Yo serious question that I'm expecting at least 20 paragraphs for, how do I go about designing my fursona, what are some do's and dont's, things like that
OOOOHKAY! this will indeed be a bit long, so put on your safety seatbelts and helmits before we ride out on this answer.
Here’s the thing about fursonas:
the only difference between a fursona, and a regular old oc, is that a fursona is meant to specifically represent you. now it is easy, and totally acceptable to make a fursona thagt isnt very much like you at all, but i really really love the idea of designing animal human hybrids to express my inner self.
its also very very cool to me that i can see someone elses furson, and get an idea of how they view themselves. knowing that, having a cool fursona can actually make a very important first impression on the internet.
a fursona is like a business logo
SOO! after choosing an animal to represent yourself with, you just need to design a character. thats the harder, but less soul-searchy part. designing characters is something that takes a lot of artistic know-how, but basically you just need to have a good understanding of shapes, and accentuate the aspects that are important to your sona.
now i wont go off and make a big long post all about character design, theres already plenty of videos on the net that could explain that much better than i can, and i encourage going out and looking for that information if you want to improve in that area, so all im gonna say really is this:
Bottom line, they’ve gotta be interesting to look at. using big basic shapes in your design is a great way to do that.
when youre making a fursona, some things that you may want to avoid:
- too many colors;
stick to a color pallet of only about three different colors at most, ideally. and if those three colors are close together on the color wheel, Great!!!!
- anatomical problems;
whether its human anatomy, or animal anatomy, make sure that it all makes sense when put together. it needs to translate easily into the shape of its own, reaal creature.
- too many points of interest;
if your sona is always dressed up in five different rave outfits at once, and has eight horns and robot limbs and wings and five eyes, it’ll be VERY hard to concentrate on that design. an extremely complicated design can work for a highly detailed portrait, but if that character is ever in motion, they’ll look terrible. also, very hard to draw, please love yourself. a good rule of thumb for design is to create a character that you can draw sequentially.
Other than all that, its pretty much just have fun and be yourself!!!!!! find a creative way to express your inner self through character design!!!!! making your fursona should ultimately be fun for you.
im not very good at articulating my thoughts, because im autistic as FUCK, so i apologize for this post being all over the dang place. but here are some other sources to look at in order to learn more
to make a good fursona, you need to understand 2 things:
after that, its all just the jazz of putting the two together.