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Transforming Conceptual Art into a Plush Doll

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 1, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on the website of Alex Furmansky, the creator of Budsies. He is an entrepreneur whose business is centered around transforming “kid” art into real tangible plush animal dolls. It is pretty awesome:

Furmansky was raised from very humble beginnings and would take the art that his younger sister drew and “bring her drawings to life”. This idea is the basis of Budsies. Anyone can design a concept for a stuffed animal, upload the image to the website, and then the image is converted from a drawing into a stuffed animal made out of hypo-allergenic fabrics and crafted by a skilled seamstress. After around nine weeks, the toy arrives at your house in the mail.

This could be a very exciting way to take a drawing from an original webcomic and have it stitched into a plushie. I do not believe the custom plushies designs are limited to creations made by children (they even specialize in pets and human plush dolls). I have never researched the cost for having a conceptual drawing made into a toy. I do know that many times, factories expect a minimum order before they even agree to sewing the first one which would surge up the cost to make it more of an investment instead of a novelty.

The icing on the cake is that a portion of the profits of the Budsies company give back to children interested in the arts and purchases art supplies to donate to schools. I always admired the art of young children because their imaginations are always so wild. This is definitely a project that gives special attention to the individual and respects a creative mind.

You can see some of the previously created Budsies on the website and see how amazing it is to see kid drawings brought to life.



It is finally June 1st, so the June/July/August Drunk Duck Fashion Pageant is about to begin. Stay tuned to hear more information about it from VinoMas or just check out the fashion forum.


There are some interesting discussion threads happening this week.

Sway wants to see all of your fabulous Drunk Duck Comic Fan Art in
The Great Big Duck Fan Art Thread

maskdt is asking Why do you make a webcomic?

toondoctor wants you to post a picture of your computer, desk and comic essentials in My Workspace

And I believe the 2015 Rant/Share/General Discussion thread is just moments away from having a B-Movie Night.

There are some interesting responses and discussions happening in these threads. So stop by the forums, hang out, and stay a while! ^_^

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VinoMas at 11:11PM, June 1, 2015

and be sure to check out the instructions to our Drunk Duck Fashion Forum #Pageant!

VinoMas at 10:51PM, June 1, 2015

First of all, I am beyond excited that I may have Princess January the plush doll in my arms one of these days!!!! I'm so excited...and then to top it off, I'm in the article too! ;) Thanks for posting that. I've been adding pages of instruction. Fashion Parade Competition going up tonight!

Banes at 1:10PM, June 1, 2015

Really cool find, kawaii!

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