more commissions done, finally XP she's playing with her pet ferret at the park! ^3^ and i KINDA went nuts on the lens flare things ./////.
the best time to play with your pet ferret is during the middle of the night at an empty park a little ways away from the main part of the city c:
back in the earlier days of cybernetics (when they were becoming more and more common for medical purposes in people), veterinarians, pet shelters, and pet owners wanted the new technology to be used for their pets and animals who had suffered physical damage. it would be a few years, but laws in various countries were eventually passed that allowed prosthetics and other medical cybernetics to be used on animals who needed them. because of this, pet shelters were able to "fix broken animals". this made it so that animals who would of previously NEVER been adopted (due to medical reasons) got a SIGNIFICANTLY higher rate of adoption, since it turns out people would rather have pets that have had their medical and physical conditions fixed than ones that were all fucked up do to previous events in their lives. these "cyber pets" are especially popular with people who got cybernetics themselves, since they feel a more emotional attachment to them and their cybernetic bodies.
unfortunately, the same people that were anti-cybernetic for people were also anti-cybernetic for pets as well. extremist groups like PETA would often cite how they "weren't natural", how the issues that affected cybernetically altered people also affected the animals, how it was disgusting, and (if they were religious) how they were "against the will of god". but above all, they said that people would start forcing their pets to become cybernetically altered for various reasons. as hated as PETA is, they were unfortunately right about that last one. due to cybernetics becoming hip, trending, and mainstream in world culture, people started forcing cybernetics onto their pets as well for stylistic reasons. this caused the governments of many countries to pet in laws that make the forced cybernization of animals a form of animal abuse, which can get their owners large fees and / or jail time. dog fighting rings will often force cybernetics in their dogs as well to make for more interesting matches. they often get around the forced-cybernization laws by putting their dogs into enough fights that they would need medical cybernetics, which would give them legal freedom to "upgrade" their fighting dogs. that being said, dog fighting itself is still illegal, and the fighting rings do eventually get reported and broken up by local law enforcement.
here's my original sketches:
resources used:metal texture 5City night -2Cloth Texture NGone - CamoPattern 02 CC0Seamless tiling fur texture (2048x2048)mah concrete roofDirt