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Male foo -dog

This is the clayed-up male foo dog about to have his first mold made. You can get an idea of what he looks like. Both front feet are down., like the foo-mom.

If you guys REALLY want me to change him so that he has his front foot up so it can be on a globe,you need to SQUEEK NOW! He can’t be changed later!
I want happy foo-dog owners.

24 Responses to Male foo -dog

  1. prezaurian September 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Oh foot up please! That would be cool. And a foo dog without a ball or orb is just…wrong. Plus he’ll look more unique if he’s posed differently than the foo mom.

  2. Vance-and-Marilyn September 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    We would prefer his foot up, but are looking forward to him either way.

  3. dragonmedley September 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Either way, I’m good.

  4. Wolfrott September 22, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    It works both ways for me. I’m biased and love the paw-on-globe option more because it’s true to the folklore, but the Foo Mum isn’t, so… Also, finding an orb to fit him and the additional costs of packaging and shipping the Foo Dad might be too much for some would-be Foo Dad owners.

    With his paw down he would be consistent with the Foo Mum.

  5. travistie September 22, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I think the foot should be up, and would prefer it like that. But, if it’s too much of a pain to reposition his foot and leg, then don’t worry about it! I’ll still buy one to paint anyway.

  6. Ikiyouyou September 22, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    Oh, please make his foot up! It would be SO much nicer to have the pose a little different from the mom! I’d love to have a globe or object to fit under his paw!

  7. Kazewan September 22, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Please, please make the foot up! I’d be disappointed if the pose was exactly the same as the females – I love to have a variety in the poses to make them more fun and interesting to look at! Not sure I’d end up getting one if they looked too similar… so… foot up, so I can buy one, please! 😀

  8. starbreeze September 22, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    I too would prefer the foot up, but I will love him either way. 🙂

  9. drag0nfeathers September 22, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    I dig the idea of the foot up, but I don’t want you to change your work if you don’t want to. YOU are the artist!

  10. Nela-G02 September 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Id rather him have foot up on a globe, make him different than the mom, plus the globe idea would make him look like a traditional Foo Dog statue.

  11. Dreaming Tree Studio September 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    SQEEEEEKKKKKS!!!!!!!! I would love to see his paw up for a globe! <3<3<3.

  12. Kiya September 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I don’t like the foot up option personally. What if I can’t find a globe I like? Then he’d be all weird and unbalanced. Also, would it make him less stable sitting on the shelf or what not?

    Plus – then we’d have to wait longer for foo-dad 🙂

  13. Soulscape September 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Foot up on a cast decorated/engraved globe!!! I can’t imaging the male Foo without one! That way he has support and people don’t have to worry about finding an orb to have him guard.

    It should be easy enough to make right? Just find a ping pong to coat and cookie cut the shapes and attach.

  14. Melody September 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Paste the word “komainu” into google search and click “images”: Komainu is a new term I found for these foo-things,(besides “shishi”) so I am finding new images I hadn’t seen before.
    These are such wonderful creatures; they are so crazy looking…
    Sometimes both the male and female have their feet down, sometimes not.

  15. opal dragon September 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    [quote=Soulscape]Foot up on a cast decorated/engraved globe!!! [/quote]

    This =) I would rather have a paintable “globe” if he is going to have one. If we have to find stone globes I say leave it as is. But something with some of those wonderful textures you put onto stuff Melody, would be awesome! The bases of the wizards come to mind. Or the neat little textures you drew into your graphic comics?

  16. Starhorse September 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    [quote=Soulscape]Foot up on a cast decorated/engraved globe!!! [/quote]

    I was on the fence about this until this comment, which I think is an excellent idea. I’ll be getting one (well, probably several) either way though, as Im sure he’ll be quite impressive 🙂

    Thanks Melody, can’t wait to see where he goes

  17. WhiteKnight116 September 23, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    A paint-able globe sounds like a great idea.

  18. Ferngirl September 23, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    I don’t know if it would be possible, but I just had an image of this. Having his paw up, so that the baby foo dog can sit beneath his arm.

  19. dragonlove September 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    [quote=Wolfrott]It works both ways for me. I’m biased and love the paw-on-globe option more because it’s true to the folklore, but the Foo Mum isn’t, so… Also, finding an orb to fit him and the additional costs of packaging and shipping the Foo Dad might be too much for some would-be Foo Dad owners.

    With his paw down he would be consistent with the Foo Mum.[/quote]

    This is true for me. Now I’m kind of worrying… What am I gonna put under his paw? Where should I start looking….you get the idea.

    Feet down are fine with me. Less stress.

  20. Angelika Zen September 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    I was on the fence until I googled these images…leg definitely up. Tells us “This is MY ball” very Alpha male! lol! Just my two cents. I’m 110% sure I’ll love him either way.

  21. Demyx September 24, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    Personally I say leave as is, I understand variation but it’s weirder to have one of the two ‘following the foot-up pose’ and the other not. They’re supposed to work as a pair and that just sorta.. creates friction in my mind. If that made any sense.
    And as others said, less stress without.

    And! It would only delay my precious foofoo.

    (putting a baby under the paw just seems like the worst idea, unless this is suddenly the female one.)

  22. Skylover September 24, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    My personal opinion is to leave the male as is. Symmetry is rather important to these guys. Not all male foo dogs are depicted with a ball under one foot. In fact, I’ve got a pair that is rather similar to your male and female in pose – no ball or foo pup. They’re just mirror images of each other.

  23. GraveatArt September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Totally agree. Leg up!

  24. fatalbeauty September 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    leg down!

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