The furry fandom has its own collection of artists that cover all sorts of different mediums and styles.
Let’s take a very small glimpse at some of these fuzzy artists.
Actually, it’s kinda more or less microscopic! There are hundreds of artists in the fandom and…can I even call this scratching the surface?
What makes furry artists unique is the huge amount of original characters produced.
Fanart? Of course, that’s still a thing.
But wander around the art of the furry fandom and you’ll be lost in a sea of original characters.
Furry artists also provide services to the furry fandom on top of the content they produce.
Many furry artists make their way – and living – off of doing commissions for other furries. These range from drawings to character badges, and even reference sheets for characters.
Why, if it weren’t for the furry artists, lots of furries would never be able to see their characters come to life. So, artists of the fandom, this one’s for you.
Now, let’s have us a look at the artists I have in store for you all today.
There Was Me, That is Clockwork
Clockwork Raccoon has been active as a furry artist for quite some years. She is no stranger to the SoCal furry scene.
And a few years ago I started commissioning her to draw artwork for characters in my stories.
What’s great about Clockwork is that one, she likes A Clockwork Orange. Her character’s real name is even Piper DeLarge. That and her art has a distinct, cute cartoon look to it.
She also dabbles in plenty of different mediums, from traditional art to one of her main attractions: the Lenticular Badge. Check it out:
Clockwork shows off one of her awesome lenticular badges in a commission for Tensai.
Now isn’t that neat? It’s not too often you see a transforming character badge!
Though if you’re ever thinking about snagging one of these beauties for yourself you’d better pay close attention to Clockie’s journals and Twitter announcements – the limited slots for these fill up fast!
Clockie’s also a furry that does the good ol’ “sketch by pencil and trace digitally” thing, as you can see with this side-by-side comparison.
A sketch of one of Clockie’s commissions, and…
…here is the finished product!
I dig the rainbow effects on the phoenix’s tail, too!
Speaking of sketches done by hand, she’s also dabbled in doing more hand-drawn commissions.
If you’re interested in checking out more of Clockwork’s art, click here to go to her Fur Affinity. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have animations up for the Lenticular Badges’ transformations. Still neat to see the art, though!
If you’ve never been to FA, well it’s the Face Book of the furry fandom.
And while NSFW is on there, all guest users have NSFW content locked. In fact, it won’t even appear on the site, unlike some other places. You’ll only be able to enable NSFW art if you make an account.
Though don’t test it on Clockie’s gallery, as it’s completely SFW.
A Quiet Song for the Forest
While some furries dabble in hand-drawn work, others come off like masters of it.
One such artist is Luthien Nightwolf.
Using a professional blend of colored pencil and inks Luthien brings to live vivid fantasy images that never fail to be breathtaking, whisking the viewer to far off, distant fantasy worlds.
Look at this amazing artwork:
“A Lost Kingdom of Peace” by Luthien Nightwolf
She specializes in making full, beautiful fantasy backdrops to go with her characters. So much that this is one of the few caveats when commissioning her: she’ll only do fantasy artwork.
But it’s fantastic fantasy fun, so I’m not complaining. She’s also produced other kinds of artwork, such as bookmarks and badges.
If you get a commission by her make sure you watch her FaceBook page, as she’ll post images showing her progress on a commission.
I got one of my characters done and she finished it within a matter of hours from the sketch step all the way to the completed product. It is something to see.