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BlindFate

Shark Obsessed
Hello! After many years of internet use and drawing, I've finally figured out those animal things I like to draw are called "furries". For better or for worse this is where it's led me.

All I've done in terms of a fursona is do the quick sketch of a shark head that you can see as my avatar. I want a shark but am not sure what direction I'm going to take with it.

I'm pretty new to the world of digital art, which is what I will be focusing on instead of traditional.

Any tips you've got for a new furry? I don't know much about internet drama or anything so I'm a bit of a dunce in that regard.
 

Cloudyhue

Certified Fuzzbutt
Hey, it's another shark fursona! It's always nice to see more of those around instead of more of your run-of-the-mill canids. Welcome to this big mess of a family. Don't worry, the drama isn't hard to find.
 

BlindFate

Shark Obsessed
Hey, it's another shark fursona! It's always nice to see more of those around instead of more of your run-of-the-mill canids. Welcome to this big mess of a family. Don't worry, the drama isn't hard to find.
Ah yes it is very refreshing to see another shark. All this talk of drama is making me worried lol
 

Yakamaru

Bara mig och lite bensin
Welcome to the forum, mate/darlin'. <-- Whichever is applicable/preferred

Hope you enjoy your stay.
 

Mystic Thunder

Worse than a grounded pilot: a grounded pegasus
Hello! After many years of internet use and drawing, I've finally figured out those animal things I like to draw are called "furries". For better or for worse this is where it's led me.
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Any tips you've got for a new furry? I don't know much about internet drama or anything so I'm a bit of a dunce in that regard.

Yeah, I've got a few. The hug is your new handshake. The puns will happen, regardless of whether you like it. There will be porn- more of it than you want to know. If you're into it, good for you. If not, then you've been warned. As for the drama, steer clear of the trolls- your presence feeds them. If you have an opinion, you someone WILL inevitably call you a Nazi for disagreeing. Walk away, but stand up for yourself... even if that means using the block and report buttons. Finally, read the forum rules before continuing... and now forget everything you just read, since you will face administrative action at least once even though you read the rules. Above all, 6-2-1, your first panel is tomorrow at 11 am, and have fun (oh, wait... that's a con thing. Sorry, but still have fun)!
 

MadKiyo

Furry from the discount section
Ooo, a shark. Which ocean do you post from?
 

Xaroin

THE ONE THE ONLY
If you want to lose all hope in humanity, turn off the sfw filter on furaffinity.
Otherwise welcome to the community where everybody is gay in their own respect.
 

Jax Cottontail

Well-Known Member
Hi and welcome to the forums. I remember when I too used to draw "animal characters" before discovering the furry community. As far as online-drama I have been able to avoid it for months now. I think its one of those things that you only get sucked into if you let yourself. Do you have an online portfolio? I would love to check it out.
 

BlindFate

Shark Obsessed
If you want to lose all hope in humanity, turn off the sfw filter on furaffinity.
Otherwise welcome to the community where everybody is gay in their own respect.
Can confirm, am lesbian.
Ooo, a shark. Which ocean do you post from?
Near the Pacific, off the coast of 'Murica.
Yeah, I've got a few. The hug is your new handshake. The puns will happen, regardless of whether you like it. There will be porn- more of it than you want to know. If you're into it, good for you. If not, then you've been warned. As for the drama, steer clear of the trolls- your presence feeds them. If you have an opinion, you someone WILL inevitably call you a Nazi for disagreeing. Walk away, but stand up for yourself... even if that means using the block and report buttons. Finally, read the forum rules before continuing... and now forget everything you just read, since you will face administrative action at least once even though you read the rules. Above all, 6-2-1, your first panel is tomorrow at 11 am, and have fun (oh, wait... that's a con thing. Sorry, but still have fun)!
I'm sure I'll have fun. I'd love to go to a con but I'm afraid of them just because of media brainwashing. Secretly I'm scared its one massive orgy :p
Hi and welcome to the forums. I remember when I too used to draw "animal characters" before discovering the furry community. As far as online-drama I have been able to avoid it for months now. I think its one of those things that you only get sucked into if you let yourself. Do you have an online portfolio? I would love to check it out.
I wish I had an online portfolio. Unfortunately basically everything I have is slightly shoddy anatomy practice. My avatar is basically the second thing I've done on a tablet next to an icon I did for a friend.
 
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