Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
WOW O.O That is a great sketch and gives me SOOOO Many idea's. So excited for this.
And Laki it's all about breath training, you have to learn to hold your breath comfortably. Mellisa who has been doing it for years I think can comfortably hold her breath a over a minutes, I think 90 seconds or more for her before she has to surface for air, you also have to make it look natural when you go up for air, never rushed or obvious and getting air is quick, you have 5 seconds max to fill your lungs to keep the illusion of being able to breath underwater. I'm thinking the base of the 'body' will need to be thicker fabric as well or double layered to avoid seeing the outline of the legs. Been looking through some cloth tails that look amazing and seeing where some crafters buy their mono fins to hopefully bet cheaper ones xD Testing one of the fabrics I really like that looks very whimsical underwater to make sure it would move good and MAN I thought it looked amazing in my fairy costumes when the wind was blowing but it looks MAGICAL under water. Since I have an underwater camera when i finish this tail I might have my cousin who is a photographer do an underwater photoshoot. The way this fabric moves would be much better seen underwater. Looking through betta pictures and thinking of a mustardgas pattern hmmm....
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