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Parrot Griffin by FamiliarOddlings Parrot Griffin by FamiliarOddlings
The last griffin I made was very pale so this time I decided to go for all out color! :D Also, I felt inspired by ~Carn-Dearg and all her parrot talk.

This guy is super friendly and cheerful, always ready for some fun. He is pretty hardy, too. Just make sure to feed him on time, 'cause he sure can raise a ruckus!

He's 8 inches long from tail to beak tip and 4 inches tall from toe to ear tip.

Needle felted wool over pipe cleaner with feathers and paper clay beak. The eyes are "stickers" used for fly fishing (awesome stuff!). The feathers are all my leftover feathers from other projects that kinda went together so there are a few minor flaws, like small holes and rough edges. That just adds to his personality, right? ;)

For sale on my etsy shop, FamiliarOddlings, here:
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:iconbug-in-my-eye:
bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
how do you attach feathers when you do these sorts of critters? This is just amazing! His beak and head are beautiful!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I use a hot glue gun and try to apply the glue in a very small droplet on each feather. I layer the feathers so the glue is not visible when I'm finished.

Thank you! :) I'm so pleased you like it! The beak was so much fun to do.
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
are you gluing the feathers to the felt with the hot glue? Sounds like it might not hold, but I will keep that in mind! I did some wings recently where I stuck them into the felt, then sort of felted the downy parts of the feathers into the felt. Seemed to work pretty well but took forever!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah just gluing the feathers onto the felt. Where the layering gets thicker, the feathers are glued to themselves. I was surprised at how sturdy it is. Wow, felting the feathers in! That's probably really secure and fantastic looking! The hot glue is very quick though.
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MammaLion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Very nice. Beautiful.
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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170294 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL OO !!!!!!! INCRIBLE !!!!!!!
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Straasha-14 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cuuuuuuuuute!! I love it *.*
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Very cool! :D
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Minkymy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I wish I could do that.
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! I visited your etsy shop. You are very talented!
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
What a cool idea :D Love the beak and colorful feathers!
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:iconaudie80:
audie80 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job !
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Takato14 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Wow, that is amazingly intricate. Never seen a homemade plush that looks this good.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :blushes: There are many fantastic homemade dolls around dA. Have you seen this group, :iconposableartdolls: ? Take a look if you haven't already -- you will enjoy it! :)
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Takato14 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I took your advice... best choice ive made in a while <3
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D Yay!
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PokeySmokes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
This has to be your best work yet! I LOVE that beak - it really adds a lot of personality.
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D The beak is my favorite part myself.
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LibertineM Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Digital Artist
You inspired me to get out my roving and needles. Kudos on a lovely design.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm so happy to have inspired you. :heart:
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amber-rose-creations Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Another beautiful creation! I'm always in awwe of your talent and creativity! :)
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh, thank you so much! :heart:
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
beatifully done!! Lovely colours and character! :D :+fav:
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D I'm so glad you like it and see "character" in it!
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww! Love the mix of needle felted and feathers! Look great as always.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome :hug:
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, he's gorgeous! ^^
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like him! :heart:
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
So beautiful! Very well done, I love his colors!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
So can he raise and lower his wings? That's so cool!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Yes, he can! You have to be a little careful with the wings, but it's fairly easy to pose them.
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable, your creatures always have such personality and flare. I adore his little feather ears I wana pet them.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: That is such a wonderful comment! :D The feather ears were kind of a last minute decision; surprisingly, I hadn't given the ears much thought until he was almost finished! He almost went earless, haha. I'm glad I put them on. ^_^
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well that is just cute. I love the beak.
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) The beak was so much fun to shape and then paint. I think I'll try more parrot-y beaks from now on.
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SKitFox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
best. griffin. eva.

nuff said

:heart: :3
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you, Skit!!! :hug:
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Magweno Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
He's SO beautiful and I love his colours and eclectic feathers! I wish I had one of these flying around in my aviary :D
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Maddy! Comments from you always brighten my day! :heart:
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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Kittychan2005 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Kittychan2005 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome =D
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butterscotchEYES Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
He's gorgeous! I especially lovely the fluffy bits just above the feet, so cute!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D I almost didn't put the feather tufts above the feet, but decided to at the last minute. I'm glad I did!
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice. Beautiful Colors
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