15 FURRY ART SITES AND ARTISTS

Have you ever seen an animation movie with human characteristics and behavior ? Movies like Sonic the hedgehog, Tom and Jerry, Alvin and the chip monks, Donald duke etc. These are referred to as Furry Art Characters. Now you begin to wonder how animal characters will have human characteristics.

Worry less because this article will touch every nook and cranny in the world of furry art: what furry art is all about, types of furry art sites, what furry artists do and how they work.

MEANING OF FURRY ART

Furry art can be said to be an artwork depicting anthropomorphic (concept of attributing human characteristics to non-human beings) characters, animals and avatars via Wikipedia. Simply, furry art means half-human, half-animal characters also known as Anthros.

One who creates furry art is referred to as a Furry Artist.

Are You Aware Of Any Furry Art Sites ?

A furry art site is the collection of archives of  major graphic artwork, literature and/or audio files that is either directly focused on furry content. 

“Furry artist” is used mostly to identify those who create art such as drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, and other types of works traditionally thought of as visual/physical media. Those who write furry fiction are usually referred to as furry writers.

There is also performance furry. These artists are also subject to their own designation, such as fursuiters, puppeteers, furry musicians etc. Alternately, some artists of a certain art subset (e.g. comics), may add the term “furry” to their craft to affirm themselves on that particular field (e.g. furry  cartoonist).

Below is the list of 15 Best Furry Art Sites.

List of Best Furry Art Sites/ Artists

1.  Fur Affinity

Fur Affinity, also known as FA, is the furry largest online community. It has its focus on the upliftment of art, music and stories.

Alkora created Fur Affinity in 2005 as an alternative to various art community sites such as SheezyArt and DeviantArt. It can be  distinguished from others with its feature of  allowing artistic freedom of expression regardless of content rating. It is led by Dragoneer.

Fur Affinity’s users feature include the ability to allow users to track new updates from particular artists; highlight favourites; and upload a wide variety of art (images, music and stories). The site promotes a community through its comments system and individual journals

Users can block guests from viewing their content and mature + adult with the “privacy features”.

2. Weasyl

Weasyl is designed as an art gallery website that helps artists, writers, musicians and more, to be able to share their work with other artists and fans. It serves both the furry fandom and the broader online artistic community.

It’s primary features are media submissions, character profiles, and journal entries. Also it has redefined it upload feature to support larger images.  Weasyl has added a commission marketplace to its interface.

Weasyl users can submit their reference sheets of the original characters by using character submissions which are different from other submission types. This is  specifically index biographical information and a physical description of the character.

This upload can optionally be organized into user-defined folders; this is a special root folder in the default location.

A feature known as collections allows a user to post a work of another person by attaching the link of the original submission in their own gallery.

The purpose of this feature is to reduce duplicate submissions and give due credit to the artist, while still providing a means for other users to direct their own followers to view the work.

3. SoFurry

SoFurry is an adult furry website based on Yiffstar but expanding to non-adult content and with emphasis on user communities.

The site provides complete user community system which is used as a kind of collaborative filter.  When users find interactive groups and join, the tend to share topics and ideas on the particular work.

With a feature called personal watchlist, users can find new contents while still building a collective set .  The site offers a one-time-pad authentication system for secure authentication over insecure networks.

4. Furry Network

Furry Network is an online community website that is  focused on the promotion of art and creative works within the furry fandom.

 “Promoting” is the submission of results in the selected submission being shown publicly on the promoting user’s profile, while “favoriting” adds the submission to a gallery private to the favouriting user’s account.

5. Furry Amino

This is a social community on the social networking and chats app called Amino. It has a unique app just for IOS and Android users. This app shares its features with that of any other community hosted on the Amino platform.

It gives its users the leverage to make blog posts, quizzes, polls and share them with the community. Users can follow one another and see the posts of the users they are following directly on their timeline.

6.  F-list

Fetish-list otherwise called F-list is contained of characters in association with  paraphilia for the purposes of roleplay. It creates and avenue for young adults to share ideas and views regarding a particular interest. They do so by chatting through a server.  

There is a misconception about F-list, many people mistake ‘F-list’ for ‘Furry-List’ which it is not, and continues to be a popular spot for roleplay, general conversation, and meeting people with shared interests, both sexual and non-sexual

At least one member can register multiple characters to their profile, and this character is assigned its own list of “kinks” divided into four categories: “Fave”, “Yes”, “Maybe”, and “No”. For Each of these categories, it represents a different level of how much a character enjoys a certain kink.

Subscribers, or members who donate to the site for its server upkeep and other expenses, are not limited in the number of custom kinks they may add to their characters’ public profiles

7.  Furvilla

In Favilla, user enjoy online pet games featuring furry villagers, similar to Neopets and Flight Rising. Favilla has a special feature called Panties. This are custom designs that players can use to personalize their villagers.

When a pre-existing Furvilla villager is edited we get a Furvilla. Furvilla villager is base with external editing software and can range from a simple recolour to modification of the line.

 Uploading a painties costs 250 FurDollars, approximately $2.50 USD

e from a simple recolour to modification of the line.

 Uploading a painties costs 250 FurDollars, approximately $2.50 USD.

8.  Inkbunny

Inkbunny is a furry art community, showcasing artwork, comics, stories, music and animations for fans of anthropomorphic animals.

Its main purpose is to assist artists share and sell their work. The site once use to take commission on the sale and distribution of high-resolution digital downloads and prints, but now, donations and merchandise are its sole sources of income; no fees are charged to join, display work, engage in business or accept donations on the site.

