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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

Sneaky rainforest 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.
 

TowerHaunt

Feraligatr
When I was a kid gold and silver were new and I became obsessed with Feraligatr. I constantly pretended to be one. I would play in the pool all day stalking pool toys and using a super soaker as a hydro pump. I decided more recently that I should pick a feraligatr as my fursona since I loved it so much as a kid.
 

Yakamaru

Spookdogg
I saw a dog once. :>
 

Kenadragon

Dragon Potter
I came up with "Drekena" in 2001-2002, and over the years she has changed and has become Kena, a representation of myself and simply who I am. I've tried coming up with other alternate fursonas, but nothing speaks to me. I did start out at otherkin, so perhaps Kena still retains some of that close identity that can't be set aside.
 

Shyy

slightly confused, mostly fun loving Protogen
Shyy the Protogen came to exist as an extension of myself and my DISlike of modern computers. (S)he has a Data Jack to represent being adverse to "automatic programming"- hard to change the program when you don't speak the language. (I'm not much of a tech type- give me tools and something to work on vs "coding", please.) We share the physical issues with mobility- trashed shoulder, rebuilt left knee, and we both also have issues with crowds and too many "people" being near us.
 

Junecoon

New Member
My favorite animals are foxes but I didn't feel like that species really represented me, so I went with a raccoon. The name Juno just kinda came to me and I thought the nickname 'June' was pretty cute! I've tried to make her personality the most real version of my own like how I act when I don't care if people are judging me or not.
 

asherdasher

New Member
okay, so I'm my 8th sona. his name is Asher Milton. The first name I had for him was august, but after a few character changes i decided he needed a name change as well. I stayed with the fennec fox species because their my favorite animal, I decided to give him light blue eyes, paw beans, and tongue. I put a black paw print on his left cheek ( on his face) and did a line of hatching and cross hatching on his ears. Then I gave him black fur around his forearms and knees down to hands and feet. I broke up his tail into uneven thirds with the colors black, tan, and white. The way I got his first name was from the Bible ( Asher was one of the 12 tribes of Israel) and Milton I got from the web comic "Housepets!". this is probably a longer explanation than anyone wanted, but I wanted to do a character breakdown. If anyone actually reads this then I hope you enjoyed it and have an amazing day,
 
im new to the fandom- I picked mine by thinking of traits I have. Im a dragon: wisdom, loyalty, and quick to anger was what I was thinking.
 
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