|my wolf has tattooooooos
||[Oct. 26th, 2007|08:37 pm]
A little help here
Can anyone explain to me how exactly you tattoo fur? Cause I've been hanging out online around people with intricately-patterned hairy critters like this and this and this since I was about thirteen and I STILL DON'T GET IT. Fur grows! And sheds! You could tattoo the skin underneath it but that wouldn't change the colour the fur was growing! You wouldn't be able to see it unless the fur was so short and fine that you could sort of see through it! IT DOESN'T WORK. YOU CANNOT TATTOO A WOLF. Or you can, but if you wanted anyone to see it you'd have to SHAVE IT.
Actually I'd quite like to see that. Does anyone have a shaved wolf? I want a shaved wolf. "This is my character Xaith'le he fell into a vat of chemicals that made all his fur fall out" ohmygod you guys I think I'm onto something. NOBODY BETTER STEAL THIS IDEA OKAY IT'S (C) ME
Even if the animal DOES have some kind of miraculous fur that never grows or falls out or anything, and you dyed it – or if we're talking, like, markings and stuff ... like ... Why are people always drawing it as if it's on a flat surface when there's evidence elsewhere on the character that the length of the fur is pretty substantial? What's wrong with drawing the markings so that it looks like they're on fur, rather than like the animal is bald until you get to its MAGNIFICENT NECK RUFF?