Character Reference Sheets: a Visual Guide to Autism - OC, DONUT STEEL!

Chaton_Mort

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**SECTION IV (THREAD RESOURCES) UPDATED MARCH 8, 2018**

1st OP, pls no bully ;_;


I. Why This Thread?
I stumbled into this particular vein of madness while searching for images suitable for the Furry Art Freak Show thread. While bewildering and cringeworthy, it didn't seem the best fit for that thread. However, the sheer volume of material was overwhelming. I floated the notion to have a separate thread for character reference sheets, which was received positively.

II. Dafuq is a Character Reference Sheet?
Character reference sheets (or simply "character sheets") are created (or commissioned) by furries to convey a fursona's essence in a single page. Common elements include an artistic rendering from multiple angles, colour scheme, gender, character traits, dimensions, mass, etc.

Reference sheets can be made simply for a casual(ish) roleplay character, or the furry's personal fursona. Think of them (for the most part) as what furries would shove into the paws of a benevolent god, shouting, "This! Transform me into this!," if only they could. This makes the sucky ones all the more schadenfreudelicious.

III. What Warrants Inclusion (w/ Examples)
This is, of course, highly subjective. You may disagree with some of my criteria, or find material that isn't easily pidgeonholed but deserves to be gawked at. What follows is intended as a "jumping off point" to get you started, not a restrictive set of guidelines.

WTF is this supposed to be?

Source


A California Leaf Nosed Fruit Bat! I mean, OBVIOUSLY.

An effort was...n't made:

Source

TIL hair can have stitches:

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...You know your name's slang for ketamine, right?

(He definitely knows.) Source

She's from Cameroon! She's got an impossibly huge ass because SHE'S AFRICAN! GET IT?? (But she hates racism, though.)

Source

VERY ADJECTIVES:

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Source "Likes 'big boy games'..."


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Source "He hates clothing because it makes his stomach slit uncomfortable[...]" Hey, don't we all.


E. Bonus Category: Any character where an actual photo of the person provides an amusing juxtaposition/synchronicity (lard sphere having a super sexxxy svelte fursona, etc.)

IV. Thread Resources
(I'll add to this section if additional resources are noted)

A. DeviantArt, searches:
1. "Furry Character Reference"
2. "Furry Model Sheet"

B. InkBunny, tags:
1. Reference Sheet
2. Reference
3. Ref Sheet
4. Sheet
5. Ref

C. E621, tags: Model Sheet

**ADDED MARCH 8, 2018**
D. (credited to Anonymus Fluhre) Pinterest (Login required, Google Image Search results for "Pinterest furry character reference sheet" here)

E. (credited to Power Armor) FurAffinity, search terms:
1. "character reference"
2. "model reference"

Happy(?) hunting! :)
 
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Sylvie Paula Paula

He's wasting his life and killing his body
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I like how half of these images don't include the colour palette for the character because fuck you, I do what I want!

When making a reference sheet, you shouldn't slap on a bunch of text, either... it's distracting & the point is to be able to draw the character, not to talk about their whole backstory. Just put simple stuff - name, species, gender/sex, colour palette.



This is extremely overwhelming with too many colours & things to look at, and it honestly feels like more effort was put into the layout than the art.



Again, WAY too much content and extremely overwhelming, but in the sense of "there's too much information that nobody cares about".

EDIT: if the images aren't working here & here
 

Anonymus Fluhre

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Super Collie

spuper colly :D
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I've seen so much awful furry art in my time that the only thing that bothers me out of your entire OP is that one of the "band logos" that "Special K" likes to wear on his shirts is the fucking Weyland-Yutani logo from the Aliens movies and not an actual band.

My contribution to this thread, for now, will be that on the subject of fursonas and their creators I'd like to also point you all in the direction of the "Comparison Meme", a popular fad that started making the rounds a few years ago. It's one of those image template things where furries would take a picture of their fursona and place it beside a picture of themselves as a comparison. It blew up in popularity and got way out of hand to the point where trolls started making up bullshit ones just to throw into the mix and make it hard to tell the real ones from the fakes. Like this:
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You can find literally dozens of these by googling "comparison meme" and "furry comparison meme".
 

PsychoNerd054

Green people are so sexy!
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I've been waiting for this

This shit has reached 13 on the Mary Sue levels! That's the point where you can barely comprehend the liberal agenda the piece of shit artwork is trying to push.

I'd hope that this is just a joke made by some edgelord, but that would mean there would be no reason for it being on this thread in the first place.
 
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Cable 7

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What a color overdose - at the wrong places.

Fucking hell, you don't get much more 2006 than this shit.

Here's a fun one, characters that are clearly created just for porn, and yet thier creators give them personalities, they insist that these are "characters" and not just walking fetish fuel.
Case in point.
 

PsychoNerd054

Green people are so sexy!
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>2006

Well, they got the period correct, at least...

Somehow it would make more sense if this was something from the mid 90s, though.

Here's a fun one, characters that are clearly created just for porn, and yet thier creators give them personalities, they insist that these are "characters" and not just walking fetish fuel.
Case in point.

Weeb name, check.
Herm, check.
Painfully Obvious Autism, check.
Dislike of clothing, check.
Disappearing dick ...check.
 
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The Great Citracett

Better living, through autism.
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Here's a classic from SA a long-ass time ago:
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(Gums are also green!)

