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Hi everybody! Hope you've had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long to let you all know what's currently happening.

Many of you may know, I moved house at the end of Last November which put a massive hold on all of my commissions/work. You may not be aware but during this time I was working 20-30 hours per week on top of University from 10-4 5 days a week, which meant my entire life was pretty much on hold. This is my little update of what's happened over the past few months and what you should expect from me in the near future!

House Move
I'm fully moved in to the new house, and only recently have I got my workshop back up and running with all of my supplies, tools and a desk. Everything is back in my room now, and although it is much smaller than my old workshop, I not have a separate bedroom instead of both of them being lumped together, which should help me separate my work time and free time, which will hopefully result in more dedicated work time and more relaxed free time.

However, due to my working I had other people help me pack up and move my stuff. I gave strict instructions on how to care for my stuff, however my parents decided to ignore these and consequently much of my fur storage has been damaged with creases and wrinkles in the fur. This will impact what I will be able to offer for a while and what I can catch up on, as I'll need to find the money to source new fur to replace what was damaged. More on this in my ''When will commissions resume?'' section.

Work Catch-up
My first steps for getting back into my working groove is to catch up on everything I have outstanding. I've already begun catching up, but we shall have to see how I manage over time. I'm still catching up on my backlog of university work too, which means I can't dedicate as much of my time to my fursuit work as I'd like. If I owe you anything, please feel free and do not hesitate to give me a buzz and let me know - my organisation system went out of the window in the lead up to Christmas. However, my current priority is 100% catching up on outstanding commissions and University work.

When will commissions resume?
Commissions were set to re-open as soon as I caught up with my outstanding work. I'm working on a new pricing list and new terms and conditions that will all be released closer to the quote opening date, and I will not disclose any of this information before then. This is to ensure everything is as up-to-date as possible when things eventually resume to normal. This being said, due to the damage of much of my fur, I'm looking at creating premades and smaller parts/hats/etc to use up much of the fur I have left. Some of these will include damaged fur which will be available at a discounted price - the damage is just wrinkles which I will minimize the affects on the products. More on all of this closer to when I can re-open.

Future Projects
So I've been slowly working on other projects over the Christmas period, as I had no access to any of my work supplies I needed to resume work. Rather excitingly, I currently have my prototype of a resin fursuit mask under way, which has been slowly taking shape over the past few months. With any luck, my free time will consist of getting this cast for the first time which will then be released to all of you as examples of new resin blanks. Should this be successful, it will open up a huge new range of products and projects for me, which I can offer to you, in the near future. Being UK based, I feel resin blanks would offer more locally than internationally as currently there's an incredibly limited selection of high quality resin work in the United Kingdom. More to come on the resin works!

Youtube Channel
For those of you don't know, I have a currently active youtube channel, available here www.youtube.com/user/Kloofsuit…
This channel currently consists of a thorough 8-part tutorial on the making of a fursuit head, with full time-lapse video and audio commentary. My entire process is explained here in great depth, and I really hope they can be a lot of use to some people. Or maybe even just interesting to watch! Just excuse the awkward voice-over...
One thing this will later include is a video FAQ to answer many of the questions I have been asked since the videos, or even before them. I've had many questions asked over and over again, and I can more thoroughly explain, and demonstrate, my replies through an FAQ video as opposed to just individually answeriong questions, or making a post.
This channel has a lot of future plans, mainly tutorials but also work showcasing of mine, and possibly even people who have utilised my tutorials. Currently, I'm struggling to find the time to create tutorials for this site, but I'm hoping my premade work and future commission openings will bring more chances to create tutorials for you all. However,these do take a long time to make and I struggle to find the time I can dedicate to something completely non-profitable. Having said that, I'm considering the option of opening a patreon, or money-raising auctions and/or premades to help raise the funds to continue bringing these tutorials to you. This is all in the future and I'm not dwelling too much on it while I still have much to catch up on.

