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Ellone's Reference Sheet by hyperwires Ellone's Reference Sheet by hyperwires
Completed: December 30, 2012
Materials: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet
Taxidermy Examples of Similar Fox Coats: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

This is a Work-in-Progress and will be updated later.

Well this is a huge change! If you didn't already know, I've been in the process of redesigning every single one of my original characters to make them more realistic, as most of them are very unrealistic, bright colors. My fursona has been purple since I first designed her in 2007 and I've been meaning to redesign her. Now, I finally have!

Here is Ellone's "new" reference sheet, though, oddly, I've never made her one before. She is a red fox based on the color mutation "red platinum" sometimes referred to as "gold platinum" (if the fox has more of a light tint) or "calico." This color is only found in ranched foxes and is a step further than a "red whitemark" fox, which does not have the full white collar around the neck. I've been really getting into fox breeding and the technicalities of coats lately, so I could ramble on about this subject for quite a while...This passion now shows in Ellone's more realistic coat. Of course, she still has some flair of originality.

If you would like to draw fan art, feel free! I love all fan art!
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Ayla-Evans Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a very pretty sona you have there! I've never heard of red fox variations, and them being real makes it all the more better! I particularly love her fluffy white neck fur and her little spots. You also have a really nice layout! I'm terrible at reference sheets. :D
hyperwires Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you! I just recently heard of red fox variations, and have become very interested in them. Because of that, I decided to redesign my fursona. It was hard to choose which beautiful variation I wanted to use! I still feel like I'm uncertain if I chose the best one, but I'm very indecisive! :lol:

I actually just started making my own reference sheets recently. For years, I just didn't have any or would use a free template. It's hard to get a layout I like! This one's still a work-in-progress...I want to add a pose of her sitting with her back to the viewer and another with her front to the viewer, but I won't have time to do that until Summer...but for now, this is an acceptable sheet.

Glad you like it!
shykittylovesyou18 Feb 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is a really nice like how you did it!! I'm adding this to my favorites!!
hyperwires Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you like it so much. Thanks for the favorite. :aww:
shykittylovesyou18 Feb 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
foxes are my favorite animal cause their sly
hyperwires Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, I love foxes for so many reasons! They're small, agile, fluffy, shy, intelligent, keen, so many things!
silvercrossfox Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice! I really like how the white circles around the legs. This is similar to my own fox character. :D
hyperwires Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, wow! It's great to hear from an artist I look up to and respect! I love your work...

Anyways, I had been toying with Ellone's design for a while, trying so many things and it was the white around the legs that finally brought it together to a design I love. :aww:
silvercrossfox Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! I'm flattered. :thanks:

Yeah, I really like Ellone's design. :boogie:
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