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I don't want to hop onto the bandwagon, but this chara is simply awesome. I absolutely adore his quirks!! However, I never actually 'witnessed' them in all of its glory, since I've never even read/watched Death Note! I'd really like to get into it just to see L, but...well, I sorta figured out his outcome...and yeah.... :( [/EDIT/ I did end up reading the Death Note manga..and I...don't want to spoil anything so I shall speak no more!]

I created a 'standard' pattern for this plushie; I'm going to use this same pattern for most (if not all) of the anime plushies I intend on selling at AN2008. I have a price in mind, but I'd like to hear your opinion! How much do you think this L plushie is worth??

He was quite pleasant to make because he's really simple. The only 'intricate' part was the hair...but after Hermione, it really wasn't bad at all! So all in all, L was a short and sweet project. :thumbsup:
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SunshineBubbles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do u take commissions
pheleon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Yup, but I'm not open at the moment. Please check back in my journal for updates. :)
Kusu-ior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like L with eyebrows!! <3
Kawaii-Chibi-8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
L!!!!!! :D
Teagan-Leopard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
do you take commissions?
pheleon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
My slots are closed right now (it'll be announced in my DA journal) but you can check out info here: [link]
xXxyukixsohmaxXx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
this is sooo cool!!!! =^_^=
Sylars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REALLY love the way you did the hair. Awesome job!
Nobody-said-so Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This has to be the most accurate L plushie I've seen so far - and wow, the hair is great!
yokaisamurai522 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Woah.. he's looks so identical to L! :wow:

way better than those factory made plushies seen on ebay :love:
mydna10 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
awww....! me and l r going 2 get married one day and....... awww crap u didnt hear any of that did u?
naruto99999love Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RanaSpot Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
this is awesome
i love L
Moru-sama Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
i'd pay $20 for him! r u ever going to sell them online?
chiztaku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:Affection: wow !!! I wanna cuddle L !!! soo cute
salad-days-fan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
i think hes £100.000.000 :D
AquaticPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant! I love it ^_^ :+fav:
NikiitaIesada Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
He's adorable! Yeah I love this character but I never watched/read Death Note either and I heard about his outcome as well so I have no interest in getting into it lol. I think the live action movies are good though and he is cute ^_^

I really love all your work! Especially the Grimmjow! The one I found in a store didn't look anything like him. I wish I could make them that well. I attempted an Agito one and his head didn't even look like a head...
pheleon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
I have yet to see the live action films... but I'm not a DN fan at all, so I don't think I'll ever watch it. ^^;

I didn't even know they have manufactured Grimmys! I've seen an ulquiorra one before, and it was really off...

Everyone has to start somewhere! If it looks wonky, keep on trying!
NikiitaIesada Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
yeah I can't get into dn. The only character worth watching it for is L and well... Yeah...anywho... *tear*

I didn't know they made Grimmi ones either til yesterday and it's really hideous. I have an ulquiorra plush and it's not exactly him but I think it's adorable. He is featured in one of my deviations ^_^ (I had added my own 4 to his chest lol) but it's a piece of crap! Already his hair is falling off as well as his mask. I have to sew/glue it back together *scowls*. My L plush is holding a cup ^_^

I get frustrated... I do with my drawings too. My mind works faster than my hand and I get irritated. Did you say you were going to a con?
pheleon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
:o I hope my plushies aren't falling apart! (cuz the ones I keep aren't handled very much, so I don't know how durable they really are.) ^^; But I guess the manufactured ones are pretty inexpensive, so you pay for what you get!

I've only ever been to one con, and that was Anime North this past year (I was in the Artist alley, selling my kids!). I'll probably go again next year, and try to do it again...but the AA sold out in 30 seconds, so I might not be able to. ;p
NikiitaIesada Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Aww well at least they look really good. I think my L is a lot more durable and he has wire in his legs so he sits like L lol. And L was only $10 but the crappy Ulqiorra was $20... I still love it though. I drag him everywhere like a little kid so thats probably why its not holding up so well. Luckily I have about 5 sewing machines available to me.

Ahh that's right your from Canada. I just noticed you mentioned something about a con. I thought maybe I can go snag a Grimmi plush lol
How long does it take you to make each doll?
pheleon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Yup, that must be why he's breaking apart! But 5 sewing machines? Geez, I wish I had a variety!

Well, if you come to Anime North next year, I might get a table! I was also thinking of going to Otakon... but I'm not sure because I don't know what the situation is with permits in the states. (if it's too complicated, it ain't worth it)

It really depends on the complexity and size. An 11" plush takes minimum 6 hours... As prep for the con last year, I made 25 plushies in a that was about a plushie a day. :)
NikiitaIesada Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Yeah I work for my uncle at Brothers' Lettering (a shop he and my dad started, they do embroidery and lettering on jerseys) so in the shop are 3 machines, plus embroidery machines, and one in my house so my mom can work from home, and I own one.

I don't know that I can make it to the Anime North as much as I would love to, but I really want to go to the Otakon! I love Baltimore! My mother grew up there.

