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Offline tomkatsuuu

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GMK Lucky Cat is based on the maneki neko (beckoning cat) figurine waving you good fortune.
The colors are inspired by the figurine. The novelties are inspired by items that represent wealth and good luck.

Colors Codes:
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White - WS1
Black - CR
Gold - RAL 080 70 50
Red - RAL 040 60 70

I am looking forward to your feedback and would appreciate it if you could fill out the IC-Form!
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Subject to change. Renders are not a perfect representation of the final product.

Base Kit:


Novelties:


Novelties meaning in order:
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R1
Daruma cat - just a combination of a daruma and a cat
Gourd - longetivity
Kaban coin - coin that the figurine holds

R2
Omamori - good luck charm
Origami crane - if you make 1000 then a wish will come true

R3
Fan - luck with business
Koi fish - good fortune, prosperity, and success
Fat cat - just a fat version of the figurine
Daruma - symbol of perseverance and good luck

R4
千万両/sen man ryou - 10 million gold pieces
Daruma doll - symbol of perseverance and good luck
大吉/Dai-kiti - lots of luck
幸福/Kofuku - happiness


Spacebar Kit:





Iron165 by Smith + Rune





BOCC by Senryo





F2-84 by Geon







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To Be Announced
If you're interested in working together, please shoot me a message on Discord (Tom#0513)!


To do list:
-Update based on feedback (novelties and maybe colors)
-Vendors
-Deskmat [1/2]
-Collabs
-More renders


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Ghost for being there since the start of this project
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« Last Edit: Wed, 07 April 2021, 22:49:14 by tomkatsuuu »

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:16:51 »
Changelog:

3/13
  • Uploaded deskmat

3/22
  • Fixed deskmat render
  • Added proposed changes section
  • Proposing two new yellow mods and new novelty designs

4/6
  • Updated base kit (40s support and Hiragana sublegends)
  • Updated novelties
  • Updated spacebar kit
  • Changed mods color based on suggestions, will still be continuing the search for gold
  • Removed "Proposed Changes" and added "Previous Iterations" section

Previous Iterations:

Initial design
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Base Kit:


Hiragana Kit:


Novelties:


Spacebar Kit:

« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 10:59:59 by tomkatsuuu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:17:50 »
WAOOOO LOVE IT :D cant wait to buy <3
« Last Edit: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:20:21 by priskillet »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:20:48 »
Please consider making split bars white!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:21:57 »
So happy to finally see this in IC! Looks great and GLWIC fren

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:21:58 »
Cute


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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:24:01 »
noice tom

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:26:44 »
Very nice design! Will definitely be in for this!


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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:42:27 »
After this runs successfully, I hope you consider other profiles. This would be amazing in DSA.
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Offline GingGing

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:13:25 »
Nice set! Would possibly swap the gold and red in the base kit though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:38:14 »
 :thumb:


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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:39:09 »
My wife, after showing her this thread:

"OMG WEHAVETOGETTHAT"
"OMG THE KITTY"
"OMG IT HAS THE DARUMA DOLL"
"OOOMMGGG THEY'RE DOING DESKMATS"

Seriously though what a great idea for a set -- definitely in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 13:12:20 »
I like your headers

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 13:41:08 »
This looks really great man. Well done!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 14:01:29 »
Im only here so I get more luck on next raffle  :thumb:
glwic

Offline YoungTerror

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 16:29:33 »
+1 love me some gold sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 16:47:59 »
Loving it!

Also just to point out, your discord invite is expired.

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 16:58:24 »
Nice set! Would possibly swap the gold and red in the base kit though.

I've thought about this when I first started working on this. The gold really grew on me and made the set unique. To my knowledge, most gold color have been used for accent. I appreciate the feedback and I'll make note of this for possible changes in the future!

After this runs successfully, I hope you consider other profiles. This would be amazing in DSA.

Please consider making split bars white!

Thank you for the feedback! I'll make note of these for future updates.

Loving it!

Also just to point out, your discord invite is expired.

Awk. Just updated, thanks for the heads-up!


And thank you so much to everyone for the support  :D
« Last Edit: Thu, 11 March 2021, 17:01:43 by tomkatsuuu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 18:35:42 »
Big fan! GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline Kacperoni

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 18:39:14 »
Love it, super excited. Wish the alphas were more beige than white, but I understand. Good luck! Hope to see the GB within next month or two, it would suck if it stayed in IC till end of year, as some do... Will definitely buy the entire base kit, novelties, rama keys... I would really love maybe a small macro pad like GMK Dandy did. GMK Lucky Cat macro pad? Sounds pretty POG if you ask me.... ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 22:04:43 »
Nice inspiration and nice novs, the effort and care is clear within the IC! Awesome.

