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Making Of 'Fluffy Pup'

By Yap Jia Xing
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Date Added: 2nd February 2012
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I drew this character design because of a Wacom contest where the brief was to design a monster as your own pet. This contest attracted me not because of the prize, but because I like using my imagination especially when doing character design.

Normally, at a glance, a monster looks cruel, evil and horrific, but I wanted my monster to look cute and friendly - like a puppy. I did a lot of research before I started and finally settled on a cross between a husky and corgi because the husky has a cool face (Fig.01), the corgi looks short and cute (Fig.02) and both of these are dogs I like. To make it original and special I made its ears long like a rabbit's (Fig.03), and I added two small eyes on the forehead (Fig.04). Some might say it still looks a little disturbing, but I hope it adds a sense of mystery. To make it prettier, I tried to add a goldfish's tail because I think that the floating look of a fish's tail looks beautiful (Fig.05). For me fishes floating in the air are unique and amazing, and at the time I thought it would suit my little monster. You may notice that I have drawn a small mole on the right-hand side of its face. This is to add a little humor because it reflects my characteristics too.

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Fig. 01

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Fig. 02


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Fig. 03

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(ID: 113115, pid: 0) Manuel on Tue, 01 May 2012 10:17pm
I really liked your tutorial, although not did you use any 3D program, I would like you to put a video of the process of your tutorial to guide me and make an equal but a fox. (sorry if I misspelled, I speak Spanish and I translated it in google)
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(ID: 83818, pid: 0) Brad on Fri, 03 February 2012 7:56am
a disappointing tutorial, to say the least. Why he has omited the workflow is a complete mystery to me??? and I'm being very critical becuse it's such a great image
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(ID: 83693, pid: 0) Di on Thu, 02 February 2012 5:58pm
Nice work, but what does it have to do with 3d?
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(ID: 83633, pid: 0) Kerneth on Thu, 02 February 2012 11:58am
I love the concept and all, but in my opinion the tutorial feels empty... almost feel like a big description to what we see in the image (and just one image cut into pieces). No "wip" to see how you got there. Don't know if its me or if you guys think the same, but overall its a cute one... wish i could see more of the process. Cheers keep it up!
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(ID: 83606, pid: 0) Yulaw2k on Thu, 02 February 2012 10:19am
Omg someone please 3d model this cute beast
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