL! Definitely one of your best works, those wings are killing me <33333 All around perfection, fantastic job! <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much
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:iconkrinkee:
Krinkee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome ^^
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As I said before, Verse came out wonderful.
But can I make a request?
This doll (to me) deserves a video to show of better its details as well as the honrs you did a bit flexible =)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have to make a video to show Janine how to work the wings XD So yes she will definitely have a video made of her.
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great! =)
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*falls over*
She's absolutely stunning - you continue to outdo yourself with every doll!
(oh and the parcel arrived the other day - thank yoooou! :D)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank yoou!
Haha finally managed to get it to the PO, only took me six weeks x_x sorry!!
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, this is me you're talking to - I still owe people things from two YEARS ago! >.<
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:iconbvanhorn:
bvanhorn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy smokes! You've completely outdone yourself here. This doll is FANTASTIC!!!

The meticulous feather by feather transfer really looks amazing and the fact that they move in a realistic way is awesome!

Looking forward to seeing some action shots.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like her!
Coming soon... Along with a video :)
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BestTimes8812 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just gorgeous! She's incredibly detailed and a lot of thought went into her. Moving wings are a very nice touch, I'm a little curious to see the naked wings though. Excellent work altogether!
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