Here's a fur tutorial because I'm awesome like that. No, someone actually asked me kindly who's trying improve upon their technique. (And I had the spare time.) This is basically how I go about creating fur for creatures. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it goes very quick once you have it down.
Use the download button to get the brushes I used plus a few extra.
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