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Coloring the Canvas by LilleahWest Coloring the Canvas by LilleahWest
Her name is Canvas afterall
some quick fun with photoshop
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These color suits really really mean something special to us...
in July 2012 my sister, her boyfriend and her 4 dogs were all hit by a speeding drunk while in the crosswalk... only my sister survived....
She has been unable to walk since the incident.
In autumn we found out my sister would more than likely be unable to quadsuit at FC due to needing a bone graft operation in December... and her purple suit is the only 2 legged one she has...

This multi-suit personal project is something my sister has been wanting to see happen since she created the purple suit 3 years ago.
When I learned she still would be unable to walk/quadsuit come FC is when I began producing 8 fursuits in record time, all in just under 2 months. With sewing help from my niece and her two teenage furry friends I was able to make my sister's wish for this year's FC come true.


And even though this project looks huge it did not take any real time from customer work because I enlisted help :3

The fur used was also 70% fur I already had; leftovers from other projects/cancellations, or rarities I hoarded.

I feel guilty taking time for a personal project but my sister so wanted to see this group of colored canines happen...
and she has suffered so much loss and disappointment this year that I just could not disappoint her for FC .... which already greeted her with so much disappointment... Elden (RIP) was to be part of our candy canine group, it was going to be his first FC, this was my sister's first FC without her dog Winry (RIP) she still cannot walk and could not quadsuit and quadding is something she takes great joy from...
Creating this group of suits is what kept her excited for FC and her happiness matters to me more than anything <3

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green "Ikana" purple "Keana" pink "Puptart" yellow "Rally" orange "Totem" blue "Nova" aqua "Aloha" red "Torch" white "Canvas"

I wanted to make a black one but I simply ran out of time and stamina (we also considered brown, and wanted to name it Turd, or Mud... but Turd makes me snicker lol) Most of these were created in just under 2 months

And originlally white was not part of the plan, but then the crayon idea happened, and then I found a vintage white crayon and went "Fuuuuuuu making a white one" which I am so happy to have made it because Serpy ended up being the one to wear Canvas :D (so happy to give her a chance to suit again considering what happened)

Paw pads from dream vision creations, I was gonna go padless but the crayons slipped out of our hands XD
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:iconthefurrycosplayer:
TheFurryCosplayer Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
That's so kawaii :3
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Miscomunication Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
...That's so amazing.
I remember the story too. Amazing personal project with a lovely thing to do for your sis

I wish I could borrow you guys for a gay pride parade in Australia you would be so loved by literally everyone
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Shiroi-Hato Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sorry, 'bout your sis'.
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DoomScarf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry that happened to your sister - I think it's lovely what you did, and you shouldn't feel guilty for doing it.
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:iconerumaren-ainulindale:
erumaren-ainulindale Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist
So beautiful!
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:iconcolumbiabingbong:
ColumbiaBingBong Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
TASTE THE RAINBOW, MOTHERF**KER!
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:iconmewgix3:
MewGiX3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I'm not really into the furry/fursuit thing, but this picture is really cool. :)
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:iconjimmy4890:
jimmy4890 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Artist
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  Foxy Dancing the Hustle! (Chat Icon) Chica does the Chicken Dance! (Chat Icon) Freddy is .... Twerking? (Chat Icon) Bonnie's Epic Guitar Solo (Chat Icon) 
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Frog-Suave Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Amazing story and fantastic work! Not a fursuiter but the craftsmanship is remarkable even to me. 
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a furry (although I do enjoy wearing my pink cat ears and tail :D ), but this pic is so beautiful and the story behind it is so touching I just gotta fave.
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TurnipCarrot Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
This is cool and colourful ;)

