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Heracross by Zareidy Heracross by Zareidy
I've been wanting to make a Heracross for my personal collection for quite some time, so I decided to slip it in while I wait for my machines to be repaired! I love bug types, so I will probably slowly keep adding them to my personal collection. 

Heracross stands about 14 inches tall. I absolutely love this piece of art by Kawiku (below), and it was a big inspiration for the proportions. I decided to go for a more cartoon-y expression since a simpler eye design looks great with the simple shape of the body, plus it is easier on the embroidery machine. I hand drew the eyes and digitized the machine embroidery for the front, back, and sides. He has jointed arms and legs, so he can stand, sit, and wave. This was my first time fully patterning before embroidering which was a big, but nice, change. I still had to make a few modifications to the pattern, but I hope to develop this more as I get better at embroidery. He is made entirely with minky, which is still my favorite material to work with, especially after so many humanoid dolls.

I haven't photographed plushies in a natural environment in awhile, since character type and scale make a big difference in how the plush should be photographed, but I felt this guy called for some tree. He is sitting in one of our mango trees, which actually gave a lot of fruit this year! I'm very happy with the lighting in these pictures, plus the way he is nestled into the tree is adorable.

Heracross by Kawiku
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:iconautobot-pikachu:
Autobot-Pikachu Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Cute! Can you make me one?
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dbzgirl9 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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abomasnow05 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
cute to the max :)
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Thanks!
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:iconzoidthegamercreation:
cute and fluffy!!

because heracross is one of my favorite pokemon!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconzoidthegamercreation:
how can i get one? because i love heracross so much!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
He isn't for sale. I might remake it in the future.
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SaraKae Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Hello! I see that your commissions are closed but I am so in love with this guy! I've been looking for a Heracross plush for a year now for my boyfriend as a gift and your plush is perfect in every way! Is there any way I can strike a deal with this guy/when will you open commissions back up?
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Thanks! I'm actually not planning on remaking this fella and he is in my personal collection. I'd be happy do make something else for you though if you are interested in another Pokemon.
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SaraKae Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Aw no! He's beautiful. Forever jealous! I'll send you a note with an idea I have. Thank you! Again, you have and make beautiful plushies!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Great thanks! I'll be in touch soon. :)
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Paleona Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016   Digital Artist
How cute! His chubby proportions are really sweet in plush form. All of the embroidery work looks really impressive, too! I really like seeing plush photographed in nature, it makes them seem more alive somehow. <3 Great job making this king of the bugs! 
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Thanks so much! The nature photography is great, it usually only works on certain scales of plush but he fit into the nook perfectly! I'm going to be making Lurantis eventually, she will be a nice companion to my Leavanny.
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MelDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
I like it
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Black-Neo Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
amazing!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Thanks!
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squirrelyjoel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The comments are fucked up COME ON PEOPLE IT JUST HAS BIG EYES I think its cute but not OMG CUUUUUUUTTE :3 :3 :3 great job
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Thanks!
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Black-Neo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow this is just incredible! It looks exactly like the Pokemon! He looks so soft I wanna touch him O^O what gorgeous creation will you be creating next? :)
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
I'm working on Wander from Wander over Yonder. :)
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:iconblack-neo:
Black-Neo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Ohh exciting! I'm sure it'll be amazing! What will your next master peice be or is that your comission batch done?
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
It is in. My next commission batch has quite a few pieces to be excited about.
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:iconblack-neo:
Black-Neo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Ohhh so what's after this plushie?
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Mettaton EX :)
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LadyScoora Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe how cute!! :D
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DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
....I want that doll :D!!!!!!!
I wanna hug, and squeeze and never let go!
I just noticed that heracross has a heart on its horn if female and the usual horn if male >~<
Don't mind me...lol still kinda new for Pokemon!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Yes! It does have a gender variation. I'm not sure how that carries into the mega form though. I've been meaning to check. Welcome to the Pokemon fandom!
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Deviljackies Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
One of my favorite Pokemon since I was a kid! I just bloody love it!!! Good job!!!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thank you so much! <3
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FurryGirlSylvy45 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Writer
Aww! It's soon cute! I'm gonna squeal! X3
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thanks!
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FurryGirlSylvy45 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Writer
You're welcome! :3
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thealdor64 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
TOO CUTE TOO CUTE <spontaneously explodes>........told you ;P
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Lol thanks!
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hatchetman665 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
he really is adorable
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thanks!
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ForsakenGabrielWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Adorable!!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thanks!
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Kiire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I love his big, round eyes. <3 He's so dang cute! I love the idea of Heracross sitting in a mango tree, it seems perfectly fitting for one of them to do just that! ;v;
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thanks! It did come together nicely. It's nice when that happens so the pictures have more character.
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:iconkiire:
Kiire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really is! It always feels so satisfying. :D You're welcome! 
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Flicker-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Awwe!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
<3
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flying-wolf-32 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
aww so cute!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
<3
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EnderDurant Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG IT'S SO CUUTE!!!
This is a really amazingly made plush, and it looks really well made and detailed!  Great job ^^
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Thank you so much! That is really sweet <3
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MoonlightMoth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh god it's so cute... ;.;  <3
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Thank you so much!
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