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Kirin - gold and maroon - OOAK by mammalfeathers Kirin - gold and maroon - OOAK by mammalfeathers
... the dragons were so much fun when they were done- I wanted to try making a few other mythical creatures...

What better beast for me to start with (after dragons) but the Kirin~ scales + fur + horns + tail + fangs + hooves... just had to be done, eh?

I had meant to make a Baku~ honestly - not sure what happened... maybe I'll try to get myself to make one next~ but I may distract myself with something wholly new D:
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:iconsalvicorn:
salvicorn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   General Artist
ohhhh my goodness i absolutely ADORE this little darling... he looks like he would be so nice to pick up and hold.
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Yukishiryu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Yuki very much loves this one ;3
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Minerpegasister Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Metamorphous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What is this art form called, and how DO YOU MAKE THEM D: !?! It's so cool!
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:iconvincentcrow:
VincentCrow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You, sir or ma'am, know how to art.
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:iconilliarovanna:
illiarovanna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love em! I've been trying to make some things like these, but their really nothing compared to these! I like the sense of life you gave them: poses, organic structure, etc... Really awesome!
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NixDraconis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
From what did you make the head?
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:iconchaosthered:
Chaosthered Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing as always I love your style!
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's beautiful, and so posable! :O Gotta love the little beard! ^^
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epicgoten Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kirin- like twelve kingdoms?!?!!?!?!?!
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
wow I love the combination of furs, the short curl (teddy fur?) works great. I'm not sure what material the yellow scaly bit is, but I like it :)

beautiful :love:
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Nindeanwa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh myword that's a beautiful creature aaaaahhh *hugs it*
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
:dance:
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LadyTemeraire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! (Man, what's with the kirin-splosion on DA lately?) All the details on this are just perfect. :)
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
Really? Must be something in the air? #_@
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DreamspunDoll Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
He's fantastic! And I'd love to see you do a Baku -- they're definitely an underappreciated mythical creature. :)
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
I know, right? I will - I'm sure... and thanks!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! He looks like he'd be such a serene and gentle creature. The combination of colors and fur types looks really nice together!
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you, Nightlyre :dance:
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Adorable! I love the fabric you used for his sides, it looks really great!
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
Thanks, Eviecats~ and yeah - that was a great find... I'll miss it when it is all used up. ^^"
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just love your dolls and this is no exception. They all have such unique character and you always manage to incorporate so many interesting colors and fabrics in the designs. Its so nice to see so much variety in textiles.
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
^^ Thanks, Slash~ I'm totally with ya on the mixing of textures~ I'm so often concerned about how the doll/creature will feel to touch... D: probably not really the first concern for most artists.. and all things considered - maybe a silly thought. That said - if the textile looks soft and nice- it usually is.
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Bladespark Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is very awesome!
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
thanks much!
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Nekranea Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Beautiful! :heart: I love the cute face, great work!
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
^^ many. many thanks, Nekranea!
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Nekranea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
You're welcome :)
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mewiefish Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
just fantastic ! i was thinking that i have to get one of these one day !!! ^^
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
Hey! I would not say no to making another one someday. ^^
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mewiefish Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow great ! ^^ i hope one day... !!!
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:iconrhiella:
rhiella Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
So awesome! The face sculpting is just incredible. Love this guy!! Any chance he will be for sale, or was this a commission?
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
oh drat! Rhiella - I had this little guy sitting next to my little Soom Ai and thought: '..really should take a photo of those two together...' 'cause you'd shown an interest in that kinda combo and they did look cute~ all hooves and horns and whatnot...

But then he sold and I packed him up this morning... and totally -totally- forgot ><

But thanks~ I really am/was pleased with how he/she turned out :dance:
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rhiella Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Never, mind, I'm she he/she has a great new home. Maybe you will think of me next time - would love someone like this who a lil Yo-SD could maybe ride!
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uky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
D'awww. He's so cute and majestic. /admires
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:iconmammalfeathers:
mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
aw <3 Uky. Thanks, my friend :dance:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks amazing, I love his facial expression and the mix of furs works really well. I especially like the red mane, and of course the antlers. The only suggestion I have is that the ears look a bit rough, I'm not sure if it's the paint or type of fabric but maybe try sculpting them or using a different type of fur. Oh, and maybe next time try carving out the bottom of the hooves more. Other than that he looks fantastic, I hope you do more kirins in the future! :D
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
Thanks, scenceable~

Yeah - the ears aren't as smooth/natural as they could be.. But I was rather pleased with how this particular fabric worked on one of my dragons.. I think it just looked a bit more finished at his scale. That said - I don't think I'd want to sculpt ears as delicate as these would need to be. I like to create works that can be interacted with without too much worry... in the past I have used sugru for ears of this type... perhaps I shall again - should I ever make another kirin.

The hooves are also meant mostly for standing and toughness... this desire for 'tough' can be a real limiting factor... aaaand I worry too much. Thanks very much for the insights/suggestions!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes sense, and no worries, they're just suggestions after all, I don't make poseables so I can't say for sure what works functionally. :aww: Like I said, can't wait to see more :eager:
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iasio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow!!!
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
Iasio-oooooo <3 thanks ^^
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graveatart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing as always. Very froudian. Luff!
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
Wow :D thanks, graveatart~! Both of those darn Frouds have been a rather overwhelming influence on me... almost as much as Mr.mostmissed Henson.
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My absolute favourite yet! Love it. :D
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
:dance: Many and most humble: thanks, voodoom~ You're a doll! ... a dear... a... you get me, eh? Thanks ^^
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe no problem! :D
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Cute-spider86 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
love the wool that covers his / her legs its so cool
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mammalfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
;D
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Cute-spider86 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
^^
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Cute-spider86 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
wow amazing ^^
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