The oekaki culture definition of this term varies from that of the furry or anthro definition in that it is generally a 'quad' or four-legged animal used to show ones self in drawings rather than struggling to draw a human.
Many young oekaki users start off drawing characters from Disney films or animals in general, therefore when drawing a representation of themselves find an animal easier for them to draw repetitively. It can also serve as an escape from the reality of what they really look like, where the fursona's personality is more akin to how they act online than in real life.
In recent years popular oekaki have distorted the meaning of 'fursona' on oekaki, as furry artists have attempted preaching the origin to young users, and trends have been formed by popular artists that have slowly become a norm or standard.
In failed attempts to make original generic wolf or cat fursonas some artists have gone to extreme lengths to put complex patterns and accessories on their fursona. Common items are piercings, star shapes, moon shapes, stripes, leg warmers, glowsticks and fishnet anythings.
On many oekaki people confuse their fursona with muse
s, the difference being that your fursona represents yourself, and a muse is a character that expresses things or that you use frequently in varied ways (eg. roleplay and writings). This leads to some people arguing against the girl who's name could be 'WaterPrincessLucy' online but who's fursona is a male, red, fire-breathing dog called Damien.
Fursona whose genders don't match their creator are very rare but a controversial subject for most. Some would liken it to the man who roleplays only female characters or dresses as a bunny girl to his local furry convention.
The admin's fursona is a purple dingo with a pierced tongue; people tend to draw her raving with glowsticks.