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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 )
:iconkougaijilove4ever:
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconkeldain:
Beautiful work!  :)
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mooki003 Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconncis2013:
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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oHmega14 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :D
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:iconpgwainbenn:
Great work, he Looks like real!
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mooki003 Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Zilkenian Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My Godness...this is just....I don't have words, is so beautiful....
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AgentWhiteHawk Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely my favorite doll on DA! :3
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mooki003 Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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