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Fursona and Commissions

Well, we're finally into the new year and I've got two topics to bring up today that I have been getting asked about a lot =)

First off, a fursona, lots furs keep asking me what my fursona is. At this point I actually don't have one u.u and I was debating on if I should change this or not. My problem is that I would most associate myself as a wolf, as that is what my spirit totem is and it's actually pretty meaningful to me.

-- For those wondering years back I was going through a rough time in life, lots of complicated stuff was happening, but most of all I hated my family and everything to do with them, and just wanted to get away from them. Then a wolf started showing up in every dream and nightmare I was having, it was like time would stop (in the dream) I thought this creature was what was giving me bad dreams, but another friend of mind suggested in all seriousness that it may be a spirit totem wanting to show me a message that I needed to understand. That wolf represented the importance of family. Indeed at the time I was having a lot of issues with my family, and if a 'spirit messenger' was indeed telling me that I needed to treasure them and see them as important instead of loathing and despising them, then perhaps it was best for me to mend my relationships with them, so I did, and they shortly became the most important thing in the world to me, and my reasons so hating them so much just seemed so small been though they were huge in the past. It wasn't long after that I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that would leave me crippled and in my families care. Who knows what would have happened to me if I had still hated my family and refused to talk to or let them come near me--

So yeah, wolf plays an important part in my life, the problem is I draw SO MANY of them in the Raven Wolf comic >< that I don't know if I want to create another one. Thing is I don't know what else I would be. Should I try to come up with something else as to keep from the redundancy of drawing even more wolves, and if I do what would that be? Or should I keep true with wolf? Or should I just stick to having no fursona at all? I've been going over it for a while now but have yet to make a decision.

Next topic I get asked a lot about is commissions, this is another thing I get asked a lot about. I was thinking I may start some up. My mom is heavily is debt and having trouble making ends meet, and I would like to help her out, so I may be throwing in some commission slots for when I have the time. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of extra time with all the projects that I'm currently working on, and it may mean that my comic pages will be released slower (though I will try my best to prevent that)

If I did they would be non-pornographic, as well as sex sells I don't think I could draw it (You'd think I was 8 years old or something with the way I avoid drawing that), nudity would be find as long as it's not sexually suggestive. What do you guys think? Should I start working on commissions?
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Added: 7 years, 1 month ago
7 years, 1 month ago
You already know I want something from you ^^
7 years, 1 month ago
You know you should!
7 years, 1 month ago
My fursona was created in much the same way. My affinity for foxes and their spiritual significance to me made it seem like the perfect fit. As for the commission thing: OMG YES!
7 years, 1 month ago
I am not an artist but I have an idea for my fursona is German Shepard with a weird coloration, the German Shepard represents that even though my mom was born here the rest of her family was born in Germany and the weird coloration signifies my dad's side of the family which no one knows what is in it due to one of my great grandmothers lying about her entire life and no one until she died

so maybe you can do something like that for your fursona, if you want one

and do commissions if you really want to
7 years, 1 month ago
I'd certainly be interested, although I'd need to know prices first. :-)
7 years, 1 month ago
If you did, I'd like you to draw my fursona, if you are willing to draw renaissance style clothing.
7 years, 1 month ago
The comic is good, but your life is more important. I don't care if the comic progresses at a slower pace or comes to a complete halt (let's say a hiatus).
I think you should get your life on track, put the comic on hiatus while you do that. We, your fans, will understand.
For your fursona, why don't you use Prof. Cadrey. I think she's a fox, and as you said, you already have a lot of wolves in your comic, so why not impersonate a fox? or you could stick to having no fursona at all.
So, if you were to choose a Fursona, i'd vote for Prof. Cadrey. Let's just say your Guardian angel is a wolf and your smart and caring like Prof. Cadrey.
If you put the comic on a hiatus, there will be no problem, just get your life back on track first.
That is all.
7 years, 1 month ago
Oh don't worry, my life is on a stable enough track, perhaps not ideal I'm still happy ^^ it's just on a really tight budget xD

I don't think I would put my comic on hold for commissions (life issues are a different matter entirely, and I've had to put it on hold a few times already (the most significant times being when had to put it on hold for 3 months in chapter 01 because I had a seizure and needed to hold off on stuff that my overwork me or cause me stress until a diagnoses on why that happened could be made, and then again 1 page after hiatus for 4 months for family issues)

Though I'm still debating the fursona issue, I must admit that Prof. Cadrey would indeed be a lovely choice
7 years, 1 month ago
I think that if the wolf is so important to you, then it should definitely be your fursona. It doesn't matter if you draw a lot of them, they're important to you, so that's fine.

And commissions: Oh Yes! Please do! I would love to fill some! XD
7 years, 1 month ago
Your fursona is who you identify with, not always your spirit guide.  You really need to look at your personality and what animal you associate with that fits you.  If it is a wolf, then howl joyfully.

Myself, my fursonia is a wolf.  It is not my spirit guide or totem animal, just the animal I identify with.  I also go by a skunk but that is not my true self, just a part of me.  The wolf is my calmer side, the skunk is the fun-loving trouble maker.
7 years, 1 month ago
And comming from someone who has delt with this a bit.

If you're human, you are human, its completely fine to be a human and just appreciate furry art, etc.  Don't be afraid to do that..if that is what you are.

But the fursona should be an expression of yourself..who you 'really are' so to speak.  So when it comes to that, if you choose to make one, don't worry about drawing what you feel the closest association to.  Who you feel you truely are 'on the inside'.  And if that's human..nothing wrong.  If it's wolf..then it dosn't matter how many you've drawn.

In the end..its just who you are...so feel free to think on it.
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