This page is all about the first, and one of the most important steps of getting a custom costume. Concept art, or a reference sheet, is an image depicting your character in a 2-3 view turn around. This is what we (or any creator you choose) reference directly when creating your costume.
The basics of concept art:
-Concept art should be clear, correct (markings match from view-view) and include a full FRONTAL, BACK, and SIDE view. For basic/simple designs a front and back view will suffice.
-There should be NO SHADING or gradients (BH does not currently do shaded/blended gradients on costumes) on your character. The only colors shown should depict your markings and overall character design.
-Artwork should be G-PG in nature. We will absolutely not accept concept art of an adult nature.
-Your concept art should ideally depict your desired expression.
-Understand that your characters exact colors may not be available in fur form, or your preferred fur length(s).
-If there are any features that may obscure markings, make sure there is an unobscured view.
-it is good, but not a requirement, that your artwork depict any sort of padding (digitigrade legs, abs, belly etc.) you do want on the costume itself.
It is important that all of your characters markings are clearly and correct depicted. Front to back to side views should align.
Don’t have concept art? We have artist created concepts below for clients to choose from. These characters/concepts come as depicted- no alterations unless via the artists discretion.
Below are designs we have created that are available for purchase as full, completed costumes (Requiring a DTD).
All of the below designs are available with custom options such as padding, 3D eye upgrade, etc. unless otherwise stated.
*If you would like to purchase any one of these designs, please fill out our “Quote Form” with desired options as well as the name of the design you’d like to purchase. *These concepts have a high rate of being chosen for our que*