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Chinese Zodiac by Maylar Chinese Zodiac by Maylar
Etsy: www.etsy.com/listing/287697745…

Video: youtu.be/_cWD621j9k0

New miniature book. Contains 12 animals of Chinese Zodiac, plus a list of ideograms of same in the middle. 

Hardcover, this book measures 1.5 x 1.8 cm (0.59 x 0.70 inch). Endpapers are commercial texture, rest is done fully by me, hand drawn digitally in Photoshop. The covers are faux leather and faux gilding.

Hope you like it :)
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Given 2016-04-01
Chinese Zodiac by Maylar ( Featured by pinkythepink )
:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No cat?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
No, because this is Chinese zodiac and Cat takes Rabbit's place in Vietnamese zodiac (or vice versa, Rabbit takes Cat's one in Chinese). Many Western publications mixed this up, so there's always confusion (and lol, I had to look up twice, before deciding which one to draw).
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was making an anime-related joke....^^;
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
^^ And I supposedly love anime... didn't get it, lol :P Which anime? 
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fruits Basket. It's about a family cursed to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac whenever they're hugged by a member of the opposite sex (unless said person is also cursed). Besides the traditional 12, one member is cursed to transform into the cat; actually the cat has two forms - that of a normal cat and that of a grotesque monster that smells like a corpse (the cat must wear a special beaded bracelet at all times or else they turn into the monster form). Also, one member of the family holds the position of the god of the zodiac. The story itself is more about the various dysfunctional relationships within the family and what happens when an orphaned girl moves in with the dog, rat, and cat members. It's really good but very emotional.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
:) Really good but very emotional sits well with me. Thanks for telling me, I know the title, but didn't knew the story, as I was never particularly drawn to it due art (my favorites are of different kind). However, I'm in general not completely opposed to any manga or anime art, lol, so I think I'll give it a go ^
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.^^
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
cool
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! All those tiny pictures Wow! , wow!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm late, but thank you! :)
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:iconcrimsonknightgallant:
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
hey what's the animal for november army i'm curious and i thought i asked u since i saw this. sadly can't get but if i remember i think it was snake but i'm not sure
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Chinese zodiac is a twelve-years based one, each animal for one year, so no monthly animals to my knowledge. Your sign will depend of the year you are born in.
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:iconcrimsonknightgallant:
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student General Artist
opps i was born in 2001, sorry it's different here ^^;
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sure, things differs from place to place, it's a great thing, nothing to be sorry about ;) :)
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:iconcrimsonknightgallant:
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student General Artist
so what am i, I'm born in 2001.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
As to my knowledge, you are then snake ^^
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:iconcrimsonknightgallant:
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student General Artist
^^ ok thx
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:iconlethe-gray:
lethe-gray Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
These things make me want to be a tiny tiny person so I could enjoy looking at them in full size :D So incredible!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ahaha, thank you! :D
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
WinningDD by marphilhearts
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late reply, thank you very much! :D
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning craftsmanship 
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Amazing work!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! 
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:icono0w0o:
o0w0o Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Grats on the DD! :hug:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:icono0w0o:
o0w0o Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
np! o0w0o
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
That is a gorgeous miniature book.  I love the zodiac animals and the detailing on the binding is beautiful!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, glad you like it :)
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Late, but thank you!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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:iconsilvietepes:
SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit (excuse my language :D ).


This is absolutely awesome and brilliant. A very very very deserved DD! Congrats! :clap: :clap:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Lol, you are excused and thank you so much, so glad that you like it! :D
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:iconsilvietepes:
SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have really envy handcraft skills. :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconakuba-link:
Akuba-Link Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Nice art !
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
^^ Thanks!
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:iconxmine-tyanx:
xMine-tyanx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's...perfect! ahah :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkazaret:
kazaret Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
at my age . i am the buffalo >D< hehehe
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
;) :)
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!

.:*Emoticon*:. Fangirling Marinette
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Adventure Nightmare Cupcake - FNAF World -GIF Icon
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:iconemsoileau:
emsoileau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY GOD I WANT THIS
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it :D Feel free to contact me here or on Etsy if you're interested (just follow the link in comment). The current one is already reserved now, but I can make another one for you with no problem :)
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March 28, 2016
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Camera Data

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Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A590 IS
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/2.6
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2016, 6:08:42 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)
Sensor Size
2mm