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Maneki Neko by Articubone Maneki Neko by Articubone
Random little cuteness for an art competition on Gaia. The reason the lineart is so thick and everything is under-shaded is because it's meant to be a tattoo design - extreme blending and minute colour variations really don't work too well. ^^; As always, lineart done in pen, inked in Photoshop, coloured in self-same annoying Photoshop. *shakes fist at its memory-eatingness*

I used the little statuette of a Maneki Neko I have as a model for this, which is why it's not holding a medallion as most of them do - my one has a golden hammer. O_o I repaced the hammer with a fish at the contest holder's request. So the kitten is sitting on a medallion instead. XD

...I'll stop blabbing now. ^^;
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EchoingBreeze Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I use this as an avatar on tumblr?  
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Articubone Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sorry for the late reply - feel free, just make sure to link here if anyone asks where you got it! Thanks ^_^
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Athira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww... kinda looks like my own cat xD Ooomg all of these maneki nekos are so adorable! You’ve earned a fave! I’ve loved maneki nekos since I was little, and I have a few at home but I always wanted a “real” one from Asia :). If you want to help a fellow maneki neko-lover out, I actually have a maneki neko-design up for scoring at Threadless right now, and it would love to get fives <3

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The world can’t get enough of kawaii maneki nekos! :3
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SasuNaruForeva Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I would like to ask your permission to use this as a base for my Maneki Neko tattoo! I will change the colors around to fit the persona of my sleeve but I would love to use this. I will definitely give you credit and pictures once it's complete
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Articubone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
No problems! It was originally intended as a tattoo, after all. :)

Sorry for getting back to you so slow, I normally don't check deviantart for months at a time these days.
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MissPorcelaiin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I LOVE MANEKI NEKOS :heart: , you can tell by my icon lol
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JACrisis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I'm going off of everyone else's response but I'm gonna use this design as a wood burning- if anyone asks I will credit you and I'll show everyone a pic when its done!
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FrostySnowc0ne Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
So cute!
Hey can I use this in my FireFox Persona?
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Articubone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Sorry for the late reply. Sure you can, just make sure you say it's mine if anyone asks. :)
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inkbeau Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
My wife was searching for a Maneki Neko tattoo design...loves your design. I want to ask if you mind if we use it for her Maneki Neko tattoo. I wouldnt want to use it without permission.
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Articubone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Go for it! I'm glad you found it to be what you want. :3
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TTMSHU Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   Traditional Artist
GYAHH!!!!!1

THE CUTENESS!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!

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(I'll be pissed off if image tags dont work for some unknown reason.....)
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:iconarticubone:
Articubone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
XD *laughs at*
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TTMSHU Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   Traditional Artist
ah crap......

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MaggieBloome Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Hee! That is so cute it merits the word kawaii! ^_^
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
Thankees! ^-^
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south-wind Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005   Digital Artist
It's so cute! And so perfect and polished. I'm envious, you know :XD: It's gorgeous, Alisa! :D :D :D :worship:
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south-wind Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005   Digital Artist
where? *scratches head* :D
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
It is SO not polished! >_< *points to all the big mistakes that she's far too lazy to fix*
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kaoru87 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005   Digital Artist
It's so cuuuuuute!!!! TT_____TT!! *cuddles and pets it*

Hey, are you coming to Animania? ^^
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
*giggles*

Yup, I'm going on Saturday. :3nod:
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kaoru87 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005   Digital Artist
Nya :D Shall you be cosplaying as anyone? O_o
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:iconarticubone:
Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Of course not. No tiiime...

But I seem to have been drawn into a giant plan of DOOOM for a group cosplay next year at Supanova. O_o
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kaoru87 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Really? XD What are you guys planning to cosplay as? :P
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
Characters from some video game called Magna Carta... apparently there's a Russian princess or something in there, so they're all "Yes! Arti must do that! And we'll be the other random characters!" And then there's me going O_o???? XD
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kaoru87 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005   Digital Artist
Ohh. :P That's so cool! I'm hoping to get a stall at Animania next year :P And sell crappy art!!! Yayyy... =_=;;

When I can return your Hellsing to you? :D
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Articubone Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005
Uhhh... any time's good. ^-^

Oooh, selling art? Are you going to be drawing it with copic markers? Or just prints of your computer stuff and pencil sketches?
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Lindenlin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww! very cute!
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Thankees. ^_^
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Lindenlin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.
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w00t-uchiha Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Nyu! It is so cute lol! Looks exactly as i would picture the real life cat of that statue. Cute!:D
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Articubone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
XD Thankees!
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