Offline Izeri

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:40:32 »
Have you considered making the 2.25 novelty border a little bit thicker to fit better with other ones?
Otherwise looks good, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:02:29 »
Nice job Tom!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:13:53 »
Looks great! Love that gold/yellow. Always a sucker for a more mustardy color. Love the novelties as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:15:19 »
this is so cute

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 14:20:24 »
Have you considered making the 2.25 novelty border a little bit thicker to fit better with other ones?
Otherwise looks good, GLWIC!

Yeah this is on the to-do list  :thumb:

Love it, super excited. Wish the alphas were more beige than white, but I understand. Good luck! Hope to see the GB within next month or two, it would suck if it stayed in IC till end of year, as some do... Will definitely buy the entire base kit, novelties, rama keys... I would really love maybe a small macro pad like GMK Dandy did. GMK Lucky Cat macro pad? Sounds pretty POG if you ask me.... ;D

Don't think I'm ready for a macro pad LOL, but thanks for the suggestions! I wanna take my time and try to improve on the set, so I don't think GB within the next month or two is really feasible for me  ;D


Thank you everyone for the support <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 18:10:44 »
ISO Enter novelties pls  ;D ;D. Very good color choices.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 19:02:36 »
Those novelties are pretty awesome!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 20:33:25 »
Am I the only one interested in an alternate mod kit using gold on red (like the enter key)? The set looks really sharp as is, but I like the idea of mixing and matching red and gold modifiers.

Otherwise, very solid concept art. I filled out the IC.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 02:25:04 »
Really happy to see this in IC! I love the novelties and the overall cuteness of the set. Good luck with the IC!

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 11:24:22 »
ISO Enter novelties pls  ;D ;D. Very good color choices.

This will be something I'll consider, but I want to make everything affordable as possible!

Am I the only one interested in an alternate mod kit using gold on red (like the enter key)? The set looks really sharp as is, but I like the idea of mixing and matching red and gold modifiers.

Otherwise, very solid concept art. I filled out the IC.

A couple of other people mentioned more gold on red, so this is something I will consider! Thank you so much for filling out the IC~


Those novelties are pretty awesome!

Really happy to see this in IC! I love the novelties and the overall cuteness of the set. Good luck with the IC!

Thank you guys for the support!

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 11:32:29 »
Update #1.0

My free labored artist sister had some time to finish drawing the cat for one of the deskmat designs! Took in a lot of feedback from friends and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's still subject to change, so I'm open to any feedback!

Ganbare (頑張れ)
Do your best!
« Last Edit: Sat, 13 March 2021, 14:41:22 by tomkatsuuu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 15:18:42 »
I like this set a lot, especially the deskmat. 10/10 would daily.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 18:12:25 »


The waves and the rest of the art don't seem to mesh to well. The lines for the art give off that hand drawn style as the wave lines are smooth and give off more of a vectored style(same for the daruma doll). The arts good but personally I would prefer everything be more uniform.

I like the direction the deskmat is going though!
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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 18:37:03 »
I really like the inspo behind this! GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 20:00:30 »
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The waves and the rest of the art don't seem to mesh to well. The lines for the art give off that hand drawn style as the wave lines are smooth and give off more of a vectored style(same for the daruma doll). The arts good but personally I would prefer everything be more uniform.

I like the direction the deskmat is going though!


Hey fellow Texan! Thanks for the suggestions. At first, I thought it was an imgur/geekhack compressing my images. But it does look a bit unsmooth on my end after giving it a second look. I'll add this to my laundry list of things and try to find some workarounds, thanks again!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 21:37:34 »
This looks amazing! Would definitely grab!

Might be interesting for a mod kit that is gold/yellow to match the coin.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 03:36:47 »
Hey fellow Texan! Thanks for the suggestions. At first, I thought it was an imgur/geekhack compressing my images. But it does look a bit unsmooth on my end after giving it a second look. I'll add this to my laundry list of things and try to find some workarounds, thanks again!

Howdy and np. Looking forward to it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 17:46:15 »
Simple and straightforward, and I love that there is hiragana as opposed to katakana for these :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | New Deskmat Design
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 22:56:46 »
Hey guys, I hope everyone has been well! Here's some very deserved update:

First, I updated the deskmat image. There was a resizing quality issue in Photoshop. Completely my fault, but it should look good now~

Second, I did a massive overhaul on the novelties. I wanted to see what you guys thought about the changes before getting them rendered. They're under the new "Proposed Changes" section, where you can also see other expected changes:


Proposed Changes
This section is for any potential changes that require feedback.

