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Atrox the Saberlion - Handmade Doll by thornwolf Atrox the Saberlion - Handmade Doll by thornwolf
First things first I WILL ACCEPT OFFERS ON THIS DOLL! If you would like to buy him, please make me an offer! No trades, sorry. - thornwolf227[at] Offers are accepted but I also would like to keep this guy so I have a number in my head, but for the right buyer I will happily rehome him.

:iconbalaa: and I have project weekends on occasion where we pick a project and attempt to finish as much as we can on our days off. Its an exercise in problem solving and we have something to show for it in the end, which makes it much more rewarding! Last time we made pajama pants. This time we each made a handmade doll. MUCH more complicated!

This one is my creation. His name is Atrox and he's a prehistoric saberlion. I know such things don't exist but I love lions and I love sabertooth critters so I felt like combining my own aesthetic taste into something unique.

His face and limbs are hand sculpted with sculpey and painted with acrylics, with glass eyes and even bristly whiskers. His claws are out and ready to rumble, he's a real bruiser!

His mane is super soft and plush, it just begs to be stroked and petted. And lets not forget his nubby little spotted saber tail!

He has a wire armature and is somewhat flexible, but mostly just sits and looks pretty. He's between 9-10 inches tall and has some weight to him. He's really fun to hold :) After I finished him I sat out on the back patio with him for cuddles and outside time. XD

Since he is an art doll he is intended for display and light handling only, though he is very durable in construction, I don't recommend taking any chances. He is one of a kind, definitely not something I ever expected to make, but I'm quite pleased with the result!
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TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ros3WindN33dl3s Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
vonvelvet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! This is stunning! The details are excellent~ I'm looking to make a lion-esque doll of my own, but have been stumped by how to make the main nice and poofy. Yours is the best I've seen! Do you have any tips how to do so?
thornwolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Well, this is my first doll, so I unfortunately don't have any tips, per se, but my fur choice was definitely important in the doll's creation. I used professional grade fur fabric, not craft store fun fur, but I'm fortunate enough to live close to the Los Angeles fashion district where I can get such things and my friend had some scraps from the same place. Other than that I can recommend either or sometimes fursuit builders will have fur scraps which are ideal for making the dolls. I think is a place to ask for scraps. 
stormwoodart Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So in love with this! Did you end up selling him? <3
thornwolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thank you! Unfortunately for me, no, not yet. I have had lots of inquiries and "I'll come back later I want him" comments, but so far not a definite sale. He's still up on my storenvy though! 
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thornwolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
You need to stop commenting on all of my submissions, and threatening someone with rape through a chain letter? In some cases you could get in legal trouble for that. Go away or I will block you. 
mmeclaire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
wow super nice how is it made is it hard
JustRach Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
WOW! This is amazing! Beautiful doll! <3
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The small details and colours are well done
krumble Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just Beautiful,very well crafted !!!!
Rina-ran Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist
SOOoooo adorable. I love the stripes down the back. What cute cute paws~ <3
waterDoe Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the spots and stripes! Are those painted on fur?
thornwolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Yes they're added on with permanent felt marker
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool! Love all the details
ShirleysStudio Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is a very detailed doll! Amazing!
sparkpenguin Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's SO AWESOME! i love the work on the sculpted parts, but his plushie bits look so soft and huggable!

excellent work, and the idea of making yourself crunch to stay sharp is... not a bad one. you DO have something to show for it (and possibly heaps of extra scratch)
thornwolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I love the idea of being able to sell off my experiments but so far this guy hasn't sold, but I'm okay with that. He was fun and I love him XD
StevenRoy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree! This guy is gorgeous! Well done, you two!
thornwolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thank you! To be clear though I made this one by myself XD She has her own she made by herself, we just figured out how to make them together.
ILoveSasuLuna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
omg omg omg omg omg! flippin cool! *3*
bt-v Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very fantastic doll!
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
lady-cybercat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks awesome!
DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! You clearly have a talent for it! :D
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
He turned out fantastically!
Wolflover1086 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is Sooooooooooo Cool ^w^ keep up ur amazing work
ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude this is BRILLIANT!!! It totally deserves a DD. I LOVE the detail in the sculpt enhanced by the excellent paint job. Really unique and beautifully crafted.
thornwolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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