December 30, 2012Materials:
Adobe Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4 TabletTaxidermy 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!