omG Idk...... I'd just say, as long as it connects with you in a way, then it's your fursona. tbh bandit is literally so different from me, and she isn't what I wanna be, but she doesn't feel like just a 'mascot' , for some reason I just connect with her as a 'fursona'
Jade-HawkfrostFeatured By OwnerMar 13, 2015Hobbyist General Artist
I think its mostly like you. If you draw, say, Bienie doing something, it will be easier to just draw what you would do. Plus, if you are like me and you write a story about your fursona, its a lot easier to base it on your own life! XD
I think it should be mostly like who you are. I mean; Jazz is me. Just me. With things I strongly dislike about myself; others I like... And I think it's best than to have him be who I want to be. Plus it's always super interesting to look at someone's fursona and see how they see themselves/kind of see who they are.
So I find it a lot more interesting to have a fursona who fully represents who you are
Characters always tend to be parts and pieces of their creators mixed with whatever their creators desire. More often than not, even if a creator doesn't share their characters' ideals or personalities, they DO agree with at LEAST one or two things.
Flaming-CatFeatured By OwnerMar 12, 2015Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like either half and half or 90% like yourself and 10% what you want yourself to be like OR something you feel would make it different then yourself and how you want to be, to make it a little different then a new fursona if you ever decide to change fursonas.
I'll normaly put as I said 90% of what I'd be like into my fursona, 2% of what I want to be like with my current one (considering I'd really like to have blue eyes and if I could change 1 thing one would be my eye color) and 7% just raising or lowering a bit of things from how I already am personality wise.
i think a fine mix should be achieved it can be like inspiration for yourself; you see yourself within this character, yet also your perfect vision of yourself too. You know you have the ability within you to therefore become this person because within your perfect representation there is... already yourself there. You recognise both in one. It's nice! It doesn't have to be physical either, I'd say mostly in representation/symbolism; for example I use amethyst, something with wings and, as a dragon, i assume powerful; and freedom and the power to stop bad things are pretty much all i want Emotions are another thing entirely, which I think require designs that fit, so as the above comments state - bright happy characters reflect cheeriness and more monotone are for sad emotions. maybe we all need unlimited sonas because we are unlimited in presentation of ourselves deep
They should probably be more who you are as opposed to who you want to be... My main character used to be my fursona but I don't really feel that close to her anymore? Because I kind of made my crush a character and stuff... So I feel like my main character is more like the character that holds the "MittyKitty" name, Like an heir to the name or something. Despite me still referring to myself as "MittyKitty" It's weird and I actually have come up with a new username although I've been stuck on Mittykitty for a long time; so it would be weird to change.
It's a really hard question for me actually. It has gotten to the point where I don't even know what's going on with my fursona besides the fact that he is just perfect. I'd say its a mix of both, but more what I want to be if I had to choose. In some ways, he isn't like me much at all.
to be honest, i think it needs both. but. if i had to pick, i think it's more fun if it's focused on things you'd want to be. or things you like.
however, the longer i've been drawing and personalities come out in my characters, the more i find, though, all of them have a little part of me. i didn't make them for this reason, but - i feel like each one represents a part of me. [for example, zaine is my confidence when i'm having a good day, jake is my low self esteem, squidgit is my playfulness and inner kid, jazel is my anxiety.]
it's really neat when i sit back and look at how all their personalities work and how they're like me. c:
definitely! n w n the only ones i've had a little difficulty in "connecting with" personality-wise are the designs i got from other people or won but they eventually "click" - it just takes a little longer~