And this. I just found this yesterday, was thinking about making her a thread but haven't had time. I'll leave the info here in case anyone else wants to:
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The full description is so autistic it's worth the click: https://ziiziiskelekitty1997.tumblr.../welphere-it-ismy-first-ever-piece-of-digital

She's ZalikaiKitty1997 :3 on youtube.
Ziiziiskelekitty1997 everywhere else. Have fun.
 

CumStainedFloorTiles

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Oh boy I'm going to love this thread.

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When I went to the deviantart page of this one my browser almost crashed because the person who commissioned this sheet sperged out because the artist used purple in their reference sheet.
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Not NSFW but I thought it would be nice to share.

What the fuck is it with furries and putting neon on everything? My eyes hurt just looking at some of these reference sheets.
 
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FP 208

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I was looking forward to this thread

This character has always bugged me because of its booger spots and the over a thousand dollars by my estimate spent on art of it:
HY EIGHT by versace_illuminati / crocutamane / hyenamisery / iboopyeens / hydratedpapi / he has a billion names

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Sampling some of his art commissions the biggest inconsistency / oddity is his penis sometimes is purple and sometimes its green just like his booger spots.

Another oddity is how the booger spots are portrayed. Sometimes they are duller, sometimes they are brighter, and in some artwork they look radioactive!

Also, sometimes his build is slender sometimes he is muscle / bara / buff fetish.

He's commissioned some "top" artists like tacklebawx the guy famous for getting mentioned by worldstarhiphop for his ghetto tiger furry drawings
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He has a curiouscat where you can read about his thoughts on characters with 2 dicks (loves em) or what color is his character's asshole?
It's hip to fuck killer whales
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He has a paw fetish and a lot of questions are about feeling paws/smell of his paws
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2 dicks ahoy
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no skinny bitches!
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A friend for Chris! Another fellow who calls his penis his pickle
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paw fetish
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sex tips with the master
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more paws
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more more paws
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he likes paws
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twitter cruisin
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"is your anus purple?" "yeah"
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sparkle dog
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Now you might think one eyesore character is enough, but no he has a cotton candy(?) red panda (that is not red)
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HE HAS A FURSUIT OF IT SO IT EXISTS IN OUR PHYSICAL REALM

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So to finish this the man behind the mask
 

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Reynard

I regret nothing.
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I've been waiting for this
I feel pain in my dick looking at his.

Fucking hell, you don't get much more 2006 than this shit.

Here's a fun one, characters that are clearly created just for porn, and yet thier creators give them personalities, they insist that these are "characters" and not just walking fetish fuel.
Case in point.
Am I wrong to think the biggest offense is the four tits and that the other stuff is just unimpressive and standard for maybe half of the furries out there?

What the fuck is it with furries and putting neon on everything? My eyes hurt just looking at some of these reference sheets.
My big issue is that they don’t understand that neon colors work when there’s contrast. Put a neon color next to black or something dark and complimentary/contrasting and it’s instantly much more pleasing.

I was looking forward to this thread

This character has always bugged me because of its booger spots and the over a thousand dollars by my estimate spent on art of it:
HY EIGHT by versace_illuminati / crocutamane / hyenamisery / iboopyeens / hydratedpapi / he has a billion names


Sampling some of his art commissions the biggest inconsistency / oddity is his penis sometimes is purple and sometimes its green just like his booger spots.

Another oddity is how the booger spots are portrayed. Sometimes they are duller, sometimes they are brighter, and in some artwork they look radioactive!

Also, sometimes his build is slender sometimes he is muscle / bara / buff fetish.

He's commissioned some "top" artists like tacklebawx the guy famous for getting mentioned by worldstarhiphop for his ghetto tiger furry drawings


He has a curiouscat where you can read about his thoughts on characters with 2 dicks (loves em) or what color is his character's asshole?
It's hip to fuck killer whales
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He has a paw fetish and a lot of questions are about feeling paws/smell of his paws
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2 dicks ahoy
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no skinny bitches!
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A friend for Chris! Another fellow who calls his penis his pickle
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paw fetish
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sex tips with the master
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more paws
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more more paws
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he likes paws
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twitter cruisin
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"is your anus purple?" "yeah"
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sparkle dog
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Now you might think one eyesore character is enough, but no he has a cotton candy(?) red panda (that is not red)


So to finish this the man behind the mask
Just seems like another bara furfag, nothing super special. Don’t get me wrong, the dude doesn’t seem to understand what colors work with each other, but that’s pretty much par for the course, not to mention the vanilla-ass shit that he commissioned that was shown. The curiouscat is easily the most interesting part, though. I actually felt a bit of myself wincing/laughing at some of those
 

Power Armor

Have fun online!
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if you really want to see some shit, look into sparkledogs.



none of this is exaggerated, and none of it is made up. "fake" sparkledogs exist but they all have a basis in the fact that deviantart users would create original characters with so many different colors, patterns, various bullshit "MANDATORY" accessories with like six billion other required retarded things that HAD to be drawn. in short they're the fucking bane of artists everywhere and if you walk up to one with a sparkledog don't get pissed if you get declined. the worst part about these things is that plenty of legitimate instances of these things exist. the term "sparkledog" is used to refer to either these things specifically or to refer to OCs that have so many details and accessories and patterns that they're so goddamn complicated that artists start charging extra just because it's a pain in the ass. if you ever see an artist straight up state they charge extra for wings, sparkledogs is why.

i have a lot to say about refs and i'm definitely going to be quoting a few posts in here but i'll save it for later because i'm tired and need to jerk off
 

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