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TP: Relaxing at Faron by VesteNotus TP: Relaxing at Faron by VesteNotus
I worked REALLY hard and pulled a few all-nighters to get this plushie done in time for my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of making plushies.

Exactly one year ago, I made my first plushie... a Beastboy plushie...
And I've been hooked on makin' plushies ever since.

This is my labor-child here: a life-size Link Wolf from Twilight Princess. When I finished Midna, I simply had to remake a Link Wolf... but this time make it BIG!

Link Wolf is 46'' (about 4 feet) long and stands at 26'' (about 2 feet) tall. His legs and tail are fully poseable with the help of suprer-reinforced wire.
He is also the first plushie I've done almost entirely in fake fur.
His nose, paw pads, and claws are made of black vinyl.
His shackle is make of silver "mirror finish" plastic (from a New Years Eve balloon!) hot glued and sewn onto vinyl.
His chain is made from reinforced copper wire (roughly 6 or 8 guage if I had to guess).
His earrings are the same copper wire with a blue fleece covering.
Finally, his eyes are made from super sculpy chip-resistant sculpting compound that was hand-painted in acylics and sealed with high gloss, clear nail polish.

The painting in the background is a touched up version of my oil painting of Faron Woods. More information about the Midna plushie can be found here: [link]

Total time of work: 1 week
Total sense of satisfation I have from this guy: 98%

Please enjoy him! As you can see, I worked very, VERY hard to make him look as realistic and accurate as possible. I'd like to dedicate him to my friends and fans on DA! You guys know how cool you are and your comments and encouragements keep me going when I'm running down! :heart:
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:iconpopqueen54321:
popqueen54321 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!
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SpunkyFreakster Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe man! You don't sell these on etsy or anything do you!?
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Poke-ZeldaFan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Wow!!!!! This is so cool!!!!!
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
If you ever EVER in your life make more Wolf-Link plushie's to sell but more smaller TELL MEEEEEH XD I'll buy one for sure! :heart: 'Cause I've been wanting a Wolf-Link plushie for a long time now and can't even find someone to make him =( And awesome jobe I :heart: it :hug:
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DeathNoteGuineaPig Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
!!!!! wow this really caught my attention! :D >im a crazy stuffed animal collector< XD but i would love to give this to my best friend ive looked EVERYWHERE for a link wolf plushie even small ones and i couldnt find anything i was going to buy one for my friends birthday since shes in love with the link games, comic, etc. her name on here is Sakura power and i never was able to get her a present >my second option was to get a totoro backpack for her but it never came in >.< ) so i can bet she would be absolutly thrilled to have this! if you ever sell this one is it possible to make a mini one? i would be willing to buy it. (anything for my best friends i like to give and recieve presents) :) arigato please get back to me on this
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Tyxon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
it's under your plushies still for sale section so does that mean I can buy it if I want to?

Just asking I have been looking everywhere for something like this ^^
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Random-Lawl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Awwwww I really wish I can make a plushie like that. I really love your talent so much! Keep up the good work ;P is it on sale??? I doubt it :(
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Centermore Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Wow! I absolutly LOVE it!
Its really good!
I espically love the little Midna! :)
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shoelace-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
...Damn, that's some talent.

That's like....the epitome of a plethra of awesome! xD
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dash-of-mystery Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007   General Artist
Wow! I wish I could make a plushie! It looks very nice and professional!
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IWannaPierceMyBrain Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
:giggle: Very cute pic XD .
Amazing work on the plushie, you can really tell you put a lot of work into it :D . Great job :clap: !
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Xuui Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
haha it has been a year...hasn't it? remember when i was all excited about the one i made...OOO! remember that hair! lol goood times..
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:iconxuui:
Xuui Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
haha it has been a year...hasn't it? remember when i was all excited about the one i made...OOO! remember that hair! lol goood times..
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Mewfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Hobbyist
Now thats a BIG plushie! Posable even once again you amaze me. :bow:
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
I do?! AWESOME!
I'm always looking for new ways to wow my friends!

