The line between the pursuit of self-improvement and pursuit of impossible perfection is very thin, and it seems artists are especially prone to not knowing which side of the line they are on. Dave keeps me on the right side of the line, and from going crazy haha.
Knowing that I have someone in my corner, pushing me when I need a push, believing in me when I don’t feel especially confident, is everything. That’s not to say that my friends and family aren’t a great support system; they are. But Dave is my special person, and he fills my heart with joy. Making things for him is a way for me to try and show him how much I appreciate him. Anyways, I am a mushy romantic and I digress.
My husband likes nine tailed foxes, so I set about researching foxes.
I pulled inspiration from the aforementioned pokemon, Ninetails, as well as a wide variety of fox pictures I found with a quick google image search. Probably most influential was the fennec fox, which is a super cute fox with big giant ears.
Usually, that’s as far as it goes for my sculpture prep work – I just do a sketch to get an idea of how I need to build my armature. But, I kind of liked how the sketch was looking and figured I should gussy it up a bit. Then, I thought it would be really cute as a Valentine’s Day card. So, I wrote a little message on it, colored it up with some markers and now it’s going to be a little card that goes with his sculpture.