The 'persona' of an anthro artist-- the artist personified as a character in their art.

An anthro or 'furry' is an anthropomorphic animal-- that is, an animal that has human traits, or a human that has animal traits (ears, tail, fur, etc.)

A fursona is the artist's representation of themself as a furry.
"People are always giving me giftart... most of the time they draw my fursona for me!"
by truthfulone November 29, 2003
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What a furry makes to represent them. It can be of a range of animals. Some of those are: Dogs, cats, wolves, horses, dragons etc.
Furry 1: Hey, whats your fursona animal? Furry 2: Oh, mines a wolf.
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The animal equivalent of a persona.

An animal, it may be made up or real, representing yourself. It is usually the same gender and personality as the creator and may be given exaggerated fur patterns.

It may be portrayed as an anthropomorphic character, giving it human like limbs. Eg, arms and legs of a human.

They are sometimes drawn as sparkledogs, or if it's not a dog or wolf, sparkleanimal. In this case, they are dressed and shown as either emo or gothic and have dark colours, or are colourful and rainbow with bright colours that are apealing to the eyes. Sparkle artists give their sparkle animals big hair that cover the eyes, peircings, and stalkings.
My fursona is a wolf with stripes.
by Reyah May 18, 2009
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A way to describe yourself as an antro character, similar to a original character mainly used in the Furry Fandom
I’m a basic furry my fursonas species is a wolf.
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A fursona is an original character/OC created by a member of the furry fandom, which they use to portray themselves online, and amongst other furries.

These characters are commonly drawn in a colourful, cartoon-like art style, and in the person's chosen species. Some, however, are drawn in a realistic style to look more like a real animal, rather than a flat, 2D style.

Some furries will also commission artists to create a fursuit, a giant costume designed to look like the fursona. These are often worn at conventions, around other furries, in intimate settings (sometimes), in photoshoots, or just for fun.

Species may be decided by popularity, relation to a real, significant animal, or possibly even one's spirit animal. It's mostly just a favourite animal though.

Traits and personality can be chosen based on one's personality in real life, whilst others may opt to portray a specific side of them using certain exaggerated traits, or those that the person may not have themselves.

Overall, a fursona is just an animal representation of yourself. It's based purely on creativity.
by logant547 July 20, 2023
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A fursona is basically a persona but instead of a human, it is a furry.

Fursonas are mostly used for animation or art, but can be used for other things too.
Kyle: is that a furry character?
Mable: yes! Its my fursona!
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An alter ego. Normally used in drawing to show ones 'true self.'
by I.K. March 6, 2005
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