This is somethings that's been bothering me for a while. A lot of 3d furry artwork, as well as some 2d artwork that I see doesn't actually seem “furry” to me. With 2d art it makes sense to me. Not only does it seem like a bitch to draw detailed fur, but you can make art that looks good stylistically and indicate fur with good line-art. But with 3d artwork you can’t really do such a thing easily. And since most 3d artwork is more photo-realistic the stylistic choices don’t work well. Some artwork does try to fake the appearance of fur with the texturing but it comes off as flat (this also happens in 2d sometimes), while others just have fur-colored skin.
Is there something I’m missing in this? I’m not too involved with the furry fandom but I’ve started noticing this more, but the few times I check out a furry board I rarely hear people mentioning this. I’m also trying to get into art but I don’t know anything about drawing or 3d modeling. A couple of factors come to mind
1. Mimicking 2d art styles in 3d.
Most furry artwork is 2d and stylized, so most 3d artists try to recreate it. Similar to how a lot of people model 3d anime characters (which usually don’t work)
2. Hair is hard
Maybe many 3d models come from games, and they need to skip fur otherwise the computers couldn’t handle it. I doubt most people make their own models whenever they make an animation. Either that or maybe source film maker, the thing most people use, doesn’t support fur in animation.
3. People don't like the look.
Could be a case of uncanny valley, where art begins to look too realistic.
What do you guys think about this? Besides that, post 3d artwork that actually looks like it has fur I guess?
It’s beginning to worry me how much shit I overlook when I’m busy fapping in terms of quality. I’ve been busy looking for examples and it’s always amazing to me how shit porn looks when you are not horny.
Hopefully this doesn't double post.