This is a little cat for my nephew, Brian.
This is based on a text art cat which I keep seeing posted as ASCII art. But, it did not have the ASCII art characters only. So I fixed/ adjusted it.
Just finished! I could fiddle with the tail more but this seems to be the best I could manage. Fiddling just seemed to throw it off so this is how it is going to be. Besides, you can fiddle and fiddle and then wish you had just left it alone. I have learned (the hard way) to keep copies of the art I’m working on so I can go back to the version I had before.
New for 2018. I did reuse my favourite jack-o-lantern from years ago. Looking at it now, I think it would be better with a much bigger jack-o-lantern to make the kitten appear smaller. Maybe later. The kitten’s head took a long time to get done.
Inspired by an image (often posted at Halloween) of a little, sweet looking, black kitten with black wings and tiny fangs.… Read the rest
Source for inspiration: Maneki Neko: The Secrets of Japan’s Lucky Cat | Japanista (Site is gone now).
Below is information from the original post on the site. If I work on another cat this would be great to know!
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The name ‘mankei neko’ can be attributed to the cat’s welcoming paw, as the literal translation is ‘beckoning cat.’