August 2nd, 2011

Fur

Foam slicing debacle and ghetto booty! Oh and feets

First: Foam.

I am in desperate need of another kind of tool to cut my foam with. For my feet I had no choice but to use an Exacto knife. Before and just after starting I was like "Oh alright this shouldn't be too bad" Cut to 45 minutes later, at least, and I have one cut out but as you can see by the time I got to the bottom the shape(right) was nothing like what I started with(Left) Ignore what is written on them in the picture. Not a major problem i just 'carved' the misshapen side. The problem now is that the foam slab I used is almost 6 inches high,(which is also why the shape deformed, I had to stretch and pull the foam to get in and see the cuts) I really need to slice at least an inch off the bottom of these feet. As I am planning to do digitgrade legs which I also need and easier and quicker way to cut this foam(yellow upholstery type BTW) so I don't disfigure the shape while going through the thickness.Right now my hours have been severely cut so any money I get is being saved for fur, so I can't quite afford a 18$(1 or 2 fur yards!) carving knife some speak of, the closest Walmart for cheaper is 30 min away and I currently don't have a car. Speaking of legs this leads to my next problem 
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Kim Graham's Digileg Stilts- A New Update!


Hey all!


Remember those fantastic digitigrade leg extensions sculptor Kim Graham made? Remember how she landed a deal with Weta Studios to mass produce them affordably- and then after months of production and only a short while after its release, was suddenly scrapped?
Yeah, it sucked.

I had been looking forward to owning a pair for over 2 years since the project first began, so I'm sure have many of you shared this disappointment. Well you may have heard sometime after that the project was picked up by a UK company, Area 51... and then you never heard a word again?


I finally bring you the long awaited news about the silly things!
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Alright, I've really been dreading this but I could use some advice.

http://www.thedealersden.com/auction_details.php?name=Orange-Fox-Fursuit-Head&auction_id=105770

Some of you may have seen this head already. I'm trying to sell it in time for RainFurrest in less than two months. I've already touched it up a few times since I first put it up on auction. But the reason I didn't post it here for critique is because I'm trying to get out of fursuit building (pretty unsuccessfully too). I'm insanely burnt out/depressed and really don't want to work on this anymore but I still want it to sell. When it didn't sell the first time on auction (closed with no bids) I felt really bad because I've been somewhat fortunate and never really had issues selling any of my fursuit creations before. I thought this would be a sure seller.

Aside from pics (which I'm terrible at), can you think of anything that would help increase chance of this getting sold? There's some things I cannot budge on though, as I have NO money to spend on more supplies. I know I'm probably over reacting here but that's just because I'm nervous.

Edit: Thanks for all the advice so far guys ;___; Sadly I cannot make most of the changes people are suggesting like new eyes/nose due to lack of supplies. But I can however add eyebrows!

Who's that Pokemon?

Absol's eye, close up.

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X-posted to my personal journal. Sorry to anyone who gets this twice. Feel free to critique - I'd like to know what I can do better (for instance, blending the fur into the wefts - how do I shot web? The texture didn't match, though the color is right on.)