Month of Love Challenge : Weapons
“Love is war: choose your Weapon.”
Eros, the winged Greek god of love, desire, embodies sexual power. Armed with golden bow and arrows he interferes with the lives of gods and mortals.
The finished plush is roughly 8 inches long (not including tail) and stands 12 inches tall including her horn. She is made from soft fleece with felt appliqué detail for the shooting star, eyes and mouth. The design also includes 3D eyelashes made from foam and plasticard re-enforced hooves.
Our model was Lorelle Rogue, alternative model and aerialist, striking beautiful poses with her silks.
The story behind it is that the client gave a card to her friend about ten years ago that she has treasured with a cartoon of a potato and biscuit holding hands and the words “Friends: The Biscuit would only dare be just a biscuit when it is with it’s true friend the Potato”
The plush pair were ordered as a gift inspired by this card.
Approx 15cm tall plushies made of soft fleece with black plastic safety eyes.
Machine sewn with hand stitched details – felt sugar pieces and knotted potato ‘eyes”.
Filled with cuddly polyfil and plastic pellets for weight and balance.
Their hands are sewn together so they will never be separated 🙂
He is made from soft grey, black and dark red fleece with matching red felt appliqué and embroidery details.
The squeezable fat belly is weighted with plastic pellets and the wings are wired to be poseable.
The left horn has 4 black metal hoop earrings – shown in the last image.
The plush ended up being slightly larger then I planned – approx. 14 inches nose to tail (36cm)
Joining in the “Month of Love” February weekly art challenges this year – Just scraping in to this weeks challenge “Heroes, Protagonists and Idols”.
To Hayao Miyazaki – one of my real life heros.
For my grandfather who I watched Princess Mononoke with for the 1st time as a child. He pretended not to be interested but sat and watched the whole thing.
And San as a great hero herself – strong, protective and loving.
This character plush was challenging because of its size – approx. 8 inches (20cm) tall – to include all the details and the correct proportions.
Made from fleece and felt with embroidered details – including constellation birthmark (under his hair)
Filled with cuddly polyfil.
Clothing and hat are not removable.
As an added Christmas bonus I made a mini Journal out of printed card and watercolor paper scraps to send with the completed Dipper 🙂
Custom designed pattern and handmade by me.
Approx. 11 inches (28cm) from nose to tail.
Made from velvety soft fleece with a faux leather nose and hand-stitched sculpted wrinkles on the face and feet pads.
Weighted with plastic pellets for a squeezable fat belly and stability in the legs.