(helpful picture of fur direction) I hope this helps.
Jesus Christ, woman.Really? Wow, Where is the EDUCATION here... STOP Bashing these kids and EDUCATE THEM!!! Bullying them is not the ANSWER here!!!
Jesus Christ, woman.
Anyways, some that I have seen are fur direction, nose sculpting, and a huge on is box noses. THOSE ARE BIG NO'S. (get it? get it?)
*ehem* Back on topic, there are a lot of various mistakes that people make. Just depends on the person. I've noticed that good artists are good costume makers, and vice versa.
I'm not sure if this has been posted or not but one of the biggest mistakes I see first timers make is that they rely on friends and family for critique. Or they get positive feedback from the Anime Community (especially after going to an anime convention) and take that as a cue to go into making for others.
I considered it an accomplishment when my first fursuit head did not end up on there. Biggest problem I ran into is I put the fur on the wrong way, I had to rip it all off and redo it.
In all honesty it's actually fairly easy not to be put on there. The site really only showcases the worst of the worst.
Also I hate it when you think everything is going smoothly but then you find out that you sewed or glued something the wrong way.
Oh man is that frustraring. I haven't made a suit yet, but when I sew stuffed animals, I occasionally sew the pattern the wrong way... And man is it annoying to find and pick out all the stitches from fluffy fleece! I can't imagine how hard that must be with fur. D:Lol In making my first suit at one point I sewed the right ear to the left side of the face fur, and when I noticed I freaked out almost gave up, cried a little in frustration (granted this was at 4am after sewing for like 8 hours straight) and then finally took some deep breaths and carefully cut the stitches off with a razor blade. Everything was fine. :3 I really did have to laugh at myself after that drama.
Springdragon: That's quite nice for a first head! What species/breed is it though? Is it the Akita/Chow you mentioned in your other thread?
Okay, now you're starting to worry me more than I already was. D:
I have an airbrush I've had since high school (A Paasche VL, I think) that I would like to use for various things in the future. I suspected I probably didn't have the right connectors for the compressor we have, but what do you mean about condensation? My airbrushing teacher only taught us about the airbrushes, and not so much about the compressor itself...
Also, the compressor we have is usually used to pump up car tires. Is that too much? Is it possible for too much pressure to damage the airbrush?
I'm sorry for just asking you questions out of nowhere, but you do seem to know your stuff. ^^;
That said because it is a tire compressor, it very easily could get condensation in it, the lazy way of dealing with it is the 100 foot hose (which I got because it was the same price as the 20 foot hose - go figure). You can also use the drain which should be built into the bottom of the tank (if there isn't one then you don't really have an issue it's been built to deal with said condensation in the motor/pipes themselves) it blasts the air and condensation out when you pull it. I only see condensation if I am running long projects on it and then it only make s it to the first 'catcher' for the most part thought it's likely safe to say that the hose does get a little of it.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by the tails though. Do you mean pointed like this:
...As opposed to rounded, like this?
(Goodness, those pictures are way different in size, sorry.
Again, that may be a stylized way of making tails, I think. I don't mind it too much, but it depends on the style they're going for, I think. I think that if the tail is short and fluffy, the round tip looks best, and if it is longer, the pointed way looks better. But that's just my opinion.
I haven't seen this on any suits lately, but short-pile fur on a tail intended to be long haired and fluffy looks odd. It just makes the tail look fat instead of fluffy.