9. REDDIT: Subreddit

Furry subreddit also known as furry Reddit is a user-created community. It works on the news aggregation, content rating, etc.  Reddit is dedicated to the discussion of relevant information and media regarding the furry fandom.

Subreddit  was created in May 2008 by a user named Corbin Fox and as of October 2018, over 61,000 users, also known as redditfurs, subscribed to this subreddit.

Being a subreddit dedicated to the furry fandom, subscribers can share furry related artwork, stories, videos, and photography to one another that can be voted on. Users are also able to start discussions about the fandom or ask questions to other subscribers.

10.  TELEGRAM: Telegram Furlist 

Telegram Furlist also known as Furry Telegram Groups is chanelled to listing furry groups for the cloud-based instant messenger Telegram.

The website permits user to make use of their Telegram bot and FurListBot, which is in charge of all edits to the website by users. Groups are sorted by categories such as conventions, interests, websites or species.

11.  Fox Amoore (Artist)

Fox Amoore also known as Amoore was born on 26th August, 1984. Originates from Scotland and is a full-time professional musician in the furry fandom. He currently serves as an administrator of Fur Affinity.

He focuses on original modern classical works and has also gained a reputation for his personal interpretations of soundtracks, popular music, and most commonly, video game music. His experimental pieces are also popular, ranging from ragtime to dance and techno.

Fox Amoore is constantly working tirelessly on updating and upgrading his musical equipment and studio set-up to provide the best sound possible. Some of his tools of the trade include a Roland Fantom X8 keyboard, a Yahama Tyros keyboard, Symphonic Orchestra Platinum and Symphonic Choir Virtual Instruments, and Cubase 5 recording software

12. RukisCroas (Artist)

Rukis Croax is an Americanskaya anthro artist and writer who lives near Greenville, South Carolina, USA. RukisCroax is the creator, writer and illustrator of the Cruelty comic and its sequel Unconditional, and the co-creator, writer and co-illustrator of the Red Lantern comic.

Rukis’ first comic, Cruelty, was published by FurPlanet and debuted at Anthrocon in 2010. At 44 pages, Rukis considered this a “practice comic”. However, it sold out within the first day of the convention, and Rukis went on to create a sequel (Unconditional).

In 2009 she started Red Lantern. The second volume of the comic, which is planned to be made in four volumes, is currently in writing and is released on Fur Affinity before its printed release which will include sex scenes. The first volume was co-drawn by Alector Fencer, however, she was replaced by Myenia in 2012.

13. Uncle Kage

The Chairman of Anthrocon, Dr. Samuel Conway also known as KagemushiGoro has been a guest of honour at numerous conventions, both in and out of the furry world, including Albany Anthrocon, Feral! 2001, ConClave, Duckon, Eurofurence 8 (2002), Furlaxation 2012, Philippine Anthro Festival 2014, Fur Reality 2015, and Arizona Fur Con 2015.

Uncle Kage’s name is actually an abbreviation of KagemushiGoro, or the Samurai Cockroach, his selected fursona (kagemushi is Japanese for shadow bug; this is, in turn, a pun on the Japanese term kagemusha).

Uncle Kage in the year 2001,went incognito to MephitFurmeet 5 as “The Unknown Furry”, wearing a cheaply-designed fursuit, including a mask made from a paper bag.

Kage was introduced to furry fandom by Jim Groat at Noreascon in 1989. He became a regular of FurryMUCK in 1991 and still spends time there in the evenings.

14.  Kenket

Kenket, also known as Tess Garman, has attended a lot of conventions. Her fursona is a raven, and her artwork often potrays ravens, tigers, coyotes, and dogs. She used to work in collaboration with BlackTeagan under the name Blotch and is a freelance illustrator.

Cricket magazine, several regional publications and TV show Stacked , has recognized Kenket’s work and been used as the basis for DVD menus. She helped put together The Bestiary Card Deck, worked on the Kennel Club deck as well as the Wish You Were Here calendar.

Before moving to California to be with her now ex-husband, Gatcat, she lived in England. After California, she lived with Kyoht and Gre7g in Utah and for a very short while in Washington. She has lived in Colorado with BlackTeagan since 2006.

15. Dark Natasha

Dark Natasha (born 1972) is a furry artist that hails from Evergreen, Colorado. She began her art career doing covers for Furrlough and a comic for Genus published by Radio Comix. Her had her first furry convention,  ConFurence 10 in 1999.

She has a very reputable artwork which seem very real. since then she has been one of the top-selling furry artists. She also does pure fantasy paintings

Dark Natasha is probably best known for her paintings and drawings of fantastical creatures (not just furry), but she has done works in a variety of media and genres, including very realistic pictures of birds and other animals. She is a regular at Further Confusion and generally sells prints as well as doing sketchbook commissions.

One of her more well-known pieces, a five-foot-long, two hundred pound dragon, was acquired by TCI/Jones Intercable CEO Glen Jones. Today that sculpture resides in the main lobby of the telecommunication giant’s headquarters in Denver.

Dark Natasha was introduced to furry art with the work of Terrie Smith.

Conclusion

Furry art is used to describe half-human, half-animal characters also called Anthros while a furry artist is a person who creates furry art. The audience interested in furry arts is called Furry Fandom. There  are other notable Furry Art sites and Artists, but these 15 are one of the best. I hope this article has given a simpler and authentic meaning of furry art, types of furry art sites, what furry artists  do and how they work.

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