It would probably take me about 5 days to make one then haha I just did the lettering on a hoodie (which I put on my page Yay Grimmi!!) and that took me about 3 hours, cutting it all out then sewing it. It was the first time I had done that myself. Are the eyes painted on?

...I'm really chatty today lol
pheleon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Wow, that's such a great resource! I only have one machine that is a million years old! ^^; You should make plushies! That grimm hoody looks pretty nifty though; good job. :thumbsup:

I've never been to Baltimore... Heard it's nice, so that's an added incentive to go to Otakon. :)

And yes, all of my plushies have hand-painted eyes... mainly cuz I don't know how an iron-on transfer works... (or rather, I never bothered to try!)

Being chatty is good. :D
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Coldestblood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
I absolutely LOVE your plushie! It's amazing!
I'm just starting to make plushies myself and I wanted to ask you how did you make his hair and what fabric did you use? Is there a technique to do it or you just model it as you go?

Sorry if this is not the place to ask this, I'm new around here :P

Again your L is awesome!!

(sorry about my english too :P)
pheleon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Thx! I used felt for his hair. I build up the hair by eye, so there isn't much of a technique per se. However, I do have a bunch of tips, and I'm probably going to make a tutorial/a guide to hair-making, so stay tuned. ;)

This is the place to ask questions. ;p And your english is fine. :D Have fun on DA!
VioletLunchell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww.... I luv his eyes!
I'd keep him too ^^
SandraInk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
looks great!
i like his look, is really close to L´s
his hair is amazing, and he looks difficult to make
Limeryl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
His expression is incredibly sweet; it lets the character of the plushie really come through!
I love the hair. It's quite impressive. (Intricate hair scares me like nothing else.) Great job!
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Thanks! L such a strange character that I wasn't quite sure which expression to give him. But I'm glad to hear that he's somewhat of a success. ;)

I luuuuvvv doing the hair; it's always the most fun. I think I must be OCD sometimes....
xblack-panther Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
That's awesome :) Your plushies look great ;D

While I don't know this character, you seem to have done a great job. Definitely worth at least 30$ like the person above said.
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
That was the price I was thinking as well. Mais on verra. I might not even sell him. :blushes:
teamTHRASH Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Oh wow, he's awesome! The hair is so perfect--I love how dimensional it looks! I'd probably sell him for at least $30. It looks like a LOT of time went into that hair! You did a nice job on the eyes and the feet are really cute too! x3
ichigo-pan43 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
aah, he looks great!!! :XD::heart: as far as pricing goes-- I'm really sorry-- I have no idea D: I always have problems setting prices for my premade stuff, too >_<;; If I like something I made and wouldn't mind keeping it, I'll tend to price it higher than something that I don't want as much (like if it's a character I'm not so fond of-- ^^; ) even if the one that I like more didn't take as long to make or isn't as detailed-- D:
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
lol. I think we all have that problem! There are some plushies that are simply priceless. I'm starting to get fond of my L plushie, and I'm considering keeping him...:blushes: I think I should lock him up in a drawer or something, so that I'm not subject to his cuteness. :D
A-chan--Creations Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
I have to say, this is quite amazing. You nailed down every detail quite remarkably. I especially love the hair and clothing.

From what I can see, you should probably stuff the head, hands, and feet more. They seem a little distorted. ^^;

As for pricing, that is really up to you as an artist. You have to take into consideration all of the time and labor that was put into making it, as well as the cost of supplies. I see way too many artists underselling themselves. :(

Good luck with your sales at the convention. :hug:
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
thx for the advice, but if I stuffed the head more, he would seriously be out of proportion (I should maybe alter my pattern; he's the mock test for the pattern I made afterall!) As for the hands, they were stuffed w/ beans, so they're naturally going to be a bit froopy. As were the feet, but I should have stuck to batting because it made the toe-making very difficult. :blushes:

I'll try not to undersell myself! thx again. ;)
A-chan--Creations Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Oh, ok. That explains a lot then. I wasn't sure if you used fiberfill or bean pellets. ^^;

I have found that if you stuff the feet very tightly, the toes will come out better. About the only real downside that I have found with this is that the thread tends to break a lot while you're sculpting the toes. XD
lachrymosity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He looks amazing! I love the way you did his hair (the most accurate out of all the L plushies I have seen to date :nod: ), and his expression is to die for! :heart: I am not much of a fan of the anime/manga, but I love L's character too. :D
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Thanks! :D
SeltsamPlush Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Your 'standard' plushie pattern looks good. It took me a month or two to modify one I like and I'm still working on a different one.

You have a very cute L on your hands! ;p His expression is spot on and his hair is fantastic!! Great job!! :D
pheleon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
I'm probably going to modify the pattern as well. I'm planning on making a shitload (pardon my language) of plushies for the con, so they're bound to have variations. E.g. I don't think Sephiroth should have the same pattern as Misa; lol!! :lmao:
SeltsamPlush Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
:giggle: So true! Modifying is hard, but satifying work. I understand why people are so reluctant to put free patterns on the internet.

Good luck with you butt load of plushies!! ;p
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