Suity-Chan by Shane Haddy
SUITY-CHAN is the moniker for this seemingly "bashful" mermaid - one of two characters created by Shane Haddy of Hints and Spices, from his "Study Tour" of making sofubis in Japan (*gasp*). Let's take a closer look at this "Child of the Sea" SUITY-CHAN (Pronounced 'Sweety', 'Sui' is water in Japanese), shall we? (And no, the arms are not articulated, so get that mind outta the gutter, folks LOL).
"I never though I would be creating a Mermaid figure but after being surrounded by Sunguts designs and seeing his reference material it made me think of mythological creatures out there. I have always enjoyed the mythos of mermaids and find them intriguing. There are many beliefs of what mermaids 'are' but I prefer to believe they are creatures that seduce you into the water, drown you and then feast on your tasty tasty human flesh." ~blogged Shane.
Shown above are fully painted Suity-chan variants, to be made available February 7th to 8th at the coming 'Sofubi＆Character Work Study Tour' Conclusion Exhibition held at Design Festa Gallery, and then subsequently at Wonder Festival on the 10th.