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Anyone want to share how they came up with their fursona?

OhDeeryMeee

New Member
I had some bullet points I wanted my fursona to match, mostly something I'd enjoy drawing but hadn't really drawn much before, while still able to easily fit in with fantasy aesthetics if I ever decided to take that direction. So I settled on a white-tailed deer! I'm very happy with her :D
 

The_biscuits_532

big anxious kitty
Damn, surprisingly I haven't responded to this one yet
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Left to right, top to bottom. Art by Demiebow Skiema.

Stephanie is my main sona and I first created her on my 19th birthday - just under a year ago. Her design lineage stems back years though - in 2015ish I made a Khajiit in ESO that I didn't use much but I'd eventually remake in Skyrim, and then again every time I redid my mod setup as she became my main character, with the design gradually changing. Eurasian Lynxes are my favourite animal, so that's the species she ended up as. Her name comes from a sarcastic suggestion by my friend - "minecraft steve lmao"

For Iza I was inspired by both my loud university hallmates and all the lore I'd dropped from Stephanie when I made her "me but cat lady". Her design harkens back to the original Khajiit I mentioned, and I decided on Oncilla for the species. They're small, nimble Brazilian cats with a 1/5 chance of being melanistic - perfect for a thief. Her name came from Fantasynamegenerators.com 's lusophone section

Constantine was a reaction to the "uwu cute bean" vibe every character I see seems to have. I wanted an unapologetic aging villain. I modelled him originally off of an old didgeridoo player from my town, and AZ from Pokemon, but I noticed how pirate-y he looked so I redesigned him as a former naval officer. In his original design he lacked eyes as a way to "other" him but in the new design it's an injury, tied to his and Iza's shared backstory. He's a Brown Hyena (AKA Strandwolf), they're rare, and are covered in long, shaggy hair that makes them look unkempt. His name comes from the early Scottish monarchs, that I was reading about at the time. I felt something regal would work in an ironic sense.

With Zalifa I'd been struggling to make a Lemur for months until a friend on Amino made a space-themed nonbinary Indri Lemur - which inspired me to make my own nonbinary lemur, based primarily off of David Bowie and his nonbinary stage persona, Ziggy Stardust. I kinda want to change their design though - feels weird basing an OC after one specific guy. I've been thinking of adding more general glam-rock aesthetics. They're a Red Ruffed Lemur, one of the largest and loudest, but not as large or loud as the Indri - but they didn't fit the look I wanted as well. Their name also comes from Fantasynamegenerators.com, this time from the Malagasy section. I picked five, and left the final decision up to Amino in a poll. Zalifa won, with Tsiraka as runner up.

Ozzie came after I read about his species - Thylacoleo Carnifex, an ancient Australian apex predator, notable for it's record-breaking bite strength and huge stabbing claws. I guess I'd been watching too much Beastars because the character that emerged was a gentle giant, that was extremely uncomfortable with his innate strength. Also whilst it wasnt a conscious decision I feel Covid probably influenced the fact he wears a mask to protect others from himself. His name comes from Oz - Australia, but also it's short for Oswald - Ozzie comes from a wealthy background but doesn't really like it, so he prefers to go by the dimutive.

And finally Victoria. Her character was born of a necessity in a story I'm planning - I wanted Iza to have some kind of good authority, but one that still kept her in crime. So mob boss. Her design is mostly faithful to the actual species (Bearded Vulture), but I emphasised the blood red to make her look fancier. Real Bearded Vultures only acquire it from bathing, they're actually white. I added purple, due to an association with wealth and power. Tbh, not sure where her name came from.
 

Sigvard Alfrothul

Active Member
Damn, surprisingly I haven't responded to this one yet
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Left to right, top to bottom. Art by Demiebow Skiema.

Stephanie is my main sona and I first created her on my 19th birthday - just under a year ago. Her design lineage stems back years though - in 2015ish I made a Khajiit in ESO that I didn't use much but I'd eventually remake in Skyrim, and then again every time I redid my mod setup as she became my main character, with the design gradually changing. Eurasian Lynxes are my favourite animal, so that's the species she ended up as. Her name comes from a sarcastic suggestion by my friend - "minecraft steve lmao"

For Iza I was inspired by both my loud university hallmates and all the lore I'd dropped from Stephanie when I made her "me but cat lady". Her design harkens back to the original Khajiit I mentioned, and I decided on Oncilla for the species. They're small, nimble Brazilian cats with a 1/5 chance of being melanistic - perfect for a thief. Her name came from Fantasynamegenerators.com 's lusophone section

Constantine was a reaction to the "uwu cute bean" vibe every character I see seems to have. I wanted an unapologetic aging villain. I modelled him originally off of an old didgeridoo player from my town, and AZ from Pokemon, but I noticed how pirate-y he looked so I redesigned him as a former naval officer. In his original design he lacked eyes as a way to "other" him but in the new design it's an injury, tied to his and Iza's shared backstory. He's a Brown Hyena (AKA Strandwolf), they're rare, and are covered in long, shaggy hair that makes them look unkempt. His name comes from the early Scottish monarchs, that I was reading about at the time. I felt something regal would work in an ironic sense.

With Zalifa I'd been struggling to make a Lemur for months until a friend on Amino made a space-themed nonbinary Indri Lemur - which inspired me to make my own nonbinary lemur, based primarily off of David Bowie and his nonbinary stage persona, Ziggy Stardust. I kinda want to change their design though - feels weird basing an OC after one specific guy. I've been thinking of adding more general glam-rock aesthetics. They're a Red Ruffed Lemur, one of the largest and loudest, but not as large or loud as the Indri - but they didn't fit the look I wanted as well. Their name also comes from Fantasynamegenerators.com, this time from the Malagasy section. I picked five, and left the final decision up to Amino in a poll. Zalifa won, with Tsiraka as runner up.

Ozzie came after I read about his species - Thylacoleo Carnifex, an ancient Australian apex predator, notable for it's record-breaking bite strength and huge stabbing claws. I guess I'd been watching too much Beastars because the character that emerged was a gentle giant, that was extremely uncomfortable with his innate strength. Also whilst it wasnt a conscious decision I feel Covid probably influenced the fact he wears a mask to protect others from himself. His name comes from Oz - Australia, but also it's short for Oswald - Ozzie comes from a wealthy background but doesn't really like it, so he prefers to go by the dimutive.

And finally Victoria. Her character was born of a necessity in a story I'm planning - I wanted Iza to have some kind of good authority, but one that still kept her in crime. So mob boss. Her design is mostly faithful to the actual species (Bearded Vulture), but I emphasised the blood red to make her look fancier. Real Bearded Vultures only acquire it from bathing, they're actually white. I added purple, due to an association with wealth and power. Tbh, not sure where her name came from.
Man, you really though this through!
 

Genya444

graveyard duck
I'm still experimenting with ideas and trying to find something that fits. There are a lot of options, and I used to play on IMVU, and I had some anthro animal outfits. One I particularly loved was a fruit bat, and I had a white cat getup that I rather enjoyed. Something I'm working on now is a sort of androgynous gargoyle-type creature with a leonine face along with the usual horns, wings, and tail. There's a sketch going on right now, so maybe, eventually, I'll have it done.

The idea of having multiple fursonas is something I never thought of. I may try that out, or just keep playing with designs and concepts until something clicks. I'm actually enjoying this process and the motivation to draw, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how this plays out. If nothing else, I'll have had art practice and things to share with everyone.
 
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