...my boyfriend won't even touch him. When he first saw him, he said "You've created a beast!"
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NovaGreensocks Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Awesome! I've been planning on making a life-size Midna one [from fleece], but I'm not sure about making [wolf] Link yet. I made a lifesize Rudolph [yup, the red-nosed reindeer XD] plush at Christmas, and he turned out fat XD
My 4-legged animal anatomy in plushie form is still good, though.
Does your Link have an "underbelly" or are the legs "seperate" ? It's a bit hard to explain, but I create animals with a triangular method, which probably doesn't make sense, either...
Hmm...
I mean, seam along the "spine," and two seams along the legs and belly.
Argh, I'm blabbing too much now XD
Nice plushies! X3
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KenokiShinigami Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Thats pretty damn insane, and awesome. Not gonna lie. Congraatz on your one year anni. :D *hugs* :hug:
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Rhinjinfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
how much I'd like to make a plush of my wolf form! I shall mob you for that because Midna and Link are sooo effin awesome.
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osideous Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
good job on this. the time you put it into is reflected in the work.
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operative274 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
:O_o: :clap: this is RIGHTEOUS!! - a week? yowza - you have definitley got some talent here funshine - he looks great :) - I can see what you mean about the nose...it seems it's a little too far back?

Bravo!! - and gongrats on a year of PLUSHIES!! :D
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saphiestar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Big wolfy. o.o And happy belated plushie-maiking anniversary! Pretty wolfy, =P
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Chibi-BB Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
wooohoo! Great one..err..two! How tall is the wolf-Link?! :wow: hihi~
Midna looks awesome on his back! Great work!! :heart:
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Wolf Link is TALL. He's about 2 feet tall when he's standing up... which I currently have him posed to do.
From nose-to-tip-of-his-tail, he's about 4 feet long, making him, unquestionably, the biggest plushie I've ever done!
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Sanakudou Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Student Filmographer
you should make another one to sell, cause i'd love to buy one <33 how much would you sell it for?
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Chibi-BB Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
woooow! 4feet long! amazing! so long is a plushie that I get from a friend of mine.
how long you need for him?
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missbunny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Very, VERY cool. Congrats on making a one-year mark! Your work is really really good, especially for the short period of time you've been doing it!
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
gosh thank you!

I'm so happy I've made it a whole year without loosing interest in making plushies. It's so nice to find a new hobby I can be this excited about!
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waynekaa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on a year of plushie making! Link came out awesome. And only one week! Man I wish I could churn out high quality plushies that fast. Yay for fake fur too. Save all the real critters out there.
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
haha, thank you! though I did it only in one week, my friends and family can attest that this is ALL I did in that one week.
Fake fur is the stuff of gods. I simply love using it!!
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesomesauce. But i don't like where his nose sits.
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:iconvestenotus:
VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
:-P

His nose was actually the first thing I made. I still have problems with the l'il fella... but I figure I'll tweak it here and there and it'll get better with time. I'll look into changing the position of the nose - thanks for the advice
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mwacha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWW <3 so adorable :glomp:
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GreiaPrince Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, that makes me want to play Twilight Princess again! ^^;

Very cool ♥
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
I'm glad my brother got it for Christmas. I liked watching him play as I sewed the paws (for instance). It really kept me on track! ;-)

I gotta play that game again - it's just so stellar!
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GreiaPrince Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh I KNOW!

I'm almost finished with it -- I'm kind of addicted...but it's gotten really bad -- We have a Zora Neale Hurston festival here (we just call it the Zora festival) and the first thing that my sister and I thought was "Zelda, wot?"

It took me a while to realize that it was ZNH. ^^;
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HollieBollie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy.Hell. That is PAST amazing. That is just... I dont even know. I dont even want to know how hard that was! I give you credit, who else would pull this off so well!

Keep it up, I hope to see you in another year still making plushies better than ever!
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thanks troggy!
It was VERY hard to pull off... My body is physically sore (ie back, eyes, head) from making him... and my fingers are full of cuts from scissors and needles! >___< It was my own fault for not making a pattern first. I just kinda cut stuff up, sewed it together, and played around until my beast was born! hahaha

I hope that this is just the start of an even more awesome year of plushie making. I think I've come a long way, so I hope I'll make more progress in '07!
haha
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TeaOfMilniumDragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Came out LOVELY!!! :D
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:iconvestenotus:
VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thank you! ^_____^

I'm pretty content with the finished work... but very, very exhausted from it!
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Beastbabe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Wow! What a fantastic plushie! Congratz on one year of Plushie making!!! :hug:
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thank you!

I initially thought a collage of the 50+ different plushies I made would be the way I'd celebrate the 1 year marker... but with all this free time I have and my new box full of faux fur, I couldn't resist this project!
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thefelinecanine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Wow, that's awesome.
I would so love to be able to make plushies of my characters.
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VesteNotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thank you!

Your characters would be so much fun to make plushies of! I do love your art so very much!
:-P
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