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Nahnu - Princess of the Nyskie (1 of 3) by Pwyllo Nahnu - Princess of the Nyskie (1 of 3) by Pwyllo
My latest plush project has taken far longer to make than I would have liked, but here she is! Her name is Nahnu, and she's what's known as a Nyskie. Nyskies are a type of sea faerie I created based on selkies, nixies, and mermaids. They look like seals with fish tails and have the ability to shape shift to suit their needs. They are shy and rarely leave the sea.

I really can't tell you how many hours I put into making Nahnu...too many, for sure! The time was broken up between other tasks and daily life, so at least a month went by just putting her together. I then spent an additional few weeks making a fantastic digital drawing of her, which I then converted into an art print.

Both Nahnu and her art print are currently available in my Etsy shop as a set. I'll also be selling solo prints of her for a limited time. You can visit my Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/pwyllo There's only one of her, so good luck! :)

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Nahnu is copyrighted to me. Please do not use her, her likeness, or Nyskies without my permission. Thank you!
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Given 2014-05-29
Nahnu - Princess of the Nyskie (1 of 3) by Pwyllo suggester says: "There's something so magical and sweet about this little lady. What a unique creation!" ( Suggested by Ginger-PolitiCat and Featured by Brookette )
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Meowkernaut Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW! This is soo unique! Amazing amazing work!! And a well deserved DD too :D

I also think, that considering you were busy working on this plush over the course of a month with other projects, that's quite fast!!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you so much! :blush: Part of what took so long is that I  hand sew everything. I have plans to learn to use a sewing machine soon. It will help speed up the process a bit, I hope. :3
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Shamblezz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Arg I wish this was still for sale! I adore it so much! Ihope you make more merm-cats in the future!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! And don't worry, I do plan to make more. I've just been happily sidetracked with learning new skills, hehe. Thanks to your interest, though, I think I'll try to update the pattern in time to make a few for Christmas. We'll see, but there will definitely be more in the near future! ^w^ Thanks again!
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Shamblezz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That would be awesome! I can't get over the scale material you're using!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks! It's a kind of elastic or spandex type material that's plentiful here in Costa Rica. I'd never seen it before I moved here. It's really fun, but can be a pain in the butt to work with, hehe. :3
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very interesting plush.
It has a different design and I love how the mermaid tail looks.
Also the claws are amazing and that realistic eye really gives it a special look!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you so much! ; w ; I really admire your work with ball jointed dolls, so it's an honor to hear that from you! :squee: :glomp: Thanks again!
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? I am glad you like my work! XDD
And that is an honor to you to hear from me! Wow! 
I feel flattered!

You have a beautiful style. You don't seems to have too many plushies on your gallery, but you 
deffinetly have a good eye fro design! I like those in the "personal plushies" folder.
I would say to you, go further on the style of this guy and those from that folder.
They are amazing, please make more of them! XD

Your welcome!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:huggle:

Oh, thank you! Haha, I don't have many plushies in my gallery right now for 2 reasons: 1. I hand sew everything, which takes a really, really long time! and 2. our wireless internet connection is really weak at the moment, so uploading pictures can sometimes take hours to do -w-;

I do plan to make more plushies like the personal ones...in fact, I have plans to work on some very soon! I'm currently trying to understand 3D plush design better (it's something I struggle with a lot) so right now I'm learning by following some others' patterns. Once I understand, though, I'll be making my own 3D plush patterns as well as the 2D ones I make now. :D I'm fascinated with posable plushies, too, and BJD art dolls, so I hope to be able to experiment with those soon, too. :dance: If only my hands could keep up with my ideas! :lol:

I really look forward to seeing more of your awesome creations! They truly are fantastic!! :squee:
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh don't tell me about handsewing! I already pass through it.. XD
Oh my, looks like your wifi connection is even worst than mine!

I am looking forward to see them =)
3d plushies are tricky indeed, but your 2d are very cool, you shouldn't stop making the 2d even if you discover how to make the 3d ones!
Oh yeah! So good to get excited about some new art project to go on!
I understand the problem. Too many ideas, too little time!
Thank you very much for your compliment! It means a lot to me! XD
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! Love the blend of awesome different shapeshifting sea creatures into this little cutie! Your hard work paid off into a beautiful craft!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thanks so much! ; w ; I had a lot of fun designing her. :3
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WolfinaTheGreat Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow she looked like one of 2010 Winter Olympics mascots. Super cute!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! I didn't know what the mascots looked like, so I googled them...they're really adorable! :squee: Thanks again!
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WolfinaTheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
 Problem at all, anytime.
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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WhiteMinos Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for the DD
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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WhiteMinos Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you so much! ; w ; It was quite a surprise!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! :glomp:
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MeduasTaurus Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
OMG it's so cute I want oneSquee Bounce 
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! Thank you, I'm glad you think so! ^w^ The original has sold already, but I'm open for private commissions if you're interested. :3
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Stygma Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! And very well done! Great work!
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! ; w ;
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had toys this awesome when I was little...
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, me too! They wouldn't have survived me, though...I was a bit rough as a kid. -w-; Anywho, thanks!
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ShannonthePanda Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's so cute! >w<
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^w^
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student
So cute!!! :love:
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :3
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KCsummerz Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! ; w ;
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KCsummerz Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np :D
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LadyHellsing142 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
must has, this is TOO CUTE! >w< 
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you very much! The original one has been sold, but if you're seriously interested, I'm open for private commissions. ^w^
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LadyHellsing142 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no no, its fine, just loved the art, too broke for commissions, but wish we could ask for one, be kinda cool to see fursona drawn by someone else ^^ 
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
well, thank you very much! :hug: it's no problem, and if you ever are in the market for commissions, don't be afraid to stop on by and ask me! ^w^
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LadyHellsing142 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well thank you, will keep that in mind 
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem! :hug:
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polycephallic Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
haha i quite like this plushie dude! it's rather adorable. :3
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :3
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Ayinai Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, congrats for de DD!! This plush really deserves it :heart:
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ; w ; It really blew me away!
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Adorable! :-)
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