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

samuraiswordz

Active Member
I didn't really think of it that much. I just thought multi-tailed foxes were cool. She doesn't have to represent me to a T either. I just made a fursona who I thought would be really fun to draw. Plus, I like pink lol
 

Hawkie

Avis Accipiter
Played an Aarakocra (avian race) rogue character in a 4-year long D&D 5e campaign. Based them off of the variation of Goshawk the English use for falconry.

Dare to say I got a bit TOO into that character and it's personality over the years.
 

GlassesSnakeMD

New Member
I blame the hype around XCOM 2's release and stumbling upon the wonderful world of commissioned artwork. Back in 2014, I had wanted to write a story about a male scientist abducted by ADVENT and transformed into a Viper, who then was rescued and has to live as her new self. I commissioned artwork of her as motivation for writing. I never wrote the story, but I kept ordering commissions of her.
Over time the setting, characters, and names changed to my own original ideas, and she turned from just another OC into something more personal and aspirational.
 

Andrea Flame Fox

Active Member
Species is easy; when i first discovered the furry fandom and the concept of "fursona," the red fox is immediately what came to mind -- despite never really consciously identifying with them before. But after some research I felt that that was "me," and so a red fox I have been ever since.

The specific genesis of Andrea is more complex, but to put it simply, she came about through self-discovery.

I'm still in the process of creating Neothoren. I saw dragons as mystical and wise creatures, which is how I felt myself along my childhood. I know, it's too self centered, but life had gave me lots of oportunities to look how little you know about the world as you grow up. I wanted to represent that learning process in him.
Now, I portrait in Neothorem a wise and humble dragon. I'm not sure how his color scheme will be yet, but it will be a fun process when a digitalice him completely.

In the meantime, I will use this draft as my PFP of him. I'm sure he will be redesigned as the time goes, but the overall aesthetic seems fine to me atm.
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Nah, I wouldn't call that self-centered. At least, not in a bad way -- it's good to have a positive image of yourself, or something you can aspire to be.

I blame the hype around XCOM 2's release and stumbling upon the wonderful world of commissioned artwork. Back in 2014, I had wanted to write a story about a male scientist abducted by ADVENT and transformed into a Viper, who then was rescued and has to live as her new self. I commissioned artwork of her as motivation for writing. I never wrote the story, but I kept ordering commissions of her.
Over time the setting, characters, and names changed to my own original ideas, and she turned from just another OC into something more personal and aspirational.
That's a really cool development!
 

StolenMadWolf

resident Lab Wolf
My fursona Kili flucauated in design quite a bit before I came across this set of glowing tattoos. After that, I just thought nanoites and bam, Kili was born. But yeah, he is essentially me as well as an OC, so he is my main.

Some of my other 'sona's had came up for different reasons. My character Lyris Heartfire was initally concieved just because I liked the look of their design, and later to explore myself somewhat. However, eventully they intergrated into my wider settings and whilst I still consider them a 'sona' of sorts, they are more of their own character.

Lyall meanwhile was concieved from the getgo from a combination of trying to explore my identity and channel my darker side in there as well.
 
For Calahoo:

I did a play that used to be my favourite one I performed in called The Lion King Jr around the end of the 2010s and got casted as the character Banzai, who I assumed he was my first major part I got in a play at the time (I was sadly wrong BTW :C)! And I became attached to that character, which gave me an interest in hyenas! So I created my main fursona by making a furry version of one of my 2 Roblox personas, Calahoo!

Artworks of Calahoo are by @Chubby_blue on Twitter!
 

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For Joshie:

I created another Roblox account during the summer of 2020! And when I got robux for that account, I redesigned my robloxian and liked the outcome of it! I used the clothes & hair from my 2nd roblox account’s avatar, and I made him a bunny boi since bunnies are one of my favourite animals! I even made him chubby since I have a soft spot for chubby characters and I’ve been getting kinda chubby IRL due to binging on treats that was caused by my depression!

Artworks are by @Chubby_blue on Twitter!
 

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Trevorbluesquirrel

Well-Known Member
I'm a squirrel because:

1. Love eating nuts!
2. Big fluffy huggable tail!
3. Claws for scratching!
4. Climbing the sides of trees would be nice to do!
5. Some of us can glide!
6. Bucktoothed and cute!
7. Love Conker and Bucky Squirrels, as well as the Redwall Squirrels!
8. The Squirrel scene in Sword in the Stone!


And finally............


I'm a squirrel simply because I'm totally nuts!


Kidding, not totally, but I do love nuts of all kinds, and would love to be able to climb, jump, and glide as well as they do!

When I was designing my character, I really was planning on being a red squirrel! But after coloring my sketch, I didn't care for the result, so I tried blue instead, and loved the result! Also, I now stand out more from the other squirrels!
 

PiedPipecleaner

Surviving on my last braincell
She originally started as just a logo for promoting myself;
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and then she got turned into a minecraft model;
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and then I ended up liking her so much that after years of having no sona and being unable to come up with a design I could attach myself to, I finally decided to just finalize her design and make her for real;
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Astrionix

Synthwave nerd
I have a husky as a pet and they seem pretty cute. I'm also a fan of synthwave so I have the secondary color going down to the torso change to a neon-pinkish with separation like the iconic sun. The main color is blue (very original, I know) since I based it off the cover for FM-84's album, Atlas.
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