I am a 30 year old Katoomba local. My favourite drink is coffee. I enjoy Asian, Italian and India cuisine. I enjoy eating out, chilling in a cafe on the internet and seeing the sights. I'm non-smoker but I do enjoy to drink occasionally. When I do drink I enjoy cocktails such as Espresso Martini's, Beer and Red Wine. As far as spirituality goes I am an atheist. My political beliefs fall to the left of centre on the political compass. I have worked for Dan Murphy's as a customer assistant. I am currently a carer for my schizophrenic, diabetic father Graeme.
I have been in the furry fandom for a number of years but have only recently become more active attending Furry Down Under an Australian furry convention in 2016.
I am a hobbyist photographer who likes to share my convention photos online. When I am not attending furmeets or conventions I can be found enjoying the walking tracks of the Blue Mountains.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN MY GALLERIES
What I do the most is photography so you will find my photos from furry conventions, local furry events and sometimes even one on one photo shoots. I don't do photography commissions but I am willing to help out friends. If you find yourself in one of my photos you are free to repost as long as you give me credit as the photographer. Being from Australia don't expect any photos from Anthrocon or Midwest Furfest (Yet) but I have photos from the Australian furry scene.
Next is artwork I don't have good art skills so expect scribbles and stick figures from me. The art I post are pieces that I have commissioned from artists and I make that clear in the titles and / or description. Sometimes I am lucky to win an art raffle or get gift art but most of the time it's commissioned work. My art mainly features my fursona Silver Sheep. As far as content ratings for art I post I tend to keep it clean and SFW the highest I go currently is mature like on the tank commander piece.
Last but not least is my writing. I occasionally write short stories. These tend to be furry homosexual themed erotica they are pretty out there too. If you don't like that sort of stuff don't click on it simple.
I based my character Silver Sheep of the sheep in the Wicked! story series by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman. I read Wicked as a teen and the cover art and story of the steel sheep was something that fascinated me.
Silver Sheep is an anthro Suffolk sheep. I went with the Suffolk breed because Silver isn't a jock archetype like that is often represented by the American big horn sheep for example. He has the ability to turn his fleece into steel wool like that of a steel wool scourer. He works as a Zoid pilot. Zoids are large robot animals from the anime of the same name. Silver Sheep lives and works in a Communist dictatorship with other anthro Sheep.
Sheep have a collective nature so I thought of what a society of anthropomorphic sheep would be like. It would be a communist nation or something along the lines of the Japanese philosophy of valuing the group over the individual. A communist dictatorship setting offers great artistic ideas and also fits in with a militaristic pilot of animal robots so I went with that.
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
FURRY CONVENTIONS ATTENDED
Furry Down Under 2017
Furry Down Under 2016
Furry Down Under 2017
I took a short plane ride up to the Gold Coast. I checked in to my hotel Chateau Beachside Resort. I went and collected my convention badge. When I was returning from picking up my badge I ran into Arti Husky who I gave my photo print that I had made up for him.
I found Austin Nova in the lobby and picked up my art badge of Silver Sheep. The badge was fantastic and it was my first art badge for a furry convention. As I was about to return to my hotel I ran into Trak and Diego who were unloading their car. They invited me up to their room. I gave them their photo prints.
I went back to my hotel and put away my convention swag. I returned to the Mantra and hunted down Regis who invited me to his room. I loaned him my old camera. We got together with Arti, Diego and Trak and went out for dinner at an Asian place. We returned to the Mantra where I took some photos in the lobby.
Lord Darius Foxworth and Warbrin Flof and a dragon fellow that I see around my local furry meets but have not asked his name yet went to Timezone and walked around for a while. We came back to the Mantra and I chilled with Darius Foxworth for a bit. Lamenting my lack of photos so far. All of a sudden Lupe suiters stormed out of the lifts and were posing for videos and photos in the lobby.
Faux was there and I gave him a hug. Not even the start of the convention and I checked off one of my goals for the convention. I planned for Friday to get some art commissions and take some photos of Regis at mini golf.
The convention got into full swing. I cruised around to the dealers den and ordered a dance party themed art commission. I went over to Silvixen and purchased a character pack for Silver Sheep. The character pack is great value. She didn't think that they would sell but some of the first sales of the convention where character packs.