Sorry for the lengthy update, I haven't proof-read anything as I just wanted to make sure all of my followers were updated on where I am currently. Hopefully you've all read something helpful or at least just giving you an insight as to how I'm keeping up at the moment. Thank you all for your following as support, and I can't wait to bring more awesome creations to you! Any feedback on the above information would be much appreciated!

~Kloof

instagram.com/kloofsuits


Follow @Kloofsuits on instagram for all sorts of kloofsuits-related nonsense! Most likely used for all sorts of WIPs, Teaser shots and some final photos. Bits and bobs, really!

War Lion by Kloofcat
War Lion
Had this guy ready to photograph for ages but never got around to it!

This lion head was created for a local event in memorial of World War 1, for the 100 year memorial this year. He's off to a photoshoot on the weekend and I wanted to get him uploaded before then. He's been donated to the event, though I -may- get him back afterwards and put him up for sale, though I'm not sure if I'll be getting him back yet.

His face is all hand sewn fleece with DF fur chin accent, and a MM rust fur mane. He is designed to fit anyone up to a 24" head, but I feel 23" would be more accurate due to the base foam being thicker than it was meant to be, which caused me some problems. He has follow-me eyes, full airbrushing on the face and ear vents behind the mane to allow more air into the mask. The only slight issue is that, due to time and money constraints, the head does not yet have a lining. I'm not sure if I will sell it this way or line the head, as lining after furring is more difficult.
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Hi everybody! Hope you've had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long to let you all know what's currently happening.

Many of you may know, I moved house at the end of Last November which put a massive hold on all of my commissions/work. You may not be aware but during this time I was working 20-30 hours per week on top of University from 10-4 5 days a week, which meant my entire life was pretty much on hold. This is my little update of what's happened over the past few months and what you should expect from me in the near future!

House Move
I'm fully moved in to the new house, and only recently have I got my workshop back up and running with all of my supplies, tools and a desk. Everything is back in my room now, and although it is much smaller than my old workshop, I not have a separate bedroom instead of both of them being lumped together, which should help me separate my work time and free time, which will hopefully result in more dedicated work time and more relaxed free time.

However, due to my working I had other people help me pack up and move my stuff. I gave strict instructions on how to care for my stuff, however my parents decided to ignore these and consequently much of my fur storage has been damaged with creases and wrinkles in the fur. This will impact what I will be able to offer for a while and what I can catch up on, as I'll need to find the money to source new fur to replace what was damaged. More on this in my ''When will commissions resume?'' section.

Work Catch-up
My first steps for getting back into my working groove is to catch up on everything I have outstanding. I've already begun catching up, but we shall have to see how I manage over time. I'm still catching up on my backlog of university work too, which means I can't dedicate as much of my time to my fursuit work as I'd like. If I owe you anything, please feel free and do not hesitate to give me a buzz and let me know - my organisation system went out of the window in the lead up to Christmas. However, my current priority is 100% catching up on outstanding commissions and University work.

When will commissions resume?
Commissions were set to re-open as soon as I caught up with my outstanding work. I'm working on a new pricing list and new terms and conditions that will all be released closer to the quote opening date, and I will not disclose any of this information before then. This is to ensure everything is as up-to-date as possible when things eventually resume to normal. This being said, due to the damage of much of my fur, I'm looking at creating premades and smaller parts/hats/etc to use up much of the fur I have left. Some of these will include damaged fur which will be available at a discounted price - the damage is just wrinkles which I will minimize the affects on the products. More on all of this closer to when I can re-open.

Future Projects
So I've been slowly working on other projects over the Christmas period, as I had no access to any of my work supplies I needed to resume work. Rather excitingly, I currently have my prototype of a resin fursuit mask under way, which has been slowly taking shape over the past few months. With any luck, my free time will consist of getting this cast for the first time which will then be released to all of you as examples of new resin blanks. Should this be successful, it will open up a huge new range of products and projects for me, which I can offer to you, in the near future. Being UK based, I feel resin blanks would offer more locally than internationally as currently there's an incredibly limited selection of high quality resin work in the United Kingdom. More to come on the resin works!

