This is the realistic fire monkey I made for the wonderful ! This is a character in a story he wrote and it's based of off Infernape from Pokemon with some color and design changes.
The mane is hand wefted kanekalon, my first time doing it. I was nervous about trying it, but I actually had a ton of fun and that part took about 20 hours alone. I used three colors and got the gradient mostly by layering and thinning out the different colors. I did some minor airbrushing as well, but it took very little.
All features the custom "footprint" style silicone paw pads I made for the project.