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Free papertoy to be downloaded at 3eyedbear.com
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There are a few legends around the Maneki Neko, the Lucky Cat. She (or maybe a he) supposedly saved some rich guy’s life long long ago by waving him to go away from under a tree that got hit by lightning. Also there’s a story about a beheaded cat that brought the grieving owner luck after being reincarnated into a wooden statue or appearing in a poor woman’s dream with a good business-proposal.
Point is, since the 17th century this cat brings Luck, Health, Wealth and Love, so we felt the need to repay his duties by recreating him in the purest and delicate canvas of all: paper. May Maneki Neko keep on being our beloved good luck charm and live his paper-life in good health, prosperity and full of love himself. It’s the least we can do.
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It's trial and error to get any model right. I usually start out with boxy, pointy shapes to soften out the edges as I investigate how to combine my original idea with the harsh paper reality. To have it constructed several times guarantees an easy, fast to build and clean, stylized outcome.
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My own cat Blut served as first model as a 'Happy New Year's!'-card for buro-Lamp.
At 3Eyedbear.com there's four Maneki Neko’s to choose from:
-Gold, for Wealth
-Pink, for Love!
-Black, against all bad luck
-White, for Prosperity