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Star Kirin by FamiliarOddlings Star Kirin by FamiliarOddlings
Another kirin! I made this one a while back, but I was delaying posting it for... I dunno, element of surprise? :confused: Who knows why I do things.

The design credit goes to =ShePaintsWithBlood!!! She suggested a blue kirin with a yellow star pattern, so adorable! :aww: It was really hard to make the stars, though, so I don't know how often I'd be willing to do this. However, I love the way he turned out! I hope you do too!

Especially you, WithBlood! :hug:
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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.

Listing on Etsy: [link]
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luvdragons1221 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
is uhm she for sale she is soooo beutiful :)
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you! I'm so happy you like her that much! :) But she was already sold to someone. I could make another one upon request when my commissions open again.

Thank you for commenting! :heart:
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luvdragons1221 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
why thanks ^.^ but you really dont have to :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that is really elegant. :)
the stars are a wonderful detail, and very clean. great work!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, again! :) You're such a good commenter. I'm really pleased with how the stars came out, I was worried they would look wonky or unidentifiable because it's impossible to make the lines completely straight.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D i try! i know i like helpful feedback on my own work. ;)

you did a great job! they definitely read as stars, and if they are not 'straight' i can't tell! ;p
way to 'one-up' those 'plain' spots! ;p
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!! I was just thinking about this one again last night! I mean, I was thinking of the idea of it. I really like this sooo much and the stars look perfect. I love how they puff out softly from the rest of the design. I like that you left the belly that natural pink too. The fuzzy mane is wonderful as always and that cute face. This one is my favourite, favourite for sure. I just want to hug and hug it. Beautiful job! You did so well on this!:blackrose:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm so happy you like it, Aria! :heart: Thank you, for the lovely comment and the suggestion! :hug: It was such a lovely concept for a design and it was interesting and challenging to do. I was thinking of listing this on Etsy, but then I thought you might want a chance at purchasing it first...? I know it's kind of pricey (I'm selling them for $50 on Etsy) but I'm willing to wait if you need time to gather funds. However, if you're content with being the conceptual mother, that's fine too. ^__^ So should I reserve it for you or let it go to another home?
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
I reallllly want it. I was actually telling someone how badly I wanted it but I may need a bit of time to gather funds.... If it is alright, can I see how much my paycheck will be? I will not know till the middle of next week though and so of course if you get an offer before then I understand if you need to sell him. He is definitely worth every cent. :blackrose:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D That is all good. I will reserve him for you. Did you get a writing job? (Nosy, I am. ^^)
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! Aww no I wish....I still have my same job of the last three years working in a photolab at a drugstore. :blackrose:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aww, well, I was hoping for you, and I'm still holding my breath for the announcement (especially about the art books) :D but still any job is pretty good at this time. :hug: I hope you enjoy working there? Three years is significant.
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cartoonkitty22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
this is amazing!!!!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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doganie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome. How long do these take to make?
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :) They vary a little, but it takes a couple of intense days, I'd say on average 4-5 days. This one took a little longer 'cause of those dang -- I mean, lovely -- stars. ;)
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doganie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, that's a pretty long time for things that you sell. I probably wouldn't be able to part with them if it were me :)
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is very hard to part with them! That's why I charge a lot, haha.
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doganie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, that makes sense :D
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JillianTrillian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Photographer
zomg! IT'S SO FLUUFFFFYYYY!!!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you! (And all those other lovely comments too, sorry it's taking me so long to get to replying.)
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JillianTrillian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Photographer
That's okay :)
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Maevy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Aww! So cute! And I love how you did the stars! It must have taken alot of work to get them so perfect <3
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you! Yes, the star-shape was hard to get! They kept coming out lop-sided, especially towards the end as I got tired haha, and I had to add tiny bits of wool to make them look right. Aw, thanks, I'm glad you think so! :heart:
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