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Pangolin Fridge Magnet - Sleep tight little one by demiveemon Pangolin Fridge Magnet - Sleep tight little one by demiveemon
Update: Sold for $66 which were donated to Equip Rangers to Protect Endangered Wildlife in order to help save pangolins and other animals in Cambodia.

It's time for another pangolin fridge magnet and this time it's actually 2 pangolins in 1! :D

I'm really fond of this tiny duo turned out and I love the twig. I'll definatly make more magnets that include twigs! %D

The mother is covered by almost 200 scales and her baby by around 70 tiny scales of various sizes. Each scale has been cut out by hand, cleaned of fuzzy edges before being glued in place. The sizes range between 2-10 mm.

The bodies are split into several sections. This allows me to fit the scales seamlessly and creates a 3D-effect. The mother consists of six separate sections (body, legs, neck and the tongue) and the little one of three (body and legs). Baby and the tongue can be removed.

Materials: Faux suede scraps, felt, magnet, glue, plastic coated wire, acrylics, twig and patience.

Time: 3 days

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What's a pangolin and why do they need our help? Learn more about their plight and how you can help by simply spreading the word: Link!
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Pangolin Fridge Magnet - Sleep tight little one by *demiveemon is a beautiful magnet of an animal we don't see too much art of! ( Suggested by Artha-Amberose and Featured by UnicornReality )
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Deviant-Smurf Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy World Pangolin Day!
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demiveemon Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy World Pangolin Day yourself! :heart::iconpangolinplz::heart:
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animaloves Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so impressed to find someone that is using their talents to bring awareness and help to animals! I work at a zoo and just graduated with a Zoology major and am brand new to devianart, but I am hoping to do the same with my page! But this is so so so beautiful! Anyhow I'm wondering if you would take a commission to do one of these again or one of your baby plush pangolins again? I wish I could make a plush! Such lovely work Clap 
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment and welcome to Deviantart! :D
I do take commissions for chibi pangolins and magnets can be done as well.
Currently I'm working on six chibi pangolins featuring new colors. Half will be leafy pangolins based on my pangolin adoptables (partly scaled). Once they're done they'll also be available for sale.