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:iconderpycartoonist:
derpycartoonist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow your talented not only are you talented but your pure of heart
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:iconblissthehedgehog333:
BlissTheHedgehog333 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Artist
X3 Awww,cute,and pure AWESOME!
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:iconfebcupcake:
Febcupcake Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God bless your sister :hug:
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:iconpaintedspiritwolf:
paintedspiritwolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
i love this pic
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:iconsupercutepanda123:
SuperCutePanda123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Crayola Gang Bang
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:iconkianamatteo:
KianaMatteo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Artist
keana?
ikana?
puptart?
OMG THOSE NAMES ARE AMAZING :iconbleedrainbowplz:
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:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Woow! I totally love this!!!! Aaaah!!!!! :love: :squee:
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:iconifreakinglovewolves:
IFreakingLoveWolves Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMFG THAT IS THAT IS THAT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
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FenrisMau Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg so cute!
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ragear Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
this is the coolest thing I've seen in awhile. wow. I wish you all the best. What I wanted to say was f**cking awesome, but that would be inappropriate :)
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
kewl :3
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katriel12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOOOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmegamixter:
Megamixter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
That is so sweet what you did for your sister! I'm amazed at how quickly you were able to make this happen and how well this came out! And I absolutely love the idea of Canvas :D
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dragonartistJRR Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It's a wonderful thing you did for your sister. :')
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MissTooni Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
What an amazing concept idea! I love how all the others are coloring on Canvas, and knowing how personal and emotional this project must be just makes it all the more amazing. Just awesome!
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dino-axis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So white is being colored?
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TAG-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really sorry to hear about such a horrible incident- this piece came out really cool.
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:icontwistokishy:
TwistOkishy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This puts my two of my fav. things together
-Drawing
-Fursuiting
Amazing o3o
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RavynRaver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap! Congrats on the front page appearance!!!! You deserve it!
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:iconatheist-bear:
Atheist-Bear Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
this creeps me out D:
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Hailo95100 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I don't like furries, but fursuits are seriously so cool I just-
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:iconrubii16:
Rubii16 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! I love the colors and I really like the idea. I wish you and your family all the best for the future.

(Btw, I've also watched your Arcanine quadsuit in action, and I wish one day I could be in a suit like that :P)
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miserybahamut Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hateful comments here blow my mind.

This is really beautiful and sweet. I love the colors. I LOVE the idea. Something that brings this much joy to your sister will most likely help her heal faster. I don't know you or your family, but my thoughts are with you.

These are so amazing.
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Angelwolf92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what an amazing project, I'm so glad you were able to do it
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:iconkurohitsuji96:
Kurohitsuji96 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FURSUIT POWER RANGERS.
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EmilyWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Some kickass fursuits
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WolfieThaKitty-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
So cute!
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Andrewthefox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icontthe13th:
tthe13th Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
normaly id flip out furrys kinda weird me out but its so colorful an the storys so sweet i cant flip out other then fliping out about its awesomness!!!! >w<
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Morisith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but... fuzzies are 99% of the time just trying to make you happy D:
She makes amazing suits though, and looking through the gallery/watching her make new submissions always brightens up my day ^~^
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well its parttly cause of when i went to my first con when i was running around outside i there was a large ggroup of furrys being weird an i was glomped by one cause of my L cosplay i guess an i flipped my shit so im kinda disturbed by them now ^^"
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Morisith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. Me and some other furries usually act pretty weird at out local consxD
people used to love us alot more before though :/ but since there was the bomb right next to where we have the convention senter, people are alot more sceptic, I mean we are scary enough to start with (the no-talk rule), so when we run around after a bombing...
we just take off the mask when going into shops and stuff and it's ok. The guards at the Castle are still cool with us though, so we have to behave well there xD ( we are nice, but we don't get to wear the suit alot, so when we do we tend to go a little far :/) sorry.. thiss comment made no sense
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@_@ castle so im geussing england right? [no truly it made alot more sence then u think it did XD]
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:iconmorisith:
Morisith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope, Norway ^~^ we still have our king, even if we make fun of him and the queen alot, they are awesome :D
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:icontthe13th:
tthe13th Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh XD i didnt even know norway had the king to begin with 0_0 omg im learning things!
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:iconmorisith:
Morisith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we've always had one XD first the Viking kings, but then they kinda turned christian.. aand then Norway and Denmark both owned our asses XD and in the end we got one back (though we got him from Denmark lol) <3
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crxzyduck Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what amazing fursuits, they look beautifully made i wish i had one! i'm gonna need luck on mine!
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:iconkindlexd:
KindleXD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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Axelthepeggy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
How creative
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