mutation fox

So, I have class in 5 fours and didn’t go to sleep yet because I’m up for any opportunity to draw Scully and William. I saw this capture yesterday here on tumblr (sorry, I don’t remember who posted it so if you see this please manifest yourself) while I was drawing my first digital illustration for a children’s book, I needed a break of drawing fishes with human eyes so this was done in parallel for the sake of my sanity. Finished about 10 minutes ago, not sure if I should continue it, glad to hear coments.

The text comes from when I saw this outtake and totally imagined Mulder and Willian wearing the shirt he got from his dad for his birthday, while Scully had dreamed with a smooth clean boy with perfect haircut and ironed clothes in his first day. So there they were, in the kitchen begging Scully that William deserved to bright in the first day of school. The moustached alien won

This was my mom’s coworkers’s Arctic Marble (red fox). She is a sweetie. Arctic Marbles are not arctic foxes, they are a colour mutation of the red fox, that occurs in captivity. 

I actually almost got her. He had to rehome her and asked us to take her and we were going to build an outdoor enclosure for her to accommodate her (and I planned on having her inside when my sister’s indoor dog was put up), but I decided to direct him to a fox group and he found her a home that had foxes to play with and wonderful enclosures. 

The reason I changed my mind was because my sister and inlaw have coonhounds and I just didn’t want to risk them getting her since she had escape tendencies and was friendly to every dog she met, which posed a danger for her safety. But yeah, that’s the story of how I almost got a fox lol. 

Actually planning on getting a fox in the future once my sister’s family moves out and takes all the hounds with them (and this might be a couple years down the road). They have been legalized in my state a while and I’ve interacted with a few pet ranch foxes people in my state own too. Pretty awesome animals but difficult, not at all “like a dog/cat” as trendy DoDo videos claim, and not something to jump into because it’s “cool”. They also have a terrible hormonal phase where they get mean and skittish called the “October Crazies” that you have to deal with during their first autumn and they are quite stinky! Even though ranch foxes are usually considered domestic as a livestock animal, they’re still an exotic animal truly, and still have wild behaviours that can be extremely frustrating to handle. 

Anyways I wanted to share her picture. I miss her adventures but she’s living it up in a nice big place with foxy pals. 

Now that I’ve watched Founder Mutation three times, I just have to say that I love how Scully’s picture of William is neat and crisp while Mulder’s picture is worn and you can tell it’s used. It rips my heart out that Mulder is left at the end episode sitting alone at a kitchen table with three chairs. He’s got just enough chairs for his entire family.