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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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GrandmaThunderpants 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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mel--mel 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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Talty Oct 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks I'm glad it looks enough like wood :D
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:icontexasdreamer01:
I love how you did the moon. :D
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Talty Aug 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :love:
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Ember-Eyes 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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Talty Aug 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
awwww thank you so much for saying all that :meow:
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Ember-Eyes Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, of course. :aww:
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:iconsparklingfire:
It looks exactly like real wood, and the dog is so cute! Wonderful!
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Talty Aug 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I'm glad that you think it looks real :D
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