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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 28, 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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A word often used in place of persona when said persona is an animal, anthropomorphic or otherwise. Adaptive to suggest any other non-human characters or aliases.

Stemmed from the fact that many furries, furry artists, Therians, or those in other parallel or related groups used animal or anthropomorphic personas. These personas were dinifitive enough to be given their own generalized name: fursonas.
Mobius' fursona is a panther
by Cunjo November 21, 2004
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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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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 muses, 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.
by Anonymous S November 12, 2006
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An alter ego. Normally used in drawing to show ones 'true self.'
by I.K. March 06, 2005
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A way to describe yourself as an antro character, similar to a original character mainly used in the Furry Fandom
Iโ€™m a basic furry my fursonas species is a wolf.
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