Guardian of the East keycap
Overseer needs 5 major steps:
- First is the white lines as a fur of the Guardian
- After the white lines become solid we works on it’s fangs
- And then is the red skin
- The eyes are made separately with glow in the dark material.
- Finally, we use a brush and paint to draw red lines on Guardian's face.
Guardian of the East is a mimic of an iconic Eastern symbol Guardian Lion, which Jelly Key want to use as a debut of Eastern Icon collection. In this collection, we will feature designs which are inspired by Eastern cultural. The reason is simple: we, Jelly Key, is based in one of the Eastern countries.
The symbol originated in China around the Han Dynasty, and they were statues that traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial Palaces, Imperial Tombs, Government offices, Temples, and homes of the wealthy. This imperial symbol was also used in artistic and stylistic contexts such as door-knockers and pottery.
This symbol isn't only present in China but is seen in all over eastern Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, and Laos. The name of this Guardian Lion varies from these different countries, like in Japan, it is called Komainu, (Korean Dogs, due to its introduction to Japan from Korea).
Glow in the dark
The appearance of the Guardian Lion illustrates an intimidating aura with its cruel shape. Its role differs with each country, culture, and belief, however, in eastern Asia, the Guardian Lion's purpose is to guard the area by warding off evil spirits. The Guardian Lion also symbolises wealthiness and prosperity, since in the ancient times, only wealthy people were able to afford the cost of the material these lions were carved in (marble, granite, or cast in bronze and iron).
As a debut, we want to introduce 2 version of Guardian of the East: Fury (Golden, Red) and Overseer (White, Black, Red).
- International flat rate $6
- Sale open: Feb 23 2017
- Sale close: Feb 28 2017
- Production: 55 days
- Shipping time: 2-4 weeks depend on location
- Cherry MX compatible
- Glow in the dark (eyes)
- Size: 1U
- Fury: 32 USD
- Overseer: 39 USD