Zelda's PYOs – Sushi Cats!

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    Zelda
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      Hi all! It’s been forever since I’ve actually painted a PYO, and though I have a long line of pieces and ideas, when the sushi cats came out they just had to cut in front πŸ™‚

      These guys are painted to look my two own kitties – my dearly departed Marmalade (orange tabby with a really reduced pattern) and current cat Loki (a Maine Coon mix). Their patterns are quite simplified, but still accurate! I had quite a bit of fun planning their design. The bibs are the traditional maneki neko red and their ornaments are gold to make up for the fact that they’re not holding gold coins. Their bibs are decorated with their favorite things (catnip and Loki’s favorite blue ribbon toy). It also works out that I was able to paint their sushi to mirror their favorite foods – tuna, whitefish, and salmon!
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      While I love the smooth finish of these pieces, it created a couple of problems for me. First, I used old paint, which stuck in clumps when it was brushed on, despite my best attempts at mixing or fishing the clumps out πŸ™ Second, the matte finish clearcoat I used ended up coming out much glossier than anticipated, which makes the clumps stand out even more in bright light! They’re very hard to see in their normal bookshelf environment though, so it’s okay πŸ™‚
      I adore these two – thank you Melody for creating such charming sculpts!

      Forever seeking: Blackwatch the raffle Old Warrior, Jennifer Miller's pieces, and GB Baby unis!

      #945597
      Scathach
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        Hi all! It’s been forever since I’ve actually painted a PYO, and though I have a long line of pieces and ideas, when the sushi cats came out they just had to cut in front πŸ™‚

        These guys are painted to look my two own kitties – my dearly departed Marmalade (orange tabby with a really reduced pattern) and current cat Loki (a Maine Coon mix). Their patterns are quite simplified, but still accurate! I had quite a bit of fun planning their design. The bibs are the traditional maneki neko red and their ornaments are gold to make up for the fact that they’re not holding gold coins. Their bibs are decorated with their favorite things (catnip and Loki’s favorite blue ribbon toy). It also works out that I was able to paint their sushi to mirror their favorite foods – tuna, whitefish, and salmon!
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        While I love the smooth finish of these pieces, it created a couple of problems for me. First, I used old paint, which stuck in clumps when it was brushed on, despite my best attempts at mixing or fishing the clumps out πŸ™ Second, the matte finish clearcoat I used ended up coming out much glossier than anticipated, which makes the clumps stand out even more in bright light! They’re very hard to see in their normal bookshelf environment though, so it’s okay πŸ™‚
        I adore these two – thank you Melody for creating such charming sculpts!

        Very nice!

        Life is beautiful.

        #945601
        Hannah
        Participant

          Super cute!! Nice job Zelda!

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          #945604
          Kim
          Blocked

            Those are so cute!

            Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!

            #945607
            Betrluk1
            Participant

              Dang it! Now I want sushi after seeing those little rolls….Great job Zelda!

              #945614
              Prezaurian
              Participant

                They’re very cute. Congratulations on getting them done!

                #945624
                Angelika_Zen
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                  Those are super cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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                  #945625
                  Betrluk1
                  Participant

                    ….and i got sushi today….

                    #945627
                    Zelda
                    Participant

                      Thanks everyone! I never have enough sushi in my life, haha! From now on I’ll have to attribute my good fortune of eating it to my kitties πŸ™‚

                      Forever seeking: Blackwatch the raffle Old Warrior, Jennifer Miller's pieces, and GB Baby unis!

                      #945629
                      Landipan
                      Participant

                        Aw, I love ’em! I need to get me a sushi cat one of these days.

                        *Formerly meowmix101
                        Not currently open for PYO commissions.

                        #945632
                        Rylorien
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                          It’s adorable how you painted the cats favorite things on the bibs! Even with the fur patterns being simplified, the line-work looks smooth and spectacular. And I love the subtlety of the markings on the tabby.

                          #945699
                          Melody
                          Keymaster

                            Those cats are just adorable!!

                            #945718
                            Zelda
                            Participant

                              Wheee, thank you Melody! πŸ˜€ I have such a waiting list of my PYOs to paint that it’s intimidating at this point, hah. These seemed like something I could tackle, and the results are so bright and cheerful. Can’t help but smile whenever I look at them!

                              Rylorien, thanks for the compliments on the stripes. I was huddled over those with a teeny brush, hoping I didn’t sneeze! Marmalade did have very subtle stripes on her. She had a mottled appearance to her belly which I had to leave out, or else I think I’d still be painting πŸ™‚ Loki had to get edited down too – she has ticked fur which would probably have been impossible to get across right on such a smooth figure. I’ll be attempting a more realistic portrayal with the PYO winged cat, someday.

                              Forever seeking: Blackwatch the raffle Old Warrior, Jennifer Miller's pieces, and GB Baby unis!

                              #945721
                              Ferlin1984
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                                I think they are adorable! You did such a great job!

                                #945723
                                Natasha
                                Participant

                                  They are so cute!

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