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 🙂

    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 🙁 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 🙂
    I adore these two – thank you Melody for creating such charming sculpts!

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    #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 🙂

    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!
     photo P1010570 640x480_zpsyewk1eur.jpg
     photo P1010572 640x480_zps2zk9rhvl.jpg
     photo IMG_3249 640x480_zpsdzhjujoj.jpg
     photo P1010585 480x640_zpsoobnfjbe.jpg
     photo P1010584 480x640_zpssalpzhsm.jpg
    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 🙁 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 🙂
    I adore these two – thank you Melody for creating such charming sculpts!

    Very nice!

    #945601
    Hannah
    Participant

    Super cute!! Nice job Zelda!

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    #945604
    Kim
    Participant

    Those are so cute!

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    #945607
    Betrluk1
    Participant

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

    Always looking for baby unicorns, a special mother unicorn, and a special curled dragon

    #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….

    Always looking for baby unicorns, a special mother unicorn, and a special curled dragon

    #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 🙂

    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.
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    #945632
    Rylorien
    Participant

    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! 😀 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 🙂 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
    Participant

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

    #945723
    Natasha
    Participant

    They are so cute!

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