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SDK: Maneki Hotaru Bank by Zanne SDK: Maneki Hotaru Bank by Zanne
I can't tell you how much fun this was to make. :D Sculpey, I am your bitch.

Done as a commission for , this is a Samurai Deeper Kyo version of the classic "Maneki Neko" (lucky cat) banks and statuary you see in asian businesses and homes. ^^ Featuring everyone's favorite deadpan Shiseiten, Hotaru. XD

True to the "Maneki" style, he has his right hand raised in welcome, and adorned with cat ears and a tail, to complete the effect. Sitting on his raised hand is a caterpillar, one of Hotaru's weaknesses. *laughs* He loves poking at them. I'm torn between squeeing at the cute, and laughing my head off at the silliness. :giggle:

Perched atop Neko!Hotaru's head, is none other than a chibified version of his half-brother, Shinrei. And doesn't the little guy look pleased about it? I just HAD to add the vein pop, because it just wouldn't be Shinrei without it. *laughs*

Maneki Hotaru is about 9 inches tall, total, and made entirely with white Sculpey polymer clay. About 5 pounds of it. Gah. :faint: Painted with acrylics, and a polyacrylic glaze.

I honestly couldn't find a good category for this, so I hope this one is okay. If someone knows of a better one, please let me know! ^^; I keep trying to put it in the Artisan Crafts section, but it keeps putting it in the general Traditional Art section! Grrr....
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MissArisugawa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute~! :love:
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Zanne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thank you; glad you like him! :)
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sugarblueberry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
That´s very nice looking hotaru :D
I´m also reading sdk. Anime wasn´t good at all.. :(
Waiting for a new chapter...
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Zanne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Thank you! I modeled him after what he looks like when he's poking random stuff in the manga.

I completely agree with you; I didn't like the anime at all; NOTHING like the manga. The manga is splendidly awesome. :)
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DaijinMinister Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaw, he's so cute! I love Hotaru in the manga. One of my favourite characters <3
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thanks! :) He's one of my favorite characters too...absolutely love the manga. :love:
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DaijinMinister Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, the manga is so awsome (I was just reading the newest volume : DD), but the anime totally sucks D::::
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Heehee...yeah, it's really amazing how different the manga and the anime is. When anyone expresses interest in SDK, I ALWAYS recommend the manga. The anime is just too short; waaaaay off the storyline, and everyone's so freaking OOC that I want to cry. Seriously, there isn't ANYONE who acts the way they should! O.o
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DaijinMinister Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. I never really had the interest to watch the whole anime, cause it was a total dissapointment right from the beginning. Man I'm glad that the manga's just the best. Never get dissapointed in that ~~
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kirstine5527 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
this is so f****** Amacing i would die to get one of those! O.O
It must have been hard to paint is so well
*or else it´s just me who doesn´t now anything about sculptures xD*
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