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Chi-Lin FOR SALE by LilleahWest Chi-Lin FOR SALE by LilleahWest
This won the Tracks of the golden Bear award at the CA state fair and was best of class

it moves! you plug it in and his neck and head go back and forth, his tail and hind leg goes up and down and his front legs curl in and out.
how did i make it move? i mutilated a light up animated lawn flamingo!!! the head and leg on the flamingo already moved and i tweaked it to move the tail and front legs as well. the figure is made of wire, foam and tape, the head is a combo of sculpey, air dry clay, tiny deer antlers, glass eyes, beads, and fake fur. this took hours to make!!!!

this is a true chinese unicorn as in it looks proper to cultural depictions of the creature. i have seen many and done many of what i call "Elfwoodized Kirins" but i wanted to make one that was authentic to the Chinese culture, so here he is in all his glory.

HE IS FOR SALE
local pick up prefeered due to size/fragility (sacramento CA)
if shipped I DO NOT PAY SHIPPING
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your lovely art was featured: [link] :heart:
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creepingninja Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
That is so amazing... I love it. I wish I was rich, and had a use for it. :)
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NoreLineas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! I'd love to see it in action but alas, no where near CA hehe. That's it's not just on it's own and it sitting in something makes it even better =)
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Darkestnightmare Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   General Artist
Exquisite! If I were rich I'd buy it right away. I collect many things like it and it would make a brilliant ad to my collection. It almost looks like a stuffed dragon toy I have from Circ de Soliel's production of Drallion (Dragon). But much, much more beautiful and so much more detail.
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Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
simply gorgeous! I fell your pain on the subject of the Kirins of stoopid >.< I love how you stuck to the mythology. Your research definitely shows through and pays off immensely.
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LilleahWest Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
i like the "modern fantasy" kirins/chi-lins but they are their own animal
you hardly see classic kirins
actually through my research the chinese thought that giraffes were possibly their mythical Kirins in flesh and blood (hence the reason you google "Kirin images" you get lots of giraffes)
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Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really cool! and it would explain a lot. I can see where they might get the carp scales out of the giraffe pattern if they saw the animal from a distance.
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Ivy00 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
This is very cool :D
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this week's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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LeHua Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
now that's what i call art! he is beautiful, and you certainly do deserve to have won that prize! as a chinese american proud of my culture, i think this is definitely a great homage to these mystical creatures :heart:
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