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Steampunk Griffin Puppet
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Published: March 24, 2009
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Made of rabbit fur with a resin beak, and resin and metal goggles with red acrylic lenses.
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kgriffinz's avatar
kgriffinz|Hobbyist General Artist
wow!  ;)
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ExcelsiorRedNose|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I'm a big fan of yours!
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KurouRufu's avatar
Amazing!

Now to find a full-body shot.
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Shirushi-sanbusaku's avatar
Absolutely amazing. Wow. Does the beak open?
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GriffinLeather's avatar
Nice work. Small items are challenging.
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Xxno-reasonxX's avatar
i'd love to know how you made this i've been trying to figure out how to make puppets but i have no idea where to start...any help would be greatly appreciated ^_^
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ChrisWalwanis's avatar
Vry interesting. It almost appears to be smiling.
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annekaretnikov|Professional Traditional Artist
AUGH! ADORABLE!

He looks great. The goggles and the general fluffyness gives the impression that he's about to set out into frigid air currents.

Love him.
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PuppitProductions|Professional General Artist
Hmm i wished you used fake fur... But otherwise awesome doll!
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gypsy-night's avatar
jesus that's really something! i'd love to see how she moves! do you have a video?
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Ninjerina's avatar
Ninjerina|Student General Artist
Griffons are one of the coolest mythological creatures and giving it goggles only makes it better. Kinda wish you hadn't used rabbit fur though (poor bunny)
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Americanhybrid's avatar
im curious...how much would you sell on of these puppets for? Im looking for one that can talk!
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TomBanwell's avatar
I have one very similar to this one that has a moving beak, plus the head turns sideways and goes up and down. Very realistic moves. All cable operated. It comes sitting on a "throne", as if it were royalty. One of its claws moves, and I think its tail, too. Only $600.
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Americanhybrid's avatar
ohhhh......nice!...what about juat a hand puppet? no cables or anything...
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TomBanwell's avatar
No, I don't make those. Sorry.
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angelavengerl's avatar
That is the coolest puppet ever!
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ladyofthecrossroads's avatar
I will not squeal... No matter how tempting it is. Griffins and steampunk... Hehehe, two of my favourite things. Are He has an adorable face, and the goggles just make him all the better. :)
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bear48's avatar
bear48|Professional
sweet job
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leatheroo's avatar
love your style tom....great piece!!!
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TomBanwell's avatar
Thanks, Roo. Nice to see you here!
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MoroNoKimi's avatar
That thing is wicked, can you make its beak open and close?
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TomBanwell's avatar
That particular one doesn't open her beak, but her mate does (though he doesn't wear goggles). I should make a short video for youtube. Hmmm, now you got me thinking!
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Treybacca's avatar
If you haven't made a video yet of your work, I strongly encourage it. I love this piece and would be thrilled to see it in action!
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TomBanwell's avatar
Thanks, I will do that.
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