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Mondhund 11: Nike by Talty Mondhund 11: Nike by Talty

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This was a commission for *GrandmaThunderpants, she asked me to make her mother's dog Nike in the style of my Mondkatze, this is a pendant but I took the photos before gluing the bail. *GrandmaThunderpants referred to Nike as the "potato dog" because of her adorable chubbiness, and I looooved that XD so I kinda accentuated her potatoness. This pose lazily stretching was one of the references she sent me, she had that face of utter happiness and I tried to paint it, I hope successfully.

She told me that her mom loves tiki style, which was quite a challenge because we don't have anything tiki here lol. I worked with the photos she sent me and I noticed that they use a lot of wood and hibiscus flowers, so that's what I used for this design :) I wouldn't say it's 100% accurate, but she liked it ^^

Technical stuff: All handmade by me with polymer clay, the wood grain was made with clay too. Acrylic paints were used to paint the moon and Nike.



Would you like to commission a Mondkatze or a Mondhund?


I'm accepting commissions for this, I can customize the moon with any combination of colors you want, or make it flat instead of textured, round, shiny, anything! If you send me reference photos I will also make an exact miniature copy of your own cat, dog or any cat/dog you want. You can read my commission info here and my pricelist here.



My boyfriend and I have made up tons of cute stories about us living in the Moon and creating our ideal world. Since we both love cats and identify a lot with them, eventually the term "Mondkatze" (Mooncat) surged - it's in German because we both study German and we like to speak in German between us to practice. This one is called "Mondhund" instead because it's a dog :D
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just wanted to let you know, Nike actually passed away from old age yesterday. :( But all today my mom wore this necklace and really cherished it, so I wanted to thank you again for making this so well, and the one of Negra that I cherished when she passed. You may just be making jewelry, but to my family you've made two very cherished mementos now. :heart:
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:iconmel--mel:
mel--mel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!! i tried a lot to figure out how did you sculpt this out of wood before reading the description!!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks I'm glad it looks enough like wood :D
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:icontexasdreamer01:
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I love how you did the moon. :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! I really love the design of the moon on this one - the wood effect is just dazzlingly spot-on. And flower accents! So pretty! :meow:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
awwww thank you so much for saying all that :meow:
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, of course. :aww:
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Sparklingfire Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
It looks exactly like real wood, and the dog is so cute! Wonderful!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I'm glad that you think it looks real :D
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the wood texture! I thought it was actually carved and thought 'Talty also does wood carving????'

I think you need to do the obvious moon/animal - a cow :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
hahahaha I'm soooo happy that I could fool you XD nop, everything I do has to be polymer clay or I'm not happy :dummy:

I must make a cow :stare:
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
And a cat and a fiddle and a laughing dog and fleeing cutlery :la:

I would say also a 'hey diddle diddle', but I don't know what that looks like =D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
no idea either XD
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Mayu7Hinamori94 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty. Is that wood carved?
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
It's not wood, I made fake wood using polymer clay :)
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:iconunconventionalsenshi:
dayum.... the wood.... so realistic :faint: :clap:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you my lovely :huggle:
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EvoIIICE9A Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
The wood is flawless. You certainly have to double take to know its not really wood. It really had a homemade feel to it with the painting as well. You can outdone yourself again.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Oh your comment made me really happy, thank you so much :huggle: I'm glad that the wood is realistic enough :D
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:iconcandleaire:
Candleaire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. I love it :love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :blushes:
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:iconcandleaire:
Candleaire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :squee:
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:iconchrissijulius:
Chrissijulius Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the paint! Good job :clap:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :huggle:
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:icongagbagchen:
GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet work,keep it up.:iconallrightplz:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks, will do!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i had to read the description to find out if it was clay or wood, so realistic, great job :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That's great! :dummy: thank you so much :D
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
So cute! I love the marbling on the back.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:iconppa000:
Ppa000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
So cute!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :meow:
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Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Wow, I seriously thought the moon was wooden until I read the description! It looks great!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: that's great to know! I must be doing something right :D thanks!
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:iconfayina-kei-sancia:
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
you're welcome!
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:iconsuperwonderchoco311:
SuperWonderChoco311 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the moon part was wood that was carved out then painted! Wow, this is magic, pure magic I say! :love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad that you though so, I'm really flattered:love:
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SuperWonderChoco311 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem at all :meow:
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:iconstill4wesome:
Still4wesome Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
It look like a corgi :3
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I think she's a mix of a chihuahua and corgi :P
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:iconstill4wesome:
Still4wesome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Writer
So cute! :'D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Yup :D
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ShadowedLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the wood effect on the clay. Unless I looked read the comments I thought it was wood! Great job!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm so flattered that you thought it was real wood :la:
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:iconrecklesskaiser:
RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Ya quería yo ver cual sería tu siguiente miniatura y tenía el presentimiento que sería una de las lunas que haces. :giggle:

Se ve bastante bien, me gusto el acabado. <3
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Ah si aunque esta es de hace como 3 meses, sigo con retraso xD gracias!
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:iconrecklesskaiser:
RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Ah bueno, al menos ya estas posteando de nuevo, no? xD De nada! :dance:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Si :dummy:
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RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Yay! :eager:
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