New Mods Color
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080 80 40


080 80 50




Novelties
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Going to go through some minor touch-ups before sending them off to be rendered.



Novelties meaning in order:
R1
Daruma cat - just a combination of a daruma and a cat
Gourd - longetivity
Kaban coin - coin that the figurine holds

R2
Omamori - good luck charm
Origami crane - if you make 1000 then a wish will come true

R3
Fan - luck with business
Koi fish - good fortune, prosperity, and success
Fat cat - just a fat version of the figurine
Daruma - symbol of perseverance and good luck

R4
千万両/sen man ryou - 10 million gold pieces
Daruma doll - symbol of perseverance and good luck
大吉/Dai-kiti - lots of luck
幸福/Kofuku - happiness








Third, I received a lot of suggestions on adjusting the yellow. I'm proposing two new yellow mods and would love to hear what you guys think. If you could provide some feedback and vote on your preferred yellow either in this thread or in the new IC form, that would mean so much to me.

Next expected changes:
  • 40s support in base kit
  • Latin-hiragana in base kit
  • Red alt mod kit

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« Last Edit: Tue, 23 March 2021, 09:02:16 by tomkatsuuu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 01:37:25 »
Why would the new (and paler) yellow fit the theme better?
Imo the previous shade of yellow was better. Those who say otherwise, have u seen the 招财猫 irl? The yellow was bright and rich, some cats even had glossy yellow/gold paint on them. The mod colors, if anything should be more striking, rather than subdued.
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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 07:14:11 »
This set is a beaut. Will definitely be watching!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 20:59:06 »
Why would the new (and paler) yellow fit the theme better?
Imo the previous shade of yellow was better. Those who say otherwise, have u seen the 招财猫 irl? The yellow was bright and rich, some cats even had glossy yellow/gold paint on them. The mod colors, if anything should be more striking, rather than subdued.
I have to agree with this. The original color of yellow/gold seems more fitting.

The novelties look good. I like the omamori, but the koi and kaban coin I could do without.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 19:06:20 »
I really like your novelties , looks cute as hell GLWIC

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 21:25:38 »
Hmmm... So you weebs like cute japanese things huh? Well welcome to my nightmare!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | Proposed New Mods and Novelties Overhaul
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 06:47:32 »
I really like the color, can we have an accent iso enter novelty with the figure of the cat statue?

Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | UPDATE: 40s support base, new novelties
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 10:27:22 »
Why would the new (and paler) yellow fit the theme better?
Imo the previous shade of yellow was better. Those who say otherwise, have u seen the 招财猫 irl? The yellow was bright and rich, some cats even had glossy yellow/gold paint on them. The mod colors, if anything should be more striking, rather than subdued.
I have to agree with this. The original color of yellow/gold seems more fitting.

The novelties look good. I like the omamori, but the koi and kaban coin I could do without.

Thanks for the feedback! The two proposed colors (now removed) were just ideas that I had. I personally like muted colors and wanted to see how others felt about it. As you guys can imagine, finding a proper gold color has been difficult. However, my RAL K7 and Pantone books are coming in by the end of the week so I will continue the search for gold.


This set is a beaut. Will definitely be watching!

I really like your novelties , looks cute as hell GLWIC

I really like the color, can we have an accent iso enter novelty with the figure of the cat statue?

Thank you all for the support! An accent iso enter novelty was in the works initially, but I wasn't too happy with how it turned out. I'll give it another try soon~

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | UPDATE: 40s support base, new novelties
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 10:29:28 »
Double post

I updated the base kit to include 40 support as well as hiragana sublegends. The biggest changes are the novelties and the new mod colors. Again, thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far. I really appreciate it  :D As mentioned above, my RAL K7 and Pantone books are coming in by the end of the week so I'll be exploring more gold options. I appreciate any feedback on the IC form and/or thread comments!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | UPDATE: 40s support base, new novelties
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 10:35:18 »
Looking forward to the last deskmat!

Glad to see 3key 40s in base, but i am concerned that the base kit might be getting too large. Easy enough to slim down.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lucky Cat | UPDATE: 40s support base, new novelties
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 10:44:21 »
Novelties lookin :chefskiss:

Pls label kit renders, I beg  :(