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Common Barn Owl plush by Animus-Panthera Common Barn Owl plush by Animus-Panthera
Another one of my Visual Arts 3D projects. In order to prove to our teacher that we can sew (a little silly in my case, but oh well), we had to each make a plushie. I went a little overkill... ^_^ I've never made a plushie before in my life, but I like how he turned out.

I didn't actually paint it at first (and it was tinted blue from the pen I used to mark the felt), but I painted it for sale at the Mom's Weekend Craft Fair to benefit the Raptor Club. It's pictured with the little info card that it will come with, with bonus drawing by the artist (pfft...).

You don't really see a whole lot of realistic owl (or bird, really) plushies, so here we have a barn owl, vaguely based on Widget, one of the birds I work with. He's such a cutie. :heart:

Anyways, this plush is more of a display piece than a toy. His wings and legs are wired so that they are somewhat poseable, but I'm not so sure how he'd hold up to a lot of handling.
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:iconlittlechris921:
littlechris921 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
could you make an owl that looks different than this one if i have a picture to guide you?
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I certainly could!
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irish2012 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
would you be willing to make one and sell it to me and if so for how much?
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would be willing to make one, and it would be $45 + shipping. You would probably have to wait a little while, though, because I have a few other people on my waiting list before you. Would that still be alright?
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irish2012 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah i just have to got some money together and ill tell you when i got it k?
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay. Just let me know.
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TheFlyinFerret Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love it. Would love to someday have one like this. :hug:
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :blush:
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Icedroplet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
So cute
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Icedroplet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Actually thank you for posting this awesome craft
Also this is so random but, you icon make me wanna LOL!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, then! And it's not so random- I get that a lot.
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, wonderful work!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And thanks for the fav. ^_^
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AllyCatAria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This is very nice. It's wonderful to see a more realisic animal plush. I especially like the wings and his cute face.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^_^
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
EE! Someone else who's made their own barn owl plushie!! (I was so frustrated by the utter lack of realistic barn owl plush that I started making my own pattern a year ago for one. He is half done at the moment, but getting there quickly!).

Ok, I'm not a premium user so I can't critique apparently, but here goes anyways;

I think overall he is a little "rough" looking (but, as this is your first plushie, that is to be expected to some extent). I think part of this roughness is also due to the fact that he is made of felt- which is by no means the easiest surface to try to paint (trust me, I've tried). Overall, I think if you got more practice making plush and made him out of something other than felt, he could look absolutely incredible! As is, I still like him a lot. ;) And I'm so jealous of you getting to work with a real barnie.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh, when he's done, please send me a link! I'm constantly seeing really unrealistic bird plushies, and I would love to see yours. ^_^

Unofficial critiques are also much appreciated and just as useful, thank you! Huh... What kind of fabric would you suggest? I know what fabric to use for clothes, but I know zip about plushies.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Ok, my owl is all finished (except for two toes lol).

I'm not sure how to post links here, but let's see if this works: [link]

If it doesnt work, just click on my name and hit up my gallery- he's in the Labyrinth folder if he's not still on the main page.

*still jealous you get to work with raptors* lol
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, he turned out great!
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thanks! Did your little guy get adopted yet? I had saw that someone was interested in him if no one had bought him yet.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, he did. He was purchased at the craft fair where he was debuted, and the proceeds went to the Raptor Club. I'm working on another one (and a corresponding tutorial), too.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
good, I 'm glad to hear he got a good home and helped the birdies. which raptor club did this help, if I might ask?
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My university has a veterinary teaching hospital, which is home to a raptor rehabilitation program and the Raptor Club, which takes care of some of the non-releasable birds that go through the rehabilitation program.
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TheCopperDragon2004 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Lol, this is really the blind leading the blind here. I'm working on my first plushie (he's not furry material, so I would really call him more of a soft sculpture).

I've made quite a few dragons for sale on my site, and for those, I generally use cotton quilting fabrics, and occasionally a velveteen type fabric backed with cotton for a stripy soft belly.
I tend to stuff things pretty firmly, so I like the cotton because it doesn't stretch when I pack critters up.

I've got some half-way finihsed shots of him in my gallery at the moment, will do good shots once he's done. :)
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Riiah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
aww, I want one of those plushies! xD
I really like it, good job!! :aww:
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^ I was really happy with how he turned out.
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Riiah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
You're welcome ^.^
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Rekul13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Oooooh, I absolutely adore how you went all out and did an actual structure for the wings rather than lifeless flaps.
Gorgeous.

Although, from the back, the coloration actually reminds me of a lobster. Hahah.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :huggle:

I noticed that most owl plushies don't look anything at all like owls, and I have some very friendly inspiration named Widget that I get to work with all the time. So I thought I'd do something a little cooler. ^_^ I'm really glad you like it!

That really is what their coloration looks like, though. Widget likes to give me a face full of wing all the time, so I'm definitely 100% certain of that!
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Rekul13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Hahah, it's a pretty coloration.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree. ^_^
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Rekul13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Are you planning any more plushes? Or have you been planning other sorts of projects?
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have much planned at the moment- I'm doing a tutorial for this plush, a hat on commission, and a few cosplays. I'd like to do more plushes, but I lack inspiration. Did you have any ideas?
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Rekul13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
That sounds like a couple of things planned.
Or do you mean, specific plans for plushes? Heh, I'm not sure, although I'd love to see you explore more winged figures though.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, no plushies planned. I might try making a few other raptors, maybe. I know the club would certainly like that.
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uhmu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Awww, It reminds me owls from Harry Potter : DD Hehe, I don't know why, just first thought. >D
Mm, anyway, it's so detailed! I like it. ^ ^
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you think he's cute.

Well, he's not quite like the owl in Harry Potter, but most people have that reaction. ^_^ Although both are white, Hedwig is a snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), where this little guy is a barn owl (Tyto alba). Snowy owls are very big birds (much larger than barn owls), but even so, lots of people mistake barn owls for snowy owls.
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uhmu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Wow, you're very well known :D I'm impressed!
Ok, I'll remember and won't make that mistake in the future :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I work with birds of prey at my university. I'm a bird nerd! ^_^
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That is absolutely gorgeous!
You're right, it's rare to see a realistic style plush. I love the shape, especially the wings. And you did a beautiful job painting it.
Whoever took this plush home was very lucky indeed!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I was very sad to see this little guy go, and ever since I've had tons of requests to revisit him. So maybe he'll have a little sibling sometime in the near future.
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That would be wonderful to see :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Very cute. Hope it raises lots of money for the raptors :)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope so, too. We could certainly use it!
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, it's so cute!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^ I'm apparently going to have to teach the club how to make them, because everyone wants one now... 0_o
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! Not surprised, it is so cute! Good luck!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^_^
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, that's a really well done plush! Awesome job. :clap:
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