I've been neglecting my dA lately, so I thought I'd post the latest addition to my shop! (yeah, I've got a ton of art stuff I'm working on, but nothing I can post right now). So enjoy these little owls instead!
this is it.he is finished now.Im not adding anything else to him. i am very happy with how he turned out in the end.i think the skull necklace is just the icing on the cake for him! i made the head and the body as one piece,the wings are attached using top stitching to bond them to the body,they are also wired with the wire from one wing passing through the body into the other wing.(as seen in the WIP photos) the legs are made as seperate pieces and attached using the same method as described above for the wings.the tail spade,neck crest,wing membranes,nose horn,eyes,and cheek spikes were all added last along with the removable necklace that doubles as a bracelet that can be worn by the dragon owner! the necklace/bracelet is made from black and red pearls,and rubies (yes real rubies) and the skulls are hand carved howllight. Did I ever mention that I also make jewelry? yep, I made the whole thing myself. soo...here he is, he is done.
Commonly known as the fastest animal in the world but do not have retractable claws like most cat, and have feet more like dogs. And are vulnerable on the IUCN list.
This little guy is 10 inches tall sitting and 12 inches while standing. Made from Bernat's Baby pipsqueak yarn in yellow and white, and Jo-Anne's Sensation Black. Black Wool Roving was felted onto his body making his spots, paw pads, and tear lines. 21 mm brown safety eyes with an 18 mm black safety nose. He has doll joints making his arms and legs have more mobility and has wire in his tail so you can bend it around.
Evalis, while still being considered a rather young and technically "immature" Decce, acts as Guardian of the South Sea Temple. His desire to protect the temple is out of gratitude to the servants for raising him after having found him seemingly abandoned as a hatchling. He's well-suited to the lifestyle, as far as he's concerned, spending most of his time enjoying the sea breeze, watching over the temple servants and enjoying whatever gifts of food the devoted bring for him. (He likes cherries, clearly.) Fierce as he may look, it will take another hundred or so years for his horns to mature in full, as well as the stinging barbs on his tail and the backs of his legs to be at their most potent (though it should be noted that the barbs are only activated in defense; otherwise they're perfectly harmless).
Some have come to believe that the Decce are actually related to the Celestial Turtle. While their "shells" aren't fully hardened structures, the longer the Decce live, the more hard gem-like structures grow onto their shells. They don't normally fuse and become fully hard until after a Decce dies; this is where the tales of heroes using Decce shells as shields come from. Rather than the hero fighting and conquering a Decce, a Decce tribe or family unit would grace someone they felt worthy with ancient artifact so important to them that it is literally a part of their history. While they were once linked with mages, these days they've become exceedingly rare to the point where not even the great mage circles know whether or not a whole tribe of them still exist. It's a sad fate, but some argue it's also smarter to hide until humans figure out how to stop destroying themselves.
Evalis was one of those off-and-on projects that I worked on in large pieces interrupted by a week here, a commission there, and a necessary break so that I wouldn't wind up getting stabby here and there and everywhere. So... what I know is that he took some number of weeks to complete. Not quite a month? But definitely more than two weeks. About three? Maybe a little more? Time, what is it? I did a lot of new things with the internal structure, and I'm sure you'll notice the paws/claws. I'm so happy with how those turned out, you have no idea.
I can't even express how much work went into this. I knew I was crazy before, but geez. The entire length of his body from head to tail, legs, and each toe are individually wired and poseable, and boy is he a big fella. From tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, he's about 20", standing casually at about 8" to the top of his horns. His claws and horns are polymer clay, and his eyes are a gorgeously red-dyed jade stone. There are plenty of glass beads and painted highlights using iridescent pigments, as well. I mean, you know... shiny.
This is a trade with the super awesome . She made me a "heated" Raichu (you can put a rice bag or hot water bottle inside him so he's nice and cuddly when you cuddle him), and this is what I made in return.
When I first started this plush, I was NOT happy with him. The blue I used was a little bit too dark and he just wasn't turning out right. I had to redo his head twice. But once I got that down and I started doing his cheeks, he just got cuter and cuter and now I REALLY like how he turned out.
***I am NOT open for commissions and I do NOT sell my patterns. Sorry.
She is finally done! She is all crochet with painted eyes and facial features. Her back has also been painted a brown with a slight tint of red. For her tail I used regular yarn and combed over it to create fur, I also did this for her paws. Her whiskers are made with black embroidery yarn. From her shoulder she measures a little over 5 inches tall, from her nose to the tip of her tail she is 13 inches long.