Minkshake is such a cutie (and I'm not just saying that because I like mustelids). The second and the fifth pictures in that series are my favorites, and the fourth one is also pretty cool. The third one kind of looks odd, though, because of the eyes. The solid, beady, inexpressive eyes seem to imply (to me, at least) that she's not a sapient creature, even though she is. I'm not sure if you did that on purpose or not - I don't really know the context in which that image appears in the game, so it might make more sense in context.
The main reason is really just that I was trying to make as many stylistic differences as I could between these pictures to represent her power to shapeshift from a mustelid as depicted in one artstyle to being a mustelid as depicted in another. You can find rough photographic matches for the first four Minkshake portraits by Googling "White mink" and the fifth by Googling "Minerva Mink".
Thank you for saying she's cute, though!
I have had characters that were my own coping mechanisms. I'm glad someone does it too.
One of the other artists I know on FurAffinity seems to have a similar experience as well. It might just be a natural and under-reported activity for emotionally wounded creative types?
i'll pray for clarity, and maybe the one who becomes your wife will love Minkshake and, in a way, become her.
Thank you for the prayers. And yes, I've entertained this notion as a possibility too; in many ways it would be more desirable than for her to have already had the character design in her head before meeting me and the same dreams from the other side.
Now for some screenshots showing progress on the actual game:
I couldn't use this file as my signature so I had to make another copy saved as a .GIF. Such weird and arbitrary rules; you'd think the .GIF format would be the one disallowed due to its great potential for abuse. Anyway, this gag will be removed before the game's release; I just wanted to make this screenshot my signature on a few forums.
I have two frames for her to appear on the game map and, since she's just going to be standing in the game's final room as the end goal, that's all she needs.
That's all I did today, but it's a lot better than doing nothing.