Here are some prices:
Chibi pangolin plush: 170 USD + shipping (70 USD is being donated to help pangolins)
Leafy pangolin plush: Not sure about the price yet, but probably around the same as fully scaled chibi for simplicity
Pangolin Fridge Magnet, curled up: 65 USD + shipping (26 USD is being donated)
Pangolin Fridge Magnet, mother and baby: 95 USD + shipping (39 USD is being donated)
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monkchoo24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG that's so cute and realistic~
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and I'm happy to hear that you think so. I'm hoping to raise the public awareness of pangolins and their plight with my crafts. :3
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monkchoo24 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
U go for it!
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Hakkatu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love it, looks great and exceptionally!
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's my favorite pangolin fridgy so far and I'm really happy, how much atmosphere the leafs from my pot plants were able to provide. XD
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Talty Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! Your work has been featured on this Mother's Day feature. Have a great weekend! :)
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LandGart Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We are featuring the pangolin this month and have featured your art on our group! Come check us out at FeaturedCreature!
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Keldain Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Fantastic job! :D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very cute! Not many people seem to know about pangolins, so this is a really nice idea. Even me, I'd never even heard of them until using a computer with Ubuntu the other day. :D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very happy to hear Ubuntu bumped you towards getting to know about these little known but amazing animals. :D
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yeah. The world needs more pangolin art. How did you come up with idea for those different kinds of pangolin art in the first place?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It all started out with introducing Willy the Pangolin to my Siesta jungle (a series of cartoon pictures/crafts you can find in my gallery) in my new ID-picture two years ago. As I had made a plush version of Cornelius the Elephant and his ancient relative Henry, I also played with the thought what it would be like to make a pangolin plush. With the prospect of making and sewing on all those scales I confined the idea to the back of my head, but eventually I started anyway and half a year later I finished the first pangolin plush. He instantly got very popular here on DA and I decided to use his fame to help spread the word about the real pangolin's dire situation (of which I had become aware of while working on the Willy plush) and put together a collage titled "The unknown peril of the pangolins".
Although I had sworn never to do anything with scales again, I ended up changing one of my old patterns to make a more easily made chibi-version of my pangolin plush as part of a trade (the trader would spread the word and raise some money for the pangolin's cause and after donating them she would get the chibi-pangolin in gratitude of her effort). Later commissioned chibi-pangolins still have a part of the price donated. :3
The latest addition was the pangolin fridgies who are made from scraps and they have had their full amount donated so far. ^^
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You've even got your own pangolin character Willy? That's awesome! I've seen a few jungle pics on your profile page but I had no idea those are your own characters with names and stuff. Anyway I think you're doing a great job in helping poor pangolins through your art.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D Yeah, each picture brings new characters and new names as I don't plan the pictures in detail. Willy came into being the other way arounf though. For once I had the idea for an entire story and Willy is the main character along side with Al'Capone the Tiger in that chapter. :3
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You're welcome.
So there's no pangolin Willy on any of those jungle Siesta pics (except that ID-picture), right? Or maybe he's hidden somewhere? ^_^
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are a few doodles from last summer where he is included. :3
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beckyy1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Awwww! You're full of great ideas. :love::love:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the magnets a lot. At some point I'll need to make a set for myself to keep. %D
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beckyy1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Where did you get the idea for the magnets anyway?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I'm not sure anymore. xD
At the time when I made my first pangolin fridge magnet, I didn't actually have any magnets at home. I was most likely looking for some creative way to use the scraps that had accumulated over the course of cutting out scales for the plushies.
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beckyy1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
XD
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illy9 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Yay! Looks so adorable. Great job! Congrats on another DD. :la:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, dear. When I've come up with some more poses I'll do a few more of these guys. It's a great way to use up some of the tiny scraps of faux suede I got from the pangolin plushies. :3
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illy9 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Great! Long live pangolins! :dance:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! :iconcheerbudgieplz:
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west-park Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Ooh! Well done!
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, long time no see and thanks, dear! :hug:
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west-park Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Long time no see indeed. :D
I see you became an expert in making owl plushies meanwhile. :D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I guess you can say that. I'm happy to have them all done finally and looking forward to working on something else. Stumbled across some curly fabric while I was packing my materials into moving boxes the other day and now I can't stop thinking about a curly mammoth... :3
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west-park Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Haha I see you've actually made it! :D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Nothing like an approaching deadline (trip to Sweden where I can't bring my plushing materials) to make me super productive. xD
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myasia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Very cute! I see you've made a lot of pangolin related artworks which is great since haven't seen too many of this kind on DeviantArt. Many people probably don't even know those animals exist. :thumbsup:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your nice comment. It is as you suspect. Many don't know them and even if they do know pangolins from art/games etc, people are often surprised to learn, that they're actual animals and not just something mythological. Sadly, even fewer have a clue about the predicament they're in and that they might become extinct in only a few years from now. :z
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myasia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
That's true. Luckily one of my friends is a big animal lover and long-time member of WWF so she keeps me updated on those subjects (that reminds me I must show her your pangolin artwork, I'm sure she'll love it). Did you decide to make pangolin art simply because of their unfortunate situation?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds great. :D

Hm, no. I was very fond of the pangolin as a child (had seen illustrations in one or two books and had a tiny plastic pangolin among my zoo animals). When I added Willy to my Siesta family two years ago or something (first appearing in my ID) I recalled my fondness from back then. Eventually I decided to make a pangolin plush and while I was working on it and looked around for reference pictures on the internet, it dawned on me how bad their situation looks. Up until then I couldn't imagine how anybody could be interested in hunting and killing pangolins.
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myasia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Oh! Now I (finally) noticed this Siesta family with a bunch of different animal characters of yours. Funny, at first I thought you're mainly a plush/craft artist, but just a quick look at your large gallery proved me wrong. So Willy is basically your own character and those pangolin plushies were made AFTER you drew him, right?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be drawing all the time for many years (until I ran in to a severe art block). Since then I only draw on rare occasions but try to remain somewhat productive by plushing until I get into the drawing spirit again. :3
Yeah, the pangolin plushies and other related crafts came after that.
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myasia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
You're lucky to have many different skills when it comes to art. So you can mix a bit. :XD:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's nice to be able to mix and try out something new. Drawing characters (and cursing about drawing them in different angles) tends to make me curious about what they would look like in 3D.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh!!! SO ADORABLE!
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, dear! x3
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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In-Sine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
So cute.
I very love it.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, why thank you! :D
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SandraWhite Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!^^
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