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SOLD Plushie: Miyako the Silver Kitsune by Avanii SOLD Plushie: Miyako the Silver Kitsune by Avanii
This is Miyako ("Beautiful night child" according to babynames website), a lovely silver thee tailed vixen :D She's my entry to :icongoiku:'s craft contest! I actually already finished her in March but wanted to wait until the end of the contest to upload her. She's 17 cm (6,7 inch) tall from front feet to forehead and has 3 tails which are all 14 cm (5,5 inch) long. The tails are wired so they can be made to lie flat or curve up or outwards :D (Big Grin) She has a pair of striking blue glass eyes and an embroidered black nose. Her tipped grey fur is a high quality woven faux fur, I am not sure what brand, but it may have been Tyber. I just know I got the very last piece of it as it went out of production a few years ago. All the black fabrics are from Steiff Schulte, except for the minky on the inner ears and pawpads. The fur is extremely soft, as are the tails :D (Big Grin) I gave her some Copic accents on her face to resemble the mask silver foxes often have, it has some blue shades in as well to match the eyes. I'm very happy with how she turned out and I hope she'll have a good chance of making it in the contest :D

The tails though! Goodness this was one of the hardest plushies I've made so far: turning those thin legs and attaching the tree fluffy tails was tough, not to mention hard to see because it is all black! If ever I make another kitsune (probably in another colour) I'll be sure to size it up a bit; I'm not going to do it in this size again xD

Also, I recorded a video to show the tails posed with one hand (please excuse the sound, I was not aware that that would also be recorded xD )
youtu.be/b6rc480opqg
Could do more video recordings in the future.

Art and photos are to me, Avanii
Please do not use or repost, thank you.
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ForgedFire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you still have these furs or did you run out while making this plush? :O
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
I still have them. They are short though, if you're referring to the grey.
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ForgedFire Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's just such a pretty fabric!
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
I agree, tipped fabrics are my favourites as they really seem to give the plush more 'life', as wild animals often also have tipped fur :)
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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Avanii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   General Artist
Thanks :)
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great pattern! Very well prosecuted
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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AmethystCreatures Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Seriously love this so much! good luck :3
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I love kitsune, this is so cute!  Wiring the tails is a really neat idea. X3
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks very much :D I almost always wire my plush' tails, I like posing them and I believe other people do too!
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome and fluffy! :la:
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the first time I've seen a kitsune in other colours or breeds than just a red fox, and I love it ^^ Why did nobody get this idea before? (Not to mention the glory of having three of the tails which I've mentioned so many times are my favourite thing about foxes. I will never be able to resist fluff xD )
I am not sure what I think of the new head shape, but I guess it's because you used less fluffy fabrics this time? I must admit that I prefer the puppy-look on the other foxes, because the snout appears a bit boxy. However, the way this fabric outlines the body shape is wonderful. When viewed from behind, it's almost like you can see the muscles and bones under the skin! Especially the hind legs stands out to me because of the little 'dip' on the middle that mimics the connection between the bones so well.
I am sorry to hear it was a pain in the tails, but at least you made a completely unique piece (with 300% more fluff!)
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much! :D Yes I know! I did some searching before starting to see if anyone beat me to the idea but couldn't find any 'special' colour morphs either! Silly, really, especially since silvers already have a mysterious air around them, I think. :)
Bit boxy, yeah that's true. I didn't really change the head shape much from previous foxes but you can see what difference the fabrics can make. They always turn out differently, it's always a bit of a surprise, especially with these small ones, what they'll look like exactly when stuffed.
Haha glad you noticed! This particular fur does accentuate the shapes very well. I suspect it's because it's relatively short-piled and has clear dark tips and is very dense too. It really brings a plush to life that way ^^
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JamJams Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding work!
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Rhoen1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Wow! O.O Any plans to sell her after the contest? :)
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
:D Well, I do plan to sell her if she doesn't make it, but Goiku already expressed interest to buy her if I don't place in the contest, so she'll have the fist dibs. But if for some reason it gets cancelled she'll be up for sale. I'll make a journal if that happens!
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Rhoen1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Ok :) Thanks! :D Great job on her!
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
very cute :)
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   General Artist
Thanks :)
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KurisuUzune Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
That's Adorable :3
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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