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Tanuki - small floppy by goiku Tanuki - small floppy by goiku
Aka the japanese raccoondog. This plush has already been claimed and was picked up this afternoon so it is already sold, but I will make another.


First of all, I am shocked there are hardly any plushies of this animal species! It might be a rather unknown animal to some but still... So I put every bit of my efforts in the markings and looks of this little fluffball. c:

The tipped luxury fur used for the plush was just perfect to make a tanuki out of. I did have to trim some parts of the body to prevent him from becoming a complete poofball. All his markings are part of the pattern used (one side of the face already consists of 7 seperate parts) which took plenty of observing of pictures to get right. Each marking is sewn in by hand. He has a pair of shiny black eyes and a realistic nose.

This plush is floppy, meaning it is softly stuffed and can be posed any way you like. I forgot to measure him before he was picked up but he's around the same size as most of my small floppies. 
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TheMidnightRainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are rather unknown. I've been an animal crazy person for most of my life and I only found out about them last year in Singapore zoo! Fell in love with them at sight! They're so frikkin cute and fluffy and geeeeeeeeeeeee ^_^
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goiku Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
They sure are! :D
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SafetyPinKing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
how much? Do you have an etsy? Id be interested in buying something like this
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goiku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Yes, i have an Etsy shop ^^ www.etsy.com/nl/shop/CyanFoxDe…   I will be posting various plushies in the coming days and there's also this one for auction on ebay at the moment: www.ebay.com/itm/181463907592
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SafetyPinKing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Ill keep my eye out for a tanuki then :3
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Wolfgirl072 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
STUNNING!!!
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Lyrak Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG that is cute.
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The detailing in the face pattern is stunning
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ImLookingForTime Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhh this little guy is sooo beautiful!! his markings just look perfect, another wonderful plush from you as usual!
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
very cute :)
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ninjataz Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh kawaii
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Skunkoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh man I love this one! Raccoons and Tanukis are some of my favourite creatures, and you made this one so perfectly:heart:

Very well done! Also I love the fur you used~
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Avanii Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   General Artist
Yess my little fluffball :D I'm so happy with him, he's joined me on my trip to Delft to show my grandparents what I bought with their birthday money ^^ My siblings like him too! I just noticed he has the blond markings at the hind legs as well, so cute. I had a great time yesterday, thanks again for that too :)
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you :D
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wolvensong Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I've ever seen a raccoon dog before! What a cutie :)
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you :D In real life or as plush?
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wolvensong Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant as a plush, but now I think about it, I've never seen one in person either XD
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
XD Haha, me neither. Once in a zoo but that was it.
And yes, plushies of this species are almost none existent
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Falcolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This turned out super adorable :D it's a shame these animals aren't more well known, they're so beautiful and unique. Whenever I watch Pom Poko it drives me nuts when the translation (both sub and dub) call the tanuki simply raccoons, like the North American animal. I'd be less irked if they used 'raccoon dog' because at least then people wouldn't be thinking they were raccoons. Anyway, I love your rendition of this great species! :D
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you :heart:
And I know right D: Whenever someone thinks they're some kind of raccoon is irks me as well. They're not even related to raccoons, their body being more canine-like. You can really see that when they look more fox-like in their summer coat. They instead belong to the marter family.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
So cute!
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks! :D
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Draconicat Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
You're most welcome!
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LunariRyuu Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I wonder when you'll make the other premades im looking for :3 my birthday is coming up soon so maybe I can get the one I want
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I'll be working on pre-mades some more inbetween commissions so I'll try to get something new up again soon :D
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LunariRyuu Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
omg I want him!!!
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Fancy-Fur Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmygosh he's so so cute!!!
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you ^^
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ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's so cute and fluffy and floppy and awww... ;.;
The way you did the markings/fur color combination is amazing! Everything looks so awesome! :D
I especially love the top left picture, as the markings are the most visible there! (that black/white/goldenmixed fur - where it all meets...gosh, so difficult to describe... but...I love it! :D )

Lovely, lovely plush! :D
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you so much! :hug: :heart: Your words mean a lot to me! 
Yes, the top left picture shows the markings really well :D The trademark blonde markings of a tanuki is what the fur pattern of this species makes so interesting
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ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! Glad I'm spreading some happiness. ^^

I think these little furballs are interesting with everything. 8D Their shape...to me they look like a cuddly mix between a canine, a raccoon and a bear, they're so small and look so cuddly and they have such an interesting fur/markings!
The first time I saw a photo of one I mistook it for a dog at first glance...
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Super-Sonic-101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   General Artist
It is so precious! I love Tanuki's <3 lovely job as always!
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goiku Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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