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Mustache muzzles make you look old?

Muz-staches are mature adults only?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 66.7%

  • Total voters


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So I'm thinking about getting some art done of a new character, and I like the look that muzzle-fur gives some characters. But does that make them 'Dad-like' or mature looking automatically or what?
Something kinda like this: www.furaffinity.net: Comfortable Silence by AureliansWalls

I like the idea of a mustache since I have one in real life, but I'm not 40 just yet so...


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In general, facial hair tends to make people look older cos it alters the perception of facial contours. William Riker is a good example of this - without the beard he has a classic “baby face,” and with the beard he looks much more mature even though nothing else in his character or costume changed.

In terms of artwork, a lot of it will come down to the artist’s personal style. Adding extra fur to the muzzle and jaw line tends to make characters look “scruffy,” but not necessarily old.