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January 10, 2013


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ContntlBreakfst Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Can someone explain furies/fursonas/anthros to me?

I have passed up a lot of potentially great commission opportunities because I won't draw fursona's or anthro's; I absolutely refuse. Most of the reason that I won't draw them is because they gross me out to ridiculous levels, and I think that at least some of my unease in them is from false or unfounded information about them, and if anyone knows a lot about these things I would appreciate if they would shed some light on it for me.

For example, at Anime Conventions I've seen quite a few fursuits with special flaps in places that are definitely not for the sole purpose of going to the bathroom... My friend told me that fursona's had something to do with a sexual identity? I also have the sad misfortune of having seen some of this activity right in the middle of the hotels.

I just really don't understand this stuff and I wish I did, because I feel like I'm being very prejudice against a lot of people by refusing to consider doing any of that style of art; if anyone could help clear this up for me I would be very grateful.

I'm not sure if this is appropriate for general discussion boards, because I know there are a lot of very young people on this site, so if you have something to say that may be adult in nature, feel free to note me.


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FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Up until reading some of the explanations for them, I was too quite weirded out by the thought. I still am to an extent. Especially toward the ones that would include anything sexual, I don't understand why someone would want to see something like that.

I see nothing wrong with a drawing of you, with animal-like qualities, or even you as the animal of choice with minimal of your own features. But, I find it highly creepy and weird to hear of people that want to see a picture of an animal or multiple doing sexual acts, whether or not they are an actual animal or one of these 'fursona' ones or even people dressing up as animals for sexual relations.

Though I don't think it's necessarily prejudice to refuse doing such art on any scale, as I don't for one second find it unreasonable to refuse to make any kind of art for anyone that you personally do not feel comfortable with, it's your prerogative.
Bagam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even if it grossed me out, i wouldn't have passed commisions for drawing fursonas. Money is money.

As for what a fursona is, i think it's supposed to be a person's avatar just more furry and... Well, usually canine.
dragriff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Most of the thing people stated before me is just about what I was gonna say. But yeah, there are those occasional... I'm sorry, but "weirdos", who take it too far and it becomes their fetish or something.
h-irsch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm strange so my fursona turned out to be a kangaroo/saber cat hybrid.

Some furries, like myself, have multiple fursonas however. Myself being two genders, I have multiple fursonas representing each gender.
ContntlBreakfst Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like the hybrid idea. I've never seen that before.
Kasamm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? You refuse to draw fursona?

Fursona are you as a ' animal ' or one of your feeling as an ' animal '.

Personally, this is my fursona :

She is a mixed species, and I don't do porn or anything with her, furries are grossing me out.

So fursona means you as an animal.

Anthro, they generally means you as a ' half-beast / half=human ' kinda like werewolves.
Example :

Here's my anthro version :

And furries, well I never understood them x_x'
TheForumcat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's less like a sexual identity (as in homosexual/heterosexual) than it is like transgender, right?
Kasamm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's none actually o_o' It's just you as an animal or as a half-beast creature, I don't know for Furries ( porn etc. ) Tho...
TheForumcat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was under the impression that it was an identity... as in, that's the creature the uhh, owner(?) actually is, while they're stuck in a human body.
or, in its most basic form, is it just like an avatar?
Kasamm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like an avatar I guess xD I don't think I'm a dog or anything, nor do I think it's my real animal form or anything, I just like drawing animal xD
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