Youtube Channel
For those of you don't know, I have a currently active youtube channel, available here www.youtube.com/user/Kloofsuit…
This channel currently consists of a thorough 8-part tutorial on the making of a fursuit head, with full time-lapse video and audio commentary. My entire process is explained here in great depth, and I really hope they can be a lot of use to some people. Or maybe even just interesting to watch! Just excuse the awkward voice-over...
One thing this will later include is a video FAQ to answer many of the questions I have been asked since the videos, or even before them. I've had many questions asked over and over again, and I can more thoroughly explain, and demonstrate, my replies through an FAQ video as opposed to just individually answeriong questions, or making a post.
This channel has a lot of future plans, mainly tutorials but also work showcasing of mine, and possibly even people who have utilised my tutorials. Currently, I'm struggling to find the time to create tutorials for this site, but I'm hoping my premade work and future commission openings will bring more chances to create tutorials for you all. However,these do take a long time to make and I struggle to find the time I can dedicate to something completely non-profitable. Having said that, I'm considering the option of opening a patreon, or money-raising auctions and/or premades to help raise the funds to continue bringing these tutorials to you. This is all in the future and I'm not dwelling too much on it while I still have much to catch up on.

Sorry for the lengthy update, I haven't proof-read anything as I just wanted to make sure all of my followers were updated on where I am currently. Hopefully you've all read something helpful or at least just giving you an insight as to how I'm keeping up at the moment. Thank you all for your following as support, and I can't wait to bring more awesome creations to you! Any feedback on the above information would be much appreciated!

~Kloof

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Kloofcat
kloof
Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
NOTE : I use my scraps a lot! So be sure to check in there if you're interested in all of the things I don't feel fit for the public!


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:icondovahkiinstyles:
DovahkiinStyles Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Hellow ! ;w;
I just watched your youtube videos and since I'm more likely to see the replies on here then I'd like to ask three things if thats okay uwu

What type of airbrush do you use ?
Do you still take commissions ? if so would you be able to give me a quote on this guy Michael for a head //I'd pick which hair color ofc//
My main concern is that he is a Chinese crested so he's a hairless dog for the most part // Bangs and tip of the tail being the only Furry part// so I wouldnt want him to look too fluffy. I just love the way you do bangs and your expressions are so cute ! <3

I hope you dont mind me asking ;w;
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:iconkloofcat:
Kloofcat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you - things are really busy at the moment and my visits to the internet have been just short passing ones.

The airbrush I use is nothing special, it's by a brand called Spraycraft. I plan on upgrading soon.

Unfortunately commissions and quotes are closed at the moment and I can't tell you when they will re-open. Prices are also being revised so I can't give you an estimate either.

Sorry I can't be of much help, if you keep an eye on my page I will post when updates happen.
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:icondovahkiinstyles:
DovahkiinStyles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
No problem ! ; w ; I totally understand that 

alright thank you ! u w u 
Dont be sorry !! It's totally fine owo
I will be then haha !
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:iconusagiimodokii:
Usagiimodokii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love your tutorials so much! <3  they're helping me progress with my fursuit head :'D
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:iconkloofcat:
Kloofcat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm really glad! That's what I hoped to achieve (:
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:iconusagiimodokii:
Usagiimodokii Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hugs u to death

i love your fursuit creations btw :D
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:iconminuadopt:
minuadopt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
your tutoriials are awesome
I' planning on making a suit soon this wil help alot
thankyou so much for making them :3
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:iconkloofcat:
Kloofcat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think so! Thank you for your nice comments, best of luck with everything <3
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:iconminuadopt:
minuadopt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
np at all keep up the good work
and thank you ^^ :love: :hug:
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MarbleMoonCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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