Monday, June 27, 2011

#27 - 30 Prints in 30 Days (Maneki Neko)

"Maneki Neko"
Woodcut with hand coloring
Oil based ink and watercolors on Rives BFK
2.5" x 4" (image) 5.5" x 7.5" (paper)

Traditionally, a beckoning cat is supposed to be a Japanese bobtail, but this is a calico with a long tail. He just needed a tail to be balanced. Not sure if this nullifies the good luck he's supposed to bring to the owner, but I think he's pretty cute regardless.

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