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Winged cat by Kivuli Winged cat by Kivuli
Начала под впечатлением от великолепных крылатых кошек [link] Валяла долго, с перерывами, получилось.... да в общем-то она и задумывалась на «как получится». Думаю, за ближайшие месяцы насмотрюсь на нее, и кошка поедет на еврофурьку :)

Высота 17 см, акрил, глаза из самозастывающего пластика+акрил, без каркаса, положение крыльев и отчасти хвоста можно несколько менять.
В процессе поняла, что гаммовские иголки — редкостное не то, зато нашла, задавила жабу и купила шикарные английские звездочки.

Inspired by wonderful winged cats [link] It took very much time, but came out good. I think it will be available at EF this year.

17 cm high, acrylic, clay eyes. It has no framework, so the position of the wings and tail could be changed a bit.

Edit. Wow, a DD! Thank you very much :iconscarygothgirl: for suggesting and :iconmaytel: for featuring:) It's a great nice surprise for me:)
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Given 2013-02-24
Winged cat by ~Kivuli
The suggester writes: "This needle-felted winged cat is so beautiful and well made, it almost looks like it's made from stone." ( Suggested by Scarygothgirl and Featured by maytel )
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Writer
Omg, so cute!
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:iconnikkieart:
NikkieArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful :)

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:iconmoonticore:
Moonticore Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Спасибо, что поделились) У меня проблем с ними пока не возникало, наверное, потому что я валяю всякую мелочь. Но буду знать, что на будущее лучше запасаться иглами других фирм.
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Да не за что:) Думаю, это зависит еще от характера движений пальцев, от стиля валяния и прочих нюансов. Вот в итоге и получается, кому-то гаммовские иглы вполне подходят, а кому-то нужны не иначе, как титановые:)
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Moonticore Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ах, красавица просто!
А что не так оказалось с гаммовскими иголками?
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Спасибо:)
Они очень тонкие и непрочные, при малейшем отклонении гнутся или ломаются. Пыталась вставлять в держатель для семи иголок - даже в держателе пара штук согнулась. Как - с трудом представляю, они ж там под одним углом расположены (крылья пыталась ими свалять, когда они были еще одной плоскостью).
Работать ими, конечно, можно, и многие только ими делают замечательные фигурки, но мне приходится гораздо сильнее напрягаться. Мне все-таки больше нравится, когда при творчестве можно максимально расслабиться:)
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anya-osad4aya Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
какой лапочка,выглядит немного застенчивым))
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Спасибо:) Есть такое:)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thank you very much:)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
My pleasure. :)
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:iconnobleelf:
NobleElf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
So, it is not for sale!!??
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
It's already sold.
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swandog Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So glad this got a DD; as a newbie felter myself, I've been in awe of this (and the kitties that inspired it) for a long time! :D
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MidnightCambion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo, very pretty! And deserving of a DD too! I was curious as to what it was made of since it looks felty, but at the same time looks like it was almost carved out of a big chunk of felt! I have no idea how needle-felting works, but I think it was a nice choice for this critter. He (or she?) looks nice and elegant, but also soft and cuddly - much like actual kitties. And the wings are beautiful! :)

Reminds me of a small book series called "Catwings" by Ursula K. Le Guin (and yes, the title is exactly what it sounds like - winged kitties). :)
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Needle-felting is when you have wool or acrylic fiber and stick special needles into it, making some shapes. And in the end you really have a big chunk of felt:XD:
It's she and she's really nice to touch and stroke:)

Oh, didn't hear about this book series, need to find and read it. Thank you for telling me about it!
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MidnightCambion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds kind of like knitting with felt. In any case, it sounds nifty! I take it this kitty doll is not stuffed at all? It's just solid felt? Needle-felting looks like it would eliminate visible seams while still producing a soft, cuddly critter. :)

And no problem! I read Catwings when I was in grade school, so it's been a while. But I remember liking the books. I might have to try finding them again too.
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Yes, it's quite similar:) And it's really is just solid felt. Sometimes people add some wire in thin details like legs or tail.
Sometimes I think about sewing a felt toy and hide seams with needle-felting:) But never tried it.

I've read Catwings, it's really nice story:) Thank you for telling me about it:)
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MidnightCambion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the felt come apart easily if you pull on it? Sorry for asking so many questions. I'm just so intrigued by this. :)

And no problem! Glad you enjoyed the story. I definitely gotta get it on my Amazon wish list before I forget about it again.
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
If it's felted enough and dense, no. Of course, it's possible to soften it and even separate a part you want to replace it, but it's a long and hard work:)
You can ask about it, if you want, I know, it's interesting:)
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GALEKA-EKAGO Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
С ДДешочкай =3
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Пасиба:)
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sceneotakugirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love this so much
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's amazing. The wings are so graceful, and I love the face.
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! I thought it was stone at first... now I'm even more impressed! gorgeous!
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome~
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:)
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:iconinvaderzeik:
InvaderZeik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is really cool :'D
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thanks:)
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Delightful!
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:)
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute :3
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Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thanks:)
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :meow:
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :)
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thank you:)
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's beautiful :heart: I love the eyes... it's a great splash of colour. Love the overall design too.
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
beautifull :)
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Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This is great!

I love the cute/coy sideways look.

Looks pretty good from all angles except /maaaybe/ the back at the base of the tail. Doesn't seem like the angle the tail would leave the body for a comfortable seating but I can see from other pictures that it is definitely happening in the real world... just looks awkward. Eh, I'll shut up now.
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PchilkaBlankPrime Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Великолепная работа! *_*
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thebloodreaver Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't winged cats called Sphinx(s)? Never the less, wonderful model.
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Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Would need a human head. Wings optional.
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:iconthebloodreaver:
thebloodreaver Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Point taken.
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zwer13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Милая киса ). А я и не думала, что можно писать по русски %).
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:iconmidnight-812379:
midnight-812379 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
This si the cat's MEOW. :)
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Blackalphadragon96 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely <3
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a sweet expression on this little guy. Really well done, congrats on the DD!
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Suikakitten Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is it made of?
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:iconkivuli:
Kivuli Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I'm so sorry for the late answer!:(
It made of acrylic fiber. But I know people prefer wool because it's more comfortable to work with.
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