Tag Archives: Littlefur

Bluu’s First Snow ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™

Artistic freedom commission for BluuBerries on Twitter!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Isaac’s Christmas Cookie ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿญ

Artistic freedom commission forย Crazy_Nero!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Tibby [Reference Sheet]

A reference sheet I recently made for Tibby as a gift ๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Twinkie At Recess ๐Ÿซ

Commission forย TwinkieFluff!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Beach Day ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Commission for Mwako! May or may not be based on actual eventsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜’

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Snow’s Safari ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒด

Commission for SnowTheBear! Also featuring me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Nero’s Bedtime ๐ŸŒœโญ

Commission for Crazy_Nero!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Cubby Treehouse ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ 

Commission for Onikiba and Mark-The-Raccoon!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Snowy Littlefur Base ๐ŸŽ„ $15

Available here! https://marinaneira.gumroad.com/l/oTjdW

In anticipation of the holiday season, I have created a new base! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Here’s what you need to know about it:

This image is a PSD with a size of 2800 x 3700 pixels at 300 PPI. Its optimal print size is over 9 x 12 inches, but you could print it a good bit bigger without significant loss of quality.

Basic knowledge of a program such as Photoshop, Procreate or another program that can handle layers is required. You need to understand how layers work in order to have fun with this base –unfortunately, due to time constraints, I cannot teach you that.

However, if you want, you can also commission this as a normal YCH from me, in which case I will draw your character in full and you can also pick the outfit. ๐Ÿ˜Š Keep an eye on my FA account for that option showing up soon so you can reserve a slot: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/marinaneira/

This base includes a total of EIGHT ears and tails: Fox, Otter, Lion, Squirrel, Lop Bunny, Puppy, Bear and Wolf! But NO ALTERNATE SNOUTS/NOSES. If you pick the lop bunny ears for example, and want to make the nose be bunny-like, or remove the pawpads, you have to do that yourself. The is just the default nose and pawpads in the base.

The base body has two options. With and without diaper. If you pick the diaper option, you’ll need to erase a little bit of some of the tails to make it look just right.

There is also a paci option you can add!

You will note that there is a group named “Snow” which has the snowflakes and the piled-up snow at the character’s feet/bottom. There are two options for the piled-up snow depending on whether you used the diaper version of the base or not, so make sure you pick the right piled-up snow for the best look.

SOME SIMPLE RULES:

โ›„ Do not remove my signature and URL. Always credit me when reposting your finished piece (if possible, link to this page, but just crediting me as “marinaneira” is okay too.)

โ›„ No profit may be made in connection with this base. This means you can’t sell it, sell prints of it, use it to sell commissions, or pay someone else to color/edit it. It is for your personal use only.

โ›„ You may not edit this base to add any hateful symbols, lewd content or bodily fluids (don’t color the diaper in a way to imply it has been used.) This is my biggest rule. You will be banned from using my bases permanently if you do this, and may be banned from commissioning me as well.

โ›„ You can do anything you want with the line art to better match your character or vision as long as the rule above is followed.

Please do not ask me for other formats or to help you use this base unless something is actually wrong with the file. I’m really sorry but I just do not have time to teach you how to use it. I wish I could! For this particular base, it is only offered in PSD format. Using the PSD requires some basic graphics software knowledge.

ENJOY! ๐ŸŒˆ

Can’t Fix It

Lately I am not doing so well. It’s rare that I do proper vent art, it feels so wasteful and selfish, especially right now. Both for economic/time reasons and because anything that puts my own feelings into focus really seems terrible and makes me want to punch myself in the face. I considered making this post private, even (I certainly have posted vents privately before and never published them) but, I don’t want to feel so alone.

I’m a very emotional person, but on the other hand, I’m very solution-driven. I guess I was raised with a mentality that if you try hard enough you can help any situation or fix any problem that someone may be having, especially if you love them, especially if they have done it for you before. I feel like it’s my responsibility as a supportive friend, or partner. I need to be able to do this, otherwise I have failed in that most important responsibility.

Because of this, many times I have tried to “fix” pain or trauma in friends and loved ones that is not possible for me to fix. I keep trying to do it and feeling awful when I can’t. It’s presumptuous of me to even assume that I could.

And yet, I cannot convince myself that me trying harder, working harder, making more money, making the house nicer, buying fancy gifts, planning fun things, cooking special meals, just, being happier harder, isn’t going to fix it. I’ve been there. I know all of this is pointless, I know how it feels to have people try to force you to feel better. It sucks. The truth is that only patience can help, just, quiet, loving patience, but I am not good at the quiet part, or the patient part.

Standing idly while someone I love suffers, just feels like wilful inaction on my part, like I’m ignoring them, or not caring; it feels like abandonment. How do you stand idly by and continue greeting the day happily if the person who matters most to you can’t?

So, every morning, I try to think of what I can do that day to make things okay as fast as possible, or at least okay for that one day. I can’t accept that I can’t do anything at all, or that I can’t make it all better now. But I think that’s causing more grief than it does help. I understand this on a logical level, but my heart can’t accept it. So I just carry on with my day with an underlying quiet desperation and my brain still trying to come up with a magic solution for things that deep inside, I know only time can fix.

I know that from experience. I’ve been there. But I still can’t help it.