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Darkfox Mask by CuriousCreatures Darkfox Mask by CuriousCreatures
Photographing black fur under direct sunlight = bloody nightmare. 

Anyway, here's the first head made with my new fox base, made for ~DjDarkfoxRowan. Features NFT hair and silvery, highly reflective eyes. I need to work on refining the eye surrounds for this style, but apart from that, I'm very pleased with the results. :)
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Freakzter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you accept commissions? i am US based.
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sure do. :) All information can be found in the footer of my journal.
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice! Looks like you've got a very good selection of materials there. I especially like the reflectiveness of the eyes you use here~
May I make a suggestion on improving the eyes (or eye surrounds I do believe you called them) on future projects?
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well yes, as stated in the description I've already suggested that to myself. =P
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was asking your permission to share something that I do believe will lead to better looking eyes in the future, I know you plan to make some changes already~

Notice how the fur on this wolf's face looks like it comes right down to the eye and there's no skin visible above the eye? I do believe that bringing the fur over the top rim of your eye-surrounds will do wonders to make them look better. The glossy rim above the eye is what makes this look odd, really. Just that little change will fix most of the problem.
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think the other problem in this particular case is that it's black on black, with the eyelids being shiny and a slightly different shade of black. I was working on another fox head along this one with eyelids shaped more or less the same, but in this case, because it's black next to bright blue fur, the 'eyeliner' compliments the fur rather than clashing with it.

Raising the edge of the fur is certainly worth a try, but I think the main thing is simply to make the surrounds thinner and flatter, like this: www.furaffinity.net/view/53863…

This is what I would have done were it not for the fact that I made the eye-holes far too big (this was my very first time using this base), resulting in having to fill in the gaps very a thick rim of epoxy sculpt.
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
*nod* Yeah, I can definitely see the difference there. 
Sounds like you know what you're doing here. :)

I have a question: What color(s) of epoxy sculpt do you generally use? I have grey and just paint it to whatever color I need.
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh, yeah, same here - I use grey. :) Though that's mainly because the black version isn't available in the UK. =P
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I see! Well, it's good to know I seem to be doing things right in the area of materials. :)
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It does seem to be the thing that most realistic fursuit makers use. It's good stuff. :) 
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Lunastralis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of that wolf thing from never ending story
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha! I see what you mean. =P
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RabbityRoo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovee... ; o ;
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