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Plushie commission: Lerato the Lion Cub by Avanii Plushie commission: Lerato the Lion Cub by Avanii
Another finished commission, this time for :icontiggerpup91: of her character Lerato the lion as a cub! He too is made with %100 synthetic fabrics. He has little paw pads made of faux-suede. This is the first time I used two different colours on the nose, inspired by the old Steiff bears, and I really, really like it! :D I will do that more often. This was also the first time I painted on lighter markings with acrylic paints. After some experiments on scrap fur I now know how to apply the paint without making the fabric coarse/clumped together. The higher the contrast, the better it works, though. :)

Lerato here is approximately 6 inches long from head to butt, and this is the smallest I can go with this pattern without destroying the fabrics during turning (that was hell :/). I might be able to make it just a tad smaller if the paws are without paw pads or other sewn in markings...

He is stuffed softly, to allow a bit of 'floppyness'. However, these fabrics are much, much thicker and therefore less flexible than, say, minky or fleece, and so are not very suited for really floppy plushies, unless they are big. But the plushie is still pretty flexible, so I think it did work out in the end. :)

Commissions are absolutely open! Please comment or note me if you're interested! :D More info on prices can be found here: [link]

Character belongs to :icontiggerpup91:
Photos are mine.
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Hyourin Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet baby jesus this is adorable.
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Avanii Jul 16, 2012   General Artist
Haha thanks :D
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AnimalArtKingdom Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, what a cutie! The paws are very well done
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Avanii Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Sasiadragon Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, he is so cute! I love his small, blue eyes and the way you made the nose. The fluffy hair on the head is adorable, and I love the way he's standing. And the tail! It's very cute. It must be great to be able to sew your own plushies ^^
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Avanii Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! It is great, I absolutely love making plushies. You should try it sometimes, I find the sewing to be very relaxing and the outcome is usually very rewarding too :)
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Sasiadragon Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I often begin shouting at my needlework the first half hour ... but then, it changes to be very relaxing ^^ I would really love to have patience to make a plushe, too :3 You're very welcome.
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Trollsngoblins Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
B'awwwww! :iconomgsocuteplz:
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Avanii Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Thanks :)
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sanr4 Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tigger showed me this. Great job!
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