The maneki neko or lucky cat are common figurines/statues that symbolize good luck. The raised paw is a gesture of beckoning. According to Wikipedia, “a statue with the left paw raised is to get more customers, while the right paw raised is to get more money. Hence it is also said that the one with left paw is for business and the right is for home.”
I used the Kunayi brush in Procreate to mimic the Sumi-e style I was also going for a more simplistic design.
I might make this into a sticker. Let me know if you’d be interested in getting one!!
More playing with Procreate! I just uploaded some new brushes and I cannot wait to give them a try. This Seymour painting was done with the original set. Although there’s a ton of brushes with the app purchase, I found that many are too specialized. I would like to move to a more illustration look. More exploring!
Spent the weekend avoiding things like cleaning, finishing up my taxes and other non-enjoyable ventures. Instead, I watched a few Procreate videos to try to learn how to use this awesome app. Making circles! Layers! Gaussian Blur!! My mind is officially blown! If you have any Procreate tips, please feel free to share!
ArtWalk 2016 is now a thing of the past. It was fun and I could see myself doing more art fairs in the future. Yes, I did sell some of my art and got lots of nice, encouraging feedback. I enjoyed hearing people reminisce about loved ones who sewed. I also discovered that there are many fellow button lovers out there! It was also great to have some of my dear friends visit my booth.
Now, I am going to focus on getting my Etsy shop up to speed. Today, I spent some time photographing some of my artwork on a wall in my home. As you can see, I had a lot of help with my kitty assistants. This is why I have to work in a studio!
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