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Ice Phoenix by mooki003 Ice Phoenix by mooki003
Commissioned work. Ice Phoenix concept by :iconsilver-drake:
Completely handmade, his head and talons were sculpted from polymer clay and painted in acrylics. The body has a faux fur base covered in real feathers. Feathers are from cockatoos, parrots, peacocks, doves, chickens and some from my very own ducks! It can be posed and the feet can grasp. The tail can fan in and out like a real bird tail! I wanted the wings capable of folding in but this was all so new to me so they only have slight movement to them. They can go up and down and slightly fold in. 

All the feathers were permanently dyed by me. The yellow in the large feathers are natural coloring from cockatoos, the rest of the feathers started out completely white. If it is blue it was dyed! I really enjoyed dying them, especially the stripes, and although it was a ton of work i can't wait to work with some more feathers!

Approximately 786+or- feathers were used.
Measurements: 13” from the ground to top of head, 21” from tail to beak, 38” wingspan.

No birds were harmed in the making of this bird! The feathers used are all naturally molted from happy birds! Meaning they were collected from the ground or bottom of cage. Feathers were purchased as naturally molted from bird rescues, businesses and pet owners. There are also some duck feathers that were collected and saved from my passed ducks.

You can find more pictures here: jessefranks.zenfolio.com/p6306…
Sorry there are so many pictures, i'm having trouble editing some out!
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Given 2014-02-11
Ice Phoenix by mooki003 ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
:iconfarsidejr:
farsidejr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I love the colour scheme!
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LunaStarLight15 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
its  really good ^_^ i love  all the details and  omg the  colours  their   awesome icey blue ^_^
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:iconchriswinters:
ChrisWinters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist
That is truly an amazing piece you have made! Wonderful job!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconsunsphynx:
Sunsphynx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so realistic, I love the shades of blue used. Absolutely cool looking (pardon the pun)!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnermsters:
Nermsters Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
stunning, all i have to say haha.
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:iconaccidentalrobin:
Accidentalrobin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I almost thought it was real, you really did a good job!
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:icontaekeen:
Taekeen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Wow! :D Awesome!! o_o
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:iconkyle-700:
Kyle-700 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Someday you should make an owl.
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   General Artist
Maybe!
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:iconrikercreatures:
RikerCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your fully feathered creatures never fail to astound me.
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconkyle-700:
Kyle-700 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Yay!
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:icondead-krow:
dead-krow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely amazing! Your works are stunng and deserve a ton of regocnition 
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconsp1r1tst0n3:
sp1r1tst0n3 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2014
holy crap, i actually thought it was a real bird, it looks so life-like. awesome work on that man *thumbs up*
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsp1r1tst0n3:
sp1r1tst0n3 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
makes me wish this was a real, living creature, i would love to have it as a pet
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GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing! Such a cool idea, and you did beautiful work on the feathers. 
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrimson-incubus:
Crimson-Incubus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I would love to learn how to make something like this
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   General Artist
The beak was made out of clay but unfortunately i do not have the time to make a tutorial. If you have any questions, i would be happy to give you some help.
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miaohui0811 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Is it true? Really can not believe it!www.storecolor.net/louisvuitto…
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:icontreetrunktaxidermy:
TreeTrunkTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love it it looks like a real bird
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:iconalessandralinkinpark:
the head looks so real

how the duck did you do that`?
I am collecting stuffed buzzards and your work is amazing!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconh-swilliams:
H-SWilliams Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Absolutely lovely colour you got into those feathers. 
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconphoenixgirl500:
Phoenixgirl500 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Its very cool! ( see what I did there :3)
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:icondianathefox:
Dianathefox Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
its beautiful
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:iconqueenmariann:
queenmariann Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
you're welcome . :) (Smile) 
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:iconqueenmariann:
queenmariann Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
beautifulClap 
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkougaijilove4ever:
kougaijilove4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconkeldain:
Keldain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Beautiful work!  :)
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconncis2013:
NCIS2013 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Wow... this is just incredible! Completely looks alive! and the colors soo beautiful and so natural looking too! I want one!!!
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:iconohmega14:
oHmega14 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :D
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:iconpgwainbenn:
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Great work, he Looks like real!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconzilkenian:
Zilkenian Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My Godness...this is just....I don't have words, is so beautiful....
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely my favorite doll on DA! :3
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course ^ ^
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:iconke2475:
Ke2475 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Good working XD
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:iconkanumbra:
kanumbra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
He is beautiful!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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MemoriesOfSorrow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Youre so talented :D keep it up! Love this x3
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