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Baku Plush
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Published: April 19, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 WhittyKitty
Had lots of fun with this one!

It's a Baku, which is a Japanese mythological creature that is somewhat of a cross between a tiger, elephant, and tapir that eats dreams!

Made of minky and faux fur, a little bit of craft velour, and all markings done by hand with copics. Paw pads done with fabric paint. His mane was done by looping yarn continuously around his neck.

Plush is around 12 inches long.
Image size
4943x3000px 1.3 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh
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Kiyomi-ChanHobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Great job on this! :D I love it! I absolutely love the paws <3
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Digi-CoreHobbyist Digital Artist
i-is this for sale??????? 
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DizzyDeadEyeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't see many plush figures this cool, nice work.
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
RukarioTrainer's avatar
That's awesome. That's one of my favorite myths. ^_^
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I am interested in commissioning a baku, how much would one be?
Alec
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
A Baku similar to the one pictured would be $300. Thanks for your interest! Let me know if I can answer any questions!
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TouchedbyLavenderProfessional Artisan Crafter
So cute! ^_^
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BushiMangaKaProfessional General Artist
Wow, that is so cool! Have you made more mythical creatures and bakemono? Do you sell these?
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
thank you! I've not had a chance to make any more mythical creatures though I love them <3 Some of my favs are minotaurs, dragons, kitsune, griffins, and manticores. Got plans for some of those!

And I do take custom commissions on just about anything!
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I have never seen or heard of a Baku before but I am glad I did. Your Baku is amazing.
How did you get it to stand, is there wire in it? ^^
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
thank you! no wires, just tightly stuffed to keep the legs stiff :)
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That's so cool, I want one! So much wonderful detail! It's so difficult to find a plush of a baku, most of them are statues. 
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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Is there any chance you would sell one to me?
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
Well sure! I could make you one on commission :)
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How much would it cost?
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
Something very similar in style and size would be $250. (thank you for waiting on my slow slow response!) Do let me know if you have any other questions or want quotes for other sizes/styles :)
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Fukuro-Feather99Hobbyist Artist
Do you do commission work ?
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yes I do! Let me know if you have any questions :)
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HeavenlySnowHobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it!
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KilynnTorHobbyist Digital Artist
strangely beautiful
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WhittyKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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FamiliarOddlingsProfessional General Artist
This is awesome!
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