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Help me make the ultmate reference sheet for anyone to create their own anthropomorphic character!
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This project is for a major overhaul and update of my previously released Free Reference Sheet. It's a PSD file which is available to everyone for download to make themselves their own personal, custom "furry"/anthropomorphic characters. The last time I updated this file was 7/15/12 after an initial release on 5/20/12. Since this time, there have been a lot of requests for additions, modifications and extras that I haven't had time to apply and I have relied on the generosity of the community to add extras as needed. I have also grown as an artist and want to provide the best to everyone!

The reference sheet has been a big hit and it's awesome seeing how many people have been given the chance to create an awesome character that may not have otherwise been created at all. This is also an important tool for my fellow artists, since visual reference is extremely important for commission work and written references can sometimes cause confusion and chaos during the commission process.

There have been a few different versions of my free reference sheets but this one is going to take the cake. It will not only feature updated art but lots of new features. I will add even more features depending on the stretch goals as well!

The initial reference image will consist of:

  • Multiple species to choose from (Canine, big cat, domestic cat, dragon, rabbit) Stretch goal added species types: Critters, Hooves, Otters, Avian/Birds (with Gryphon options!), Bovines, Sharks, Bears, Horses/Ponies, Sergals
  • Front and back views of male and female bodies of various physiques and fur lengths.
  • Plantigrade and digitigrade leg options
  • Variety of body features such as ear types, tail styles, etc
  • Various hairstyles
  • A user tutorial for ease of use for PSD newbies

The money raised from this will be treated as a massive commission so that I can specifically give hours to this project without harming my income flow. Actual real-life costs include electricity and monthly hosting fees.

For every $100 raised after the goal is reached I will add a species!

UNLOCKED $350 - New species: Critters! (Raccoon/Skunk/Squirrel/Rodent type pieces) 

UNLOCKED $450 - New species: Deer / Caribou / Antelope type species!

UNLOCKED $500 - I will add front views of feminine and masculine faces of each species with various selections of eyes, hairstyles and moods.

UNLOCKED $550 - New species: Otters! They have such distinctive faces, you know!

UNLOCKED $650 - Avian/Bird options with Gryphon style additions!

UNLOCKED $750 - I will add front and back feral views of all species included in the reference sheet file!

UNLOCKED $850 - Bovines have been added!

UNLOCKED $950 - Sharks!

UNLOCKED BONUS STRETCH GOAL: $1000 - I will add in stackable, "easy add" markings for the faces and basic body areas! This will include stripes and spots and other natural marking types in multiple configurations. 

UNLOCKED $1050 Bears added!

UNLOCKED $1150 Horses/Ponies!

UNLOCKED $1250 Sergals!

BONUS STRETCH GOAL: $1500 - I will add in a selection of accessories and piercings and will send a digital download PDF sketchbook with all progress and WIP artwork to ALL backers!

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge for this project is TIME. I am currently unemployed and have been keeping myself afloat with my art as my primary source of income. This means that hours of time spent on a fun/free-for-everyone project like this can actually be financially harmful for me personally in the long run.

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    For this level, you will have your name listed on the file on the list of backers! You will also receive both my eternal gratitude and that mushy feeling inside knowing that you helped the community! It's a small amount but every bit helps!

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    For this level, you will receive the above listed rewards PLUS you will be provided with a link to the ref sheet BEFORE the general public, a thank you card and a button made exclusively for supporters of the 2014 Reference Sheet project!

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    For this level, you will receive the above listed rewards PLUS your button will be upgraded to a four pack of art buttons made exclusively for supporters of this project, a paw bracelet and a signed 4x6 mini art print!

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    For this level, you will receive the above listed rewards PLUS a custom 2x3 artcard sketch, and you can make a suggestion for something you want to see available on the reference sheets for everyone to enjoy!

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    For this level, you will receive the above listed rewards PLUS a custom 5x7 detailed sketch made just for you!

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    I don't know why you would but I put it here just in case! XD For this level, you will receive the above listed rewards PLUS a single character, full colour digital piece with a simple background, a signed "original" print of said piece and you will be given a major credit in the submission file!

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