I’ve got this very interesting project a few months back and quite rather surprised that someone would requested this character. Hatsune Miku is arguably the most popular anime character in recent years. She’s not coming from an anime (Japanese cartoon series) or serialized manga (Japanese comic books) but rather from a character that created specifically as marketing tools for a singing synthesizer application (software). What’s really amazing was that since first came out this character became an instant hit among teenagers and taking the anime fans worldwide into Miku fans, without never purchased the singing software of her. I think that this Hatsune Miku character popularity right now is on par with (or maybe higher than) Rei Ayanami (from anime Evangelion) during her heyday.
There’s very little possibility a 5 years old kid would request this character for his/her birthday (unlike in Japan, this character haven’t seen a light of day in Indonesian mainstream media), and my assumption was correct since this was a teenager’s (an anime enthusiast I presumed) request.
Since I had to make lots of her, so I need to keep it simple. Instead choosing for the real version I came up with chibi (deformed or simplified) version of her and made entirely with colored pasta sheets, total of 15 (fifteen) parts with 4 (four) different colors.