I can't tell you how much fun this was to make.
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.
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.
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....