I met up with Regis and he went up to his room to get in suit. I walked around the convention space and took photos of fursuiters. Tabu Lion had his new husky fursuit. It has glitter on the hair fringe, it was beautiful. I spotted Lucian coming out from one of the panels. I didn't get a photo of his fursuit and missed my opportunity.
Later that day I took some photos of Arti with his home made boomerang plush. I set my camera on high speed burst mode and get a sequence of him throwing it towards me. I got a photo of Freon Fox when he walked in. Arti Husky was on the Balcony posing for photos with his friends.
The Friday night dance was a great time. I took my camera and I was stalking the green fox ibbY who wasn't even at the convention. I did manage to take photos of fursuiters dancing even Muttasaur's new fursuit. I attempted to live stream a part of the dance party on Facebook but after it streamed it wouldn't save because of copyright music. Periscope worked much better.
Saturday morning was the Lupe fursuit photo shoot at surfers paradise beach. The sun came out for the shoot. I took some photos of the fursuiters in the lobby and Faux marshalled them to the beach. As always I loved the Lupe shoot some of the fursuiters had upgraded from partial to full suits. I will have to look at my photos from last year to compare.
A drone was flying around and Faux was livestreaming the shoot. I spotted new Lupe fursuits and got their photos. Furries love their technology and live streaming video of events. It is great to see Australian designed and built fursuits. It shows the world what we have to offer.
Next was the main event the fursuit walk to the beach. There was so many fursuiters and many new ones. We all formed up in the lobby and walked down to the beach. The road crossing was handed much better this year. There were organised and had some traffic control to stop the traffic. I later found out that axle Husky had forgone being in the fursuit walk so he could manage the road crossing. Good on him for keeping the hundreds of fursuiters safe.
Lord Darius Foxworth gave me his camera for the fursuit walk I took some photos on it for him. I didn't get a good photo of the group shot this time because there was so many fursuiters there. Even the official photo was a panorama shot.
The main photos I took at the beach fursuit walk were with my zooming lens sniping shots from a distance paparazzi style. I took some good ones I reckon. One of the things that make FurDU special is the beach fursuit walk. Sunny Dingo was wearing Australian flag board shorts in the group shot.
Instead of going to the sponsors cocktail party I went to the fire breathing dragon show with Lord Darius Foxworth. I chatted with Axel Husky who was part of the team doing the dragon show. I wish I wasn't so shy I could have talked about how Axel is from Katoomba or something.
The dragon show was great it was a fursuit that breathed fire from its muzzle. It was such a great time to get photos of puff the dragon. Lord Darius Foxworth shot a video of it. I took photos with Regis who rocked up. Warbrin was close to the action himself. It was much better than drinks at a cocktail party.
I went to the Saturday night dance party and got some more photos. I felt a little down on Saturday night it could have been post con depression striking early or just a bit of loneliness on my part seeing all the happy couples dancing together. I got over it for Sunday morning.
On Sunday I went on a adventure hunting down a selfie stick with my friends. We walked around to different shops until we found a phone shop I purchased one myself and used it to take some selfies myself. We headed back to the hotel where I took a selfie with the fursuit heads of my friends.
Regis had me help him suit up and we headed down to the beach for photos with Blutooth. Some time later Arti, Diego and Trak joined us on the beach for more photos. Kai took some photos of me taking photos and I got some selfies of my fursuited friends. I walked back with my friends and took some more photos in the lobby.
Later that afternoon I went up to the main convention area and found Ham and Toasted Lynx and Kai Dingo. I took some more photos. We were soon joined by some Made Fur You fursuiters who were doing a small photo shoot.
The Dead Dog Dance was quite good with many fursuiters out at the party. I took some great photos of Diego dancing and Ham turned up as well. I enjoyed dancing and taking photos of the fursuit dancers.
FurDU 2017 was an excellent event. The extra space upstairs was good for the dealers den. The fursuit walk was safer this year. They had new events such as the fire breathing dragon. Staying at another hotel nearby was a good idea, no waiting for lifts. More time hanging out with my friends than at ever before.
I achieved my convention goals. I took more photos then at ConFurgence (Over 3000 photos), I had some great times with friends, I got a couple of great photos of Faux and I have more artwork of Silver Sheep on the way.
Joined 24 July 2015