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About Traditional Art / Professional Member Xenia Eliassen42/Female/Norway Groups :iconthedivinecervine: TheDivineCervine
For the love of all things deer!
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Rime Albatross Mock-Up Wings V2 by swandog
Rime Albatross Mock-Up Wings V2
I finished version 2 of Rime's mock-up wings (V1 can be seen here:… ), and I really like how this one came out. It was based on this design (the one on the bottom):… but shaped as an albatross' wing. Here's an idea of how the full-size version will be, compared to my arm:…

This mock-up pivots, flaps and folds up pretty much exactly how I want it to, using elastic straps, pins, magnets, wire and dowel rods. The frame that attaches to the arm (via straps, not shown), can either bend fully while held above the wing, or bend down in front of it, when the wing is folded up (as seen in the bottom pic). It folds up almost completely that way as well. And there are two magnets and two semi-circular wires hidden under the feathers, so that the pivoting part of the wing can still stay attached to the rest of the wing (in any semi-folded position) while sliding back and forth along the wire.

I went ahead and painted all the feathers and markings just to give the maker ( ) of the full-size wings an idea of how I would like them to look. The feathers will either be made of airbrushed, stiffened felt or craft foam, and the arm itself will be covered in a sleeve of airbrushed white fur. The pivoting part of the wing will be supported by a fishing rod or something similar that is flexible and lightweight, yet holds its curved shape, and I'll just move it manually, under the fur covering my wrist. Hope all that makes sense! :)
Hubby and I had commissioned an artist to draw something to commemorate our 13th wedding anniversary in Feb, and it was recently posted here (on the 22nd), so I just wanted to show everyone...It is seriously the most gorgeous painting that anyone has ever done for us!! ;_; 

Islands by Anisis

You can also see a close-up here: 

Islands - close up by Anisis

And WIP pics over here:… 

It depicts our albatross and osprey chars (Rime and Lett), and illustrates one of our fave songs: 

It shows us flying over the Maltese Islands, one of our fave places in the world. :heart: Thank you all for looking (and listening to the song, if you do), and I can't thank :iconanisis: enough for doing this wonderful commission for us!! <333

~Swan & Sayh


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Xenia Eliassen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art

Current Residence: Nannestad, Norway
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: celtic, 60's-80's rock, classic/progrock, classic country, bluegrass, monk chants
Favourite photographer: my hubby and some others here on DA
Favourite style of art: photo-realism, stylized realism, surrealism, illustration, some toonish stuff (but not anime)
Operating System: Snow Leopard (on my iMac)
MP3 player of choice: ipod/iTunes/YouTube/Live365
Shell of choice: seashells, especially spiraled augers, scallops and sanddollars
Wallpaper of choice: Waverly and Laura Ashley brands
Skin of choice: feathers and fur, of course
Favourite cartoon character: Last Unicorn, Hazel & Fiver, Shishigami & Yakul, Haku, The Baron, Totoro & Catbus, FiM
Personal Quote: "I searched for my inner child...and found a puppy."

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Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
YouMostDie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello :)
LullabyEquineArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav C:
Drawdle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! Your gallery is amazing :D
luthien368 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, greetings from the girl with the dog from NFC. Hope you've had a safe trip back.

We stayed for three more days in sweden to see more of it, was wonderful.

Bw! Annika
swandog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, hi!! :D Was so lovely to meet you! And yes, we had a safe trip home, but ended up getting concrud (still, was totally worth it!). Did you have a nice trip home? And are you on FB as well? (A bit easier to chat there, or on Skype.) :)
Eventyde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is so wonderful and very inspirational! I love Anthro and mixing of species. SwanDog is just amazing! I am currently working on a horse/wolf character. Once again, great gallery!! :heart:
swandog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much!! <333
rchaem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav my friend. If you like thats my Facebook page with my Arts…
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