How NOT to character in the furry realm, unless you were TRUELY (ohmygodidunnowhattodowithmyselfifyouare) going for this character =n=;
remember this is my opinion / take on it.
First off lets go with the names
names such as :
are very VERY generic, and unoriginal, not creative at ALL. Think about it, would you really name your pet dog toxic? Let alone yourself if it's your fursona. Now I know mango kinda falls under this catagory but not everyone and their grandmother has there characters named Mango, like they do wolfy or wolfie or how ever you want to spell it.
STOP GIVING THE FURRY A COMMUNITY A BAD WRAP BY MAKING YOUR CHARACTERS WHORE LICIOUS~
the furry community is not all about yiff
if you think so
reconsider your morals.
That being said, that opens another subject
Now, dont think im a homophobe, I'm not. TRUST ME, im the co-president of my schools GSTA, and trust me, i have dated plenty of girls in my life
but making your furry gay because they "look cute" is a terrible reason. Now if your fursona is gay because you IN REAL DAY TO DAY life are. (not just experimenting) then ok. But not EVERY GOD DAMN FURRY has to be a TWINKS BOY.
also if your going to take this route of your furry being homosexual, don't let it be just a "just because" thing. Go into a GOOD back story. Not the sterotypical ones like "he was raped"
this goes into another subject
everyone and their dead gold fish apparently seem to sprout up the same sad and generic story for their character. Something traumatic in their childhood happened that made this way to being an out cast...... ranging from "I killed my family" to "they rejected me". Never anything simple such as one of my characters on feral heart where why she doesn't have a family, because one morning she woke up and saw a butterfly and chased it for hours and hours and when she stopped she learned she was lost.
I mean come on, now this is just not trying in my opinion, when someone gives their character the most obscure unnatural fur colors in the universe. If I saw a pink wolf with a blue mohawk, I would shit my pants on the spot. True story bro.
Now dont get me wrong, your fursona is supposed to be expressing the part of you, no one really gets to see. But don't go overboard with it. That just turns people away and no longer makes your character interesting. It makes it seem very unrealistic and unappealing because it appears that your trying to hard to be different.
now if its paint, as if you come from some sort of tribe, or your explain how they dye parts of their fur, ok. Just give a valid reason, not because it "looks cool" or "I liek it"
Also some natural fur colors have the same concept, try to make it appealing. Natural, but not overboard. Different, but not scary. Make the character YOURS, apart of you. Love the design, and if its good, you wont need the obscure colors, because it looks fine just as it is.
this also goes for peircings
I try to follow the rules of
if I wont get it, dont give it to my characters
can they sleep on it
and how does it all fit.
too many piercings on one character really does hurt their design. Mango is having that issue, but she has those piercings because I have those.
also this steps into accessories
dont go crazy with them, even adding armwarmers and nothing else can be a bit too much because its a hassle to draw. It really is, and if you draw to many accessories, it gets cluttered and hard to look at and distinguish what is apart of the character and whats just for show.
this is an interesting
now this is something i noticed recently.
People have been placing their characters weight in some extreme variations. Skeleton skinny, to the point of I'm worried that their going to pass out, to so fat if they stood up their ankles would snap. This is another policy of if I wouldent go to that extreme neither should your character. Now if its a slight change and it looks ok, then thats fine. Or you want a more tubsy character, cool. Just dont go to over board to the point of defying the laws of gravity/ life.
thats all I have to say for now
if you have more subjects you'd like me to touch on comment
remember this is my opinion, the way I create characters. you do NOT have to take these words to heart. Even i break my own rules