Lucky Cat

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so thought I’d check what I doodled last year which was a lucky cat (or Maneki-neko which I believe is the Japanese name) ornament so thought this time I’d try just drawing from imagination.  I prefer my copied sketch more than this one but as drawing from imagination is one of the challenges I’ve set myself this year thought I’d start as i mean to go on.

They’re weird little things, I always thought the cats were waving but apparently they are beckoning which I assume is why you often see them in shop windows.  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.

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