I spent a fair bit of time figuring out his costume.
For as much fantasy as I have in this strip (I mean, he's meeting the Actual Easter Bunny right now), I do like to put some things in that are as close to reality as I can. His costume is a good example. I put him in a partial fursuit for two reasons. The first is obvious - we never see his legs. No need for the bottom half when the most we see is the top of his hips. The second is I've always drawn him in jeans and a t-shirt. In many of the photos I've seen from actual factual fursuiters with characters in that type of dress, this pretty much leads the person to opt for the simpler option of just a fuzzy shirt/long gloves under a regular shirt-type of deal.
The head got a bit tricky. I wanted it to be easy to draw without playing the game of "His mask moves via the Magic of Comics". Instead, I went with something that could be built. Not sure how many uses you'd get out of it but it's possible using an elastic foam rubber blend and many an hour spent punching hairs. That or mating cast bits into an existing hood. The rabbit ears are simple enough thanks to a couple of mics placed in them while hooking the whole shebang up to one of those nifty biofeedback cat ear rigs they sell in the costume shops and novelty stores.
All this planning for something that doesn't actually exist. = P
Anyhoo! I'm going to stretch and get in some Gears before I start on the next strip. I'm pushing for Wednesday but an element might set me back a day or two.
'Till next time! = )
Posted by Prophet - Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:29 PM