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Saturday, January 17 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Everything's Not a Dog: Successful Fursuit Design

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Time to build a fursuit! But wait, don't grab the foam and glue just yet. This panel will discuss the real first steps in fursuit construction—references and concept art. Even for toony fursuits or made-up hybrids, anatomy references and accurate concept art are your roadmap to creating a memorable and effective critter. Let's talk about where to get them, how to create them, and how to use them along the way. I'll also go over techniques I use to design body padding, create good proportion, fix symmetry issues, and stay "on model" throughout the process. We'll also discuss a little fursuit design, and how what works for 2D art doesn't also translate to big furry costumes. Suitable for fursuit builders of all levels, but especially beginners!

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8 Foot Rabbit
I sew stuff! I've been making fursuits under the name 8 Foot Rabbit since 2013, and before that I wrote a couple of sewing books. I love geeking out over fursuit technique and design. Questions? Come to my panels at 11 am on Friday, and 1 pm on Saturday and we'll chat!

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott: Willow Glen I/II