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Shouren:  Feline Geisha by crokittycats Shouren:  Feline Geisha by crokittycats
I suppose she could have gone under textiles...but this will work.

She is about two feet tall, carved in foam rubber, and is painted with acrylics. Her eyes are haindpainted glass from a taxidermy company (i'm not that good yet...) and her whiskers are real (shed by my kitties). Her dress was made by me with various brocade scraps.
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Given 2006-01-28
Shouren: Feline Geisha by *ukonzukai I've always loved geisha dolls, but this one was too cute to pass up! A whimsical spin on a traditional object. Check it out! ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Really beautiful ... well done!  

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crokittycats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I love her costume and pose!
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Shewbacca Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
pretty kitty :)
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Not a big fan of the neck, but otherwise I think out of all the dolls I viewed on your gallery shes one of my favs. I haven't had the chance to navigate through your portion of dev art fully, but do you take commissions for such dolls? whats a base price range for somethign of this media?
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Thank you very much for your comment. >^-^<
I had to go back to my website to check my going price, but it is in need of serious updates. So here is some current info:
All of the smaller dolls (done with polymer clay and papers) start at $75. The big ones start around $250. The price can increase depending on complexity, materials, and size.

This one is a very old doll, and has so many mistakes. But her face is still a bit sweeter than some of my other girls.
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
How much of a notice would you need for a Christmas order 2009? Also do you do payments in full or a down payment portion up front and the rest when the doll is finished? Depending on how my fall sales go, I really would like to consider a commission.
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
I apologize for being so slow in my reply.

For Christmas I'd probably need to know in October at the latest. My biggest sales for kittens and such (and thusly my busiest kittening time) occur from the end of September to mid-December. Halloween kittens and then Christmas kittens.
If it's a carved doll, they actual doll doesn't take too long. Foam rubber loves me. But the kimono and accessories take longer.
I do split payments up. Sometimes I try to get some kind of deposit to help cover any new materials needed. But I don't require it.
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Thanks for getting back to me. the lateness of the reply is not a big deal at all. Alrighty, I'll see how I do come this September since I'm selling at a larger con. Depending on profit, I'll be contacting you again for a Christmas commission. I really love the feline geisha dolls alot.
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Ketutar Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :-)

I'm featuring your absolutely lovely image on my journal with the theme "Geishas and Kimonos" :-)
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Thank you for the beautiful art work :-)
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crokittycats Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Thank you very much! I am honoured! >^-^<
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Ketutar Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :-) She is lovely and fits the company perfectly :-) Thank you for making her :-)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
I can see why you got a DD. This looks really great. I like the attention to detail here. Her hair, face, and outfit all look really great.
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Thank you! I feel bad for her now, because I always look at her with a critical eye...all the mistakes and such. But I still try to just love her for her. Still the best face I have ever carved. :)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Your welcome!
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JimDear Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
Absolutely beautiful...
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toxicdreamonkey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
wow...it's lovely!!!!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Digital Artist
Oh this is one of the cutest geisha I've seen! Thanks for sharing it. Fave!
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Habikoru-Sora Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Kawaii! So cute! I wish I could have it and put it on my book shelf!
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FraeuleinAbart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Very lovely work! ^-^
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Amazing! :+fav:
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Wovstah Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh wow... She's beautiful. o.o My fiancÚ would absolutely adore this doll. He's really into anthros and Japanese culture.
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Naomi-Shikaru Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Omg, I so love this! She's so pretty, to cute really. :)
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Battlecat-Nutmeg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
THAT is some awesome work you've done! :clap: At first, I could'nt quite tell if she was a sculpture, a doll or a painting, she's lovely!! :winner:
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yamikuroi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Beautiful idea! :clap:
A very well-deserved DD, for sure :D

:+fav:
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solarafoxwell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
u made it?! u actually made it out by urself1? O_o AWESOME~~
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Murata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
I have to admit, a cat geisha is pretty disturbing. however, your skill is amazing. 2 feet tall and all that work, I can only imagine. O_o
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RustyDahlia87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
wah! that's awesome!! it's so pretty too! the details look amazing! ^^
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DewyneJefferson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
:wow: Great job!
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ShenDo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
though it was cute.
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sonicsora Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Student General Artist
for a while i thought it was hand drawn, until i relized you did carve it yourself, and i am amazed, this looks so good, i love her kimono, her wig and her cute face, it probally took you forever, i give you props on such a great job.
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CrispyMountainJew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Howd you do the hair. The hair looks nice, but a bit unnatural to the feline face. You know what would make her better? Cat ears sticking out from her hair, then maybe it would look a bit natural. Nice try though, its very nice!
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
It was a ponytail extension that I flipped upside down. Now I actually have good references on different Geisha wigstyles, plus I have been playing around with a one that will frame the face better and go in front of the ears (you are right, they do need to be in the hair instead of pushing it back). Plus I found a way to make more realistic ears! Thank you for commenting! >^-^<
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wattersk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. So pretty/cute! :) I'm actually about finished reading "Memoirs of a Geisha", and spotting this couldn't have been at a better time. :D The dress looks gorgeous, and the expression is very kitty-like. :)
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mostnobleblack Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. You carved it so realistically. Its interesting how you used your cats' whiskers. Mine don't shed theirs often enough for me to do something with them, or they're not shedding them in obvious places. lol
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Thank you! They hide their whiskers. My best spots to find them are on the stairs, by the scratching bord, and on their favourite napping blanket. Sometimes on the bed or pillows.
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trueillusions Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006   Photographer
Awesome!!

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Amb0rg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh, this is exquisite. Amazing work here, I'll definitely have to fave this one. =)
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GothicNekoWings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
ahaha. lmao. that is so amazing. so so so very amazing. and cute!!!though. cats kinda have a lack of upright elegance i suppose and .. well. horizontally placed shoulders that jut in different directions. so naturally, the kimono kinda slips off the shoulders in that manner. can't tell if i like it that way or not. hmm. it's more cat like this way. so yesh!!
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GothIntegra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats amazing. :)
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whydoyouask Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
when i saw this at first i was like "WTF???" but its pretty cool anyways.
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FantasyBri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Too Cute! Very representive of grace and beauty as well, I believe.
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gothkittykat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist
This is so Awsome! *FAV*
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leakymuffin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my GODS you actually made this?? By HAND?? That's insanity! Insanity I say! (I thought it was a painting at first.)

This is so +fav'ed, you have NO idea how much I love this. Joygasm! I want it's babies!
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Mythee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so cute. <3 You're amazing.
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BonfireSmoker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
It's sooooooo cute!
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Saknika Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Professional Photographer
That is absolutely stunning. Wonderful work. ^.^
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Ritex82 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Professional Filmographer
funny!
^^
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Draikeena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
O.o... wow... thta is amazing. I love it.
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