I agree, the soda pop was an excellent example of the difference. furry art tends to be more cute and made out to be relatable rather than savage and scary. basically, if you say "awww..." when looking at a werewolf, it's furry. if you are scared s***less, it's not.A new werewolf character concept! Sounds like fun! The books I mentioned though, they may not be of much help in that regard — they detail original werewolf lore and legend, which is very different from how werewolves are seen today. The lycanthropes of today are shaped very much by the stories that have been written about them, in film and books, which I've been steadily collecting. Not to say original werewolf lore isn't interesting, though. I'll happily volunteer if you wanted to bounce around any ideas/thoughts/e.t.c. on the new character you're working on ^^.GoldenWolf had a really great sketch where she showed her interpretation of the difference between werewolf, anthro wolf, and furry wolf, but she must have taken it down or something as I can no longer find it… It was a great drawing though, I shoulda faved it. I remember the “furry” was drawn with a carton of soda pop, which was a nice touch ^o^. But regardless, I think most use “furry” and “anthro” interchangeably. I find myself more inclined to use “anthro” over “furry” for digitigrade forms, and always “furry” for plantigrade forms.
Oh yeah, and as Ellaerna said, there's “ferals” too, a term usually ascribed to quadruped forms.
…Gosh, so many terms… I think someone even posted a Furry Glossary around here recently XP