Full body commission for VasiliLis! This is Flora Fiore, She’s an extraterrestrial plant-fox hybrid that is getting used to her new form and earth life! Her coat changes with the seasons, and she can communicate with and control plant life. However, she is not a peaceful benevolent being, like many plant hybrids you see in fiction. Best beware this flower… The owner of this character has a bio and an image of her other seasonal coats if you’re curious!
Other coats: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14400195/
I have been messing with matte painting for textures on characters lately, and for this one I feel pleased with the result! The textures you see on her tail, hips, and should region began as photographs of blue spruce branches from outside my apartment. I must thank fellow artist HanMonster for cluing me into this technique. I’ve used textures and matte painting for portions of environments and objects, but for some reason I thought it would not work on characters! It worked great for the pine needles here, and also in the fur on this piece - http://shadow-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Don-t-Look-Back-478741997
Link to larger final piece - http://shadow-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Winter-Flora-480033147
10.5 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet