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Part of a commission for ~Beltaneh, this Maneki-neko is completely handmade with polymer clay. The face, spots, paws and inscription are painted with acrylics. It sits proudly on top of a bamboo hair chopstick :D

This is the first time in quite a while that I try making a figurine, they've never been my forte (last time I made a Nekopan, and I never quite liked them). For a while I said that I couldn't do "anything with a face" but I'm actually happy with how this turned out, I guess I'm ready to try again.

Esta es parte de una comisión para ~Beltaneh, este Maneki-neko está hecho a mano por mi usando polymer clay. La cara, marcas y patitas las pinté con pintura acrílica. Es la parte superior de un palillo chino para el cabello :D

Esta es la primera vez en mucho tiempo que intento hacer una figurita, nunca han sido mi punto fuerte (la última vez hice un Nekopan, y nunca me gustó del todo). Por un tiempo solía decir que no puedo hacer nada con rostro, pero en realidad me gustó como quedó esto. Supongo que es tiempo de volver a intentar.


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:iconholtina-hyde:
Holtina-Hyde Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Artist
so cute!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thank you :huggle:
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:iconholtina-hyde:
Holtina-Hyde Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artist
welcome
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:iconamonkillian:
AmonKillian Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I went "d-aaaaw~!!" on this one. awesome work from you, as always~♥
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
hehehe thanks that made me really happy! :D
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:iconamonkillian:
AmonKillian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
youre very welcome, dear~ keep rockin'~!♥
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'll do my best ^^
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
N'awww, this is cuuuuute. :meow:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Artisan Crafter
yaaaaaay thanks ^^
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:iconamorrocanbutterfly:
amorrocanbutterfly Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Now we just have to make a lever or something to make the arm go up and down! (Just like inside the stores at Chinatown here, and we also change the fur color to gold. XD)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
The lever would probably be too complicated for me XD
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:iconamorrocanbutterfly:
amorrocanbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Writer
Levers are complicated.

Except for seesaws. XD.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Agreed, but I don't know how to make something like that yet :noes:
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:iconphoenixcarla:
phoenixcarla Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Cute! I'll try to make one of these. :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I hope you'll have as much fun as I did.
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:iconphoenixcarla:
phoenixcarla Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thanks too! :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^
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:iconmachinemistress:
MachineMistress Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks almost exactly like the one i made
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Well they're based on the same thing after all :)
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:iconunconventionalsenshi:
Aww, it's purrfect ! :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! ^^
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is totally cute! I remember the Nekopan! I think that was one of the first deviations of yours that I saw. I think they were cute, but then again, I seem to have a thing for food with faces...lol!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
haha thank you!!! I love your food with faces, but I can't make my own that way XD it would look odd, and I don't know how to paint faces :(
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I dunno, you did a pretty good job of the cat's face here!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thansk! XD it was pretty difficult D:
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:iconphoenixcarla:
phoenixcarla Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Cute! :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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:iconmegacatgirl13:
MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Artist
It's cute! But if I can say something: the right eye looks like it somehow....slid away a bit o.o
But other thnpan that, it's adorable~
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! ^^ I think that's because I stuck the head slightly loopsided, or maybe because painting something perfectly symmetric is too difficult, but I'm getting there XD
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:iconmegacatgirl13:
MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Artist
it looks already 1000 times better than anything I could make, so I'm not quite the one to talk anyway...
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Oh no, not at all! I really appreciate feedback, so it wasn't wrong that you told me that :(
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:iconmegacatgirl13:
MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
I didn't mean to o.o it just somehow didn't send the happy smylie I added õ_õ
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
oh okay XD
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:iconsugarfloss9:
Sugarfloss9 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh!!! This looks just like the real ones! I think it's absolutely adorable. Do you know what the inscription means? I really like the glittery bits as well.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!! ^^ I'm so glad you said so, I tried to make it look like the real ones :D I think it means luck :P
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:iconsugarfloss9:
Sugarfloss9 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Your welcome! It makes sense if it means luck but I'm not sure why. :hmm:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Well a Maneki-neko it's supposed to bring good luck to the owner :D
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:iconsugarfloss9:
Sugarfloss9 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh! Thanks!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Artisan Crafter
no problem :D
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:icon13anana:
13anana Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cute! Well done. :]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice done =D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :huggle:
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:iconrxr-akira:
RxR-Akira Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Kitty! :XD:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I looooove kitties xD
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:iconrxr-akira:
RxR-Akira Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Me too! :heart:
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:iconalwaysconfused89:
AlwaysConfused89 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Lucky Right Cat from Animal Crossing!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
lol I never played Animal Crossing :(
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:iconalwaysconfused89:
AlwaysConfused89 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Photographer
There are things you can collect in your home and the lucky right cat is one of 3.

[link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
oh cool! that's a maneki-neko indeed :)
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