But that brings me to why I'm posting here, which is for a few answers. To begin with, what sort of steps help design a fursuit? I've got next to no sewing experience (done basic clothing repairs and made a rather sad tail once), but I am somewhat handy with 2-d art. Is is just good enough to make a good character design and good reference pictures to work with, or something more indepth? What species have you guys found easy (easier, anyways) to make as far as heads, paws, and tails? Also, what species sell well in the market afterwards? I only plan on wearing it a few times, it's mostly for experience in costume making.
I'm ambitious, so I'm doing to do a balakava head. I like the way those look better than carved or toaster heads. I don't know if I want to do 'tracking eyes' or if I'll just do flat painted ones. Probably the latter, but I want to at least build the tracking ones out as an experiment.
Anyways, any suggestions for a first timer would be great too.