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Kirin Giraffe blue and teal by FamiliarOddlings Kirin Giraffe blue and teal by FamiliarOddlings
Another version of this guy:


New style horn, longer neck, and of course new colors! :D I dyed the blue, teal, and pink myself. I really like how this one turned out. Stay tuned for another kirin coming up soon!

Needle felted wool over pipe cleaners to allow creative posing. Eyes, hooves, and horn are made from painted paper clay and glued and wired in place.

This kirin stands at about 8 inches with a length of about five inches.

For sale in my etsy shop: [link]
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cute
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LauraThompsonArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow! I soo love dragons!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
I missed this one coming through my messages weeks ago it looks like. I really love this one sooo much. His colours are absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. The face of this one seems (while still very cute) particularly elegant as well. He seems more mature to me. I really like how that swirling horn turned out and the intelligent looking eye. I also love the fuzzy mane. I have recently began sculpting a LOT again and am experimenting with a ton of different molding compounds. I really need to try this paper clay you are always using because it sounds very appealing.:blackrose:
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amber-rose-creations Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it! I know how tough it is to dye your own wool and you did such a great job felting the long skinny legs. Anyway he is gorgeous!
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creturfetur Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Woooww, so graceful and willowy! Man, I think I may have to look into this pipe cleaner thing, they yield really nice results.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :boogie: Praise from you makes me giddy! :D The pipe cleaner thing is almost a cheap trick, it's so easy. Try it and see!
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I love these so much. Do you do art trades? Because I would knit like... I don't even know what I would knit in exchange for a gorgeous felted kirin.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, no one has ever offered to do a trade like this with me before! :D I think that would be cool but I don't know how to go about it... :confused:
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Lol, this is my first art trade too. I guess we just discuss what we want and then trade addresses and send it.
I knit, crochet (a tiny bit), have just started felting, and paint and draw (gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, marker, graphite, and charcoal). I don't have a lot of my art on dA mostly because I don't have a scanner (and I'm lazy).

Get back to me about what sounds good?
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, okay, let's do this thing. :D

Um... Well, I think your squid hats are awesome! Is that do-able? I'm sensitive to wool though (haha, yes, I work with it all day, but I don't let it touch my neck or anywhere above my wrists). What do you think?
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I could do a squid hat in acrylic, if that's okay with you. I have a big stash of acrylics that I never use for anything (I make yarn, so I'm always creating new woolies). What colors were you thinking?
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Also, I think this squid is gorgeous: [link]
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
That sounds good to me. :) You make yarn? That's so cool! :D As for color, I love purple, especially with gold and gray. Something like this (even though it's felted and the colors are blended): [link] but this is also beautiful to me: [link]

Um... Do you normally sell your squid hats? And if so, what do they go for? I just don't want to ask for something more than I'm giving.

What colors would you like for your kirin? :D
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I've never sold one before, but I've had a few people ask. I'm thinking I'd generally sell them for $75, because they take a while to make. But your kirins are exquisite, and definitely worth a squidhat.

If you still feel like the trade is unbalanced, I can always slightly alter the squidhat so it doesn't take as much labor (shorter mantle and tentacles, for instance, or a Dumbo Octopus hat-I've been wanting to try one of those for a while). It would be fun for me, too, since I enjoy inventing new things.

As for kirin colors... I liked the blue one you did a while ago. Jewel tones are always good. Maybe a purple squid for a purple kirin?
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh! Okay. A Dumbo Octopus hat sounds totally awesome! :D I like it that it's more fair to you, too.

I love inventing new things too. I think I'll experiment with some dyes I have for your kirin -- I don't especially like the purples I've gotten from the stores and I've been wanting to try to make my own for a while. I'll see how they turn out and get back to you on it. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome. :)
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
someday i may have $$ to commission one of these. ;}
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
That would be awesome. :D
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yes, yes it will. :)
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MaudMontfort Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Oh my! how ectomorphically gracile!!!!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Thank you!
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vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
awwww! so cute! I like the blue/teal combo.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you! I'm glad you like the colors.
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Artificial-Moonlight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh my gosh! I love this! Your shop is amazing! I wish I could afford something... I love the octopus the most... :)
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D I know it's kind of expensive... I wish I could change it. Oh, I am so happy you like the octopus! :D I love that one too.
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Artificial-Moonlight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Photographer
I asked my mom to get it for me for Christmas but she said there was no way she could afford it... :[
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, that's a shame. :(
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Artificial-Moonlight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Yeah.. But their awesome, anyways.. :]
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
These a so cool! you should do a last unicorn one in the same style like this :D that would be amazing
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D Haha, that would be cool but I have to be careful about doing fanart -- when I make some everyone wants to buy it, which I can't allow since it's copyrighted material.
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol good point. But I had another idea for you to try
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